Monday, June 29, 2020

Holistic Cat Hyperthyroid And Kidney Disease Treatment Helps Senior Kitty


Case Study:   Cat With Kidney Disease, Hyperthyroidism And High Blood Pressure

We wanted to share with you a case study to show the benefits of using holistic care for these interrelated health issues.  Miss Sadie is a 14 year old senior kitty that suffers from hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure and kidney disease. Often these three cat health issues occur concurrently in senior cats.

Feline Hyperthyrodism is when the thyroid becomes overactive and produces too much thryoid hormone. It is the most common hormonal disorder found in cats-most often in older females.  The cat will often be losing weight, but have an increased appetite. The cat may also be anxious and have a racing heart rate.  Blood pressure can rise and cause blood to pass too quickly through the kidneys which can result in kidney disease.

Kidney Disease is quite common with senior pets, and is especially common with pets suffering with feline Hyperthyrodism. Key functions of the kidneys are to filter out toxins in the blood and help regulate blood pressure. It also produces the hormone that stimulates red-blood-cells. When kidney function is decreased and toxins build up, pets can have serious health conquences. 

Miss Sadie used: Power ProbioticNotaSANQuentaSAN and Kidney Health to help address her Hyperthyrodism and Kidney Disease. Her diet was also changed to a reduced protein kidney-friendly diet, but was complicated due to food allergies. Ask Ariel provided diet suggestions using a novel protein,  avoiding allergens such as grains, poultry and fish (which is also high in phosphorous and can negatively impact kidney function).  Miss Sadie's Mom Allyn reported that using the holistic supplements and diet change has resulted in “…Her quality of life improved so much and that’s what it’s all about."   For more information on treating Kidney Disease click here.