Your veterinarian can provide subcutaneous fluids for your cat in the clinic, or show you how to give them at home. This is the least invasive and most favorable treatment you can give your to your feline. Cats in chronic renal failure drink a great deal of water, but they cannot drink enough to recompense for the loss of water through the kidneys. Subcutaneous fluids are an outstanding way to help keep the toxins flushed out of the bloodstream and make the feline feel much better. If the cat is sick or not eating, it may be essential to hospitalize him/her for a few days for intravenous-fluid therapy, followed by subcutaneous fluids at home as necessary. A semi-permanent port that can be placed in the cat's skin has taken much of the unpleasantness out of this modus operandi; converse with your veterinarian about having this installed. It is best to have this course of action done by a veterinarian who has plenty of professional experience with these ports because there can be many complications.
Though no treatment can manufacture new kidney cells when scar tissue has already formed, acupuncture or homeopathy, herbs, flower essences may aid in helping your cat feel better and live a better quality of life.
The Feline CRF Information Center is a wonderful website dedicated to cats in renal failure. You can find out nearly everything there is to know about this disease there, as well as investigate a multitude of links to other first-rate feline health sites. You can also sign up to be on their email list, which can be a fabulous resource and support for guardians of special-needs CRF cats.
In due course, fighting CRF is a losing battle, and may carry a tremendous emotional cost to the family. Losing a beloved feline to CRF can be every bit as traumatic as losing a human family member, though some friends and family don’t always understand. There are also many resources to help you through the thorny times and hard-hitting decisions you will have to make for your cat, and to see you through afterward. Many of these are
listed on the Feline CRF pet loss support page. It’s always wise t visit this website ahead of time. Another wonderful website t visit is CatChannel. Many angel cats are featured to the memory of cats who have crossed that rainbow bridge into heaven.