Kathy I could kiss you!
My 17 year old cat, Sebastian, has kidney disease, but with daily ringers, binders, and wet cat food and monthly CBC & Super Chem Labs, he is stable. June 2016 will be a complete year of living with the disease. He is absolutely doing great and proof positive that CRF is not an immediate death sentence. Yes, it is terminal, but it is not imminent. I pray that we will be blessed with at least 3 more glorious years together.
I love my birds, but Sebastian and I have history. My whole young adult life is wrapped up in that beautiful black cat.
Anyway, I was petrified that I indirectly gave him Coccidiosis by purchasing my second flock.
I was hoping against hope that a cat could not contract "chicken" Coccidiosis, but I did not know for sure.
There are very few meds that CRF cats can take. With their kidneys already compromised, medications just accelerate the disease and simple drugs like antibiotics can potentially become life threatening. If Sebastian tested positive, I did not know if his kidneys could handle anticoccidial medication.
I was still trying to get ahold of my vet when I read your post. I just about broke down and cried.
This is the best news that I have had since this situation began four days ago.
Edited by PixieAndDust - 4/5/16 at 1:31pm