Renal (Kidney) Failure Pet Care
Shannon’s Pet Sitting is able to easily care for your pets with Chronic Renal Failure Disease. Renal (Kidney) Failure is a subject that is very near & dear to Shannon’s own heart. When she was younger her family cat Katie was only 5 years old was diagnosed with Acute Renal (Kidney) Failure & was knocking on deaths door. Next thing Shannon knows she’s learning how to give pills, subcutaneous fluids and introduced to a whole new part of the pet owners world. Katie lived to be 13 years old & thanks to her, Shannon is where she is today in the pet industry! Then 10 years later Shannon’s cat Kizzy was diagnosed with it as well. Shannon’s heart sank when she heard the news. But luckily they caught it early and with some blood pressure medication & diet Kizzy bounced right back and lived another 4 years! Unfortunately Kizzy passed at the age of 14 from Lung Cancer, but her kidney values were purr-fect due to Shannon’s diligent care.
Unfortunately as our pets age Renal (Kidney)Disease becomes a bigger risk & factor. While feline chronic renal failure is progressive and terminal, with some effort, a lot of love, patience, dedication and an early diagnosis, the condition may be managed effectively for some time. Then again the question comes up – who will take care of my pets if I have to travel or leave town? You can’t exact just have anybody come in to take care of a pet with renal failure.
As a “Specialized” professional pet care service that has a medically certified & trained team (including 2 Certified Veterinary Assistants & a Veterinary Technician), you can imagine the horror stories we have heard over the years about the pet care services that take on pets with Kidney Failure that have no certified medical training or experience. A pet sitter caring for a dog or cat with renal failure has to be familiar with the treatment and management of this disease to know what to look for & know what to do. Increased water consumption & urinating, poor appetite (its critical to keep a renal failure pet eating!), depression, special low protein diet, blood pressure pills to improve blood flow to the kidneys, potassium gluconate, Calcitriol, Azodyl (kept in the refrigerator), and the infamous subcutaneous fluids!
We are always willing to assist pet owners with medicating and place emphasis on this! Why? Because we have been in those shoes & we know personally how scary and intimidating it can be. Shannon has personally ridden the renal failure roller coaster from start to finish so she is easily able to relate, educate & help pet owners in caring for their pets. We’ve been in the situation that the pet isn’t particularly friendly & may bite or claw. Specializing in pets with behavioral issues or medical needs, we will do whatever it takes to make sure that your pet gets the medical treatment they need.
We DO NOT charge extra for giving pills. However, we DO have an additional fee for giving subcutaneous fluids due to the set up & administration time involved.
Our mission is to help renal failure pet owners so they have the opportunity & freedom to take a much needed vacation or trip out of town. Giving pet owners peace of mind that their furry friend in good knowledgeable hands and well cared for by a loving compassionate professional.