HI, I wanted to introduce myself and my cat - possible CRF issues
My name is Heather and my old man kitty is Baby Kat. He is 20 1/2 and was diagnosed with moderate kidney failure about 8 years ago. He has been quite well, never any trouble eating, he does pee quite a bit, drinks a decent amount and in the past 6 months was put on fluid, initially 100 ml once a week and then my vet upped it to 100 ml twice a week just to take any additional stress off of his kidneys. She said his condition had not progressed but she thought it would help him in the long run. As of 3 months ago he started having seizures and was put on phenobarbital and has not had a seizure since, he has however had dizzy spells, at least once a month for the past three months. The first day of the dizzy spell he doesn't want to get up and walk around and you can tell he is dizzy, day two he will get up and start moving around slowly and by day three he is pretty much back to normal. I took him to the vet and they don't know if it due to the meds or possibly a brain tumor that set off the seizures. The vet didn't mention that it could be due to complications from CFR. Has anyone else experienced these types of dizzy spells with their cats and had their vet tie it to CRF? I have read on a couple of websites that it could be coming from dehydration or other complications of the CRF. I feel like there is probably a wealth of knowledge in this forum so I thought I would ask.
Thank you for any input.