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Early-stage Kidney Disease

Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by thefan48, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. thefan48

    thefan48 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    My beautiful Candy was diagnosed yesterday with early-stage kidney disease, but the vet did say that she's seen early cases reversed through the use of probiotics. I certainly hope that's the case here. I love that little girl, and I don't want to lose her.

    Jim
     
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    thefan48 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Thank you.
     
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  5. Jem

    Jem TCS Member Super Cat

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    I've never heard of probiotics reversing early CKD...I'm going to have to look into that! That would be amazing if it works!
    One thing I do know though is that in an early stage you do want to start feeding your kitty a wet food that has a good high quality protein but also is low in phosphorus. This list might be a little out of date but check out this link, it has a long list of canned foods that show the protein, fat, carb and phosphorus content. It might help point you in the right direction for food choices.
    https://catinfo.org/docs/CatFoodProteinFatCarbPhosphorusChart.pdf
     
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  6. thefan48

    thefan48 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Thank you, my friends. I have saved a copy of the chart.

    Jim
     
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    thefan48 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Here's an update. I have begun Candy on probiotics. The dosage is two small scoops a day (according to her weight) sprinkled and mixed in her food. One question. How do I give the probiotics to her so that she ingests them right away? When I feed her, she doesn't eat all of her food in one sitting, so there will be food with probiotics on it just sitting there uneaten and I don't want the probiotics to lose their effectiveness as a result. Thank you, friends.

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    EmersonandEvie TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    You could give her the probiotics mixed in with a treat! My cats love Whiskas Catmilk, I'm wondering if you could mix the powder in with something like that and have her drink a small amount in one sitting? Other liquids include goats milk and plain bone broth.
     
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    thefan48 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Thank you. I'll give those ideas a try.

    Jim
     
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    thefan48 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    For now, I put some of the probiotic powder into two Pill Pockets, and she ate them.
     
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    thefan48 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    I just picked up some Whiskas Catmilk and some bone broth. I'll report back with what I learn. Also, I picked up three packages of Churu lickable chicken cat treats and put some of the probiotic powder on a plate. I then squeezed the chicken treat on top and mixed it well. Candy ate it, well, like candy. ;)
     
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