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Diet For Kidney Disease
Nathaniel Said:Diet for K9 with Kidney Disease?
We Answered:There is a great yahoo group for dogs with kidney failure. The members there have a lot of great advice and tricks to keep your dog with you as long as possible. Please join and seek their advice.http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/K9Kid…
Don Said:my cat has to go on a prescription diet because of kidney disease?
We Answered:Just like with prescription drugs, prescription food can be obtained at places other than your vet. You get a prescription and then the online retailer will send it to you. Generally it's at less cost than the vet can offer it. As long as this is a reputable online retailer, it's the same food that your vet offers. And surely we all are looking for ways that save money without compromising the health of our cats!
Barry Said:Does anyone feed their cat Hi Tor Diet for kidney disease?
We Answered:I've never heard of these so I looked them up. Their list of ingredients isn't overly impressive - beef is debatable as a steady diet, byproducts are debatable as well.
I can't say whether or not these foods are any good or whether they do what they're supposed to, but if I were you I'd do some research into kidney disease in cats and see what foods others are feeding them.
The Felo diet contains:
Beef, Water Sufficient for Processing, Meat By-Products, Poultry By-Products, Liver, Chicken, Whole Egg, Guar Gum...
Water sufficient for Processing, Meat By-Products, Chicken, Beef, Liver, Ocean Fish, Rice Flour, Guar Gum....
And what do you know - I found an article.
"Several nutritional supplements may be helpful for cats with kidney disease. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to be beneficial in CRF. Antioxidants are also important. Both of these are contained in the highly digestible algae, Biosuperfood. A nutritional supplement called "Renafood" from Standard Process, is a good renal detoxifier and helps to maximize kidney function in cats. Give one or two a day. Most cats eat them readily if they are crushed into the food. Call Standard Process at 1-800-558-8740 to find a distributor in your area. Remember, though, that the basic diet is the most important factor in your cat's health, and no supplement will make up for poor quality nutrition. For more info on feeding, choosing a good food, and switching to a better diet, see the many nutrition articles in our Library."
Jane Said:What are some natural remedies and diet tips for my cat's kidney disease?
We Answered:First off...the kidneys are located just past the send of the rib cage on both sides...the right kidney is slightly closer to the front of the cat. Frontline Plus doesn't go into the animals system, so it will have no effects on the kidneys...so don't stop using it. I wouldn't reccomend any "natural remedies" without consulting your vet...cats and people can very different recations to plants...and a lot of plats can be nephrotoxic (toxic to the kidneys) in cats!
A diet wont help kidney failure until bloodwork confirms Azotemia...this means the that BUN and CREATINIE are elevated. So unless this has been confirmed by your vet, changing the diet wont help. However, if Azotemia is confirmed, then a low protein/low phospherous diet is highly recomended. The protein that is in the kidney diets is a high quality one. Several brands make kidney diets.... Purina NF, Royal Canin/IVD modified....Hill's K/D..... Royal Canin Renal LP..... However, they are by prescription only, so you have to get them from your vet. If you are interested in making your own diet, you can contact UC Davis, and for a small fee, they will formulate a diet you can cook at home specificaly for your cats needs....
I'm not sure why its going to take so long to confirm that your cat has kidney disease...a simple blood test should confirm if the kidney values are normal or not.
Stacy Said:I have a 1 yr old Shih Tzu that has been diagnosed with kidney disease and skin allergies. What diet?
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Home Remedies to Help or Cure Kidney Failure or Disease
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
12/28/2006: Carla from NSW Australia writes, "Apple Cider Vinger cleaned my Kidney. This was discovered after taking a full blood test."
Ted replies: "Dear Satish: Often times a kidney failure is due to excess acidity in urine as the acidity digests the kidney causing kidney failure much like the stomach acid digesting your kidneys. My own experience with kidney failure is often when urinary pH is between 5.0 to 5.5 but often times it can be as low as 4.5.
Therefore, taking 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 glass of water taken about twice a day should notice some relief in the kidney problems.
It takes two weeks to notice some improvement. In case of my own aunt who had kidney failure pending a surgical removal it took her 3 days of taking about this same amount or a bit more like 1 teaspoon of baking soda twice a day plus 1/2 glass of water for 3 days before the doctors decided her kidney was completely normal.
Kidney failure can have all kinds of causes, but the most common problem I do see is excess acidity of the urine.
If you are a perfectionist, a urinary pH precisely at 7 or as high as 7.34 is a pH that is unlikely to be acid to begin with, so it at least will give a chance for the kidney to recover.
An exception is that in case the kidney failure is of a diabetes complication, then it would appear treatment of avoiding strict no sugar diets to be very important to reduce that first along with the usual baking soda needed to raise urinary pH to at least 7.0, being neutral is the best figure I can imagine where there is practically speaking no acid that can destroy the kidneys.
There are other causes of kidney failure, but the information you supply me is lacking in details. I am therefor giving you a general ones that had worked for me the best. Ted"
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#1: Apple Cider Vinegar in a Spray Bottle
5/4/2006: Margaret from Northern Ireland writes us, "My Female Kerry Blue has been constantly licking and biting her feet particularly in between her paws for over a year now. Her pads were red raw and sometimes she found it difficult to walk she had so much pain, I had been to the Vets 4 or 5 times with her, injections, antibiotics, creams, shampoos, allergy tests etc, and she still continued to eat them. I discovered this website for Apple Cider Vinegar and went out straight away to get some , I put some into a spray bottle and sprayed her feet every morning and evening and like a miracle she has stopped completely, ( within 2 days!!). Her little paws are completely dry now and she is so happy - a completely different dog. I cannot recommend this product enough - it has done wonders for my dog. Margaret"
1/21/2007: Helen from Long Island, NY writes, "I tried Margaret's remedy of ACV and water on my cocker spaniel's feet and it is working. Thank you."
FLAX SEED OIL
3/10/2007: Tanya from Newport, NY writes: "My dog gets severe itching 2x per year due to allergies. I usually take her to the vet to refill her prenizone?. I hate the way it affects her. Constant urinating, weird eyes, always real hungry & thirsty. I was sick of seeing her like that. I search the internet for a natural remedy. FLAXSEED OIL!!! It is a natural anti inflammatory. I gave it a shot. 1 tbls 2-3x per day in 1/2 cup of cottage cheese. Her allergy was gone in 2 days, (opposed to 1 week with the meds) & she had more energy. Please search the internet for more information on this all natural oil. You wont believe it. Both for you and your pets. PS I'm trying the apple cider vinegar diet I found on this site, I will keep you posted on my progress. Thank You for this wonderful website."
Jessie Said:Kidney disease. Best diet to work with?
We Answered:Follow a renal diet, which consist of a low sodium & potassium diet. You can check out the website Davita, they have good recipes & suggestions. Good luck & if you have any additional questions, feel free to email me. :o)
Leo Said:Diet for Kidney Disease, Gout, and High Blood Pressure?
We Answered:Reading this question, you have symptoms of taking PPI acid blocking drugs. A couple of the hundreds of side effects include high blood pressure and damage the kidneys which includes renal failure. Of course i am just guessing but if you are, there are major health risks from acid blocking drug. My mother took PPI's for many years, suffered dozens of severe side effects and almost died from it.
If your high blood pressure is not from the acid blocker, then minimizing sugar and eliminating artificial flavours are very good for obtaining a relatively normal blood pressure. Replacing carbohydrates with healthy fats will also help control your blood pressure. For kidney disease, reducing salt in the diet is essential. Avoiding toxins is essential. Toxins are everywhere in a supermarket..food additives, preservatives, sodium nitrate...a long list. Check out the food additives to avoid and the kidney diet on the links below.
I did a lot of research for my mother and found nearly everyone with acid reflux has LOW stomach acid. So taking acid blockers is worsening the situation by lowering already low stomach acid and preventing absorption of nutrients. Digestive enzymes supplements (from plants) with each meal are brillant...it's why my mother is still alive.
Throwing away the acid blocker nexium, and taking digestive enzymes (with betaine hydrochloric acid for protein meals and without for non protein meals) saw her GERD and LPR vanish within 2 weeks (after 5 years), within 3 months blood pressure was, and still is, better than optimal and gastritis 80% better so far (after 25 years). Digestive enzymes break down food so acid problems don't occur. The betaine hydrochloric acid helps increase stomach acid and digest protein. As for gout, eat cherries, vitamin C and the herb devils claw...all help lower uric acid which causes gout.
Digestive enzyme supplements for acid reflux:
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Diet for kidney disease:
The deadly dozen additives to avoid: