Monday, January 29, 2018

Kidney Disease in cats

Kidney Disease in Cats





Holly is a senior kitty (14 years old) with advanced kidney
Chronic Kidney Disease.  There is a great website that
can give you so much information that is written in simple
English that we can all understand.  http://www.felinecrf.org
Her phosphorus level had risen very high again so she was
hospitalized for a few days to try to get it lowered.  She is a 
sweet kitty and sadly I think as advanced as her kidney disease
we will not have many more months with her.  For my vet/vet tech
friends out there  BUN 47  CREATINE 2.5 PHOSPHORUS 6.2
This is AFTER being in the hospital for 2 days.
For my non vet friends,  those numbers are not good.

She gets daily fluids to help with dehydration.  With a cat
with end-stage kidney disease, this will not fix dehydration
but it helps.   She is not fond of having fluids done but
usually will co-operate long enough for me to get them done.

Here is a video of me doing them.  This one is kind of disjointed.
Please remember you are human and nothing is ever perfect.
Do the best you can :) 


If your cat has any of the following symptoms,
please get them to your vet immediately.

**  weight loss and reduction of appetite
**  Dry coat
**  Bad breath (often with an ammonia-like odor)
**  Vomiting and diarrhea
** Discoloration and/or ulcers on the tongue or gums
** Coma

Once a coma occurs, death is imminent.  It is critical
you take your cat to the veterinarian when they first
exhibit any of these symptoms.

Your vet will need to do blood work & urinalysis to
confirm the diagnosis.  Give your vet the tools to help your pet.  Always let them do blood, etc.

Prevention of Kidney Failure in Cats

Limit your cat’s exposure to toxic substances.

Understand possible genetic connections: (Abyssinians 
and Persians are thought to have a familial predisposition
to developing kidney disease.

Schedule regular, twice - yearly appointments with
your vet.  Caught early as part of wellness screen
gives the best chance for long-term health because
intervention takes place very early in the disease process

Learn the signs of kidney disease.  If your cat has a
change in water intake or trips to the litter box, take
them to the vet.   They could be signs of kidney disease
or diabetes.  Go to the vet and find out  :)








Friday, January 19, 2018

Turkey Day for the kitties


Jim and Joan getting all the bowls full of 
turkey, ready for the kitties.

Every year Jim and Joan cook a plain turkey and chop it up and
bring it too the kitties.
As you can see they love it. 


Thank you Linda for all the coffee, creamer, honey, tea, sugar and treats!
Thank you Pentti Sundberg for the food!
Thank you Barbara Wong for all the food and cookies for the humans!
Thank you Cameron Nichols for the food!
Thank you Leslie for the food!
Thank you Robert Gutterman for all the food!
Thank you Melanie Lulue for all the food!
Thank you Sandra Wadsworth for all the food and gifts cards!


Ella eating her turkey dinner
Thank you Kerry Gniewek for all the food!
Thank you Linnea Bernadino for all the food!
Thank you L.Y. Yuen for the food!
Thank you Gena for the food and gifts for staff!
Thank you unnamed for the gift card!
Thank you Johnstone family for all the food!
Thank you Rex Hickman for all the food!
Thank you Anne B for the gift card and food!

Jewell approves.

Thank you Helena Richardson for all the food and toys!
Thank you Susan Albano for all the food!
Thank you K. for the food!
Thank you Kelly for the food!
Thank you Sherri Moye for all the food and scratcher!
Thank you Lee Stough for the syringes and bowls!

Felix

Thank you Christina Gandley for the food!
Thank you Ione Brown for the scratchers!
Thank you Terri Wilson for the bed and toys!
Thank you Chris for the syringes
Thank yoU Ginger Faedtke for the food!
Thank you Mel B for the food!
Thank you Deanna for the food!


Thank you Richard Ott for all the food!
Thank you Matthew for the food and bleach!
Thank you Chris for the gift card!
Thank you Mel B for the food!
Thank you Robert Gutterman for all the food!


Thank you Linda for the chocolate!
Thank you Michelle Stehrenberger for all the food!
Thank you Frank Vince for the food!
Thank you Parcheta Family for the food!
Thank you Karen Cook for the food and bleach!
Thank you unnamed for the food!


Thank you Kathleen Maley for the food!
Thank you Lynn Hiester for the food!
Thank you Arien Bates for all the food!
Thank you Lori Davis for the food and Amazon gift card!
Thank yoU Kathy Weis for the Amazon gift card!


Thank you Michele Ramos for the food!
Thank you Sarah for the food!
Thank you Stephanie Vogt for the food!
Thank yoU Christina Gantert for the food!
Thank you Dawn Naska for all the beds!


Thank you Robert Nyberg for all the syringes!
Thank you Anita Wright for all the food and bleach!
Thank you Veronica, Don & Oliva for the food!
Thank you Pamela Lee for the food!
Thank yoU Barbara Scapelitte for the food!




Thank you unnamed for the food!
Thank you Allison Moore for the food and bleach!
Thank you Linda for the creamer and tea!
Thank you Gabby Lawson for the food


Thank you to everyone that sends goodies to the kitties!
To see what we need please click the link below. 


Just a reminder to please come join us in
the Friends of BCR Group
Also please be sure to sign up for our Newletter which
you can do right here on the blog or on our website.
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

01/18/2018

We are always very thankful for all that you guys
do for our kitties here at BCR.
We could not do this without you and that is a fact.
Thank you so so much!
Our Amazon Wish list link:

Thank you Korey Whetley, Apollo and Lola for the food and syringes!
Thanlk you Catherine for the food!
Thank you Victoria for the food and syringes!
Thank you John and Mary Naber for the food!
Thank you Melanie Johnson for the food!


Thank you Dean Brown for the food!
Thank you Debra Timperlake for the food!
Thank you Chris for the food!
Thank you Rene for the food!
Thank you Pat Ryder for the food!


Thank you Karen Cook for the food!
Thank you Kathleen Maley for the food!
Thank you unnamed for the food!
Thank you Gena Anderberg for the treats for the humans!


Thank you Christina Gantert for the food!
Thank you Stephanie Vogt for the food!
Thank you Sarah for the foods!
Thank you Michele Ramos for the food!


Thank you Kathy Weis for the amazon gift card!
Thank you Lori Davis for the food and Amazon gift card!
Thank you Arien Bates for the food!
Thank you Lynn Hiester for the food!
Thank you unnamed for the food!

Thank you Cameron Nichols for the food!
Thank you Barbara Wong for the foods and Biscoff cookies!!!
Thank you Deanna for the food!
Thank you Linda for the coffee, creamers, tea, sugar and cookies!!
Thank you Mel B. for the food!


Thank you Pentti Sundberg for the food!
Thank you K for the food!
Thank you Chris for the food and syringes!
Thank you Helena Richardson for the foods and toys!
Thank you Kelly for the food!


Thank you Sherri Moye for all the foods, scratch and rest and bleach!
Thank you Ione Brown for the scratch and rests!
Thank you Christina Gandley for the foods!
Thank you Lee Stough for the all the syringes and bowls!!
Thank you Terri Wilson for the bed and toys!
Thank you unnamed for all the food and denamarin!
Thank you Ginger Faedtke for the foods!



Please be sure to join our group
Friends of BCR
We are asking everyone to join this group because
Facebook made some big changes last week as to 
what you will see on your newsfeed. 
Now they are focusing on posts from Family, Friends and Groups. 
They are drastically decreasing the posts you will see from 
brands, companies and fan pages. 
This means you will not see alot of our post
from our main BCR fan page anymore. 

Also in this group you can post which you can not do
on our fan page.
You can post things like a picture of your furbabies.
Maybe you watch the Me Share camaras and take screen
shots of the kitties at different times of the day.
You can share those with us. 
We do post things in this group that you will not see 
on the main BCR page. 

Thank you so much to everyone that sponsors,
sustains, donates and sends the kitties 
things. If we do not personally thank you,
it is because Amazon did not include a packing slip.