The role of cat kidney supplements

The problem is that felines with kidney disease make large volumes of urine and sweat water-soluble vitamins. Also, they suffer from inflammation and oxidation, and can no longer regulate their food intake and water balance.

Supplements for cats with kidney disease help maintain the essential nutrients, lower or prevent inflammation, and regulate water balance in a cat’s body. In other words, they assist a cat in her struggle for health, providing her organism with energy and nutrient balance she needs to thrive.

With so many supplements for cat kidneys on the market, pet parents should discuss their usage with a professional vet to ensure optimal treatment of their cats. Plus, these products can only work together with urinary diets and proper hydration.

FAQ’s

How long should cat kidney supplements be used? 

It depends on a cat’s overall health condition and a type of kidney disease she has: acute or chronic. In the case of CKD (chronic kidney disease), supplements can be used permanently. You need to consult a vet and follow their recommendations. Make sure to read the instructions on a product’s package and never prescribe supplements yourself.

Can I use several supplements at once?

Even if using natural supplements for cat kidney failure, you need to understand they won’t work when applied randomly. The possibility of simultaneous use of several supplements depends on their ingredients and compatibility. That’s why you shouldn’t make such decisions yourself; consult a vet instead.

Claudine Sievert, DVM

In a word 

Kidney problems are among the most common disorders vets see in cats. With a few causes possible (age, poor nutrition/hydration, or the context of coexisting diseases), it lies in cat parents’ power to help their felines deal with the problem.

These additives are only one part of a complex strategy. In addition, I highly recommend adding a cat water fountain to your home because it is proven to improve hydration in cats.

With vet recommendations, prescribed medicine if necessary, and a kidney-friendly diet, we can hasten our four-legged friend’s recovery with specific supplements for cats with kidney disease. In this guide, I’ve covered the best ones on the market, so I hope it will be less challenging for cat parents to get their bearings now.

Jimmie O’Chutt is CEO of CatPet.Club magazine. He saved his cat’s life (who has KCD). Jimmie is a cat enthusiast who is pretty good at product research. He shares his own experience and advice here on CatPet.Club

2 Comments

  • Dolores

    Hi

    My kitty is in beginning stage of kidney disease. He has an appetite. He does not vomit. He is playful does sleep alot. He is 17y 6 months

    I read the nutrition amount for kidney prescription food. I did not see a significant difference. In protein, phosphorous from cat food that is not prescribed.

    I did give him one bottle of pet wellbeing for kidney support did not work, or maybe I did not give him enough or maybe I have to have him on it longer to see results

    So what did you do for your kitty

    Thank you Dolores

    • Jimmie O'Chutt

      Hello Dolores,

      First of all, I’m really sorry that you encountered kd with your cat. It’s mostly a problem of older cats, but our Ronnie was 1 yo when it happened. Also, Ronnie had an active disease when it happened. This may affect the effectiveness of the treatment.
      Second, did you consult with the vet? While I can share my experience, I can not give any medical advice.

      I will email you the details.

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