Thanks, Natalie.
I took Lucky to the vet last week; he didn't seem to have a uti or kidney issue. In fact, Lucky has "bounced back" quite remarkably -- his fur is thickening up nicely, growing back in the bald spots and (best of all) he's putting back on his weight. Eats good, drinks good....Just the spitting up issue now. I've learned so much from you folks with your generous posts, I can't thank you enough. And I'm very moved by your commitment to improving the lives and caretaking for these wonderful animals!
----- Original Message ----- From: "Natalie" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 6:12 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Bonnie

I have dealt with many, many renal failure cats - some urine may be quite
diluted if cat gets fluids daily; however, those that don't and don't drink
enough water, the urine can be quite concentrated.  I've also had an older
cat that didn't get sub-q fluids, and he always peed under himself in his
sleep. Every cat and every case is different, even if they all receive the
same treatment. But since most of the renal failure cats get Calcitriol,
their lives have been dramatically changed for the better and longer,
without many typical and expected side effects. Natalie

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of paola cresti
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 1:28 AM
To: leukemia list
Subject: [Felvtalk] Fw: Bonnie

Also pee doesn't smell much when a cat has kidney failure - just FYI as
be other symptoms (drinking a lot for example) and also it's at an advanced
stage that the pee doesn't smell anymore, because the kidneys can't clean
body of toxins so it doesn't smell.

I don't think this is the case, but just so it's out there (I had a kitty
lived with kidney failure for quite a while) also it wouldn't make the cat
incontinent or explain why he's peeing where he sleeps.

From: Gloria Lane <>
To: "" <>
Sent: Thu, October 21, 2010 11:41:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bonnie

If it isn't drool and it is pee, and doesn't smell, that could imply urinary

tract problems.


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On Oct 21, 2010, at 10:49 AM, "Bonnie Hogue" <> wrote:

The bed was wet again this morning, near where he was laying last night.
I put
my hand on it and it didn't smell. That's what throws me. The black light

trick is a good one -- I'll see what I can come up with!
I asked my mom is Lucky drools and slobbers -- she's in a convalescent
following two severe strokes and communicating is hard -- but she dearly
her Lucky.  She said, "Yes, he slobbers a lot."  So, maybe that is the
----- Original Message ----- From: "Natalie" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 6:08 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bonnie

Some cats are real droolers - it may have nothing to do with teeth - I
to have one cat that made my arm and lap totally wet with drool....if the
drool isn't clear, then it could be a sign of something else.
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