Searching for the best natural food for cats with kidney disease can result in a lot of conflicting advice. Wonderful though the internet is, you can always find websites that will agree with our current mindset.
That isn’t very helpful. It’s much healthier to have our minds stretched so we learn more. And that’s what this article is about – a teaser to stimulate thought.
Searching for natural food and natural treatment for you, let along your cat, isn’t easy. It tends to make it obvious that either you are swimming against the tide, or that many companies and individuals are masquerading as natural purely for marketing reasons. It can be frustrating.
And it isn’t easy.
It is unlikely that you will find any natural cat food on the shelves of your local supermarket/grocery store. At least, not the real deal. To confirm, just check the ingredients. In addition, any natural cat food will either be frozen or have a very short sell by date – days. Because it’s fresh meat. Forget packets or cans.
So what are the options?
First, please understand that the natural food for cats with kidney disease is no different from any good quality natural cat food.
Vets have been trained that cats with kidney disease need low protein food. THIS IS COMPLETELY FALSE. Please don’t buy into this. IT IS THE LACK OF QUALITY PROTEIN, that is a major cause of kidney disease in cats.
When you appreciate that Big Pet Food trains vets at college, you can see that they aren’t given independent information. It’s very industry based. Some ‘see the light’ and don’t sell commercial pet food. But very few, as it is a major source of income.
Just by changing the diet to a quality, natural one, it is possible to reverse your cats kidney disease. Permanently.
So the next question is what is the best one?
There are several frozen natural cat foods on the market, that are exclusively sold online. Some are good, some not so. How can you tell?
This is a complex subject that needs taking one step at a time. Because for a balanced diet, you need to know quite a lot. For example, you need to know:
- what a balanced diet is so you can check the ingredients
- if supplements are necessary and if so, which ones and are they included
- if you need to add any extra food, along with the brand. And if so, what?
It isn’t enough to rely on a brand. That’s one of the most likely explanations for why you’re here in the first place – you fed your cat a diet that was supposed to be healthy, but resulted in your cat’s dis-ease.
The ethics of a company can also change quickly – with a change of ownership or with new board members. How would you know?
The much better way, the much more informative way is to learn what the best diet is for cats, then make it yourself from scratch. Or at least be discerning enough to recognise what is the best brand.
The next questions are – how do you make the switch over? Will your cat take to it easily? Wiil there be any adverse reactions in the early days? If so, how do you manage them?
Let me walk you through a gradual process of understanding cats and their real needs, including the best natural food for cats with kidney disease. Then you can expect the best results.