Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Renal Support A Dry Cat Food
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Renal Support D Morsels In Gravy Canned Cat Food
Controversy aside, I can say that it is very important for a cat with kidney disease to be fed a diet of only canned food, as cats in renal failure or with renal insufficiencies need the higher moisture content in their diet. Should you decide to try a different food, other than prescription diets your veterinarian recommends, I would suggest that you refer to regarding the nutritional content of most canned foods, both commercial and prescription. When choosing any commercial brands, try to select the canned cat food brands and flavors that are lowest in protein and phosphorus. Ideally, matching your selections as closely as possible to the stats in the prescription renal diets would be best for your kitty.
Veterinary science has made great strides. Over the last couple of decades, researchers have learned that high "ash content" in catfood isn't as harmful as once believed. If Bella's in renal failure, ash content is one part of her diet you don't have to fret.
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Renal Support S Dry Cat Food
Purina Pro Plan Vet T Feline Nf Renal Function Mousse Cat Food
“The phosphorus levels in a normal-protein cat food can vary widely, as you know, and sure, it’s a good idea to go with the lowest phosphorus foods you can find. However, be aware that those [phosphorus] levels will still be about double those of the more-restrictive veterinary renal diets.Once the chicken and rice are blended, I add:
- 5 tsp of fat per batch. The recipe suggests canola oil, but cats digest animal fat more easily, so I use my chicken fat, unless I run out. To help my cat retain weight, I also throw some extra pieces of fatty dehydrated skin in there. In response to certain commenters who suggest corn oil, by all means do your own research and work with nutritionists. I have heard from a number of people that cats don't digest vegetable oil well, and I have concerns about rapeseed (canola) oil and won't use it myself. - 1/4 tsp potassium chloride salt substitute per batch - 1/8 tsp salt per batch - 1/4 tsp bone meal powder per batch - 1/8 tsp calcium carbonate/baking soda per batch - Vitamins & renal supplements according to bottle directions per batch* - Taurine, 1000 mg per 1/4 tsp: 1/4 tsp per batch - Vitamin K, 100 mcg per tablet: 1 tablet per batch
*One portion makes about two meals for my cat; your mileage may vary.
Why is the final blended food greenish? For a while I tried adding Very Green to his food, and I thought I saw some improvement in energy, eye clarity, and a reduction in urination. His tests improved, too. Then at the last checkup, his kidney values were worse again, so I took this addition out. I may add it back in again, though, since he seems to be getting worse since I stopped it (more urination, more fur loss, throwing up some).
Food-making time is an exciting event for the furry members of my home. It always draws an audience. My recipe for cat food reduced in protein and phosphorus for cats with renal failure is a modification of my original recipe to contain less phosphorus, approximately 36% less protein, high levels of essential fatty acids, and calories from fat. Increased levels of B vitamins and potassium compensate for urinary losses of these nutrients. In addition, your Veterinarian may prescribe various medications for your cat to block phosphorus absorption, treat possible anemia, stimulate appetite, or increase dietary potassium intake. Maybe your Naturopathic Veterinarian will suggest therapeutic alternative medicine.However, due to the melamine contamination of pet food in 2007, a great many cats (and dogs) developed Acute Renal Failure due to the poison. The tens of thousands of pets who got sick but recovered are likely to have some kidney impairment in the future, and the principles of treating CKD will also apply to them.