Over the last twelve months there has been a surge of interest in coconut oil for pets. This interest has largely been driven by evidence indicating adding coconut oil to a dog’s diet can help kill dental bacteria and improve coat condition.
Experts at the charity International Cat Care have recently developed a feeding plan, based on scientific evidence, to help mimic the way cats eat in the wild and so provide both physical and mental stimulation for cats. The plan encourages cats to hunt, explore, climb and play – activities which boost cats’ positive behaviour and wellbeing.
Senior cats present regularly in practice with renal issues. It is inevitable that feline patients who are suffering from kidney disease will require intervention at some point, some owners notice the signs early on, but others may be less obvious and the cat may decline rapidly.