Stop feeding commercial cat foods of all kinds.
It is no coincidence that the increase in renal problems in cats has followed the increased use of commercial cat foods. Cats are designed to eat the freshly-killed bodies of herbivorous animals. What you see on the shelf at your supermarket or vet’s office does not even remotely resemble what cats are supposed to eat. Disease is a predictable consequence of feeding this garbage, particularly diseases which afflict the organs tasked with eliminating waste, such as the kidneys. The less digestible a “food” is, the more waste it produces in the body, obviously. Canned foods have slight advantages over kibble because of their water content, but they are not formulated to provide what is best for cats, but to provide the most profit for their manufacturers. Canned food is not fit sustenance for your cat.
2. Start feeding ONLY raw meat, organs and bones.
Stop researching, just do it. Too much analysis can be immobilizing! Some things just do not require analysis, and this is one of them. If you’ve tried feeding your cat raw but s/he refused, it’s likely because you sprung it on him/her too suddenly. There are ways to get even the most hard core kibble-addicted cat transitioned to a healing diet. Email me and I will send you my transition tip sheet for cats, free of charge. Raw feeding is not complicated or expensive, and it all but guarantees a healthy cat.
3. Stop listening to vets.
Vets are not trained to teach people how to provide the conditions under which cats can thrive. Vets are categorically opposed to proper feeding because it is FAR AND AWAY the #1 factor which determines whether a cat will be healthy. Are healthy cats good for the vet industry? Most of the nutrition instruction vets receive in their training comes from pet food manufacturing reps. Their diagnoses are unnecessary except perhaps to alert you to a problem that you should immediately begin resolving by removing the causes, which vets cannot help with because of their ignorance on dietary matters. Their treatments are often harmful and drive disease further into the body. Even so-called “natural” treatments do not heal anything, they only shut down symptoms at best, and exacerbate your cat’s underlying toxic condition.
4. Start trusting nature.
The incredible power within your cat’s body that allowed him/her to grow from a fertilized ovum into a full grown organism can heal his/her disease. Just as external injuries heal, the internal injuries done to your cat’s organs by past feeding mistakes can heal as well. Perhaps not in every case — even nature has her limits — but in the vast majority of cases, even chronic disease is quite reversible if the proper conditions are put in place. Educate yourself on the truth about disease and health at websites like this and this. Note these resources are all about human health, because very few others besides myself are applying this incredible body of information and wisdom to the care of dogs and cats. Fortunately, the principles of health are UNIVERSAL and apply to all species. Healthful living, and ONLY healthful living, produces health.
5. STOP being afraid.
Industries in general like to create fear because it increases their profits. The medical and veterinary fields are the masters of this tactic, the latter perhaps the best of all because of the emotional connections people have to their pets. FEAR sells. Fearful people seek out help from mis-educated “experts” (who only recommend what comes from industry), buy foods they perceive to be “safe” (packaged and sold by industry) and always follow the rules laid down by the ones to make the rules (the industry/government cabal). And if it wasn’t bad enough that we have industry trying to scare us to death, we have their fearful sycophants (most pet owners, unfortunately) telling us how scared we should be. We’ve been HAD, people! Stop fearing and take back your power.