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dealing with CKD(chronic kidney disease) in senior cats?

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dealing with CKD(chronic kidney disease) in senior cats?

anyone has the experience in this, will liquid K2, or prescribed medication such as Semintra, help slow down the process, and will Science Diet K/D be helpful? one of my cats is about 16. appreciate greatly if you have had the experience of dealing with this and the process, food, medication, and/or vets etc.
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My cat had chronic renal failure for many years before passing away.

Look at this chart and find the ones with the lowest phosphorous content while still retaining good amount of protein. Pet Valu carries quite a few of these on that list. All the online resources recommend wet food only.

https://catinfo.org/docs/CatFoodProtein ... sChart.pdf

Our vet also prescribed her Calcitriol (vitamin D).
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ak-47 wrote:
Dec 4th, 2018 12:54 am
My cat had chronic renal failure for many years before passing away.

Look at this chart and find the ones with the lowest phosphorous content while still retaining good amount of protein. Pet Valu carries quite a few of these on that list. All the online resources recommend wet food only.

https://catinfo.org/docs/CatFoodProtein ... sChart.pdf

Our vet also prescribed her Calcitriol (vitamin D).
thank you very much for the info. my cat hates wet food ever since he had the surgery for FLUTD when he was about 2 years old, this is a big problem. I could not find Calcitriol on

https://www.universalpetmeds.ca/

though. I saw "Semintra" in vet office, kinda like an ad on the wall, Universal Pet Meds has Semintra.

any blood test (the vet called Geriatric profile) and/or urine analysis you had done before or after you noticed the symptoms of renal problem in your cat? u mind telling me which vet you visited (PM please)?

one of the vets I called told me should get food with as low protein AND phosphorus as possible, high protein will increase the burden of the kidney?
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My cat was diagnosed with stage 3 (out of 4) kidney disease, two years ago. The vet put him on Hill's Prescription Diet K/D and a probiotic powder (Aventi Kidney Complete). Within a few days, his urinary frequency decreased to almost normal. And his kidney values were back to normal with the following bloodwork and urinalysis.

He still gets 1/4 can of wet food (any brand, not k/d) every morning for his other medication.
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