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RE: raw food and allergies (long)

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Posted by: cyclopsgrl at Sun Dec 31 14:32:32 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by cyclopsgrl ]  
   

3) Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul(TM) Cat Formula (this is what I feed my cats, but we are thinking about switching my mom's older cat off of it. We think it may be to much meat protein for his kidneys.

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Jaime -- Do think hard on it. The higher protein foods are very harsh on older cat kidneys. I started my boys on lower protein commercial Premium foods since about age 11 or so. I found Nutro Natural Choice for Seniors had lower protein than most... Watch your Senior foods, like Purina -- they acually have even higher protein than regular cat food. Kidney disease is a top killer in older cats. When Stanly started showing early signs of it about a year ago at age 14, vet switched the boys to Science Diet KD (Kidney Disease formula). It has kept his values steady at the low end of the disease for a solid year. Really slows the progression. Could be a year or more until he has symptoms. Pookey is benefitting by eating it, too, I suspect. Don't switch to it if there isn't a problem, but start now with a lower protein food if you have an older cat. Protein and I think it is Phosphorus (no longer have my notes) are what I read up on as lowering for senior cats. The Nutro Natural Choice Senior (Pepto Bismol colored bag) had lower of both without going to prescription KD levels... Definitely get off the high protein foods if you can...
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Tammy
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