Hills Diet k/d Renal Health Canned Cat Food
My cat is a 18 year old male, we were just diagnosed with KD and I was shocked to learn that I could have prevented it if I would not have feed him cheap kibble. I have done so much research on this! I am going to share what i know and please everyone - get your cat off KIBBLE! Its' the worst thing you can feed your fur friends! Kibble dehydrates your pets. They use euthanized pets as part of the by products and both kibble and can foods. Cheap foods! No one wants you to know. If possible switch your kitten and cats over to a raw food diet. There are many pet stores that care already made raw foods frozen. If you have a finky cat like mine mix a high grade can cate food like Nature's Variety with the raw food. Nature's Valley has a website with nuturial information - low phospurous and sodium which a KD cat needs. Primal Raw food is one of the best. It's not that much more expensive and well worth it. We feed top of the line can but I had no idea that the kibble so bad. Stay away from the prescription food your vet support it's nothing but crap. Make sure you are using the Standard Process Feline Renal Suppliments you can get them at . Check out both the Nature Variety webiste (they have many testomonies) and the Primal Frozen food site. You know we cannot cure but be can do something about it! Much support and love you and your fur friends.
Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Renal Health - Kidney Care cat food formula is a nutritionally complete and balanced cat food that helps support your pet's kidney health on a daily basis. Features of Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Cat Food include:
You may have heard that restricting protein is recommended for cats in kidney failure. Although this has been the “standard” treatment for decades, as far as cats are concerned, it has always been–and remains–very controversial. High protein/high phosphorus diets will not cause kidney disease in a normal cat, and restricted protein does not prevent kidney failure in a healthy cat. Some experts suggest that protein has no effect on the ultimate progression of renal disease. Research also shows that even very high protein diets do not make renal failure worse in cats (although high protein does worsen the disease in dogs and humans). (One pet food maker recently completed a study it claims shows that its restricted-protein diet increases lifespan in CKD cats. However, because the study has not been published, it is impossible to evaluate the data, which is contradicted by other research.) The real culprit is actually phosphorus, which meat contains in large amounts. The only practical way to restrict phosphorus is to restrict protein. Decreasing phosphorus intake (by restricting protein) can help some cats feel better, so it may be worth a try in a symptomatic cat. Adding a phosphate binder may also be needed.With good nutrition, you can ensure that your cat's kidneys keep working throughout her life. Talk to your veterinarian about switching your cat over to Hill's k/d Renal Health - Kidney Care Cat Food. We work to bring you the best deals on all Hill's Prescription Diet cat foods!Because I am not comfortable with the ingredients in my cat's commercial prescription diet food I am interested in making the food myself, but I don't want to cause more harm to my cat than good. For additional guidance I found the BalanceIT website which was founded by a board certified veterinary nutritionist. You can play around with their free 'Autobalancer' tool to add ingredients that you want in your cat's food and then you can print out a balanced recipe that uses their complete vitamin/mineral supplement (UC Davis uses it too). If you want use their 'Free Recipe Generator' which will generate a renal diet for your cat based on age, weight, health conditions, etc., they will contact your vet for permission to do so and then their veterinary nutritionist will help you with that. Their renal diet uses their BalanceIT Feline K vitamin/mineral supplement which is low in phosphorous and sodium and higher in potassium and other nutrients CKD kitties need. My 13yr old cat named Kayla was just DX w/mod-severe renal failure and 2° hyperglycemia, anemia, and uti. I am trying the Hills k/d but she doesn't eat much of it. I also have 2 other senior kitties in home who aren't thrilled w/ the feeding changes. I had been feeding both Purina high protien and Blue Wilderness foods as recommended by a previous vet. They all had gotten the dry foods free eating plus canned food w/ fresh water available 24/7. I am on a fixed income also. I the other 2kitties are of similar age and are relatively healthy. I need honest advice as how too best manage all three. I have always been a responsible cat owner, achieving longevity w/ them. I want the best quality lives for all of them. Please advise....tigre.