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Issue number 26.2 Nutrition

Improving diet palatability for cats with CKD

Published 11/02/2021

Written by Astrid Le Bozec

Also available in Français , Deutsch , Italiano and Español

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common pathologies in elderly cats, with more than 30% of individuals over 15 years of age affected. This condition is often accompanied by eating disorders, and yet maintenance of bodyweight in cats with CKD is positively correlated with their lifespan.

Cat eating kibbles

 

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common pathologies in elderly cats, with more than 30% of individuals over 15 years of age affected 1. This condition is often accompanied by eating disorders, and yet maintenance of bodyweight in cats with CKD is positively correlated with their lifespan 2. The palatability of renal diets is therefore a key element in the nutritional management of this disease.

 

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