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Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

By Dr. Andrew Jones

Chronic Kidney Disease will affect 20-50% of cats by the age of 15. Dr. Jones shows you how to tell if your cat has kidney failure, then highlights the most important holistic options.

The kidneys filter your pets blood, and remove toxins, concentrate water, maintain electrolytes, and produce hormones. To know if your cat has CKD, they may be going to the litter box often, or drinking more often. They may be weak, or have a sparse fur coat. If there are any of these signs, get your vet to take a blood and urine test to diagnose.

Five ways to help your cat with CKD:

Increase Fluid – Best way to introduce fluids, is to switch your cats food to completely canned food, as it has 80-90% water.

Phosphorus Binder – Add in a supplement to bind phosphorus. Decreasing phosphorus can help preserve kidney cells and slow progression. We have added a link below for the supplement Dr. Jones recommends.

Probiotics – to metabolize kidney toxins.

Essential Fatty Acids – Studies have shown to reduce inflammation and lessen damage to kidney cells. Try Dr. Jones’ Omega – 3 Supplement, link is below.

Natural Antacid – Studies have shown Slippery Elm to help with nausea and lack of eating that can happen with CKD. We have added a link below for the supplement Dr. Jones uses.

How to give Subcutaneous Fluids Video:

Phosphorus Binder, Epakitin: https://amzn.to/3qh3kb3
Dr Jones ULTIMATE Omega 3: http://www.theomega3supplement.com
Slippery Elm: https://amzn.to/377dymG


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Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM