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health crises are tough for all of our loved ones

We had an elderly kitty (Griswold) who, among other health problems, suffered the typical kidney issues late(r) in his life.

For FOUR YEARS :-) every night, after dinner, Mrs. H would hold him on the kitchen table, and I'd stick a needle in the scruff of his neck and pump 150 mL of lactated Ringer's solution (buffered saline) into him subcutaneously to flush him out.

He was a very patient patient, and endured it calmly, day after day -- after we finished, he headed quickly to his litter box.

We were his kidneys. For four years.

He lived to a ripe old age (estimated to have been 20 when he died). A good cat.

Unlike the current crop ;-)

Good luck with yours!

all the best,
mrh


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