Sam’s petmom shares what it is like caring for a beloved cat with CRF (Chronic Renal Failure), in a touching yet informative video.
Sam was diagnosed at the age of 12 in September of 2011, and his treatments had become routine when his petmom made the video in February of 2012. She didn’t know how much longer Sam had to live, but posted a video of him energetically walking on the leash and harness and taking notice of the world around him nearly a year later, in January 2013.
With proper care, some cats will live for several years after being given just months to live. Sadly, not all do, but with monitored care they can maintain good quality of life for some time.
For tips on caring for a cat with CRF, see:
Cornell Feline Health Center:Diagnosis: Kidney Disease
Feline CRF Information Center
Walking Sam: Over a year after his diagnosis, Sam was still going strong