Does your cat take anything that is a diuretic-sprionolactone, lasik for
example? Heart patients usually receive meds to remove water from their systems
to prevent congestive heart failure. But they can also, beacause of this, get
dehydrated. Stones indicate that he may need more water in his system. Has he
had a CBC/chem panel? If his CK/RBC values are high but all others are normal
(or whatever is normal range for him-based on past test results) then
dehydration is indicated even if gums are not pale and skin tent test is normal.
I know this because my hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cat Myrna is a bit
dehydrated. In April, she was constipated and it caused issues. We gave fish oil
in her food which helps but the test results indicated dehydration. The doctor
said to give her 3 ccs of water per meal (three times a day) total in her food
and by mouth. We use a plastic syringe from the vet to measure 3 ccs and to
administer it by mouth and to add to the food. Her heart can handle the extra
water and her body needs it. It's a balancing act.
As for food, we feed other cats Royal Canin SO and we've used Hills CD. Either
will help if the cat will eat it. But whatever you feed, the cat needs more
water-in the food and by mouth. Don't rely solely on the cat to drink or the wet
food alone to provide enough water.
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