CKD - chronic kidney disease - interesting read on history of Low Protein diet recommendation

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This is a referenced piece written by a vet: http://www.optimumchoices.com/Downloads/Mythology_of_Protein_Restriction_for_Dogs_with_Reduced_Renal_Function.pdf

The discussion is as regarding dogs. But the only diet work as re: protein amounts in cats with CKD that I'm familiar with is the Finco 1998 study, that indicates protein restriction does not impact progression of the disease: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9582959?dopt=Abstract

This is not to say that phosphorus shouldn't be restricted - but phosphorus loads can be reduced and still feed a diet with appropriate amounts of protein for a cat.
 
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