Chronic Renal Failure Remedies

| Modified on Jul 08, 2021

Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Kim (Colorado Springs, Co) on 09/14/2020
5 out of 5 stars

My 15-year-old cat was attacked by a mountain lion. And although his head wounds healed quickly and beautifully, his body, which had already had moderate arthritis in his legs and back, did not recover and continued to go dramatically downhill to the point where he was barely eating and drinking, losing massive amounts of weight, vomiting, constipated, all signs of renal failure, thyroid issues, etc. The vet thought the shock and physical trauma of the attack kicked other underlying issues in his body into high gear because he was exhibiting none of these symptoms before, was climbing trees still, jumping up on counters, very active and happy... A little uncomfortable due to his arthritis, but we were managing with cosequin and Fish oil.

I already had him on taste of the wild wet and dry, no grain, organic food beforehand, with a few pills of Cosequin in his food every day, along with fish oil and also some colloidal silver, so he already had a good foundation.

In desperation, after an all night visit to a vet where Smokey was constipated, Dehydrated, in massive pain, muscle spasms in his back, legs, rectum, and barely able to walk due to the constipation and pain, I went to Earth Clinic to look up what I could do for him and found this thread on George's aloe vera juice. First I ordered it from Amazon, and then I called my local natural grocers and asked if they had it. They did, I went and picked it up, and immediately gave my cat 2mL of aloe vera juice via syringe and also put some in his wet food, along with what I normally put in there, and fed it to him. I repeated the process four hours later, and then eight hours later. Then we went to bed.

When I woke up, I Smokey was in a nearby chair, perked up, and immediately came over to be pet!!!

The transformation was dramatic. Smokey is no longer dehydrated, His bones are no longer sticking out, he's walking around much more normally/more normal gait, Appetite back, Seems content/not in acute pain, and in general is behaving much more like the Smokey I knew before the attack. This is after only a half day of treatment. I have already given him his morning dose and he's now sleeping peacefully nearby.

I'm going to the vet later today for a follow-up from this weekend and will discuss with them what I've done. I plan on continuing 3 mL twice a day until he is fully recovered, and then I will continue 2 milliliters twice a day in his wet food for the rest of his life. I also just got him tested on Friday (before the weekend at the vet followed by aloe Vera miracle), for bloodwork/urine/fecal testing, And will have that done again in a month to compare the testing after the aloe vera treatment.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Jesus for answered prayer, and to Earth Clinic providing that answer!!!


Chronic Renal Failure in Dogs
Posted by Jamie (Minneapolis, MN) on 02/24/2019

These are all great comments/advice/info for chronic renal failure. I noticed a lot of the comments were for cats...do you think the same would apply for a dog with advanced kidney failure (ACV,Aloe Vera,etc)? Any other advice? The vet said to put her down but gave her the IV stuff...I have the NON-GMO extra virgin organic coconut oil, dark non-gmo thigh meat, I also heard sodium bicarbonate (Organic)..a bit in water to up the ph also assists with animals that have kidney failure.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jamie (Minneapolis, MN) on 02/24/2019

These are all great comments/advice/info for chronic renal failure. I noticed a lot of the comments were for cats...do you think the same would apply for a dog with advanced kidney failure (ACV,Aloe Vera,etc)? Any other advice? The vet said to put her down but gave her the IV stuff...I have the NON-GMO extra virgin organic coconut oil, dark non-gmo thigh meat, I also heard sodium bicarbonate (Organic)..a bit in water to up the ph also assists with animals that have kidney failure.


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Christina (Ks) on 02/25/2018

Recommending diatomaceous earth is not a good idea for any animal in renal failure. Specifically, it is a natural diuretic, so if the animal isn't drinking enough water, it will dehydrate the animal more and will increase BUN and Creatitine values. Also, it is known to cause kidney stones in animals that do not drink enough water. Plus, if the animal is already on a blood pressure medication, it will interact with it.


Chlorophyll
Posted by Sandra (Missouri) on 02/13/2018

Try Lysine 500mg from Vetriscience, helped with Herpes virus around eyes, which created dark crusts of tearing.


Chronic Renal Failure Remedies
Posted by Ian Noelle (Franklin, Tn) on 11/17/2017

I had a similar situation. If your pet is having a bathroom issue with bowel movements, ask the vet to administer an enema first. Next, buy GRAIN-FREE canned dog food from a pet store or Whole Foods. Buy the best quality you can afford. If you understand all the ingredients, that's a good start to begin with. Mix the canned food with filtered water and a teaspoon of raw, organic apple cider vinegar to the consistency of slurried mashed potatoes. If the dog eats it, feed again on schedule. If the dog is unable to eat it, replace the food with a fresh batch on schedule. Consider not feeding dry food unless it's GRAIN-FREE and very high quality. There are LOTS of chemicals in conventional grains. Your dog's organs probably can't handle them any longer. Once I switched my very sick, beloved old pet over to the above regimen, it was a life-saver.


Chronic Renal Failure Remedies
Posted by Art (California ) on 11/17/2017 1002 posts

In reply to Bea (Ca),

Please ask your vet if they can try melatonin for your dog. Given that your vet is recommending putting your dog down, he/she may be open to melatonin. Melatonin is protective of the kidneys and is also helpful for pancreatitis while having a very good safety profile. The main problem is that most studies are rodent studies and dog studies are likely to be rare or non-existent so you only have the rodent or human studies to go from. Dogs can take melatonin, but your veterinarian will have to determine the dose. For such a small dog, you may be looking at the area of one or two milligrams or maybe even less. Here are a few studies which discuss melatonin:

https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/453164

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27830885

http://www.jpp.krakow.pl/journal/archive/06_16/pdf/411_06_16_article.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29089475

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28854709

Good luck with your dog, Bea!

Art


Chronic Renal Failure Remedies
Posted by Bea (Ca) on 11/17/2017

I don't know if I am posting in the right place. I have a chihuahua I love dearly. She was rescued from a puppy mill where she was bred and not fed and when I got her all her ribs showed and her back legs did not work but within a month she actually got very plump due to lack of muscle rather than over feeding and she became very active and is the sweetest most precious dog. I never fed her dry dog food but she gobbled it up at a friends house so I bought her some.

She threw up the next day and has not eaten since and when I took her to the vet they said she has pancreatitis and stage 4 kidney failure and said I should put her down but I could not do that since she appeared totally fine and her happy self before the day I made a huge mistake by giving her dry dog food. She has not eaten for 2 weeks. The vet said I would have to give her IV fluids daily for the rest of her life. She was throwing up but has stopped with 4 days of Cerenia medication. She is drinking water and keeping it down for now

Everything I have read pertains to cats only. I have not found anything on EC regarding dogs.

Avoid Flea Control Medications
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 11/15/2017

I hope Sassy has made her recovery. Consider using the egg shampoo recipe instead of Dawn (chemicals) to bathe her, and essential oils to control fleas. I don't tolerate dish soap even just washing dishes, she may be intolerant of the Dawn as well. Best wishes.


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Ana B (Philippines) on 10/05/2017

I read about your posts re kidney disease and aloe vera. I have a cat who was losing weight, had ammonia smell in mouth, was dehydrated and wasn't eating.

I bought Lakewood Organic Pure Aloe (with inner leaf) and mixed a tsp with her wet food and boiled egg yolk every morning for around 5 days already.

She has eats a lot now, pees well and seems to be stronger. She is slowly gaining weight and less dehydrated.

Am grateful for the posts you've made because your advices have helped her a lot.

Thank you!!


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Sheernirvana (Illinois) on 08/17/2017

In my research (and experience), renal failure is not a painful way for them to pass on. Any body (human or otherwise) that is shutting down generally has this natural reaction... it does not mean they are in pain. I've had to put one of my cats down and it's a horrible memory that I questioned time and again. Obviously, I'd never neglect my cat - mine is going on 16 and was diagnosed last year with end-stage renal failure. I changed his food, saw he wasn't eating much of the stuff prescribed by the vet and then used by instincts and switched him off that until I found something he enjoys and can keep down (in his case, Nutro Chicken and Shrimp pate was the ONLY one). I stopped adding the powder the vet told me to sprinkle on top, because my cat didn't like it. I'm lucky in that he's always been a huge lover of water... as they age they can forget to eat and / or drink as much so I remind him. Vets don't always have all the answers and sometimes 'Mommy knows best'.


Raw Food Diet and Miscellaneous Supplements
Posted by Ann (Broomfield, Co) on 07/09/2017

What to do if cat has anemia and kidney disease.
Constipation is huge.

I make my own egg shell powder for binder but switching to NOW Calcium Carbonate, vet advice.

She is in last stage kidney disease. Eats, drinks and urinates. Cannot walk much and strains to have a stool.
Mood is fine and wants to walk but gets tired.

I am feeding her bff duck and tuna pouch, tuna and turkey pouch and tuna and chicken pouch. I boiled chicken livers for a treat once a week. I give sub q daily. She has B complex mixed in food, d mannose to prevent any uti, and Slippery Elm Bark for constipation.

Too afraid to try raw...

Any thoughts?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tearosekennedy (Lanarkshire) on 06/21/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My beautiful cat was saved from almost certain death due to the information on this amazing website.

He had a terrible reaction when the vet put him under to extract blood *(he's part feral, do not mess) and wouldn't eat or drink upon his return from the vet. He would just sit there with his head hanging over his water bowl looking very sorry for himself.

Although I several times contacted the out of hours vet and was told to sit and wait, that he would come round, I panicked at about 10pm that evening as I could tell he had become terribly dehydrated and took him to the pet hospital where he was given an IV and rehydrated.

Home again the next day, he still assumed what they call the "meatloaf" position (when they look like a bunched up chicken, not sure why it's called meatloaf) with his poor wee head hanging over his water bowl but not drinking.

The dehydration had given his kidneys a boot in the balls and now he was very sick, I could tell he might not actually live much longer considering his age. I took to Earth Clinic, which deserves awards handed out from God's Angels and found a popular remedy of administering diluted Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (with the 'mother') to my friend to make him start drinking.

Luckily I had some in the cupboard, along with a plastic syringe thing in my kitchen draw. I diluted about 1ml ACV with 2mls of water and snuck up on him with a towel and the syringe, apologising all the time and making calming noises and telling him this would make him better. I was a bit cynical but desperate.

Although gentle, I firmly swaddled him in the large towel up to his chest - those claws are huge - then opened his wee mouth and squirted the liquid *across* his tongue, entering from the *side* of his mouth. I hoped this would prevent choking and thank God it did.

I watched him mournfully for the next 20 minutes until he again sat at his nice fresh waiting water bowl, head hanging down, bunched like a chicken. Not two minutes after this, he put his nose down and began to lap. 20 minutes!

I continued with the administration for the next few days, in all I felt he needed a shot of AVC four times, following which he was drinking of his own accord. Thank you, EarthClinic and all those who come back to say if something has worked or not. My furry friend is alive today because of it.

They should pass this info on at the vets when they suspect a cat is having kidney failure - how many people have lost their furbabies because of the "no advising anything but chemicals" protocol.

Now I'm having to deal with his kidney failure due to his over-anesthetisation but that is another story. It has been nearly a year since the incident and he's doing well.

Kindest regards,
Tearosekennedy


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/30/2017

Woot!


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by April (Burbank Ca) on 05/27/2017

Dear Theresa:

I had kitty to his doctor last Friday and the doc said it isn't time to take him in. He's eating, drinking and the doc checked him for his hydration level and said he's good.


Calcitriol, Raw Beef, Supplements
Posted by Marie (Washington) on 05/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I would like to offer my personal experience with feline kidney failure. About 4 months ago, Emma, my 15 year old cat had a swelling on one side of her nose. The vet examined her and her blood work came back showing the beginning stages of kidney failure. The dental was still possible, and she did have to have one upper canine removed. I did give her some ringers lactate sub q fluids for a week. I noticed she was not eating enough so I started giving her raw beef that I ground up with some extra fat and blood ;about a 2 inch square, to which I added organic eggshell 1/16 tsp powdered, the same amount of nutritional yeast, and a few grains of l lysine. This is I feed her twice a day. She is gaining weight. From 5 to 6 pounds now. She is a petite kitty. She has recently began to play again. She initiates i .That tells me much, and that she is feeling much better.

The most important key however is the use of calcitriol. Kidney failure in any person or animal reduces the ability of vitamin D to be used. This is vital to ensure proper function of everything. I give her .12 ml by mouth every 5th day. I have to say in all the pets I have seen with kidney failure, this supplement, by prescription, is effective. I have tried ALL types of methods to save my pets, and they all have some mild effectiveness, but this actually works. This comes from a special compounding pharmacy. A 15 ml bottle is about $70., and will last a very long time, over 6 months for sure. I only wish I had discovered this sooner. Your vet may not have experience with this so you can look it up for human use to show effectiveness and necessity as all kidney failure shares this processing of Vit D. I know for sure that diet matters. Giving carbs to carnivores promotes high blood sugars therefore defeating the purpose of helping the kidneys. Raw protein in proportion with raw eggshell calcium, which serves to bind phosphates properly restores the correct nutritional balance to the system. Balance is the key.


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/08/2017

Hey Cheekygrrl,

Your kitty has already decided to leave you - he is just waiting for you to pick up what he has been laying down. Yes, please support him but when he stops eating and drinking [which means his organs are shutting down and have stopped working], please support him further by having a vet make a house call to help take that final step. Thank you!


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Cheekygrrl (Tucson, Az) on 05/05/2017

Do you remember which Lily of the Desert you bought? I just got a bottle and it does have the mold inhibitor in it, the potassium sorbate. My Tabby boy's kidneys are in decline (he's 19) and I want to make him comfortable if he's going to leave me. I have determined that if he's going to go, he will decide when he wants to, not me. I won't allow him to suffer if it comes to that.


Black Seed Oil, ACV
Posted by Linda (London) on 02/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Hi.....My cat, Merlin is 16 and has kidney disease. I have been giving him a small squirt of black seed oil in a pipette every morning for the past 2 - 3 months when I take some myself. He immediately stopped vomiting and smelling slightly rancid. I combined that with a tiny amount of ACV in his drinking water each day and nearly all of the symptoms now have disappeared.


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Rene (Kalispell, Mt) on 01/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My 4 year old lab x is in renal failure. I started aloe juice and the ammonia smell went away.


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Jeb1 (Nyc) on 12/15/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I give my 16 yr. female cat 1/2 tsp. of Aloe Vera Liquid once in the morning and once in the evening probably every other day. Since I've started giving it to her, she has had regular BMs


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Deniz (Turkey) on 12/13/2016

My siamese cat is 5 years old. Since 3 years old, she has chronic renal failure. And Hydronephrosis. We are using azodyl for cats and Hills K/D prescription diet food, proplan N/F and Farmina vetlife renal food but we can't reduce her BUN. I am searching web, I saw this website. I want to try apple vinegar but I fear. Is it harm? This is helper for us? How will I use it? How much is the daily dose? Please help me. :(


Raw Food Diet and Miscellaneous Supplements
Posted by Kriya (British Columbia) on 10/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

We've had a success in bringing my little kitties kidney values back into normal range. His blood was tested on Aug 8/16 and his values were into Stage 3. (creatine 270) yet clinically the symptoms were just large pees and perhaps a little lethargic. Blood tested 3 month later...all values in normal range.

This is what we did: raw lamb (warms kidneys) and turkey. Mostly lamb 3/4, and boneless turkey 1/4. 1 1/2 or so tbsp of pumpkin daily.

RENAL ESSENTIALS 2x/day (wrapped in a little raw meat..eats like a candy). This product is by Vetriscience. Please try to buy directly through a vet.

Reversed osmosis water only. 3 soups a day of 1/4 cup water with 1 tsp Ziwi Peak (lamp) canned...add treats or raw to get excited.

TONS of massage, esp, in the kidney area...many times a day. (THE BOOK 4 paws and 5 directions is great to learn accupressure etc)

We did a few sessions of acupuncture and will continue. Watch the constipation carefully...if dry poos, add more soups and oil. (olive is ok sometimes, fish depending on the vitamin D situation).

Oh and lots calm...like yoga nidra sessions with kitty laying on top.


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Kriya (Vancouver, Bc) on 08/28/2016

My little India (kitty of just 4 yrs old) has been diagnosed with CKD and has a creatine level of 270. It just jumped up from a stable 206. India is always hungry, is a good weight (they say could loose some! ), is active, playful, happy (always kneading and purring), and uses the littler box perfectly. The only sign of his CKD is that he pees a lot in large volumes. (urine concentrates at .014). I'm starting to give him the Inner Leaf Aloe Vera...but I'm not sure how much to give. It's seems like 2-3 ml 2x per day is good for serious cases...(from reading your stories). Can I give him this same amount in hopes to reduce his creatine levels and to prevent things from worsening? or could this possibly hurt him?

Also I want to give ACV. I'm following Peggy's advice of 3 tbsp in 1 litre of water...but then how much of that do I give him per day? How many mls? and how often? He also has pumpkin, Alaskan salmon oil, coconut oil, 1 1/2-2 cups of water (lots of soups! ), good raw food (I side with the higher protein), chineese herbs for inflammation, and will be adding dandilien leaves, some kind of formulation. The vet has suggested Renal Essentials...but I'm not big on the absorption of tablets. Are there any formulations (ultra clean) that are known to reduce creatine levels?

Thank you! My little man is only 4...and I hope to stay ahead of this...he is SO beautiful!


Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Shinka (Melbourne, Victoria) on 08/20/2016

I mirror your experience... let love win x


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Tracy (Sc) on 07/30/2016

She might benefit from a playmate.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Patricia (Downsville, New York) on 07/24/2016 42 posts

Flowers Mom,

I have been giving my cat sardines and my friend looked it up and found that fish had higher phosphorous than meat and sardines were the highest.

Is the chart he read wrong about that?

Is cod liver oil considered good fish oil?

Patricia


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Ella (Ben Lomond, Ca) on 05/13/2016

Hi. was wondering, although a old post, did you have any other suggestions for a hyperthyroid cat? Thanks.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Renee (Vader Washington) on 05/05/2016

I know we're talking about kidney failure so ACV AND LILY OF THE DESERT INNER FILET ALOE VERA JUICE! It's cheap and working for my cat of 25 lbs.

2mils of Apple Cider Vinegar and 3 of aloe mixed. A little honey helps. As for fleas! UGH! WHITE VINEGAR! THAT'S IT! VINEGAR! First give a bath with dawn. Then fill a spray bottle with vinegar and one 50/50vinegar and water. For pets spray lightly with diluted bottle and rub in. Put other bottle of straight vinegar on carpet, bedding, everywhere dog or cat goes.do it daily. It's also a sanitizer. Smell goes away in about 15-30 minutes and you are left with a neutral smelling house! NO SMELLS! I have asthma and I use it daily for cleaning and pets and clothing when I wash. Look it up online! NO MORE FLEAS OR FLEA SHAMPOOS!


Avoid Flea Control Medications
Posted by Renee G. (Vader, Washington) on 05/05/2016

Fleas NO PROBLEM ANYMORE.

DISTILLED WHITE VINEGAR! THAT'S IT! Sorry and dawn dish soap. Give bath with dawn. Then after bath lightly spray 50/50 water and vinegar. Get another bottle and do 100% VINEGAR. Smell goes in 15-30 minutes. Anyway, spray everything! Carpet bed, your bed, sofas, do it every day. More if u want. Not more on pet, once a day is enough, that's it. After a few weeks maybe every other then 2x a week. All year. if u can't bathe cat, put on warm washcloth and rub lightly til cat will allow more but still spray everything.


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Sharon (Northeastern Pa, Usa) on 04/28/2016

How much do you give a cat to help with stomach upset due to kidney disease?


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Nk (Nyc) on 02/18/2016

Inner leaf is not poisonous. Only the outer part of the aloe plant is poisonous to cats. Purchase inner leaf only (by George if possible). You can get it at good pharmacies and pet stores or on Amazon.


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Joanne (Victoria, Canada) on 05/30/2015

George's tastes like water and is completely safe. Our cat goes on it and off it and has for years. I feed her a human diet with plenty of unrefined fats and she's 17 and has no health issues whatsoever. The kidneys of lab animals used to test aloe vera juice were found to last 25% longer. I am a firm believer in aloe vera juice for all, for a dozen varied reasons, and kidney health is one of them.


Dandelion Leaves
Posted by Anne (Tucson, Az) on 12/09/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I dont mess around, my cat gets ACV and water twice a day in large eye dropper...I simply explain to him it is going to make him better and live happier, give him a big hug...here we go, then praise him and tell him how good he did...then I flush 2 eye droppers of water to flush...tell him again , good boy...done deal..movin on


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Harmonica (Northern Illinois, Usa) on 11/24/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Chlorophyll
Posted by Marilyn (Pa) on 11/10/2014

If you are still a routine reader after all these years please let me know the maximum dose of chlorophyll considered to be safe for my 10 year old anemic (17%) CRF kitty or would appreciate anyone's advice on helping him to regenerate red blood cells naturally. Thank you all so much!

Marilyn & Lit'l Guy


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/02/2014

Thank you Trudyb!

The better advice for Monique is this: when using Aloe gel or juice for cats, use only the type that is labled 'Inner Filet' only - as this sourcing of the gel or juice does not use the whole leave and thus does not include the latex from the skin of the plat that is toxic to cats.


Raw Food Diet and Miscellaneous Supplements
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/05/2014

Hey Shawna!

This great news! So happy you have found a quality maintenance diet for your boxer [and fart free too!! ]

:)


Raw Food Diet and Miscellaneous Supplements
Posted by Shawna G (Penn Hills, P.a.) on 07/05/2014

My nine year old boxer with chronic renal issues is doing WONDERFULLY on an awesome store bought dehydrated raw dog food. To add to the awesomeness, she barely farts anymore and her poop looks normal, OMG A BOXER THAT DOESN'T FART. #miracle haha


Chronic Renal Failure Remedies
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/06/2014

Hey Ruth!

Try 1 gram a day - so if you have 500mg capsules give 1 capsule in both the am and pm meals.


Chronic Renal Failure Remedies
Posted by Ruth (Santa Fe, Nm) on 05/04/2014

What is the dosage of chitosan? I have cat whose weight fluctuates between 7-8 pounds. He has Irritable bowel syndrome plus crf. thank you.


Chronic Renal Failure Remedies
Posted by Ruth (Santa Fe, Nm) on 05/04/2014

What is the dosage of chitosan? I have cat whose weight fluctuates between 7-8 pounds. He has Irritable bowel syndrome plus CRF. thank you.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Flowers Mom (Pueblo Of Acoma, Nm) on 05/01/2014

I too have a CRF dog, Blue, my blue heeler whom I rescued 10 years ago. She had a hard life and as a result, developed kidney problems. The vet wanted her to go on the Hill's KD diet, but she would not eat the awful smelly gray stuff, so I did my own research and now I home cook for all 4 of my dogs. Most vets claim that a low protein diet is necessary for CRF dogs, however, it is actually the phosphorus, not the protein that needs to be low. Low phosphorus protein sources include poultry and fish. It is also important to increase the calcium so I add either eggshells or bone meal to the mix. I use a recipe very similar to Gail's, but I add some oats instead of the bread. I also add green beans and fish oil. We also harvest a free range buffalo every year and so I include some of the organ meat in the mix every so often. They love this! Anyway, all my dogs have benefited from this diet, which included losing excess weight, curing allergies, and they all have shiny coats, bright eyes and lots of energy! I hope this is helpful. Mom of Flower, Lady, Blue and Buddy


Chronic Renal Failure Remedies
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/13/2014

Hey Butterflyrose!

I have no brand of aloe vera juice - so just what you can afford, as long as its pure and no preservatives; if you have a friend with a live plant, see if you can get 1 big leaf [or several] and then squeeze the juice out to see if your cat will take it.

For sure try the ACV.

As for the Azodyl - I am not seeing that it provides any kind of bang for the buck. I would skip it - JMHO.

http://skeptvet.com/Blog/2011/06/azodyl-for-kidney-failure-in-cats-an-update-on-the-evidence/


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/13/2014

Hey Monique!

I think that it would be a good idea to try to settle your cat's stomach with the aloe vera juice, and it may help to get her appetite back.

Please let us know how it goes!


Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/13/2014

Hey Butterflyrose!

The post about RAW diet you are responding to is nearly 1 year old; chances are slim the original poster will reply.

Please read up on making a home made renal diet for your kitty here:

http://www.felinecrf.org/which_foods.htm


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Monique (Greenwich, Ct) on 01/13/2014

Hi there -- if my cat is experiencing stomach upset -- is it ok to give her some drops of Nature's Way Aloe Vera Whole Leaf Juice Organic ?? Thank you.


Chronic Renal Failure Remedies
Posted by Butterflyrose (Myrtle Beach, Sc) on 01/12/2014

Theresa, Thank u for fast reply! I'm unemployed so things are very bad. I have ACV already tho because I've taken it for myself for a long time. Is there a particular brand of Alon Vera juice u can recommend. I used to drink it myself when I had horrible reflux. Do u know anything about Azodyl. Vet recommend fed it. It it's expensive. $50 for one month supply! Thank u so much. Ds


Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Butterflyrose (Myrtle Beach, Sc) on 01/12/2014

Please tell me exactly what was in your cats food.... Raw what? How much?

I struggle hard with depression and am easily overwhelmed. Getting the CRF diagnosis for my baby cat is killing me. Please write back if u can.

Fish oil given how? What dosage?

She's lost 2.5 lbs at least now. Hates taking pills. I hope someone will see this and help me. Thanks greatly. Ds


Chronic Renal Failure Remedies
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/12/2014

Hey Butterflyrose!

If this were my cat I would certainly try the first two - Aloe Vera juice and ACV- as they are very easy to come by and not expensive; visit your local whole foods grocery or coop or health food store to find them.

*Aloe Vera juice – no preservatives - 2-3 ml dosed orally in the morning and the same dose at night. Use syringe to administer if your cat isn't drinking readily on his own.

*ACV in the water – 3 tablespoons per liter; use a syringe to administer if your cat won't drink it. Always dilute the ACV as full strength is unpalatable to your cat and may cause stinging or choking.

I would then go down the list and consider each remedy carefully; can you obtain it? Is it going to cost you half your paycheck? Does the remedy resonate with you? Sometimes if something doesn't feel right it isn't right - so consider each and go with your gut. Also consider the support forum for additional ideas on how to care for your baby during this next phase of his/her life.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/12/2014

Hey Dsup!

You can try 1/4 teaspoon ACV into 1 cup of purified water to start. Some use 1 cup ACV into 4 cups water - a much stronger concentration. Start on the lower end until you know your cat is drinking it. If your cat won't go near the water bowl with the ACV in it, you might try saturating his paw in the solution to see if he will lick his paw dry -and ingest the ACV to boot.


Chronic Renal Failure Remedies
Posted by Butterflyrose (Myrtle Beach, Sc) on 01/11/2014

Hi, what a great post. My cat was just diagnosed last week. Should I try all of these remedies or just 1-2 to start? I am a bit overwhelmed and very upset but will do anything to help my precious cat. Dms5(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thank u so much.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dsup (South Carolina) on 01/11/2014

Pls tell me how much ACV to put in my cat's water dish??


Chronic Renal Failure Remedies
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 12/27/2013

Hey Reuven!

Sorry about your kitty.

Here are some general remedies for you to consider:

*Aloe vera juice – no preservatives - 2-3 ml dosed orally in the morning and the same dose at night. Use syringe to administer if your cat isn't drinking readily on his own.

*ACV in the water – 3 tablespoons per liter; use a syringe to administer if your cat won't drink it. Always dilute the ACV as full strength is unpalatable to your cat and may cause stinging or choking.

*Cold pressed virgin coconut oil - about 1/8 teaspoon, along with 1/8 teaspoon slippery elm bark - both in the wet food, morning and night. [Note; make sure the wet or canned food is a low protien or senior formula]

*Fresh dandelion - half of one small leaf from your garden chopped up fine and added to soft food three times a week, or in fresh is not available use 1/2 a capsule of dried dandelion root. If you can't get your cat to eat the fresh leaf, try putting about 5 drops of dandelion liquid tincture in 4 cups of pure drinking water. **Do not dose undiluted tinctures as they may sting and burn sensitive mouth tissues or cause choking.**

*Standard Process's "feline renal support"- needs to be prescribed by your vet

* Chitosan, a natural, non-toxic fiberous crustacean when given with a meal helps absorb phosphorous that is responsible for nausea with kidney-impaired animals.

* Fish Oil: helps with inflammation

* Dark Turkey Meat: (and the BARF diet) Dark meat has less phosphorous than white meat, so is easier on the kidneys. [Turkey is much easier on animals with CRF than chicken.]

* Phosphatidylcholine - Used clinically to regenerate the liver, kidneys, heart, brain, intestines. It's "important for normal celluar membrane composition and repair", occurs naturally in egg yolk and krill oil, and appears in small quatities in lecithin. (Phosphatidylcholine can be purchased as a supplement with 35% phosphatidylcholine with lecithin. ) Works best when taken with Vitamin C.

Please also check this out for additional ideas and support:

http://www.felinecrf.org/index.htm


Chronic Renal Failure Remedies
Posted by Reuven (Ontario, Canada) on 12/27/2013

Dear Sir/Ms. I have read some post but I am not sure if just herbs or extracts can have a significant positive impact in a progressive illness like feline CRF. Could please let me know which product options would be the best in terms of effectiveness and easy to administer to a cat with CRF? Thank you

Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Kreg (North Royalton, Oh, Usa) on 06/27/2013

Hi, my girlfriends cat has CRF and is getting his fluids and is taking Aluminum hydroxide. We wanted to try some holistic options as well. We are not stopping the fluids or the Aluminum hydroxide. So we would like to know if there would be any interactions between the holistic methods and the methods we do now. Here are the other methods we were wondering about. George's Aloe Vera juice (it has no preservatives like benzoic acid which is poisonous to cats), Apple cider vinegar and Astro's CRF Oil (Astro's CRF Oil is a unique formula created from pharmaceutical grade fish oil with a very high concentration of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) which has been deodorized and micro filtered to remove any heavy metals, vitamin E, which also helps keep the fish oil from oxidizing, and a highly bio-available liquid form of ubiquinone (a higher percentage can be utilized by the body), in concentrations and ratios that are optimal for the treatment of chronic renal failure. This product is totally natural and has no side effects. Thank you so much and hope to get an answer soon.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe Juice
Posted by Kreg (North Royalton, Ohio) on 06/25/2013

My girlfriend's cat has kidney failure and I saw that ACV and or aloe juice can help. Her cat is already taking Aluminum hydroxide, would it harm the cat if we gave him ACV or the aloe juice while still taking the Aluminum hydroxide? Thank you.


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Deborah (Chino Valley, Az) on 06/16/2013

Hi Scott, I believe 'George's Aloe Vera Juice' has been mentioned several times here as safe for cats. We gave it to our 14 year old tabby when he was in renal failure and he did well with it. Good luck!


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Scott (Sedona) on 06/15/2013

What is the best kind of Aloe Vera Juice to get? All the items I have found have the latex and whole leaf. Is it OK to use those and what is best, gel, capsule or actual juice!


Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Lyn (Camino, Ca) on 03/14/2013
5 out of 5 stars

November last year, I took my kitty, Bandit (15), to a well respected Vet. After $700 worth of services Bandit was pronounced to have Chronic Renal Failure. I was given (or rather sold) a $24 8lb bag of Science Diet K/D, Cannned K/D food and told to take him home and more or less wait for him to expire. I'm a Biochemistry/Nutrition Major from Canada, and I knew there must be more to it than what they were telling me. From the name of this disease, I was in shock and expected my Bandit to be leaving me in just days. Don't we usually expire when our organs are pronounced in "failure" mode. Well, thank God for internet. I researched, found a wonderful alternative pet healer in the area, threw the K/D out (after reading the label, one of the first ingredients was gluten) and started Bandit and by now, another one of my kitty's, Cupcake on a partial raw food diet. The practitioner worked her magic on him using Bowen, and gave me Potassium citrate, to give him. I also supplement him with Taurine, and Standard Process's "feline renal support" along with a few other things like Noni juice. He is so active and his spunky attitude is back, Cupcake is right now basking in the warm California sun and just for today, they are enjoying a high quality of life.

I wrote this same experience on a site that I signed up for when I first started researching CRF. I began receiving at least 25 to 40 emails a day, all incredibly depressing. I kept my mouth shut, or keys still since November, but yesterday, shot off my own email telling my experince with the Vet, K/D, and all the information above. My email was censored and I received a firm slap on the fingers/wrists for "bashing" K/D. I'm beginning to wonder who is behind this website. I'm adding organic apple Cider Vinegar to my kitty's water today, and hope to hear other helpful tips on keeping my kitty's at a high quality of life. I know they don't live as long as us, so while they are here teaching me all of the lessons of life I learn from them, I want to do right by them Thank you, Lyn

Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Lanetteh (Sacramento, Ca, Usa) on 03/13/2013

Hi, I wanted to thank everyone for their posts about aloe vera juice for cats with CRF. After my 10 year old cat Joey was larthargic and not eating or drinking for 2 days (including throwing up and drooling a lot), I took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with late stage CRF. They said his levels were 10 times higher than normal. They also gave me meds for stomach upset, which didn't work and called the next day to tell me I should put him down. Well, I couldn't do that without first giving him a chance. On Monday, I ordered Kidney Support [supplements] after reading over 200 very positive reviews about it (it will arrive today). In the interim, I bought aloe vera juice and started giving it to him yesterday morning. I am so happy to report that he has not vomited once and has stopped drooling since I started giving it to him!!! He has even started drinking water on his own again. He is also laying more comfortably (intead of in the weird position others have mentioned). I can tell his stomach is feeling much better. I'll post again after I've tried the supplement I ordered to let you know how it works. Thanks again, I love this site!!!


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Tracy (Fort Nelson, Bc, Canada) on 02/03/2013

My 10 yr old cat was very recently diagnosed with beginning of kidney disease. Is is safe to give him colloidial silver in small doses to help combat this problem?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tracy (Fort Nelson, Bc, Canada) on 02/03/2013

You can get colloidial silver ffrom most health food stores or drug stores. As far as doses go, I usually go with slightly less than an adult dose for a 65 pound dog and adjust it accordingly per the animals weight. We live in a remote area with unreliable vet service so I have had to become the vet and I much prefer natural cures. Last week, I had a cat develop a urinary tract infection. After doing much reserch, I tried him with1/4 tsp of ACV mixed with water and I mixed some in his water bowl. In a few hours he began to urinate normally. Three days later (because he wasn't acting right yet), I drove him 4 hours to the vet. They took a urine sample and it showed traces of a UTI indicating that he was getting over one. That proof turned me into a believer!


Avoid Flea Control Medications
Posted by Georgia (Verona, Va) on 01/13/2013

In August my little dog Sassy, part pom - part shiz zu - started throwing up and becoming weaker and weaker. I took her to the emergency vet on an early Sunday morning thinking I was loosing her. It turned out she was dehydrated and her blood enzymes were elevated three times the normal range which indicated her liver was compromised. Thus began many visits to the vet and various tests including an ultrasound. She actually started to rally and it looked as though we had turned the corner UNTIL the technian at the vet hospital gave her a dose of Capstar, a temporary flea control, as Sassy had fleas when I took her there for the ultrasound and that was their policy. When I found that out I almost lost it. WHAT? You did what? I could have screamed. Sassy's liver had been poisoned by flea products and looking back over the years I can see this was a progressive problem. I did notice that every time I would put the various products - Advantagx, Frontline... whatever - on her neck she would have a bout of just not feeling well and sometimes she would throw up but she would rally around after a day or two. Even when I took her to the groomer the next couple of days she always seemed off.... Now I realize it was because the groomer always bathed her with a flea shampoo. But this time I guess she was just too old to fight the poisons or it had accumulated over time in her liver. I had been arguing with three different vets that this was the problem but they kept insisting that there wasn't enough poison in the treatments to cause this, my vet even gave me flea control shampoo to control the fleas! Well, the Capstar incident proved my point and she started to really go down hill after that and the enzyme levels grew higher and higher. Her eyes and skin turned mustard yellow and the vet called me on Sept. 26th saying she wouldn't make it and to come and get her The vet suggested I take her to the veternairy college in Blacksburg but I had already spent $1200.00 and with just losing my job it just wasn't financially possible to continue. So..... the battle was on.

LOTS of prayer, heavy doses of milk thistle daily and a regimen of syringes of cottage cheese emulsified with cold pressed flaxseed oil (if you know someone battling cancer... And they weren't sure if this wasn't what was really wrong with Sassy.... check out the Budwig Protocol on the internet for how to do the cottage cheese/flaxseed... thousands of people have been helped with this procedure) Many days that's all I could get down her. She still has no appetite and has lost about 4 lbs.... On a sixteen pound dog that is very traumatic. BUT, she's still with me, still mobile, and the other day she actually brought a toy to me to play with her. I give God the praise... He is concerned with what concerns me.

After it was all said and done the vet did admit they had one other incident where they had lost a dog due to flea control products - it's all over the internet if they would bother to look!!! He called me several times afterwards checking to see if she was still alive... I'm looking forward to taking her in there when she regains some of her weight and energy. Anyway, I think Sassy is just one of those dogs that can't tolerate those products. Most animals seem to do fine; however, please know that those products are poison and do accumulate in the liver just like in humans when we drink sodas laced with artificial sweeteners or eat fast food - I'll leave that soap box alone for now.

So, my advice would be to put your animal on milk thistle if you use flea products in the summer..... It's not expensive and might save it's life.

As for fleas..... I don't know the answer. They seem to be a bigger problem each year and I certainly won't be using anymore flea control products. Sassy is highly allergic to them and just one flea will cause her to scratch and bite her skin and be in agony. The vet said to continue bathing her in Dawn dishwashing liquid to keep them down. It's now been 5 months and so far she's beaten the odds - I ask that you continue to agree with me in prayer that she will be granted a few more healthy "doggie" years, for my sake if not for hers.

Update: Sassy urine has turned dark orange. I went online and discovered it's probably due to kidney failure.... I decided to check EarthClinic and discovered dandelion root, aloe vera and ACV. I already had DE on hand for battling fleas but didn't occur to me to use that for detox so now I'm doing a regime of ACV, DE mixed in about an ounce of water and a little honey to help mask the vinegar... I'm doing that every 2 hrs with a syringe plus I give her a syringe of "green juice" that has all sorts of veggies, herbs and of course barley grass and continuing the cottage cheese/flaxseed oil. Will let you know, please pray, it's been a major battle. She's so skinny now she walked out of her harness that use to fit snug. If I thought she was in alot of pain I'd give up.... But not yet!!!!!!

Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Snickerdoodle (Chicago, Il) on 01/09/2013

The latex is contained in the inner layer of the leaf's skin, but not the gel. Therefore, it is important that when buying Aloe gel or juice, that it's 'Inner Filet' only (nothing made from the Whole Leaf, as that would contain the latex/toxin). When cutting the gel out of a fresh leaf, just be generous and don't cut too close to the leaf's skin. I also wash the gel pieces (before putting them into the blender to liquify) to make sure any sap is removed; this also helps to remove the bitter taste. My cats get 1 tsp of fresh gel every day (the extracted gel lasts aprox. 3-5 days in fridge, in a tightly closed mason jar)

George's and Lily of the Desert make a juice w/o preservatives. (Holisticat article and Dr. Hofve point those two out as safe for cats, on their respective web sites)


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Anne (Chicago, Il) on 11/06/2012

I am a firm believer in ACV, 4 years ago my male cat started urinating in odd places, which was completely out of character. (Whenever this sets in he also seems to have a one eye partially closed & also starts cleaning his private area) I took him to the vet & he prescribed special food & antibiotics. But itt didn't seem to help much.

I read about ACV for the Urinary Tract infections & Kidneys. We went to the pharmacy got a plastic syringe (they just gave us one from behind the counter.... the kind you use to give medicine to babies)

We gave him ACV (with the Mother) mixed with spring water & in a few hours he was like a new cat. My pets won't drink the water mixed with ACV in the water bowl... So we stand behind him place one hand under chin & insert the syringe into mouth near his fang & just squirt it in) Works like a charm :) We give him 1 part ACV to 4 parts spring water. I think it's 1 cc to 4cc water.

I have never again given him the Special food or the antibiotics.

I have told several friends about this wonderful cure & it has worked for all of them. Best of luck to you & God Bless our furry friends :)


DMSO
Posted by Jeroen (Amsterdam, Nh Netherlands) on 09/10/2012

I can ship dmso to anyone who needs it. just drop a line to mail(at)energise-me.nl


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Aida (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 08/19/2012

Hi Ryan, you need to be more patience as it is takes times for a cat to heal from RF. My siamese mixed cat belong to my daughter which recover from RF diagnose with large liver. You need to force feed with syringes on wet canned food brand called hills with virgin cococunt oil. Its takes longer time to heal. You need to feed every 2 hours. Also force feed water too.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ryan (Kuala Lumpur, Selangor) on 08/13/2012

I really need your help my cat Smoky of 15 years has been diagnosed with renal failure. He's not eating.... Hardly drinking and looks so miserable. His condition is deteriorating at an alarming rate... Doc says that it's best to put him down but I know smoky and he's a fighter.... I tried using ACV but maybe it's cuz of the first dose not much has changed. Can anyone please help? :(


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Ajax (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) on 08/13/2012
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

Please don't give aloe vera in any form to your cat! In the book The Complete Guide To Holistic Cat Care by Celeste Yarnall, PH. D. And Jean Hofve, D. V. M. , there is a section "Not all Supplements are Safe for Cats". It states, "Supplements that may work for humans and dogs can be deadly for cats, including the following:

ALOE VERA: It contains a latex-like compound that can cause serious irritation in the mouth and gastrointestinal tract if ingested by cats. It is often preserved with sodium benzoate, another toxin


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Leah (Melbourne, Australia) on 08/03/2012

Hi there, I really appreciate your blog. Itis amazing that your pet is 18. My cat is 8 now, she is an oriental, very spoilt, and is getting grumpier by the year. We don' have other pets or children. She has my full focus and lives like a human rather than a pet. Did your pet get grumpier with age? I have been told her life exp is 17 years. Value your feedback.


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Carolyn (Evergreen, Co) on 07/18/2012

I see the doses for Aloe for cats and small dogs being about 2-3ml 2x/day. Anyone have sources or doses for medium (50lb), large (75lb) and XL (100lb) dogs? Thanks!


Dietary Changes
Posted by Carolyn (Evergreen, Co) on 07/18/2012

Brown rice and whole grains are too high in phosphorus for kidney pets. Certainly they are more nutritious, but we are dealing w/ kidneys that cannot process phosphorus. Phos is shown to advance kidney disease more than anything else. Hence, the "white" breads and grains.

Anyone needing support is welcome to join my group for CRF dogs and cats on FB: www.facebook.com/CRFDogs


Dandelion Leaves
Posted by Sunny (Asheville, Nc, Usa) on 07/14/2012

I should begin by expressing my gratitude for this site as I have been using it for months. This is my first entry.

I have a terrific kitty, now 18. He is basically in good health for his age with only a few mouth/tooth problems expected with age. My fears of an official teeth cleaning with anesthesia was understood by my great vet who's manually scraped off chunks of tarter at office visits. "Meaty" was however throwing up every morning with his first meal and sometimes even without food, gagging up stomach fluids which had settled over night. (He ate normally afterwards. ) He has shown signs of kidney weakness. (throwing up, urinating outside the box, thirst, etc.)

Having used herbs myself for years, I began adding aprox. 1-2oz of an herbal tea infusion I drink daily with nettles, dandelion leaves, nettles, oatstraw, red clover and a couple of tea bags of raspberry-green tea to his water bowl. (aprox 1 cup). All are gentle herbs which cleanse and strengthen and the diluted taste isn't an issue at all. Nettles are amazing. (Read about them) Oats settle the stomach. Red Clover has been even known to help and cure cancers.

I can also attest to slippery elm which saved a very small sweet cat I had who had an anal prolapse at age 15. She had survived the dramatic surgery but a hernia prevented bowel movements. She was given very costly enemas at the vet for several months. At first the vet used a soapy water but another hollistic vet suggested slippery elm to be used with the water which would not only empty the bowels but heal the intestines. She was then known as the "miracle cat" at the hospital as she began pooping on her own with ease and lived another 2 years comfortably. (bone cancer got her) I have also given tiny amounts to her, and now Meaty with catfood occasionally. (1/8-1/4 teas.)


Vita-Mix
Posted by Tracy (Kansas City, Mo / Usa) on 05/26/2012
1 out of 5 stars

I know this thread is several years old, but wanted to add my recent experience. I have two 19 yr old cats. One has kidney disease, while the other is in kidney failure. I ordered the Halo Vita-Mix and it arrived today. I noticed one of the ingredients is phosphorus. The cat in kidney failure is already on meds to remove extra phosphorus. I mixed a little and gave it to the other cat. Within 2 hours, he was huddled over the water dish with his head hanging almost in the water. This was a first, so I removed the rest of the food, gave him some tuna juice with ACV and a couple drops of Colloidal Silver. He seemed to improve and has not hovered over the water dish since. Be very careful if you give this product to your cat with kidney issues. I will try to return the product, and if I can't, then I will throw it out.


Raw Food Diet and Miscellaneous Supplements
Posted by Miles (Ny) on 05/17/2012

Just want to second had a great experience with Azodyl which returned quality of life to my dog who had CRF... And mention a couple other things that helped him:

* Chitosan, a natural, non-toxic fiberous crustacean (and key ingredient in Epakitin, I believe) when given with a meal helps absorb phosphorous that is responsible for nausea with kidney-impaired animals. It's a less espensive althernative, and sold in health food stores and online, (often used as a diet apparently).

* Fish Oil: helps with inflammation

* Dark Turkey Meat: (and the BARF diet) Dark meat has less phosphorous than white meat, so is easier on the kidneys. And my holistic vet told me that turkey and chicken aren't the same - turkey is much easier on animals with CRF than chicken.

Also, though I didn't use this with my dog, I'm looking into the folllowing for my CRF kitty, (as well as human friends) and am seeing pretty impressive write-ups of clinical results

* Phosphatidylcholine - Used clinically to regenerate the liver, kidneys, heart, brain, intestines. It's "important for normal celluar membrane composition and repair", occurs naturally in egg yolk and krill oil, and appears in small quatities in lecithin. (Phosphatidylcholine can be purchased as a supplement with 35% phosphatidylcholine with lecithin. ) Works best when taken with Vitamin C.

In Europe it's used for "atherosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease (such as reduced blood flow to the legs, walking problems, stroke, carotid obstruction etc) liver disease, kidney disease, MCS (chemical sensitivity), Alzheimer's disease and macular degeneration. There is a claim of reduction of incidence of stroke or repeat stroke, reduction of angina pectoris pain and frequency of attacks, lowering of LDL cholesterol, increases HDL cholesterol, improvement of walking distance, improvement of mental function and improved sexual function by the European manufacturer.

A bonus to phosphatidylcholine -- supplement companies combine it with other supplements/herbs as can result in an 80% increase is bio-availability (e. G. increased absorption rate).

Here's just one of many articles from a quick Google search http://healthspotlight.com/phosphatidylcholine.htm

Curious if anyone else is familiar or has experience with this! :)


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Beth (Brighton, Mi, Usa) on 04/29/2012

My dear old feline friend will be 17 on Mother's Day, and also is in CRF, has hyperthyroid, and acts like a crochety old lady. She's about 10 pounds and it's hard to keep weight on her. She also had fresh blood spots in her stool, perhaps hemerroids or irritated bowel. The vet gave me lactolase, and although it didn't get worse, it didn't improve much either.

I've started a regimen of a bit of coconut oil - about 1/8 teaspoon, along with 1/8 teaspoon slippery elm bark - both in her wet food, morning and night. I melt the coconut oil in her dish in the microwave for 11-12 seconds, mix with the slippery elm bark, then mix in with her wet food.

She's also on methimazole for the thyroid condition (ointment form applied to the inner ear flaps). Since I started the coconut oil, the blood in her stool has greatly diminished-almost gone! It's also helped her put on a little weight.

The slippery elm for her CRF has diminished the lip-smacking sounds of chronic dehydration (though she drinks a lot of water), also diminished is her desire to sit on her haunches (like a meat-loaf); now she'll lay on either side, sometimes even stretch out-it's wonderful!

The quality of the cold-pressed virgin coconut oil made a difference. It was pricey-but a 16 oz jar will last me at least 6 months, more than I could say for any chemical vet medication-meant to only treat the symptoms-just like human meds in the United States. Keeping us sick keeps us as a patient who will always be a return customer-our economy sadly thrives on this.

Regardless, my old friend is now a thriving geriatric feline-thanks to Earth Clinic and those of you who took the time to post!


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Aida (Kuala Lumpu, Malaysia) on 04/22/2012

My cat, boy aged 8 yrs has been diagnosed (high in amylase blood test) and also X-Ray shows abdnormal large liver. I have been reading about pet remedies on your website. Is there any particular brand of Aloe Vera, which is not available in Malaysia. Can I use my pot plant Aloe Vera for my cat? If so how much so I give it? At this moment my cat is under medication (liver, antibiotic and vomit pills), however my cat still vomit and he reluctant to consume liquid which we are trying to give it to him. His is having abdomen pain too. Would be very grateful for some advise and info on this. - Aida


Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Judy (Small Town, Nh, Usa) on 04/07/2012

Dear Rukmini, try food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) for your cat. Companies in U.S. Sell it, but one website in particular has many impressive testimonials for both cats and dogs (and people), and they send it out internationally. It's inexpensive to buy, though shipping is not inexpensive. DE has clay in it, which is known to absorb and eliminate toxins from the body. Our dog had kidney failure from Lyme disease. She would lick and lick a particular spot of earth in the backyard. I now know she was trying to ingest clay, which I've since learned animals often do when they're unwell. Try mixing a tsp. of DE into her food. If she won't take it that way, dust it on her fur; she'll lick it off. Low protein food is standard protocol for kidney issues. Coconut oil is also said to be helpful for the kidneys and liver. Try mixing a tsp. of it also into her food. Again, if she refuses it, apply it to her fur; she'll lick it off. Aloe is good for digestive issues, though the fresh pulp can be bitter. Taste some yourself and see. It's worth a try for your cat, but at a separate time from the coconut oil and DE. We learned about coconut oil on Earth Clinic; since then have read more. I'm sure both DE and coconut oil will help your cat. Thank you, Earth Clinic.



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