The Three A’s

Meowllo evewypawdy it’s Apwil furst. Most of ya’ know dat means Apwil Fool’s day. A day in which peeps pull mostly hawmless pwanks on udder peeps and then say, Apwil Fool’s. But stead of me duin’ a whole posty ‘bout such a day meez joinin’ in da Bloggin’ fwum A to Z. And since today be da furst day of Apwil, weez gotta talk ‘bout sumfin’ wiff da word A. Dat be a weally easy letter in ow house as sissy’s name is Alexandra. And mommy’s name is Audra. But weez kinda ‘cided to delve a little fudder into this CRF/CKD diagnosis of sis Lexi’s. Cuz guess what? Da fing dat alewrted da VET to sissy’s condition stawts wiff a A too. And da meds/nutraceuticals hims purrscwibed stawt wiff a A too. We kuld purrawlly do a whole week or more on just da letter A.  So here goes.


As you all know back in Januawry mommy took sis Lexi to da VET fur blood tests cuz her actually fawt sissy might be diabetic. But after getting there hims did a uwinalysis instead and sed it wuld be easier on Lexi. Well finkin’ it wuz diabetes, mommy agweed cuz dat wuld fur sure show up in da uwine. Da VET disappered into da back too wun da tests and when hims weturned he had a test stwip and a box wiff 3 colors on it.  Sis Lexi’s stwip wuz da lightest shade of blue and da VET sed dat meant she wuz in da early stage of Renal Disease. Honestly mommy dusn’t member ifin hims told her what kinda test dat wuz or not. She wuz a bit upset as you can magine so she didn’t catch evewyfin’ dat wuz sed dat day. But mommy did wight down keywords and descwiptions of what da VET sed. It seems Lexi had Albumin in hers kidneys, (Our second A fur da day) and therefore the VET said she no doubt had CRF/CKD

 0dw Dezi licks paw

So what you say? What’s Albumin? Well Albumin be da smallest protein produced in the liver. It’s found in the blood and rarely in da urine of a healthy kitty. So findin’ small amounts of it in da uwine is a pretty sure sign there are underlyin’ health problems. But notice me said health problems and NOT kidney disease? Me did that on purpose. It can most assuredly mean Kidney disease. But it can also be a symptom of these inflamatory diseases: dental disease, skin disease, IBD, or infectious diseases like FIV or FLeuk. It can also be a sign of diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, high blood pressure and cancer. So the Vet misspoke. (benefit of the doubt thing) While Albumin shouldn’t be in the urine, in and of itself it doesn’t automatically mean kidney disease. It does mean further testing is needed to give a proper diagnosis. And that’s where da “strip test” comes in. Altho’ it’s not an A so we will be discussing it when we get to the E’s. 

Anyways, sissy was diagnosed with CRF/CKD and the Vet sed she needed to take Azodyl. ( our furd A word) Azodyl be a neutriceutical so no prescription is needed to buy it. It must be kept cold and given in it’s capsule formula. Da only other way to give it is da way we do, in a spoon of butter. You may also give it in a little oil. We know you’re wondering just what this Azodyl does. It does one thing. It creates good bacteria that’s needed to restore the balance in us cats. It helps to restore the healthy function of the kidneys.

 dw Lexi sniffs chair1

We do hope dat yous awe all innewested in learnin’ ‘bout this pawful killer of cats. About da tests required to give a purroper diagnosis and it’s treatments. We will continue to cover it duwin’ this Bloggin’ A to Z. And member ow 3 A’s today, Alexandra, Albumin, and Azodyl.

Till da next time…………………………….Be Blest!!!


Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses  

Dezi and Lexi


Click to access Kidney-Disease.pdf




About Deziz World

My name is Deztinee. I am a Ragdoll. I was born 11/1/2009. I am a service cat along with my sisfur RaenaBelle, also a Ragdoll, for our disabled human mommy. My sisfur Raena was born 4/21/2016. In March of 2016, mommy and I had to say goodbye to my mentor Alexandra (Lexi), a black tabby born 4/29/1999. This blog is about our daily life from the kitty's point of view. We were both rescued from bad situations and our mommy raised us and trained us to be service cats. I want this blog to be interactive and get to know all of you, so comment and visit often. I will also offer advice, training tips and education when possible. Copyright © 2014 - 2020 {Audra High via Deztinee High and RaenaBelle High} All Rights Reserved All personal content (story's, poetry, etc., videos and music) are the property of the human behind Deziz World, and may not be used, copied or otherwise re-published without prior written permission/consent from the author (A. High-the human behind Deziz World). We have an wish list and a PayPal account if you would like to help/donate to us.

Posted on April 1, 2015, in Doctor's/Vet Appointments, Educational, Updates and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. Judy & C.A.T.S

    Thank you for this information. We had not heard about Azodyl so mom Googled it. She is always interested in learning more about cat health issues and treatments. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S.)

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    • Dat’s pawsum. We hope she can learn sumfin’ to help her in da future. Altho’ we hope y’all nevew have need of da infurmation in thise posty.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Lexi


  2. Thank you my friends….another very interesting post.


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  3. That was very interesting!! Lexi you are a fortunate kitty to be so loved and cared for! 🙂 xoxox

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  4. MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Minko

    That is informative. You are a great teacher!
    A unique twist on the A-Z blogathon!

    The only albumin meowmy knows about is egg whites, MOL!!

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  5. Our guess is that it is a dental issue, but those things are so hard to catch without the newest digital xray systems. See what the Tanya grounp says, there’s some smart ones over there. Love you girls.

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    • Fanks Brian. Now dat we have da blooodwork, weez purretty sure it’s purrawlly da kidney disease. Just wish we had all da infurmation sooner and it had all been dun wight.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Lexi


  6. Thanks for the info, Dezi. You’re off to a good start with your A-Z posts!

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  7. Oh gosh… That sounds super serious. One of those things where you wanna have all the necessary information at paw. Thank you so much for postin’ about it and how Lexi is doin’.


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  8. Very informative post. We look forward to learning more about this diagnosis. Purrs to Lexi.

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  9. dezi & lexi…”A”wesum post two day…..manee thanx for sharin ♥♥♥

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