TANYA'S

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO

FELINE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

 

 

CKD: THE BOOK

 

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WHAT IS CKD?


What Happens in CKD?


Causes of CKD


How Bad is It?


Is There Any Hope?


Acute Kidney Injury


 

KEY ISSUES


Nausea, Vomiting, Appetite Loss and Excess Stomach Acid


Maintaining Hydration


The Importance of Phosphorus Control


All About Hypertension


All About Anaemia


All About Constipation


Potassium Imbalances


Metabolic Acidosis


Kidney Stones


 

SUPPORT


Coping with CKD


Tanya's Support Group


Success Stories


 

SYMPTOMS


Alphabetical List of Symptoms and Treatments


Fluid and Urinary  Imbalances (Dehydration, Overhydration and Urinary Issues)


Waste Product Regulation Imbalances (Vomiting, Appetite Loss, Excess Stomach Acid, Gastro-intestinal Problems, Mouth Ulcers Etc.)


Phosphorus and Calcium Imbalances


Miscellaneous Symptoms (Pain, Hiding Etc.)


 

DIAGNOSIS: WHAT DO ALL THE TEST RESULTS MEAN?


Blood Chemistry: Kidney Function, Potassium, Other Tests (ALT, Amylase, (Cholesterol, Etc.)


Calcium, Phosphorus, Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism


Complete Blood Count (CBC): Red and White Blood Cells: Anaemia and Infection


Urinalysis (Urine Tests)


Other Tests: Ultrasound, Biopsy, X-rays etc.


Renomegaly (Enlarged Kidneys)


Which Tests to Have and Frequency of Testing


Factors that Affect Test Results


Normal Ranges


International and US Measuring Systems


 

TREATMENTS


Which Treatments are Essential


Fluid and Urinary Issues (Fluid Retention, Infections, Incontinence, Proteinuria)


Waste Product Regulation (Mouth Ulcers, GI Bleeding, Antioxidants, Adsorbents, Azodyl, Astro's CRF Oil)


Phosphorus, Calcium and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (Calcitriol)


Miscellaneous Treatments: Stem Cell Transplants, ACE Inhibitors - Fortekor, Steroids, Kidney Transplants)


Antibiotics and Painkillers


Holistic Treatments (Including Slippery Elm Bark)


ESAs (Aranesp, Epogen etc.) for Severe Anaemia


General Health Issues in a CKD Cat: Fleas, Arthritis, Dementia, Vaccinations


Tips on Medicating Your Cat


Obtaining Supplies Cheaply in the UK, USA and Canada


Working with Your Vet and Recordkeeping


 

DIET & NUTRITION


Nutritional Requirements of CKD Cats


The B Vitamins (Including Methylcobalamin)


What to Feed (and What to Avoid)


Persuading Your Cat to Eat


Food Data Tables


USA Canned Food Data


USA Dry Food Data


USA Cat Food Manufacturers


UK Canned Food Data


UK Dry Food Data


UK Cat Food Manufacturers


2007 Food Recall USA


 

FLUID THERAPY


Intravenous Fluids


Subcutaneous Fluids


Tips on Giving Subcutaneous Fluids


How to Give Subcutaneous Fluids with a Giving Set


How to Give Subcutaneous Fluids with a Syringe


Subcutaneous Fluids - Winning Your Vet's Support


Dialysis


 

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Home > Miscellaneous > CKD - the Book

 


Overview


  • I've often been asked if I could publish the website in book form, and I have now found a way to do so.

  • This page tells you more about the book and where you can buy it.


What to Expect


 

Well, it is the book version of this website, so it is basically this website in printed form. It was first published on 24 July 2012, Tanya's birthday and the 12th anniversary of this website.

 

I was rather surprised to see how big the book is! Almost 600 pages actually.

 

Not every section is included because I cannot include personal experiences such as the Success Stories or Other People's Losses for copyright reasons, but otherwise virtually all of the site is in the book. 

 

The book costs US$32.99. I would have liked to charge less, but the fixed costs involved in production (it is a big book!) and the additional work required to create the book format mean this is a reasonable price from my perspective. I hope you will agree it is still good value compared to the other costs associated with caring for a CKD cat.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, the site will continue to be available, completely free of charge. The book is just an optional extra for those who would like most of the site in printed form. There is nothing in the book that is not on the site.

 

 


How to Buy the Book


 

There are two main ways to buy the book:

 

Helen's Online Store


I have my own online store, which you can visit by clicking on the button below. My online store ships all over the world. Just add the book to your basket and proceed to check out.

 

Although this is my online store, I do not see your details at all, all the processing is done by a subsidiary of Amazon, so if you have any questions about your order, please use the links on the online store.

 

Tanya's Comprehensive Guide to Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

 

Amazon


The book is also available on Amazon in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Please click on the appropriate link below.

 

Some of you will want to know that I receive far less of the purchase price if you buy the book from Amazon than if you buy it from my own online store. Therefore, if you would like me to benefit more from your purchase, please use my online store. However, shopping with Amazon is probably cheaper for most people (free shipping should be available, and Amazon may also discount the price), and if you are able to use your local Amazon, you should not be liable for import duties, which (depending upon where you live) may apply if you use my online store.

 

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Jessica's kitty, Ella, places a protective paw on her book as she sleeps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This page last updated: 31 July 2012

Links on this page last checked: 31 July 2012

 

   

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TREATING YOUR CAT WITHOUT VETERINARY ADVICE CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

 

I have tried very hard to ensure that the information provided in this website is accurate, but I am NOT a vet, just an ordinary person who has lived through CKD with three cats. This website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat any cat. Before trying any of the treatments described herein, you MUST consult a qualified veterinarian and obtain professional advice on the correct regimen for your cat and his or her particular requirements; and you should only use any treatments described here with the full knowledge and approval of your vet. No responsibility can be accepted.

 

If your cat appears to be in pain or distress, do not waste time on the internet, contact your vet immediately.

 

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This site was created using Microsoft software, and therefore it is best viewed in Internet Explorer. I know it doesn't always display too well in other browsers, but I'm not an IT expert so I'm afraid I don't know how to change that. I would love it to display perfectly everywhere, but my focus is on making the information available. When I get time, I'll try to improve how it displays in other browsers.

 

You may print out one copy of each section of this site for your own information and/or one copy to give to your vet, but this site may not otherwise be reproduced or reprinted, on the internet or elsewhere, without the permission of the site owner, who can be contacted via the Contact Me page.

 

This site is a labour of love, from which I do not make a penny. Please do not steal from me by taking credit for my work.

If you wish to link to this site, please feel free to do so. Please make it clear that this is a link and not your own work. I would appreciate being informed of your link.