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.

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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




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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. I am glad you are doing the a-z challenge too 🙂 Very interesting post, I didn’t know albumin in the urine could be from so many different things.

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    • Fanks Miss Ellen, neevew did we, and weez finkin’ neevew did ow VET. Which wuld be pawful ifin dat be da case. But da blood tests did purrove him wight so weez givin’ hims dat.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Lexi


  2. The Swiss Cats

    We learned a lot reading your post, thank you ! Very interesting and very informative ! Purrs

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  3. That was a lot of A information… and we thank you for sharing it! So important to know and to look out for. Nothing wrong with having doubts!

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  4. You certainly Aced the A’s, Dezi. I did learn something. I’m sorry Lexi was misdiagnosed. Our Autumn was too. The vet said she had tooth inflammation when she really read cancer throughout her body and TW knew it. That was the same vet who turned me upside down and almost killed me. Take care.

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    • Oh CK me had no idea yous had been fwu such a pawful fing. And meez so sowry ’bout Autumn. Fank you fur weadin’ and meez glad yous learned sumfin today.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Lexi


  5. What an education post. Thank you for sharing. My best to Lexi. Good luck during the challenge!

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  6. Great info ladies…….as we all get older, kidney disease and issues become more and more prevalent……so your “A” day was educational for all of us! We hope you have a super day today too…….in every way.

    Hugs, Sammy

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    • Fanks Sammy. Yes illness is a pawt of life, but we just want to make sure da diagnosis is da wight one. Like wiff you. Ifin they wuz wong you kuld actually get worse while tweatin’ fur da wong fing. Weez just glad we know fur sure now.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Lexi


  7. So many A’s to talk about – we’re glad you’re joining the A to Z Challenge

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  8. That was interesting to read and I would like to learn more. It’s not easy to understand that vets, specially when you are in sorrows for your furfriend …. many thanks for decoding that vet-language …

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    • Fank you Easy. Weez gunna be writin’ ’bout it till weez covered it all. Least as much as weez learned. And most of it apllies to doggies and hoomans too. Seems kidney disease is purretty close to da same in all species.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Lexi


  9. Very educational and informative post Dezi and Mommy. Our Human’s first kitty Doogie passed away from CRF and it wasn’t diagnosed till it was too late so this is a topic close to our hearts.

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    • Fank you Clooney. So sowry ’bout Doogie. We fink this is a purretty hot topic wiff a lot of kitty peeps. We only hope to do it justice as we twy to educate evewypawdy a little.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Lexi


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