Nutrition is known to play a key role in helping patients with chronic kidney disease. Diets low in protein and phosphorus have been proven to improve the signs of chronic kidney disease (e.g. improve appetite and weight gain). Such diets have also been found to help pets with this condition to live longer.
There are several commercial diets available for patients with chronic kidney disease. Alternatively, a balanced home-cooked diet can be formulated for your pet by our Specialist in Clinical Nutrition. Medications are also commonly used to manage some of the complications associated with chronic kidney disease, e.g. high blood pressure, protein loss in the urine.