Author Topic: Half of All Cats, Over Age 10, Suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease  (Read 618 times)

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Feeding cats an exclusively dry food diet is also associated with development of CKD. Cats are designed by nature to get most or all of their water from their prey, and they don’t have the thirst drive of other species. Kibble provides a very small percentage of the water a canned or raw diet provides. Cats eating only kibble suffer chronic mild dehydration that causes significant stress to the kidneys over time.

Dry diets are also linked to feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), because they result in highly concentrated urine.

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Re: Half of All Cats, Over Age 10, Suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 11:00:20 AM »
And maybe it's in part to all the hidden "Melamine, Aflatoxins, and Cyanuric acid found in pet foods" that the FDA thinks is "acceptable levels." since they won't take care of us or our pets the way the European nations do!
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