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No more treats? Advice needed you lovely bunch

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eleventybillion Sun 24-Apr-16 16:56:26

My fabulous, lovely girl has just been diagnosed with stage 2 CKD.

It's early days and hoping to keep her as well as possible for as long as possible. She's switched to a renal diet with no problems but the vet has said NO TREATS. I get that ... Of course I do. But eleventycat loved (and I mean LOVED her tasty sticks).

Do any of you lovely people know of any treats for a cat on a low protein, low phosphorus diet?

Oh and any good news stories of kitties with CKD would really help right now.

(Secretly distraught but trying to stay positive sad)

cozietoesie Sun 24-Apr-16 19:53:53

Poor lass.

Might it be possible to change treats for some TLC-type activity such as a gentle flank groom or some chin chucking? (My own boy would rather have those than food! smile)

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 24-Apr-16 20:11:58

Catnip? You can buy it dried. I sprinkle it on the carpet for him.

eleventybillion Sun 24-Apr-16 20:45:58

Ooh I hadn't really thought about alternatives to food treats ... great idea.

She gets plenty of cuddles Cozie but I do have a lovely expensive blanket she is rather partial too. Maybe time to relocate it to her special spot.

Like your style Fluffy - hardcore drugs. Might have to give it a try wink

Off now to think of more nice things that don't involve food! Thank you both smile

RobotMenu Sun 24-Apr-16 22:08:52

Can you use a portion off part of a daily ration to feed as treats? Is if she gets 100 g per day food, portion off 10 g of this to give here and there throughout the day.

isamonster Sun 24-Apr-16 22:49:14

I give my cat with renal problems Thrive chicken cat treats with approval of my vet. Another thing you can do is add juice from canned fish to water - they call it tuna water. Since they need to drink a lot it can be more of a treat. How old's your cat?

eleventybillion Mon 25-Apr-16 06:50:40

Hmmm... she's not a great eater Robot (unrelated to the CKD). She'll eat her food but I wouldn't say she loves it. (Unlike the webbox sticks where she'd actually yodel with delight!)

She does love tuna Monster so tuna water might be a genius idea. Will also check out the treats.

She's 16.5 but you'd never know to look at her smile

isamonster Mon 25-Apr-16 08:25:38

Awwww - it is hard to not give them things they enjoy... Good luck! It is not an easy road but you can keep them going quite happily for a while.

iloveeverykindofcat Mon 25-Apr-16 10:42:00

Is she on wet only? I really think that's the most important thing for renal. Could she have something high water content for a treat, like Thrive fish? (It's a good food, very saucy)

eleventybillion Tue 26-Apr-16 21:36:28

Thanks Monster - hanging on to every bright spot of hope I can.

Yes ilove. I switched her to wet food 5 or 6 years ago after signs of kidney damage as a result of complications during major surgery. Fortunately her bloods went back to "normal" but I've half been expecting it to surface again as she got older. Thanks for all the tips smile

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