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Flouride and Kidney Disease
« on: July 20, 2015, 01:26:23 PM »
Just stumbled across this and wanted to share.  It sounds like cats with kidney disease should get very clean water:

http://www.littlebigcat.com/health/kidney-disease-in-older-cats/

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It should be noted that such "tolerable" fluoride levels are not acceptable for human patients on kidney dialysis, and cats and dogs with kidney disease are likely to be more prone to fluoride poisoning when impaired renal function means more fluoride retention in the body.
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This problem of fluoride contaminating some brands of pet food is compounded by pets being given fluoridated tap water to drink. Providing companion animals with purer water, like reverse-osmosis treated water, is advisable. (Brita-type filters do not remove fluoride). Cooking with fluoridated water simply concentrates fluoride in the food, a point that all pet food manufacturers must consider in addition to the ingredients they use in their manufactured pet foods.
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Re: Flouride and Kidney Disease
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 01:47:21 PM »
All of our cats drink bottled water. I don't even drink the junk out of the faucet lol
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Re: Flouride and Kidney Disease
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 04:22:50 PM »
All of our cats drink bottled water. I don't even drink the junk out of the faucet lol

Be careful . . . sometimes "bottled" water is actually tap water that's been bottled and labeled as "spring" water.
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Re: Flouride and Kidney Disease
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 05:08:56 PM »
Is there a list anywhere which brands this might be? We do buy the store brands
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Re: Flouride and Kidney Disease
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 08:45:30 PM »
I'm not aware of a list, but I'm sure you could find the information on Google.  However, here's a list from 2012 of bottled water that's not flouridated.  You may still want to research, as it's possible the information has changed since this list came out.

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/salud/salud_fluor35.htm
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