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Kidney question

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Posted by: SolaandLunasmom at Fri Sep 7 23:37:15 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by SolaandLunasmom ]  
   

Hi there. I've emailed in the past regarding my 11 year old cat Sola's IBD problem. Just to refresh your memory, he was diagnosed in July of this year with moderate lymphoplasmacytic IBD after an endoscopic biopsy.

He went from having diarrhea off and on for 3 weeks (which is why we went in for an intestinal ultrasound) and now instead of diarrhea he has very hard and dark stools inconsistently. He had a re-ultrasound of his intestines on Sept 1st and the vet said that the walls of his intestines are still thicker than normal, but they are less thick than they were a month ago. We are going to go in for another ultrasound in 4 weeks. He has been on and off flagyl and now he is on budesonide to help prevent the walls of his intestines from getting thicker.

But the reason I'm writing is because he got bloodwork done again last week and the vet said he's fine, but of course I'm skeptical.

His BUN went from 27 last month to 37 this month. The good news is that his urinalysis was in the normal range and his creatinine went from 2.4 to 1.8 in a month's time as well.

But should I be concerned about his kidneys, and if so is there anything i can do? I tried making homemade food, but he won't eat it no matter what I do. he now eats wet food only, Wellness turkey formula. It is grain free.

And aside from his kidneys, what can I do for constipation? I tried giving him canned pumpkin but he won't eat it. He has a very healthy appetite, weighs 16 pounds, but is a very picky eater!

Any advice would be appreciated!

Thanks so much,

Lisa


   

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