Support your cat with the right food for kidney insufficiency
Our pets also suffer from illnesses. Chronic renal insufficiency (CRI) can lead to death in cats. The kidneys are gradually destroyed and are no longer able to function (in contrast to acute renal insufficiency (AKI), which occurs suddenly). This condition advances slowly over months and years without being detected. This is the most dangerous aspect. After your cat is diagnosed, you can quickly and easily help them with a renal diet food for cats.
As filter organs, the kidneys are essential for survival
Like humans, cats have two kidneys: they are on either side of the spine, in the lumbar region. The fat surrounding the kidneys protects them from cold, knocks or other injuries. As filtering organs, the kidneys purify the blood. The filtered substances (metabolic products) are then excreted from the body in the urine. Substances which would otherwise be toxic to the system are thus eliminated.
Other important metabolic actions
The kidneys regulate the fluid balance and the acid-base balance, as well as the balance of electrolytes and minerals. But they also have other functions – they produce hormones, have an impact on the bone metabolism and blood pressure, and are responsible for the formation of red blood cells. So the kidneys have a major role in the whole metabolism.
Signs of possible renal insufficiency
If the kidneys are no longer filtering and purifying the blood adequately, then the body slowly poisons itself. Only when around 75% of the kidney tissue has been destroyed, do metabolic disturbances become evident, with the cat showing the first signs of kidney disease. These are: an increased need to drink, and more frequent urination. Other symptoms can be loss of appetite, weight loss, dull or unkempt-looking coat, scratching or tiredness. The correct kidney diet food can help with these symptoms.
With a renal diet cat food, you can help your cat
Is your cat suffering from chronic renal insufficiency (CRI)? You can help your cat with a gentle kidney diet food for cats. With its nutrient provision which conforms to the medical indications, it reduces stress on the kidneys and helps to stabilise and improve the cat’s general condition. Happy Cat VET Renal features reduced phosphorous and sodium content based on need. The high-value protein content is specifically tailored to the needs of your pet. The delicious recipe ensures higher acceptance of the food, which results in increased food uptake. So with the renal diet cat food, your kitty will look forward to every mealtime.
To be able to feed your cat VET Renal, a consultation with your vet is necessary. The vet will investigate your cat’s symptoms and make a diagnosis. Then they will determine the appropriate medication and draw up a treatment plan. This will form the basis for deciding on the optimal feed.
Renal food for cats - soya-free and without artificial preservatives
We use a range of natural and species-appropriate raw ingredients for this food, mainly sourced locally. We intentionally include no soya, GM ingredients, or artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives (which might unnecessarily burden the cat’s kidneys). Our Natural Life Concept© is naturally included in the VET Renal Kidney Diet Cat Food. The nettle and dandelion which are included in the recipe are traditionally used for purification of the blood. The Happy Cat VET Special Diets don’t just help your cat with kidney insufficiency. Our wide range covers other conditions, such as excess weight/obesity, food intolerances / sensitivities, gastrointestinal disorders, skin irritations and struvite stones. Together with your vet, you can decide the right treatment and the best food for your cat.