Cat Food Recipes For Sick & Ailing Cats
- Kidney Problems & Diabetes
The 3 recipes on this page are for cats with kidney problems or diabetes. If you suspect that you are dealing with a sick kitty due to the a cat food recalls, please check with your vet before using the 2nd and 3rd recipes as they may alter the vitamin and mineral supplement ratios. As always, if your favorite feline is having health problems consult with your vet prior to making and dietary changes.
Recipes for Cats with Kidney Problems
(good for cats with diabetes or kidney problems)
1 tablespoon minced, cooked green beans
1 teaspoon shredded carrot (if you substitute other vegetables, avoid the ones with a lot of natural sugars)
2 tablespoons baked chicken breast (no skin) minced
1/3 cup cooked brown rice (unrefined; wild rice is good)
1 tablespoon olive oil (good for preventing hair balls and constipation - common to diabetics)
Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly with a wooden spoon or in a blender/food processor. It's important to get the rice mixed in well so that it can't be picked out. (Diabetics need fiber and cats with kidney failure problems need to limit their protein intake so this serves two purposes.)
Cook in a small skillet over low heat, stirring and "chopping" constantly, until the egg is at least soft-set but done.
Refrigerate in air-tight containers or zipper type storage bag. Use within 36 hours (refrigerated). Stores well in the freezer in Zip-Lock baggies and can be thawed and warmed simultaneously in boiling water in the bag.
DIET FOR CATS with KIDNEY PROBLEMS 1
1-1/3 cups (2/3 pound) ground chicken, turkey or lean heart
4 cups cooked white rice
2 tablespoons cold-pressed safflower, soy or corn oil
1,500 milligrams calcium
1/8 teaspoon iodized salt
1/8 teaspoon potassium chloride (optional, for a saltier flavor)
1 teaspoon parsley, finely grated carrot or other vegetable (optional)
5,000 IU vitamin A
Taurine and other cat vitamins (about 5 days' worth)
50 milligram level B complex (or 10 milligrams per day)
2,500 milligrams vitamin C (½ teaspoon sodium ascorbate)
Mix everything together in a large bowl.
Serve raw if the cat will accept it. Otherwise, mix all but the vitamins together, bake about 20 minutes in a moderate oven and then wait until it cools to mix in the vitamins.
Occasionally, substitute 1 to 3 teaspoons of liver for part of the meat.
CAT KIDNEY PROBLEMS DIET 2
4 parts carbohydrate: Pureed barley flakes and/or baby food creamed corn
2 parts protein: Lightly broiled chicken or beef or raw organic egg yolk and cooked white- used with meat, not alone (you can also use baby food chicken)
1 part vegetable: Chopped or finely grated raw vegetable or vegetable juice- carrots, zucchini, and alfalfa sprouts are ideal
2 tablespoons Vita-Mineral Mix
2 teaspoons soft butter
Blend the above ingredients together and store in glass jar.
Each day mix the following into each meal or administer by dropper after the meal:
1/8 teaspoon mixed mineral powder
1/16 teaspoon Pet Tonic (a B vitamin and iron tonic available from the veterinarian) or 1/2 of a low-potency B complex capsule (10 mg level)
1/4 teaspoon or 1/2 tablet mixed digestive enzymes
Once a week give:
400 units of vitamin E (alpha tocopherol)
A capsule containing 10,000 units vitamin A and 400 units vitamin D.