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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2019, 08:58:37 PM »

Glad she is home and eating. Also good news on the ultrasound but sorry she had to have more teeth removed. I wish we knew what causes resorptive lesions. It seems like a lot of kitties are getting those.
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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2019, 04:14:03 AM »

Years ago Dr. Reiter did a small research study that found an association between high vitamin d content in food / serum 25-OHD calciotropic hormone levels in cats and tooth resorption.

https://www.tyleranimalclinic.com/sites/site-1722/refs/7d5b9fda-7f00-0001-72d0-42966df737be.pdf

It’s very intriguing.  Wish there were some follow up research studies.
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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2019, 05:14:06 PM »

That is indeed interesting article. There is also some older stuff on low prevalence of resorptive lesions among feral cats. Not sure how to separate what is the contribution of commercial pet food and what is longer life expectancy, but it is certainly an interesting question.

MItzie will have her checkup later this morning, she is eating though she is a bit more picky than usual, coughing less and starting to show more of the usual habits. This morning she woke me up early and apparently I wasn't petting her adequately while being half asleep, so she was applying her usual strategy of gentle bites to wake me up and get me to focus on the important task  Grin I guess she is healing well if she is doing that...
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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2019, 06:07:21 PM »

She must be feeling better!  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2019, 07:04:49 PM »

Vet confirmed she is healing well, lungs clear, gums healing well and not much redness and we even got all clear on re-introducing renal dry. Hope all will go well with transition back to normal food.
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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2019, 03:38:33 PM »

That's great news Alek! So glad she is doing well.
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« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2019, 05:40:46 PM »

She has no interest of going to the dry food bowl but she s eating it when I hand feed her. Going to increase her cyproheptadine to normal dose (half a pill per day) until she gets back into the habit of eating renal dry again then put her back on half dose (1/4 pill) again since she gets too chubby when on full dose. She is now at 4.7 kg, no weight loss compared to last week. IT is wonderful she is recovering well, I was so worried because of her age.
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« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2019, 04:53:03 PM »

Glad to hear that she can eat hand fed dry already. 
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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2019, 07:26:38 PM »

I’m so glad to hear Mitzie did well with her dental. That’s great.  Kiss
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« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2019, 09:00:08 PM »

Glad to hear she’s recovering well.  These kitties are pretty strong!   Kiss
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« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2019, 10:43:23 PM »

She has good appetite for wet food, dry food eaten occasionally only when hand fed. I am hoping that this will be enough, we will see on her next blood test (she eats dry renal and refuses wet renal and eats normal wet food though I try to go for lower phosphorus options).
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