Max, the cat

The name for Max (the product) was inspired by the name of a coworker's dog. I like to say it was because of my cat Max:

Max is having some kidney problems and is at the vet getting IV fluids. He's only 6 - he shouldn't be having kidney problems. Hang in there little man!


Comments (14)

  1. BenB says:

    This is sad… I have a cat, Will, who strangely is a black and white cat looking a lot like Max here… He was also diagnosed with kidney problems to the point where he had lost weight down to 7 pounds. He was only 6 as well (a few months before 7).

    The vets said it did not look good and gave him a month… that he would not gain weight back etc. It ended up he had a bad kidney infection on top of everything. Long story short, his kidney issues are still there but I have been giving him sub-q iv fluids two times a day, his weight is up to ~12 pounds and he is back to his old self.

    I wish you luck! While the sub-q route is not for everyone, it has done the trick for me.

  2. BenB says:

    I should also note – I switched the food from IAMS/ Science Diet (not bad food!!!) to the Purina Vet formula NF for cats with poor kidney function.

  3. Dan Crevier says:

    I’ve been reading a lot about the sub-q stuff and it sounds promising. We should know more about his prognosis today. I’m glad to hear things are working out for Will.

  4. BenB says:

    How is Max doing? Did the fluids work?


  5. Dan Crevier says:

    Unforunately, the IV fluids weren’t able to do much. It looks like his kidneys are in really bad shape. He’s home now, but probably doesn’t have long ๐Ÿ™

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  7. BenB says:

    I am sorry to hear that. I am sure you already looked into it, but I was told similar things and told them I wanted him to be put on meds just in case… It was at that point that at a later time they found he also had an infection that made his kidney issues worse. I had them give him IV fluids and they basically told me the same thing, that he was not responding. I only tell you this because I know I was heartbroken when I was told that, but thought it was worth a shot anyway to take the meds and then do the Sub-q. Wills numbers were something like 129 and 8.8 for the two kidney function levels… I guess I am just sharing in case there are more options. What are his numbers and is he still eating?

    Again, I am really sorry to hear that… I also have found a good place to get supplies in case you end up trying the Sub-q route. The cost is basically 70 for 12 bags/ 60 days worth of supply which compared to buying them from the vet (at least here) quite cheap.


  8. Dan Crevier says:

    I’ve very sad to report that we put Max to sleep today. I was able to work from home Wednesday-Friday, so my wife and I were able to spend a lot of time with him. Putting him to sleep was a very tough decision. I miss him already. I really loved the little guy.

  9. Dan Crevier says:

    I wanted to point out a site that has a lot of great info on chronic renal failure in cats: I found this site to be very helpful in dealing with this tough issue.

  10. BenB says:


    I am really sorry to hear this, and wish you the best. I know it does not change the pain, but none the less, my thoughts are with you and your wife. It is amazing how little guys play such a big part in people’s lives.


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