Last Modified on May 30, 2015
Our cats in particular are in danger of suffering chronic renal failure, but any aged pet or a pet who has somehow suffered prolonged stress to the kidneys may experience renal failure. Inadequate water supply, unhealthy diet, infectious diseases, and environmental toxins can trigger the condition.
Kidney failure is generally the result of disease or of prolonged stress to the kidneys, though physical damage or shock can also be an acute cause. However, it is also one of the most common killers of cats, and in old age renal failure may be more or less unavoidable after a certain point. With renal failure, toxins are not removed from the body efficiently and as a result the cat or dog's health will deteriorate generally. This may happen quickly or over an extended period of time.
Natural Remedies: Apple cider vinegar added to your pet's water or food is often recommended to improve urinary function and kidney health. Increased water consumption, including saturating your pet's food supply, is a critical first step if you can get your pet to drink. Dandelion leaves and other natural herbs and supplements are also a possibility if added to your cat's, dog's, or other pet's diet to prevent and reverse kidney failure.
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[YEA] We took in a stray female 3 years ago. She had been on her own for over a month at least. She had a hernia, was in heat, and on the verge of kidney failure. The vet fixed up what he could and told us that this cat of possibly 1 year old was not going to make it given her high creatin (3.3) and BUN levels. Over the next year, we added water to her food and nursed her back to health and a better creatin level.
A year ago in May, the vet said she was starting to move back up (2.8) and that we would have to put her on special food to prolong her life. She refuses the kidney diet food no matter how I hid around her other food. So I came here and read about the Aloe Vera Inner Filet juice that helped others. I bought the 'Lily of the Desert' brand, made sure it said 'Inner Filet' and started using that instead of water to moisten her food.
December 2013, her creatin moved lower to 2.7. Last May it moved to 2.5. This past weekend, it was 2.1. She is without kidney issues now, uses her litter box regularly, cleans her coat thoroughly, has a good weight, is active. I am very thankful for this site for providing me the clue to help our sweet little kitty live a longer, less painful life!
My cat, Chaki, has been diagnosed with CRF. I have been reading about pet remedies on your site. There have been reccomendations for a particular brand of Aloe Vera, which is not available in India. Can I give her a tiny bit of fresh aloe vera pulp from the plant which I have in a pot? I can put it into her food and should camouflage nicely. If so how much of it should I give? Chaki is in CRF but not yet acute. Would be most grateful for some info on this. - Rukmini
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Small Town, Nh, Usa