Can anyone suggest a diet that has worked for them or help me understand what an appropriate nutritional profile should be for a renal diet?
Last year, my cat was diagnosed with possible early stage renal failure and was put on a prescription diet. She did not like the food, and I was appalled at the ingredients. After doing much research, I found Sensible Choice Senior dry (made by Royal Canin). It does have some corn product in it, but no by-products, and it is low in phosphorus. She loves it.
For canned food (which is her main food), I feed her Innova Lite, which is low in phosphorus, as well as some brands of Wellness canned food. She loves these as well. To find out which foods are low in protein and phosphorus, you can go to this web site:
There is also:
There is both canned and dry food information. Great sources of info. You can make comparisons between the prescription food and the commercial food.
Although a second opinion pronounced her healthy, I keep on her on this food. Her coat is beautiful and she hardly ever throws up anymore, not to mention that the litter box in no longer malodorous!
I'm so sorry to hear about Snickers. Good luck!
Edit to add: Just for a point of comparison, the Hills K/D dry prescription food I fed her has 28.20% protein and .460% phosphorous. The Sensible Choice I now feed her has 30.80% protein and .650% phosphorous.
The Eukanuba Renal wet food is 31.71% protein and .76% phosphorous. The Innova Lite is 38.4% protein and .54% phosphorous.