no3113 what kind of what wet food do you feed your cats? my cat is 7 years old and took a senior panel and has high kidney values. i was told to feed him Hills prescription diet renal function dry and wet. i called hills and they advised me that the corn they use is GMO. I was told if i feed my cat low protein and low phosphorus food that will help him. Do you know of any wet food that may help him?? thank you! Jenn.
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It is worth checking which food you are feeding because some contain more calcium than others. The body needs a balance between phosphorus and calcium, so foods usually have a particular ratio of calcium to phosphorus. The minimum is 1:1, though for healthy cats a higher ratio of calcium to phosphorus is not normally a problem. Normal commercial diets tend to have a ratio of around 1.2:1 (calcium to phosphorus). Prescription kidney diets tend to contain more calcium in ratio terms because they are usually focused on keeping phosphorus levels low (Hill's k/d has a level of 1.7:1 canned and 1.43 dry. Purina NF is 1.68:1 for the dry and 1.36:1 for the canned. Royal Canin has much higher levels, at around 2:1) but the overall amount of calcium is still usually low.
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The following information; (dry matter basis, biological value, net utilization, etc) is adapted from "" website's thorough discussion of Cats nutritional needs and how and commercial cat foods meet those needs; and (CRF, chronic renal failure) low protein/low salt/low phosphorus diets for cats with kidney problems from the website ; and ( urine acidity, etc) from "Feline Urinary Infections" by Laura Pasten, D.V.M. . Calculate your cat food's Dry Matter Basis (DMB) protein and water content on PurrInn Cats Hostelry's Excel spread sheet.
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