This video is a quick answer to a question we received earlier today, “Is alkaline water okay to give to a cat with kidney disease? But first, what even is alkaline water?
The “alkaline” in alkaline water refers to its pH level. The pH level is a number that measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is on a scale of 0 to 14. Anything with a pH of 1 would be highly acidic and something with a pH of 13 would be very alkaline. It can also assist in neutralizing the acid in your body due to its high pH level.
The concept of alkaline water is a relatively new topic in this field as there isn’t much promising research to support the benefits of alkaline water for a cat with kidney disease. Robert recommends staying away from alkaline water for cats with chronic kidney disease for this reason as we have yet to know the consequences of this.
You can always sprinkle a small amount of sodium bicarbonate into their water in order to help your cat with CKD with the acid reflux. Always be mindful to check with your vet before putting your cat on anything. There are tonnes of supplements you can try out to improve your cat’s kidney function. One of them is ‘Kidney Restore for Cats & Dogs’ which is a special probiotic blend with a dose of 50 billion CFU.
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