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Hydra Care - Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease

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    December 9, 2020 5:42 PM EST

    This question was submitted during our webinar titled: What Works for Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease? - A Nutritionist's Perspective


    Question: 
    What are your thoughts on Hydra Care?


    Dr. Donna Raditic, DVM, DACVN, CVA responded:

    It is rather new so we do not have enough patients currently using it to give you a clinical perspective on the product. I find it a bit of a sad statement that the best we can do to better manage a cat’s fluid balance when they are healthy or with FLUTD, CKD, etc.  – is to then doctor their water to “encourage” water intake. I can tell you for HEALTHY cats … when they are on the MLD (i.e. high protein, low carbohydrate diet) with small frequent meals - i.e. 10 meals/day – this may help to improve fluid balance and urine output and pH.