Diet wet food for cats with kidney disease
Chronic kidney failure is the most common disease in older cats.
Chronic kidney disease is often only diagnosed when the actual trigger can no longer be found and 2/3 of the kidney tissue is already permanently damaged. The kidney can compensate for a dysfunction over a long period of time by having healthy parts of the kidney do the extra work. However, if it is 2/3 destroyed, the corresponding symptoms become noticeable in the animal, as the toxins that the kidneys can no longer excrete accumulate in the body. The cat often suffers from loss of appetite, weight loss, increased thirst and urination, diarrhea, vomiting, poor coat quality, bad breath, pale mucous membranes, etc.
How RENAL wet food supports your cat with chronic kidney weakness
MERAVITAL RENAL is a high premium wet diet developed by veterinarians and nutritionists that is perfectly adapted to the needs of cats with kidney disease. Since proteins that are not needed to build up the body’s substance put additional strain on the liver and kidneys, MERAVITAL RENAL contains a low content of high-quality proteins specially adapted to this disease. These are highly digestible and thus avoid stressing the urinary system with additional breakdown products such as urea. Since cats with kidney disease are often not able to break down phosphorus, MERAVITAL RENAL prevents this thanks to an adjusted phosphorus content. MERAVITAL RENAL is equipped with a specific mineral ratio that counteracts over-acidification of the body. Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) are able to alleviate inflammatory processes in tissue and have a positive effect on the filtering capacity of the kidneys. Mannan and fructo-oligosaccharides block the absorption of pathogenic germs through the intestinal mucosa.
Veterinary advice in case of kidney problems
Symptoms such as increased drinking, increased urination, lethargy etc. can also be signs of another serious illness such as diabetes, urinary tract problems . Meravital Renal should only be fed on the recommendation of a veterinarian and under appropriate medical supervision.
Our tips for using RENAL wet food:
You can also combine MERAVITAL RENAL wet food with MERAVITAL RENAL dry food. Make sure that your cat always has enough fresh drinking water available.
Please always offer your cat the food fresh and room temperature, as stale or cold food irritates the stomach and intestines.
We recommend storing opened canned food in a neutral plastic container in the refrigerator. The oxidation of open cans can lead to a loss of acceptance in the animal.
Feed small meals often.
If your cat does not show any appetite, start the treatment with MERAVITAL RENAL wet food, which you can slightly warm in a water bath (similar to baby food). The smell of heated wet food often arouses the appetite of sick cats.
Do not feed any other cat food (including treats) during treatment with MERAVITAL RENAL, otherwise the success of the treatment will be jeopardized. You can easily use MERAVITAL RENAL dry food as a snack in between meals.
In the case of chronic renal insufficiency, MERAVITAL RENAL or a kidney diet must be fed for life. An early kidney diet will prolong the life and above all the quality of life of your cat.
General tips for cats with kidney disease:
Have your cat with kidney disease regularly checked by a veterinarian.
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