Welcome to our first "Acu in Practice" case!
Meet Mr. T, a 10-year old male neutered cat who presented in December 2013 for kidney disease with bloodworm and urinalysis (CRET 3.0/BUN 40/Phos 4.3/UA 1.020). He is introverted, laid back and does not prefer hot or cold. He has increased thirst and a good appetite. Mr. T has flaky skin, without lesions. When examined, he is sensitive to pressure on his low back.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis: Kidney Qi and Yin Deficiency with mild Blood deficiency signs, mild low back pain.
Treatment plan: Acupuncture and 100% Canned food diet, monitor progress with bloodwork approximately every 6 months.
Outcome: Mr. T has been receiving acupuncture for 2 years and is still symptom-free for renal insufficiency, other than increased thirst. His last lab report revealed CRET 3.8/BUN 50/PHOS 4.6. He is still on his 100% canned diet with no evidence of nausea or muscle wasting.
Other treatments have been discussed and are available, but Mr. T has emphatically declined all other supplement and herbal options. However, he truly enjoys his monthly acu tune-up!*
Acupuncture, herbs, supplements and nutritional therapy combined with traditional veterinary treatments can greatly improve the health and happiness of your pets.
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*This information is not intended to replace medical advice. This case is presented in an abbreviated format by Nell Ostermeier, DVM, IVAS certified veterinary acupuncturist.