CAT vomiting Raw Diet - what to do next?

DonnaR

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What would you do if LUCY (my 9 year old female cat) vomited up her raw diet at 4pm when she ate it at 10am? And it looked like it had not been digested at all, just chunks of raw chicken like she ate them.
Should I keep feeding her raw diet or go back to Hills K/D?

Blood test results came in from last week after being on Raw Diet for about 1.5 weeks showing high values (see attached) with infection of some sort.
My traditional Vet wants me to start making sure she gets 200 mL of SubQ fluids each day & wants to take culture and put her on antibiotics. saying that due to excessive urination, UTI is common when licking/cleaning alot.

LUCY was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease 3 weeks ago after dry heaving vomit, drinking like crazy, lots of clear pee.
  • MEDS for 3 weeks have been:
    • Phosphorus binder
    • SubQ fluids 100 - 200 mL / day (depending on her BEAM)...........although she only wanted 100mL each day, wouldn't take more than that.
    • 1.5 weeks of Hills K/D diet can wet food (no longer eating this)
  • Raw diet with Wysong Call of the Wild supplements started 1.5 weeks ago
  • Appetite is great - maybe even higher than normal
  • Energy has been good
  • Behavior is she is Climbing on things which she wasn't doing 3 weeks ago - jumping to kitchen countertop - she couldn't do before - she has a wobbly gait that has improved !
  • Mood is fiesty as usual and very talkative
 

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DonnaR

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Gail Pope wrote:

Hello Donna,

Thank you so much for including me on this message.

As I’m sure you know I am not a veterinarian and so Jeff and Christina should weigh in on these issues as a priority, but from my experience I am happy to give you my own thoughts on the information you’ve provided.

Lucy’s blood panel tells me that she indeed is experiencing kidney distress along with its accompanying anemia.

The one thing that stands out for me most importantly though is that, despite her values, she has actually been responding unbelievably well to the raw diet and showing you that by her attitude, energy and behavior.
If she were my own loved one I would continue feeding her raw if she is happy to eat and perhaps in a ground or pureed form rather than chunks. I would certainly continue with her SubQ Fluids at 100mls daily as long as her heart is strong, and the most important parts for me would be homeopathic care followed by the addition of digestive enzymes and probiotics to her food, as well as immune and organ support - as per my “menu for healing” and adjusted as needed during elderly life: https://www.brighthaven.org/animal-wellbeing-menu-healing/

To me, Lucy appears to be leading the way forward and showing us all that sometimes, although the numbers are important to us human “beings” that some other beings happily live in the moment and enjoy life without the stress of the fears surrounding their future.

Happy to continue the conversation – and over to Dr’s Jeff and Christina!

With love and blessings,

Gail

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DonnaR

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Dr. Christina Chambreau, DVM wrote:

Donna,

This conversation will be very valuable to be posted on the forum (if you have not already). I totally agree with Gail. Because of the strength and energy improvement, continue as you are without doing culture and antibiotics.

Try pureeing the food. Try feeding more frequent, smaller amounts.

As we spoke, get that homeopathic appointment.
 

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DonnaR

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GREAT NEWS: I wanted to share great news with ya'll (my attempt at being southern after moving to TN from Calif) -

Lucy has been so energetic, running all over house, climbing on things - demanding food from me when hungry - gobbling up her raw diet - and purring up a storm. She is even nicer to the other cats, even laying next to them - who she would hiss at even if she could see them coming 10 feet away if food was anywhere near her ! No diarrhea, no vomiting, no lethargy.

Thank you all for your help!!!!
 

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