Kidney disease in cats is becoming increasingly common. This is in spite of all the special diets and the comprehensive veterinary treatments. Yet it wasn’t always this way. Something, somewhere along the line, has gone horribly wrong. But hope is just around the corner, with a system of natural cat health care.

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Let’s look at what kidney disease in cats is all about. It covers all the areas of the renal system, from kidney disorders to urethral disorders and everything in between. The veterinary terms include:

  • nephritis, pyelonephritis
  • nephrosis
  • urolithiasis
  • cystitis
  • haematuria
  • kidney stones
  • paralysis of the bladder
  • diabetes

Many of these conditions are inflammatory conditions. The focus of the symptoms is around urine, whether it is difficulty passing urine, unhealthy appearance, copious urine, scanty urine or pain passing urine.

There can be a variety of causes of kidney disease in cats. Some of them include:

  • ingestion of a poisonous substance
  • diet
  • previous or current veterinary medications
  • dehydration
  • ill health

The veterinary diagnosis of kidney disease in cats is through a blood test, urinalysis, a urine test, ultrasound, X-ray or a biopsy. Some of these tests are very invasive, so should be reserved for when they are essential, rather than routine done.

The veterinary treatment of this problem is with a variety of medications. Unfortunately all veterinary medications are liver toxic and immune suppressive. They do not treat the underlying cause. Instead, they are a suppressive band aid. Your cat may well appear to recover from the disease, but either this will return after stopping the medication, or worse things will follow.

This is the nature of health. By suppressing the natural expression of the body, it drives the problem inside, making it worse. Sooner or later, the body will again respond, but this time with a more serious problem.

The alternative is to look at the cause of each problem. If the cause of the problem is from the ingestion of a poisonous substance, dehydration or some other obvious cause, then the prompt treatment can be totally curative. However, if there is any delay in the treatment and the cat has an under-active immune system, they may not be able to recover.

If the cause is the diet, which is the most common cause and explains why it is now so prevalent, the obvious treatment is to change the diet. But don’t do a sideways move to another brand. Instead, consider a quality, natural diet more in keeping with how your cat evolved.

The wrong diet is the major cause of inflammation.

If the cause of the problem is from past or current veterinary medication, as it can be so often, then the best way to undo this damage is to use homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy doesn’t just treat the normal health issues of a cat, it can also undo the damage of past medications.

People often turn to homeopathy as a last ditch effort. However, if you use it as your first choice of health care for your cat, then you can save yourself a lot of heartache and many $$, not to mention the trouble you save your cat.

Using natural cat health care for all health problems, including kidney disease in cats, can make a world of different to how happy and healthy your cat is.


Madeleine Innocent
Madeleine Innocent

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    4 replies to "Treating Kidney Disease in Cats"

    • julie&keesha

      My 14 year old beautiful kitty was just diagnosed with kidney issues in the last 3 wks. I have been giving her Sub Q fluids which helped but will not heal her. Any suggestions?

      SHe has had rhinitis -diagnosedin April after having what seemed like a cold that would not go away. We did a CT and biopsy. SHe was on prednisolone which helped somewhat but not consistently. We are now tapering her off of it.

      I took her to a vet how is knowledgeable in NAET and thinks Keesha is allergic to the clay cat litter , and to rabies vaccine. 3 wks ago, I changed her to wheat litter (S’wheat Scoop) which she seemed ok with but in the last couple of days she is peeing outside the box on a pad. Very difficult to see. I don’t know if she is feeling better since being hydrated and is saying now that she does not like the new litter.

      SInce she is weaker since the kidney issues surfaced, I have added another litter box to help her not have to go too far for it; it is also lower and easier to for her to get in and out of.

      I don’t know why she is not using it. Any thoughts? Peeing on the rug gets very old, fast.

      Where do you practice?
      What is typcial homeopathy for this?

      THank you.

      Julie and Keesha
      Princeton NJ

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Kidney problems are common in cats. I suggest that you immediately start to feed her a quality, natural diet as diet is perhaps the main culprit for most problems.
      I would also try to make sure she gets outside. Indoor cats suffer much more. Even if it is only for short periods, feeling the soil beneath their feet, rolling in the sun can make an enormous difference.
      Peeing outside the litter tray simply means something is wrong.
      The rabies vaccine may be the culprit. Allergies tend to develop after vaccines.
      I am in Western Australia. This link may help you find someone too.

    • Luiza

      Dear Ms Innocent,

      I am writing you from Eastern Europe regarding my male cat.

      I think he has stones, I didnt go to the vet yet.

      Today I saw that he stayed a lot of time in the litter, he exibited unusual behaviour today, crying a lot and being agiteted, he couldnt find his place.

      Recently he drinks a lot of water, he also goes quite often to the litter, I never thought untill seeing his behaviour from today that he might have problems.
      I observed that he licked his genitalia often today.

      He is still playfull, he is 1 year and 3 months old.

      I feed him premium food (Purina and Royal Canin) and after he got sterilised (he was about 14 months old) I started to give him bottled water to drink.

      I dont want to go to the vet because I dont believe in alopathic medicine and I never heard of a holistic vet in my country, please help me, tell me what herbs I could give to my cat, if there’s a special diet (I tried to give him raw meet but he doesn’t accept it, he doesnt like also cooked meat, I give him cold pressed olive oil and he likes it, ocasionally I mix chamomile tea in his water).

      Evan if he doesnt have stones, I would like to know what kind of herbal teas I could give him to prevent stones.

      Thank you very much,


    • Madeleine Innocent

      Luiza, I am not a herbalist, so can’t help you there. I am a homeopath. You need to be vary careful about which herbs you give your cats, as many can harm them.
      I suggest the diet is the cause of the stones and once you feed him a quality, natural one, they will eliminate themselves. All cats resist change, so don’t be phased by this. A quality diet is detailed in my ebook. As is how to convert a resistant cat!
      No homeopath can give you general advice on health care, as it depends on the individual. You don’t need to consult with one in person either. You can do so over the phone or Skype.
      You may be able to find someone in your country who can help, from the list below.

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