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Calories and Cats with Kidney Disease

Friday, October 16, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats with Kidney and other diseases are prone to weight loss. If your cat has been diagnosed with kidney disease, it is very important that you try to maintain a healthy weight. So how many calories does a cat need per day?  Tanya’s Guide to Feline kidney disease is an excellent source for the most detailed information regarding this deadly disease. Here’s what is stated in her guide regarding determining how many calories a healthy cat needs per day.

A healthy cat needs approximately 30-35 calories per day per pound of body weight, or possibly more if the cat is particularly active. The National Research Council states that a lean adult cat weighing 5 lbs needs around 170 calories a day, and a lean adult cat weighing 10 pounds needs around 280 calories a day. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association Nutritional Assessment Guidelines make similar recommendations for the average healthy adult cat at a healthy weight.

Check the number of calories in your cats food and make sure he is getting the proper amount each day.

Astro’s Oil is a great product to add for cats with feline kidney disease.   I’ve been using this product for many years and the results have always been extremely positive. Here’s a description of Astro’s oil from

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. Administered according to instructions, Astro’s CRF Oil will begin to have noticeable effects within the first 2-4 weeks in most crf pets. It is also a great supplement for healthy pets as it helps protect against many inflammatory diseases.

Next we will cover some details of the complications of feline kidney disease.

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