Re:Pyelonephritis is not PKD
This is a different disease or illness........pyelonephritis is
different than PKD. PKD is Polycyctic Kidney Disease and it is large
cysts that develop in their kidneys which eventually destroys the
kidneys. There is no treatment for this other than chronic renal
disease and it is pallative treatment. Fluids when needed, etc.
This disease is mostly seen in persians.......
In email@example.com, moonpye <moonpye@...> wrote:
> Hi Mike & Gina,
> Welcome to the group, tho I am sorry to hear about your kitty
> us his name)..groups
> If you type in pkd and then pyelonephritis in the search box on the
> home page you will be able to access previous posts.others
> Sorry that I can't help on your questions concerning them, hopefully
> will chime in.until the
> I can answer this one - What I do to get a urine sample is wait
> kitty is in the box - and when kitty is in midstream I put a 3ozdixie cup
> under them and then I transfer it into a jar or margarine cup. Dependingto join
> when the appt is I refrigerate it. I always try to get one
> as close to the time I am leaving.
> If you are not a member of the feline crf support group you may want
> and search there too:about the
> Hope this helps,
> Candace with Cinnamon and Skylar
> On 11/23/07, Mike&Gina Hancock <perzots@...> wrote:
> > Hi
> > We have just joined the group in order to find out a little more
> > different cardiomyopathies that afflict cats.age of
> > We have a 1 year old neutered boy who we have noted to have laboured
> > breathing, recent weight loss (he was 3.5kg in May and now at the
> > 12long bouts
> > mths has dropped to 3.3kg - we will continue to monitor), still eating
> > well
> > both wet and dry diets at the moment, frequent rest periods and
> > of inactivity and sleeping.but still
> > As a result, we had him checked this week, suspecting one of the
> > cardiomyopathies - possibly hypertrophic due to the early onset,
> >confirmed when
> > to be finally diagnosed. The vet concurs with a possible HCM, and this
> > will
> > be confirmed next week when we take him for a scan.
> > However, she also detected a grossly enlarged left kidney, with uneven
> > margins - she suspects cystic growths. Again, this will be
> > weof drugs
> > have the cat scanned next week. In the interim he is on a course
> > todiuretic
> > relax the heart muscle to allow greater blood uptake, and also a
> > toway, the
> > drain off some of the fluid accumulation in the chest cavity.
> > Now - the questions :
> > - has anyone seen instances where a cat has both HCM and PKD
> > simultaneously,
> > or does the presence of one of these conditions, preclude in some
> > other occurring? We've heard from the breeder that these 2 conditionsanyone ever
> > cannot
> > coexist, but we don't see why this should necessarily be so.
> > - can pyelonephritis give rise to a heart condition - i.e. has
> > encountered a kidney infection adversely affecting the heart as acausal
> > secondary
> > infection? It's not clear from the literature that there can be a
> > relationship, but might be perhaps?
> > - how do you successfully get a urine sample from a cat!!!! ??
> > Plus of course all gems of wisdom gratefully received.
> > best regards
> > --
> > Mike&Gina
> > "Passionate About Per-zots"
> > McGregor, South Africa
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