Thank you so much Sharyl,
  I ordered some of the phosphorous binder. I hope it helps.  Both you and 
Belinda said you didn't think I should be giving fluids only once a week. how 
many times a week do you think I should give them.  Daily is just not doable.  
I have 3 very sick cats, plus a sick grandmother and very sick mother to take 
care of right now..........  I know I'm making excuses, but I can only do what 
I can do..........

Sharyl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
            Tonya, I always say the best food for a CRF kitty is the lowest 
phos canned food they will eat.  Generally the target is less than 1% (dry 
matter).  Here is a link to a list of foods and the dry matter phos levels.
  You vet should have several prescription renal foods.  Mine refused to eat 
any of them.  What is your kitty's phos level?  If it is over 6.0 you can add 
Dried Aluminum Hydroxide Gel to the canned or dry food.  It is a very effective 
phos binder but it has to be in all the food you cat eats.  By adding the 
binder to the food you reduce the amount of phos the cat absorbs from the food. 
 Binders do not do anything about the phos currently in your cats system.  Just 
gives you cats kidneys a break while they process what is already there.  Here 
is a link to more info on binders.
  About Phosphorus Binders 
  Dr. Nagode's dose recommendations are toward the bottom.   Unfortunately most 
vets do not understand the impact high phos has on a CRF kitty.   Most will try 
to sell you Epakitin which is pretty worthless for high phos nos.  You can buy 
the aluminum hydroxide on line.   No Rx required.    
  Tanya's web site is the most comprehensive I have found for CRF.
  The largest Yahoo CRF group is here.
  Eating is often an issue for a CRF kitty.  Just like FeLV+ kitties it is 
critical for CRF kitties to eat enough to maintain their ideal body wt.  There 
is a Yahoo Assist Feeding group as well.
  Let me know if you need any other info.  Unfortunately my life had revolved 
around CRF kitties for the last  2 1/2 yrs. 

--- On Sat, 7/19/08, catatonya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

  From: catatonya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: [Felvtalk] low phospherous foods
To: "" <>
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2008, 10:11 AM

    can anyone tell me what numbers are considered to be 'low' for a crf cat. 
or better yet give me brand names??
  thanks in advance. tonya

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