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Jan 06, 2012
Older Siameses
by: Jan

Hi, Beatrice
Thank you for your post. Yes...hydration is important. Samantha has had slightly elevated kidney values for several years. Currently, I give sub-q fluids five days a week, which she tolerates well. As her vet says, they are extending her life. Not all cats tolerate the procedure, and I have been a bit surprised that Samantha as been an accepting cat, but she does well.

Jan 06, 2012
Old Siamese
by: Beatrice

Dear Jan,

Unfortunately my Siamese Pandy is very young, but my Lilac Burmese is old and is running into difficulties with his kidneys. Apparently in many of these pure-breeds, the kidneys are the first rgans to decline. Still 20 years is a good age, teeth and gums also need to be watched out for any decay. But it is important to keep these cats well hydrated.

I hope that this helps.

Kind regards,

Beatrice from Co. Wicklow in Ireland

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