What snacks can you give your cat with kidney disease?
In today’s video, Robert will be answering that question. Cats getting diagnosed with kidney disease is very common as 1 in 3 cats are estimated to develop some level of kidney damage. Chronic kidney disease can occur in cats when their kidneys have lost function to the point where they cannot filter the blood at a healthy rate. There are some snacks that you can give to your cat with kidney disease.
Kidney disease in cats can be hard to detect during the first stages but there are a few symptoms that you need to watch out for. Most cats show zero symptoms until kidney disease progresses to a deadly level. The most common sign is when you notice your cat’s increase in thirst and an increase in their urination. Once the kidneys are damaged to a certain extent, your cat’s kidneys can no longer concentrate urine in a safe manner. Weight loss, vomiting, fatigues, bad breath, dehydration, and diarrhea are among some other symptoms of kidney disease for cats.
What Do Cats With Kidney Disease Need?
Your cat with kidney disease needs a special renal diet to achieve good kidney health. This means you need to make sure your cat gets enough water throughout the day. You may also need to reduce protein and high-sodium cat foods as they can further damage the kidneys. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly beneficial for cats with kidney disease as they can largely help reduce inflammation.
To make sure that your cat is getting the best kidney-friendly snacks with kidney disease, be sure to follow these guidelines. Some of the best and safe snacks for your cat with kidney disease are plain-cooked chicken, bonito flakes, cantaloupes, PureBites freeze-dried treats, Tiki cat stix, and unsalted butter. Be sure to always check the label to make sure you’re limiting sodium. Reduce the dry treats intake as too much of it can lead to dehydration.
Cats with kidney disease may have to limit certain foods high in protein and sodium but these are some kidney-friendly snacks that you can give to your cat with kidney disease.
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