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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

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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




Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs

I'm Dalton, a Rat terrier mix and I came here in Sept, 2017, I was rescued from Hurricane Harvey. My birthday is 8-20-2016. My Gotcha Day is 8-27-2017. And I'm Pipo, I'm a Siamese, my birthday is 12-26-2004; my Gotcha Day is 2-14-2005. We also have Angel MrJackFreckles, (2-5-2018); and also we have Angel Minko, (6-18-2017). There are also Angels Groucho, Simba, Suki, & Toki. We meezers used to be known as WeBeesSiameezers. We'e all from Michigan, Dalton came here from Texas.

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