Serbia: News from Felix Shelter – Kasper Is Very Sick.

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Kasper’s ghostly appearance says it all.

His kidneys are barely working, his blood levels of creatinine and urea are six times higher than normal, his pace has become significantly slower and he eats almost nothing now.

Heartbreaking as it is, he probably doesn’t have much time left as his entire body seems to be shutting down. However, he still spends his days in the yard together with his long time kitty friends, he enjoys cuddling and soaking up the sun and he doesn’t show any signs of pain, so we’ll let him live out whatever time he has left the way he wants and let him leave us on his own terms.

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Lovely Kasper, who was saved from a shelter that burned to the ground in 2011 and has been through hell and back already is seriously ill. He’s had episodes of diarrhea every six months or so for years now and it was as though he had some gastrointestinal disorder, but when his stools have become loose and watery again, for the zillionth time, a UV scan was done and showed Kasper’s real problem is CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease).

His kidneys are failing and that’s why he’s had diarrhea on and off for ages. 
He’s currently being fed a specific veterinary therapeutic diet with a restricted protein and phosphate content designed to support kidney function and minimize the complications of CKD. We’ve ordered Ipakitine, a chitosan-based phosphate binder and uremic reducer from Hungary for him and Sneska, as we can’t find it here in Serbia. At this point, it’s impossible to tell how much time he has left, but we’ll do our best to improve the quality of his life and slow the progression of the disease.

Any help for this sweet kitty boy is more than welcome!



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Well, Hannah and Chantal have grown big and old enough to handle surgery, so both of them were spayed three days ago.

To our huge surprise, Chantal turned out to be a boy (who will most likely have his name changed to Chanty) as we’ve never even checked his gender – we were told he was a she and we accepted that statement at face value. However, he is definitely a boy and he was an abdominal cryptorchid; one of his testicles normally descended into scrotum, but it was almost totally stunted, while the other one was retained in the abdominal cavity and significantly bigger.

The result is that instead of a routine neuter surgery which would have lasted 15 minutes at most, the vet needed to make an incision along Chanty’s abdomen to remove the retained testicle and perform a surgical procedure which resembles a spay surgery for a female cat.

Both Hannah and Chanty were operated on under inhalation anesthesia and are now receiving antibiotics but they are recovering nicely and most importantly, they are not touching their wounds.

Please help us cover the costs of their surgeries with whatever you can spare. No amount is ever too small!

Please use the above ‘youcaring’ link to give any donation – thank you – SAV.

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