- Dec 29, 2018
My 14-year-old cat started peeing all over everything, straining to pee, blood in the urine. Got his urine tested and he is showing that he has inflamed kidneys. I wasn't told he has kidney disease but he needs to be on a special diet because he is heading that way. He is a very picky eater. I have been trying to find food that is low in phosphorus and sodium and I am struggling to find something he will eat. He is severely underweight (ribs showing) and he keeps throwing up from not eating. I got some slippery elm to help with his stomach upset which will be here tomorrow because the vet said the inflammation causes nausea and loss of appetite and this should help but I still don't know what to feed him. I feel like I am going to lose him if he doesn't start eating. He just hides all day and goes in and out of his box trying to pee constantly. The only thing he ever wants to eat is canned Fancy Feast and he can't eat that anymore and even before me finding out his diet had to change, he was hardly eating that. I don't know what to do and feel helpless. His bloodwork will be in tomorrow but likely won't show anything because I got it tested not that long ago and he was very healthy on paper. I just don't understand. I thought this might be stress-induced cystitis (FIC) but from my understanding, that is a bladder issuer more than a kidney issue. I just don't know what to do.