Depending on the stage of your cat’s CKD, they may not require medication. Which we’re sure for many of you will be a relief. Not only do we not like pumping our pet full of chemicals, many cat’s will out-right refuse to take any medication.
There are a number of ways in which you can help treat your cat’s CKD without the use of medication, including:
1) Diet - Putting your cat on a diet to support the health of their kidneys is one of the quickest and easiest ways to improve their quality of life. In fact research has shown that cats with CKD who went on a prescription diet double their life expectancy, compared with cats on a standard cat food.
2) Water – Dehydration is a common symptom of CKD and one that can have severe implications for your cat. Which is why the simple act of ensuring your cat has access to plenty of water could help to improve their overall health.
Don’t forget - cats prefer to drink from full water bowls, or even better, running water.