by Bruce Heath
Our little girl recently passed away at 4 years of age. She had always been a picky eater. She started vomiting about a week before she died and we took her to the vet.
He kept her over night and took at array of blood tests and scans. It turns out she had extremely high UREA and CREA levels, and her kidneys had failed.
According to the vet, this can be genetic and at only 4 years old this is even more likely.
She was a purebred Siamese and unfortunately by the time she started displaying the first signs, it was already too late to stop it.
From what I understand, kidney disease cannot be treated, but the effects can be slowed down by altering their diet.
Had we known that this was a possibility, we would have had her tested earlier and maybe saved her and us a lot of pain.
The picky eating may also have been a sign that certain foods were more difficult for her kidneys to process and her being picky was a sign that something was not right.
Hindsight is a terrible burden.