I suggest giving your kitty or dog one tablet a day of Standard Process’s Feline Renal Support tablets. I have given this supplement tablets to all our cats starting from 7 years of age just for additional support from the aging process in addition to feeding them our raw recipe.
Dr Anna Wolf started out Lady Natascha on them at age 16 when she her kidney levels started showing higher than normal in her blood work. After she was on the SP Feline Renal Support tablets for 30 days, I rechecked her blood work and the levels went back into the normal range. I was very impressed with this additional supplement to support the kidneys.
None of our cats have passed away by kidney or thyroid failure, and they lived to 19 and 20 without those health issues.
You can order the Standard Process Feline Renal Support tablets from Dr Anna Wolf (our vet) by email here email@example.com .
Be safe, happy and healthy,
Felice & Alex
Rosemary Extract used in all pre-ground poultry such as Turkey. I have been telling everyone to not use this meat becasue of it’s toxicity to cats. However, I asked Dr Wolf again about this and she replied here…
‘Toxicity. Rosemary is not listed on the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animal’s lists of toxic plants for dogs or cats, and is not considered toxic to pets. However, it does contain volatile oils that can cause stomach upset or depression of the nervous system if consumed in large amounts.’
I think you are ok in a small amount but watch for any sensitivity.
Dr. Anna Maria Wolf
Another delicacy cartoons would have you believe cats love is raw fish, which may actually be bad for them. Uncooked fish can contain bacteria that are harmful to cats and can cause food poisoning. Also, an enzyme in raw fish destroys thiamine, an essential B vitamin, which can lead to neurological problems.This includes tuna fish raw or cooked as well.
We adopted Ziggy, a Ragamuffin kitten, a little over three years. We continued to feed him the costly cat/kitten grain-free food that he had always eaten. He began to get colitis every 8-10 weeks within a few months of adopting him. He would run a high fever, vomit, develop horrible diarrhea, and was very sick. Each time, the vet would give him steroid and antibiotic shots which would fix the illness, but only for a matter of weeks. After MANY expensive trips to the vet, I asked if there was something else that could been done or changed to prevent future occurrences. The vet told me not really, that it was just that way my cat’s system was.
I was desperate to find something to help Ziggy. We were tired of his being sick, high vet bills, cleaning up vomit, washing a long-haired cat regularly due to the diarrhea, and gagging at an extremely foul-smelling litter box that permeated the entire house. Our research revealed Feline Instincts and a raw meat diet. Finally, a possible solution for Ziggy. Plus, it just made sense. I ordered the supplement hoping to help heal my cat AND keep him well. A lifetime of his being sick. plus the problems that would be caused by the excessive medicines, were not acceptable.
Since we have started the raw meat diet with Feline Instincts’ supplements, our cat has only been sick one time in almost two years, and that time was because he got into my son’s pizza. I have a healthy, happy cat now who is thriving! Litter box cleaning is not disgusting anymore, and my house does not stink. (It used to smell horrible anytime he used his litter box!!!!!) We are not having to regularly give him “bottom baths” due to potty issues either.
Feline Instincts has been such a blessing for my cat and my family. I am so thankful for a healthy, easy to prepare diet for my cat, who is now vibrant and flourishing. If I could reach through the computer and hug the creators of Feline Instincts, I would. Thank you so much for restoring my cat’s health and saving our budget, noses, and sanity!!!
Thanks to Cindy for her great idea when her Mr Thomas had to ware a cone for his post surgery of a fatty tumor.
Mr Thomas was licking the stitches so the vet put one of those cones on it that scared not only him but all his feline friends in the house as well. So Cindy thought to do a wrap and takes it off only to put more anti itch cream on his incision
Smart Mom Cat!!
Her another site for the wraps
After surgery wrap
Feeding dry foods is what causes creatine levels to be higher then normal unless there is a tumor or a deformity of the kidneys.
Dry foods no matter what kind it is will dehydrate the kidneys causing the cat or dog to drink more water. This makes the kidneys work really hard by dehydrating them and hydrating them. This ongoing off and on will wear the kidneys out faster than old age will do. Think of your heart organ working all the time if you were to run every day and never stop. Your heart would be stressed from this right? Well so will the kidneys or any other organ that works more than it should.
As for the higher kidneys levels in blood work when fed a raw diet; only the BUN level can be slightly higher because this stands for the protein in the diet which a raw diet is a higher quality protein then processed foods are. On the other hand, the higher levels of the creatine are sign of damage to the kidneys, BUT dehydrated kidneys will show signs of damage causing the creatine levels to be high and can be corrected once you stop the dry foods entirely.
Cats are literally not designed to eat anything but raw. All their organs and digestive system runs smoothly on raw and all processed foods that are cooked are alkaline. Raw keeps the cat’s system acidic so that his body thrives and functions purrfectly…
Alkaline diets (AKA all commercially processed COOKED foods) disturb a felines digestive and urinary balance. A homemade raw meat cat food diet will help to maintain the pH acidic environment necessary for their digestion and absorption of calcium. The acidic environment stimulates the pancreas to reduce digestive enzymes; this maintains pancreatic health and prevents atrophy of this important organ and others. The strong digestive secretions allow very few parasites to get past the stomach.
It is important to note that commercial pet foods, which are cereal-based or not, do not nurture a naturally pH acidic stomach environment like a raw meat diet for cats; because of this, Feline Diabetes, Feline Urinary problems (FUS) and Feline Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) and early kidney disease normally disappear when fed a raw meat diet. Alkaline diets disturb a felines digestive and urinary balance.
I hope this was helpful