Hi..I'm sorry that you ost Punky. This is so
difficult. Gloria has been on pred and it seems to
make the thirst worse - would that be Addison's??
Thank you for the idea and will begin researching
Shelley & Gloria
--- Lynnie Henderson <lynnie_henderson@...
> Just for the sake of making sure, ask the vet if the
> numbers could point to
> Addison's disease. (If s/he says that cats don't get
> Addison's disease, ask
> the vet to pretend that they do.) In Punky's case,
> the source of all of his
> many problems in the last few months of his life
> turned out to be Addison's.
> Dehydration was a particular problem and, although
> it often goes along with
> kidney disease, too, in his case fluids were not
> enough to solve it. Once we
> started giving him pred, though, the dehydration was
> no longer unmanageable.
> It was too late for him because his body had failed
> too much, but I would
> definitely want to rule out AD. I think if we'd
> treated the adrenal failure
> earlier, he would not have deteriorated so much.
> Worth asking, at least!
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