Kidney Disease in Cats | Natural Supplement for Cats with Kidney Disease
This video is about DHA, a therapeutic part of Omega 3’s and how it could help your cats with kidney disease. So this information comes from the Journal of Feline Medical Surgery, December, 2022, renal Protective Effects of docosahexaenoic acid and cats with chronic kidney disease due to polycystic kidney disease, or PKD.
What they did was they gave these cats a high dose of DHA, depending on the size of the cat, but you would give your cat anywhere from a thousand to 2000 milligrams. 2000 if it’s a larger cat. This DHA has shown to lower a lot of markers related to kidney disease at the end of the study.
With DHA, you want look on the back of your omega-3. Don’t assume a high dose, don’t assume it’s even in there. DHA is going to have a number next to it per serving size, you want that number to be at least a thousand. A good product is going to be around two servings, two teaspoons, in that area, but you have look at the back to get the exact dose.
DHA can also be helpful for cats with kidney disease, and aid in normalizing many key markers of the disease. Although there is no definitive cure for CKD in cats, treatment can improve and prolong the lives of cats with this disease. Therapy is geared toward reducing the buildup of toxic waste products in the bloodstream, maintaining adequate hydration, addressing disturbances in electrolyte concentration, supporting proper nutrition, maintaining healthy blood pressure, and slowing the progression of kidney disease.
Supplements like DHA can do just that, along with healthy changes in diet and lifestyle. Dietary modification is an important and proven aspect of chronic kidney disease treatment. Studies suggest that therapeutic diets that are restricted in protein, phosphorus and sodium content and high in water-soluble vitamins, fiber, and antioxidant concentrations may prolong life and improve quality of life in cats with CKD. One of these supplements that does great is DHA, a derivitive of Omega-3. Consider following the recommendations in this video, and to your cats best kidney health.