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CKD in Cats: Mort’s Story

Inspiring Pet Tails 2 min read
A cat with a plush recovery cone around its neck and a bandage on its arm.

This is Mort. Cute, loved, and like an estimated 50% of cats eventually will, learning to live with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

A Chronic Kidney Disease diagnosis for any pet parent can feel like a stab to the heart as we worry about our pet’s future. However, there is much reason to hope; with early intervention, we can slow the disease and provide comfort for our pets.

Mort’s story is just that – one from uncertainty and change to resilience and adaptation.

The love Mort’s owner has for him definitely helped as they began their journey with cat Chronic Kidney Disease care, and become a CKD warrior!


Kidney Disease, sometimes known as Kidney Failure, has two types. Acute Kidney Disease is the sudden cessation of important kidney functioning. Chronic Kidney Disease is the progressive loss of healthy kidney functioning over time.

In cats, CKD will manifest as lethargy, weight loss, and increased urination. Blood tests can help diagnose Kidney Disease, as the kidney will no longer be able to filter certain waste products out of the blood, like creatinine.

A vet may provide fluids intravenously if dehydration becomes an issue.


Mort has stage four chronic kidney disease. Making matters more complicated, Mort was struggling with diarrhea, which worsens dehydration.

However, Mort stayed tough when getting extra fluids at the vet’s office. Alongside vet care, Mort’s owner has been using a supplement regimen.  

We’re still giving him Milk Thistle and Tripsy, and we’re definitely seeing improvement in that he is drinking much less water while his hydration levels are staying up ( as measured at his neck).


Like many pet conditions, a care regimen for CKD in cats can be complemented with natural health supplements. The supplements Mort’s owner used? Our go-tos for kidney supports formulated by vets: Milk Thistle and Tripsy.

Milk Thistle: Contains 100% certified organic milk thistle seed. The active ingredient of Milk Thistle is Silymarin, which is known as an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Particularly important for cats with CKD, Milk Thistle can be beneficial for detoxification support and for promoting cellular regeneration and repair.

Tripsy: Has a formulation with gentle herbal ingredients that can help encourage kidney health, including ingredients well-known in holistic health approaches for kidney support, like Stone Root, Parsley Piert, and Gravel Root.

IBD and Diarrhea Super Support: Because hydration is a complication of CKD, helping to prevent diarrhea and encourage gut health is important. This recommended bundle has TumFlora and Plantaeris to help soothe the GI tract and help relieve nausea, cramping, and watery stools in pets.

The love Mort’s owner has for him definitely helped as they began their journey with cat Chronic Kidney Disease care; they helped him not only to battle CKD, but become a CKD warrior!

Want to chat about your pet’s experience with Chronic Kidney Disease or pet IBS? Our pet experts are on standby with recommendations, tips, and more.

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Published: May 15, 2024

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