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What type of food is best for a 20.5 yr. old female spayed

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What type of food is best for a 20.5 yr. old female spayed cat dx with chronic kidney disease: Phos.level of 11.7 & NA level of 165?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  DrChristineM replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question. Are you looking for an over-the-counter food or a prescription food?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Whatever is best for my little girl.

Expert:  DrChristineM replied 1 year ago.
Ok, thank you. In most cases, we will recommend a prescription diet, but these can very unpalatable for most cats. If this were my cat, I would start with seeing if she will eat Royal Canin's Renal LP (prescription).
If she won't eat it, you can look for a low protein/low phosphorus over-the-counter diet. There are many options out there. The most important thing is that she eat!
Here are two sites that give protein & phosphorus content of various foods:
Wet diets http://www.felinecrf.org/canned_food_usa.htm
Dry diets http://www.felinecrf.org/dry_food_usa.htm

When you look at these tables, you want to look at the first two columns (% Phosphorus and % Protein) and find a diet that is low in both.

I hope this information is helpful, please let me know if I can clarify anything or answer any other questions for you!
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