KIDNEY FAILURE IN CATS
Nowadays, the most common form of death in cats is chronic renal failure, or CRF. Unfortunately, the vast majority of cat owners do not recognise the signs of kidney failure until it is too late. This is because nearly 75% of kidney damage and loss will occur before the cat presents with any outward physical symptoms. . Therefore, it is tremendously important to get your cat on the right diet from the very beginning.
The outward signs and symptoms of CRF are as follows:
- weight loss
- loss of appetite
- increased thirst, frequent urination
- poor coat quality, massive loss of hair
- noticeable changes in behaviour, i.e. cowering, eating litter
What is behind this trend in renal fatalities? The latest research shows that commercial pet food is thought to have serious deficits in its nutritional content. This is often due to destruction of essential enzymes by heat processing. Animal fats (mostly saturated) are added to make the food taste better, along with colouring, preservatives and other chemicals. All this is a far cry from what a cat would eat in the wild. The result of this processed and unnatural food is a build up of toxins in the blood, lymph nodes and tissues of your cat's immune system, making your cat susceptible to disease.
In order to be healthy and active, your cat needs the nutrients, enzymes and amino acids that can only be found in raw meats. Without them, a cat will eventually develop problems such as skin disease and problems with its coat. We all know that a dull coat is a sign that your cat is not well. By giving your cat what it would normally eat in the wild, many of the humanlike health problems such as kidney failure can be prevented. Our cats are not couch potatoes, and were never meant to be!
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