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Beautiful Bran

This is Bran.  He belongs to our vet Dan Grundy and his wife Jo. 

Dan and Jo first met Bran as an 8 week old kitten and he soon formed a firm bond with their other cat Phelan.

Bran grew up into the biggest personality in the Grundy household.  In equal parts loveable and mischievous, Bran is the first to crawl under the duvet for a snuggle, or to steal an unguarded ham sandwich.  Dan and Jo love him dearly, even while making a second sandwich!

Earlier this year Dan and Jo realised that Bran was drinking more, losing weight, and not eating with his usual vigour.  They brought him in for a blood test, that revealed that he had developed chronic kidney disease.

Chronic kidney disease is one of the most common diseases that we see in cats, usually later in life.  It is unfortunately incurable and progressive, but if caught early there is a lot we can do to treat the signs and slow the progression. 

Bran spent a few days on a drip and then came home with medication and special diet and he is currently doing very well.  He has developed kidney disease tragically young, but Dan and Jo hope that with treatment and care he will be around to annoy them for years to come.

If nothing else comes of this, Dan and Jo hope to encourage people to monitor/measure their cats drinking, and to contact a vet if this has increased.  Woodcroft also offers free urine testing with all vaccinations, which is the most sensitive way to check for mild kidney disease.  Early diagnosis is so very important for successful treatment.  Please speak to a member of staff for more information.


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