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Yucca for Cats

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Helping Chowder Get His Appetite Back!

Inspiring Pet Tails 4 min read
Chowder the one-eyed kitty who lost his appetite

If you’ve ever had a cat, you know that they are extremely sensitive creatures! They do not like change, and when stressed, their appetite may be the first thing to go. So if your cat has no appetite and is refusing to eat, this is a critical sign that something more serious could be going on.

Take Chowder for example. He is a beloved one-eyed kitty who suddenly lost his appetite due to illness. With a lot of love, patience, and care, Chowder’s furmily was able to convince their precious senior kitty to eat again, and continue his road to recovery!

How Disease May Affect Your Cat’s Appetite

CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)

For kitties like Chowder, who suffer from chronic kidney disease, a buildup of toxins in the body like urea and phosphorus may cause nausea. Other issues such as dehydration, fluid retention, or constipation may also cause your kitty to feel nauseous or unwell. The kidneys perform many tasks, including waste removal, regulating fluid levels, controlling blood pressure, helping to create red blood cells, keeping bones healthy, and regulating nutrient levels. These all contribute to the overall health and vitality of your furry friend. When these processes are not functioning optimally, your kitty may feel weak, tired, and be at risk for secondary infections.

Heart Murmur

When the kidneys are damaged, sodium reabsorption is increased, and oxygen consumption increases. For this reason, a diet high in antioxidants is very important for pets with kidney issues. CKD is often linked with high blood pressure, which may lead to heart disease. Pets can be born with a heart murmur or acquire one due to a damaged heart valve. With the increased oxygen needs of damaged kidneys, your kitty may tire quickly, experience fainting spells (from an irregular heartbeat), fluid in the belly, or a blue tinge to the gums, especially after intense play. So with decreasing energy levels and growing discomfort, food may be the last thing on their mind.

Oral Health Issues

Kitties with kidney disease commonly develop mouth and tongue ulcers, making it difficult to eat. Their sense of taste or smell may also be affected, and further, deter them from eating. If your furkiddo is experiencing additional oral health issues, they may start associating mealtime with discomfort and not want to eat.

Encouraging your Cat to Eat

Cats like Chowder who are battling chronic kidney disease have the best chance of maintaining optimal health by having a kidney-friendly diet. They may easily become dehydrated because more water is lost when urinating. So feeding a diet with a high water content may help prevent this problem. Keep in mind, if your pet is on a prescription diet, this may be less tasty than their regular food, so they may refuse to eat it. Some kitties can be convinced to eat by trying a different brand of prescription kidney food or by adding something yummy on top like tuna water, or homemade bone broth.

If you are open to cooking a homemade diet for your kitty, this can be a much more enticing and tasty option for them. Our in-house veterinarian, Dr. Amanda is able to create a customized nutrition plan for your kitty’s unique needs (that also tastes great!).

A homemade diet for your kitty can be a much more enticing and tasty option.

Natural Support

To help Chowder get his appetite back and feel more energetic, he has been taking:

Yucca for cats – a natural remedy that has a long history of use for its many healing properties. It encourages the body to create its own corticosteroids (steroid hormones) which are involved in a wide range of body processes, such as stress response, immune response, appetite and metabolism, inflammatory response, and more.

Chowder’s furmily has also ordered the following supplements to address his other health concerns:

Tripsy™ for cats is beneficial for helping to relieve inflammation, help prevent urinary tract infections, and for supporting healthy kidney function. It is ideal support for pets with chronic kidney disease or any other urinary tract disorder.

Hearty-Heart for cats is formulated to help alleviate symptoms of feline heart disease, help strengthen cardiovascular function as well as boost blood circulation.

Turmeric for cats can be used in conjunction with Tripsy and Hearty-Heart to help ease discomfort, add antioxidant support, and help encourage the healing of damaged tissue. It also offers beneficial support for the liver and kidneys.

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 “My 16 year old male cat is in Chronic Kidney Failure, has a Heart Murmur and was in too bad of shape to have his teeth cleaned but I suspect has some oral issues that need to be addressed. He had backed off all of his food, lost 3-4 lbs and was having terrible pain in his hips/back legs. I was afraid I would lose him soon. I ordered Yucca for cats and within days, his appetite was stimulated and he was eating and gaining some weight! Within two weeks, he was walking without pain and now after a few months, he is playing and running some!!! I am now ordering the Mouth Drops, Hearty Heart, Tripsy, and Turmeric for some of his other ailments because the Yucca helped him so much. Thank you NHV for giving us more quality time with our loving cat!” “

A-meow-zing Updates

Chowder was in rough shape for a while. But his furmily did not give up on him and after searching high and low, they decided to start him on Yucca. Chowder is now beating the odds and is starting to enjoy life again! We were thrilled to hear about his pawsitive journey with NHV products so far! 

We know how stressful it can be when our pets aren’t feeling well, so we’re over the moon that Chowder is getting back on his feet!

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Published: December 22, 2021

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