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Old May 15th, 2013, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by dbg10 View Post
I wonder if I should give Sam the Renal in his food and see if it helps him. I was also thinking of adding the human probiotic as well if he'll tolerate both of them.
Sure, I don't think it would hurt to try either or both of them. Aztec didn't mind the Renal powder at all. Was a little pickier about the Renal Advanced. The Renal also contains potassium citrate, which can help counter acidity (a common problem with CKD cats). It did raise Aztec's urine ph from his usual 5.0 to 6.5, which was good, except that he also suffered a severe episode of constipation (required an emergency vet visit) so I stopped giving it to him. I'm not saying the constipation was directly caused by the Renal powder, I just thought it best to minimize any further risk factors wherever I could.

Good luck! Let us know how Sam does on the supplements.
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