Geriatric Pets Need More Protein

5 Jul

Dietary protein levels do not cause or alter the course of kidney disease. Low dietary protein only decreases the symptoms associated with kidney failure, not slow it or cure it. Geriatric pets require the same or more protein than younger animals, especially active seniors. Old pets may be special, but not with regards to protein.

via Geriatric Pets Need More Protein | petMD.

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2 Responses to “Geriatric Pets Need More Protein”

  1. Amby July 6, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    Excellent info. Glad our beasties eat plenty of protein and are not victims of commercialism. Our geriatric cats are doing perfectly well on the same food that the youngsters eat.

    • animalartist July 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

      Indeed–I’d read about senior diets years ago and almost fell for it!

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