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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cats that Dislike Kidney Diets

According to studies, cats with chronic renal failure that are on kidney diets live significantly longer than cats that are not on kidney diets. The most recent thought is that this is due to the fact that kidney diets limit phosphorus. Unfortunately, however, many cats are not too excited about kidney diets. There are now other options available that have been shown to benefit picky eaters: Epakitin which is a phosphorus binder that can be added to their food and Calcitriol which is a form of vitamin D that also decreases the level of phosphorus.