This formula is intended to help manage and control kidney disease in cats. We also use it for ferrets with kidney disease.
Renal Essentials is formulated to help detoxify the body by supporting excretions of toxins through the kidneys. Liver function is vital for healthy kidney function and Renal Essentials should help liver function as well. There are a number of antioxidants in this formula that will help protect the kidney's cells. One of the kidney's most important functions is water retention and electrolyte balancing; Renal Essentials is designed to help this function. Immune function is often depressed in cats with kidney disease and this formula has several ingredients that support the immune system.
There are many therapies we recommend for treating kidney disease. See our article on Kidney Disease in Cats.
This formula is intended for all stages of kidney disease. It is formulated to provide the nutrients the kidney needs to be healthy. It can help support and maintain proper kidney function and mineral balance.
Consider using this product in combination with acupuncture for your cat.
Kidney disease is a very serious disease, and perhaps the most common serious disorder your cat may develop.
Any cat that is suspected of having kidney disease should be seen by a local veterinarian. Besides working with your veterinarians, you should alter your cats diet to one with fresh, home prepared foods. Only in the latest stages of kidney disease should you lower the level of protein in the diet.
Renal Essentials helps maintain kidney function, supports circulation of blood to the kidneys, support the immune system, promotes detoxification through the kidneys, and also helps liver function as it relates to kidney function.
How some of the ingredients work:
- Astragulus Root
A Chinese herb for immune support, especially kidney, liver and spleen immune systems.
- Cooked Rehmannia:
A Chinese herb that is used in most kidney formulas; it support blood and urine flow through the kidneys, and balances fluid retention.
- Nettle (Urtica dioica) Seed Extract:
Stinging Nettle is often used by herbologists along with rehmannia to support kidney function. It seems to support blood and urine circulation through the kidneys. It has been shown to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy, and seems to support all components of the renal system as well.
- Cordyceps sinensis Extract:
Cordyceps has antitumor activity, lowers cholesterol, promotes normal hormonal functions, has antioxidant activity, supports renal cell health (apoptosis), and in Chinese Medicine is considered a Qi and Kidney tonic.
Water soluble vitamins are often deficient in kidney disease, and the B Vitamins supports renal health.
Potassium is often flushed out of the body in excessive amounts with kidney disease, causing Potassium deficiency; adding it to the formula helps correct that problem
- Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA):
Omega 3 fatty acids that are antiinflammatory, immune supporting, antioxidants, and are needed for renal cell wall support.