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Homemade Cat Food Recipe for Cats with Kidney Disease

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We have gotten a lot of email about what is a good homemade diet to feed cats with kidney disease.

Before feeding this diet, discuss it with your veterinarian and get their approval to ensure it is right for your cat.

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Pocket Companion to Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 4th Edition
Editors: Michael S. Hand, DVM, PhD, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition and Bruce J. Novotny, DVM, Helios Communications, LLC
Copyright 2002 by Mark Morris Institute

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Mark Morris Institute
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Topeka, Kansas 66601-2097
Phone: 785-286-8101
Fax: 785-286-8173

Balanced reduced-protein/low-phosphorus homemade formulas for adult cats with kidney disease*:

Daily food formulation for a 4.5-kg cat (as fed)

IngredientsGrams
Liver, chicken cooked21
Rice, white cooked 98
Chicken, white cooked21
Oil, vegetable7
Calcium carbonate0.7
Salt, iodized0.5
Salt, substitute (KCl0.5
Total149


Nutrient Content (%DMB)+

Dry matter37.8
Protein24.4
Fat17.5
Linoleic acid7.9
Crude Fiber0.85
Calcium0.54
Phosphorus0.29
Magnesium0.09
Sodium0.42
Potassium**0.66
Energy(kcal/100g)458
*Also feed one-half tablet to cats to ensure all vitamins and trace minerals are included. Cats should be given one-half to one taurine tablet (500mg/tablet) daily.
May substitute rice baby cereal and flavor either selection with meat broth during cooking.
*Retain the fat.
†Nutrients of concern are italicized.

Directions: Cook the meet components separately until well done. Cook the starch component. Grind or finely chop meat if necessary. Mix with all other components except the vitamin-mineral supplement. Mix well and serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Feed the vitamin-mineral supplement with the meal; give as a pill or pulverize and thoroughly mix with food before feeding.


Looking for other cat food recipes? Also see cat food recipes for normal healthy cats, obese cats, and cats with heart disease.

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