Cat diagnosed with kidney disease - seeking input
Hi Folk's, I am so sad to learn that by beloved cat Sandy has some early kidney problem's as shown by her creatinine and specific gravity #'s. I rescued her off the street in 2007 when I was home on disability and on chemo at the time. I would just sit on a rocker outside (due to low energy) and Sandy would more often than not come by and sit not far from me. So I adopted her.
Sandy's vet has asked me to put her on the Hill's prescription K/D Kidney care diet. And I started the conversion as of this morning. My understanding is that it is a lower protein formula, but is also designed to provide other benefit's for the kidney's.
I am also researching other views on the best diet for Sandy...Dr. Karen Becker who I believe is a world renown nutritional vet (I can't say for sure though as I am just starting my research), has a different view about protein. She says that older cat's (Sandy is about 14 year's old) including those with kidney disease need (more) not less protein. But it needs to be very high quality protein - that is, human grade if possible.
Obviously I want to do the best I can for Sandy, so I have the following question's:
1) Does anyone here use the Hill's Kidney care diet for their cat? How has it worked? How long has your can survived on it so far?
2) Does anyone here know of Dr. Becker? Or used a human grade protein diet with their cat with kidney issues? How has it worked, and how long has your cat survived so far?
Any and all input welcome in this difficult choice.
Joe and Sandy
Last edited by auto; 08-02-2019 at 02:05 PM.