Dietary Support For Pets With Chronic Renal Failure
By Danielle Fletcher
A vital part of managing the health and happiness of a pet with kidney failure is their diet. The kidneys are there to filter the blood for waste products and remove them from the body via urine. A lot of waste products originate from food and if left to build up, cause unpleasant symptoms. Therefore, when the kidneys don't work properly, the harmful products cannot be removed from the blood, damaging the kidneys further and affecting the rest of the body. This article highlights the key features to look for in a special diet for a pet with kidney (renal) disease. Supplements are also available to enhance a renal diet or to mimic the effects, reducing the speed of disease progression and symptoms.