I have 3 cats aged 22, the female has lost weight and after 2 visits to the vets and a £300 bill i have been told she has urinal and kidney problems. The vet has given me a diet of Hills feline K.D. which i have given her, but ive also noticed the same symtoms in the other 2 cats (they are the same litter) To be honest i really cant afford another £300 each for blood tests and im not sure if i should feed the other 2 the same food (they are on Hills feline C.D.) All the vet wants me to do is bring in the other 2 cats and i just cant afford to can you help.
Hello, I'm Dr. Bob.I'm sorry to read of your problems with your cats.K/d is fine to feed all three, and would be a good diet for any cat who is losing weight.Do you know if the cat you took in was tested for thyroid function?
Yes she was tested for thyroid function along with a few other things but the vet seemed to think it was her kidneys.
Okay, thank you. The reason I asked is that hyperthyroid cats often are kidney patients as well. If the thyroid had not been tested, the problem could have been more complicated. I didn't want to overlook a potential problem.The K/d should be just fine for all of them.If you should have further questions, please let me know.Kindest regards,Dr. Bob
Just one more question please. I have 3kg of feline CD as well as KD is it ok to leave the CD(as this is dry food ) down in the day and give them KD (which is meat)in the morning and evening. Am i ok to mix them both for the time being until the CD has run out.Or should i just bin the CD
C/d is an excellent food, but it is high in protein. K/d substitutes fat for a portion of the protein which eases the load on the kidneys. Mixing the C/d at around ten percent of the total ration by volume, would allow you to use up the amount you have on hand while not changing the effectiveness of the K/d appreciably.If I may be of further assistance, please let me know.Dr. Bob
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