Hi Kirsti, we’re not a veterinary practice so have to urge you to take the advice of your vet. With your cat being diabetic I assume you’re looking to feed a high protein/low carb food, perhaps wet rather than dry? Whether a cat with kidney failure requires a low protein/low phosphorous diet is a controversial subject and can be regarded as myth. In our opinion you’re better off finding a food with a protein source that is highly digestible, such as a lean chicken or turkey meat. Cats are carnivores and by nature seek a high protein diet. However, if you do wish to feed a lower protein diet then most good brands (Fromm, Candidae, Artemis, AvoDerm, Wellness, etc) offer a lower protein food. Look for anything under 22% approximately.
The Best Food for Your Cat: My Recommendations - The Conscious Cat
I feed my two Labrador Retrievers (age 11 & 15) Evanger's canned food twice daily. They love the chunky chicken casserole and the hunk of beef varieties. My 15 year old dog's bloodworm and overall health is remarkable for a dog of his age. I have three cats, one of which is overweight. I feed them Evanger's pheasant kibble and different varieties of the against the grain cat food in both the tubs and the cans. My big guy has lost some weight and all three cats yell at me if I forget to give them their canned food before I feed the dogs in the evening. I'm grateful to have a pet food company that I can trust with the health of my animals and the proof is really in how much all five of them live and are thru I got on Evanger's foods. Great company. Wish there were more like them out there.
Cat Food: Expert and User Reviews - Consumer Search
I had a cat a number of years back that had kidney problems and the vet recommended that she drink more water. In addition to adding wet food to her diet, she made the suggestion of getting a cat fountain as the running water can encourage a cat to drink more. I bought a Drinkwell fountain and it has made a great difference over the years. That cat has been gone for some years now but the fountain is still going strong (on it’s 2nd pump) and has now been used on four cats and is getting used by a number of dogs now in the household. Just thought I’d pass that on for consideration. There are a number of other brands out there, my suggestion is to check how easy it is to get replacement filters (important) and pumps (if replacements are available… I keep an extra on hand in case they ever stop offering them).
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