One thing that is often overlooked is nutrition for our pets. While Sasha was progressively getting worse the last couple of months, I spent a great deal of time searching online for alternatives to the copy & paste advice I was getting concerning renal failure and associated maladies.
Because Sasha was disabled, I unfortunately missed some of the earlier telltale signs of CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) and only afterward started intensive research concerning CKD.
In the course of that research, one thing became very prominent and that was nutrition and what we feed our pets and how easily some of us can be duped into using products that are of little value to our pets.
Personally, just last night, I started a section on Sasha's website dedicated to Feline Nutrition: http://sashaofvinitsa.weebly.com/feline-nutrition.html
, but the article from Dr. Pierson is directed to all pets.
I've had a couple email exchanges with Dr. Pierson, mostly to congratulate her on her excellent papers. A great deal of eye-opening stuff there.
Perhaps a forum here on nutrition which in addition to food can include supplements, vitamins, holistic remedies... in short, anything that we put into our pets' stomachs, may provide a simple point of education many of us don't always pay significant attention to, because we have basically been brainwashed by all the commercial hype on pet foods.
Hoping you will take this into serious consideration and would be willing to donate my time in any way to help this become a part of HandicappedPets.net