I don't have an positives left, Bailey was my last and I lost him in
2006. I do however have a furkid with HCM and one with CRF & a heart
I do know that taurine and CoQ-10 are good for the heart and lysine is
good over all for the immune system. My cats aren't great about getting
pills, so I only give them what they absolutely need. Joey get
benazapril and amlodipine for his HCM. Fred gets the same for his high
blood pressure and heart murmur, plus he gets potassium supplements and
phosphorus binders in his food for his high phosphorus.
They all, all 5 of mine get a vit b shots once a week too, I can get
away with giving them that because that is an injection, not a pill.
The only thing I probably wouldn't use is the cranberry, according to
the CRF site that I read for answers when Fred is am having problems.
This is not a vets site only a person who has been for many, many years
collecting info and who has many years of experience with CRF, not only
her experiences but a CRF group with over 1200 members and another CRF
group she is a member of with over 11,000 members, I am a member of both
groups. This site is an accumulation of all those years and members
This is a quote from that site about cranberry:
You should avoid giving cranberry or food containing cranberry to CRF
cats - it is too acidic for CRF cats, who tend towards acidosis
anyway. Cranberries *also contain benzoic acid, which cats lack the
pathways to metabolise*. The active ingredient in cranberries is
Mannose, so you could consider giving D-Mannose to a cat who is prone
to urinary tract infections
The Boston Globe
reports on the recent trend of adding cranberries to cat food, and has
a comment from a vet at Tuft's University School of Veterinary
Medicine that there is no evidence that cranberries have the same
benefits for cats as they appear to have for humans.
A market analysis of the US pet food industry to determine new
opportunities for the cranberry industry
<http://www.umassd.edu/cbr/studies/cranbpetfood.pdf> (2005) from the
Center for Business Research may help explain why cranberries are
suddenly a popular choice as a cat food ingredient.
You can find it on this page:
Here is a link to the Boston Globe article:
Sounds like you have things very well under control for your furkids!!
happiness is being owned by cats ...
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