Metacam and Kidney Disease

My vet gave me Metacam to give to my 15 yr old cat for arthritis in her paw.  In January I went back for a refill – I 
have already use 2 bottles worth by this time – and she said she needed to do blood work because it sometimes 
damages the kidneys.  Her kidneys were a Level 1 – but she said not to worry.  I did not take the refill but the vet 
had given her some steroid shot for the swelling at that time.  My cat was diagnosed with extra skeletal osteosarcoma
 and during the surgery to remove the lump she said her blood work showed her kidney damage to be a level 3.  
She said it was her food and I needed to switch to Science Diet kd immediately to prevent further damage.  My
 cats diet consisted of Blue Buffalo Indoor (dry) and Wellness (wet).  I was shocked that her food did this until I 
started reading about kidney damage and read about Metacam.  I have switched my cat to a wet food diet.  I have 
been giving her the raw patties mixed with Instinct Wet.  I now have learned that I do need to lower the protein and
 phosphorus levels in her food.  I am going to switch to a grain free wet food (Weruva).  I am shocked to learn the 
through my vet I have been killing my cat.  Since the switch to wet – only a week now – I have notice that she is drinking 
less water than usual.  She still is playful and runs around the house.  Her urine seems to clump in a ball as 
opposed to a semi sticky pie as it was getting to be.  But – she has lost weight as this food is new to her and she 
was a little reluctant.  She is growing more accustom to her new eating habits.  I HOPE and pray that I have 
enough time to prevent further damage.  I am feeling useless  l am scrounging for help.  Any suggestions to help or 
words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for your help. 

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