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Molly’s Little Accident at The Vet

Saturday, July 29, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

catpeeYesterday, I took Molly for a checkup following an elevation of her phosphorus levels and dehydration. Molly improved throughout the week after taking medication called Epakitin and another renal medication to ease the burden on her kidneys. Epakitn is a phosphorus binder which keeps it from entering the blood, causing listlessness, vomiting and dehydration.

When Molly went in for emergency treatment last week, she was poked and prodded with needles, hands and other equipment. Believe me, she didn’t like it at all. She had a followup appointment yesterday just to check her overall condition, specifically hydration. Dehydration occurs very quickly in cats with kidney disease. It is essential that cats with this condition stay week hydrated at all times.

Although, this was a quick, non-invasive exam, Molly’s last experience at the vet was not a good one. Yesterday,while being placed on the scale, Molly accidentally peed all over the doctor! She was very gracious and said that she gets “peed” on a lot. After the incident, the vet said that she was pleased with Molly’s progress(not the peeing of course.)

Kidney disease is a progressive, dangerous disease that takes the lives of many cats. I am determined to do everything I can to delay the progress of the disease and keep Molly with me for some time to come.

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