Kidney disease is the leading cause of death among cats in the United States. It is growing problem, and now days, more and more cats are suffering from kidney associated problems. How can we protect of feline friends and safeguard their kidneys?
The best thing that can be done is adding moisture to your cat’s diet.
Dry food is the most harmful thing you can feed, especially to a senior cat. Wet food is substantially more expensive, but it is extremely healthier and better.
Cats have kidney problems because dry food is devoid of moisture. Felines are not great water drinkers, and over time, low moisture diets can cause organ and kidney health to decline. Not only this, dry food is increasingly more difficult to break down and process, causing added strain on kidney function. For those looking to protect and to be proactive in kidney care, adding these herbs and supplements to your cat’s diet can do wonders…
Astragalus Root Powder – A great maintenance herb that can be added daily to your cat’s food. Astragalus is an adaptogen that works to support and boost both immune function and kidney circulation.
Rehamannia – A Chinese herb that supports kidney and liver detoxification. Works as a blood tonic and helps expel toxins from the body.
Krill Oil – In research studies, doses of krill oil have been shown to slow the progression of renal failure and major kidney disease. Rich in astaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids, Krill oil can be an all around benefit for your cat.