My vet has been using it for quite a few years...a blood test results
determine whether to us Calcitriol, however, not many vets are using it.  I
would print up some of the veterinary infos and ask the vet. Our cats were
always using a very small amount, 0.25mL.  It's not cheap and it has to be
formulated specifically for cats and dogs.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of paola cresti
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Bonnie

Oh my cat didn't have Calcitiol, I saw several vets and none ever brought it
I wonder how recent it is, if my cat didn't "qualify" for it, or if it
wasn't in 
use yet.
Yes my cat was getting a lot of fluids, drinking and subQ, and her pee
didn't smell.
Just wanted to put it out there so people kept in mind that sometimes it can
pee even if it doesn't smell so as not to just disregard it immediately...

From: Natalie <>
Sent: Mon, October 25, 2010 6:12:57 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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