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Owner's Name: Lynn & Steve
Pet's Name: Hope Age: 3 Gender: Female

Date Diagnosed
October 4, 2001

Why I think my kitty isn't eating:  Her CRF is caused by a congenital defect; her kidneys (and other organs) never formed properly.
If you'd like, you can read her story here:

Date when assist feeding began:  
Why I've chosen to Assist Feed:  
Feeding Technique: I am not assist feeding at this time, but do have to follow her around with her dish to eat all of her food.
Appetite Primer Tricks: Fishy food
Food liked best: Fancy Feast Fish & Shrimp Feast
Food liked least: Natures Recipe Rabbit & Rice
Special Treats: Chicken, Tuna Whisker Lickins Treats

Medications, Dose/Frequency
Aluminum hydroxide powder 600mg / day
Pet Tinic / day
B Vitamins 1/2 mL/ day
Psyllium powder 1/16 tsp / day
No sub-q's yet (knock wood) I do mix an extra 90mL's of water into her food per day though, to get extra oral fluids into her.

May 1, 2004
8.4 pounds






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Disclaimer: Kathy Fatheree is not at all a medical expert. Contents of this web site are a collection of Kathy's assist feeding experiences as well as the experiences of other cat owners who have assist fed their cats. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, Kathy Fatheree or anyone associated with this web site cannot be held responsible for anything that may happen as a result of using the information on this site.