The RECOACTIV® Kidney Tonicum is an appetite-stimulating* supplementary food for older cats aged 7 and over and those with early signs of kidney dysfunction (IRIS stage I+II).
It contains low mineral levels and has a reduced phosphorus content, supplemented with important vitamins. This and a moderate content of high-quality and easily digestible proteins ensure optimal support for weakened kidneys.
Thanks to its high level of acceptance and its liquid form, the RECOACTIV® Kidney Tonicum ensures increased absorption of moisture in order to promote the excretion of urinary (waste) substances and prevent dehydration (drying out). It encourages food intake despite a reduced appetite and thus supports the change in food to a usually less palatable special kidney diet.
RECOACTIV® products contain important vitamins and trace elements and consist of natural, food-grade ingredients. They are free of grains, colors and preservatives.
*In collaboration with the Institute for Animal Nutrition at the Free University of Berlin, Department of Veterinary Medicine, a scientific study has proven that RECOACTIV® both promotes the absorption of water and significantly stimulates the appetite of cats and causes increased food intake.
What is Chronic Renal Insufficiency in Cats (CKD)
Chronic renal insufficiency is a predominantly age-related, irreversible kidney dysfunction in which the kidney's filtration capacity is increasingly limited due to progressive destruction of the kidney tissue (nephrons). The disease only becomes symptomatically visible late; according to studies, only when 70% of the kidney tissue has already been affected. The progression of CKD can be slowed down therapeutically, but cannot be stopped, and kidney tissue once destroyed cannot be restored, which is why early detection and an appropriate diet are of great importance for the quality of life and life expectancy of the affected animals.
Signs of kidney failure (CKD)
- Increased thirst and increased urine output
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
- Changes in coat: dull, shaggy, dry or flaky coat
- Dehydration: Dehydration occurs because the electrolyte and water balance is no longer successfully controlled by the kidneys in the event of kidney failure
What can you do for a cat suffering from CKD?
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an irreversible disease in cats that cannot be cured and is the most common cause of death in older cats. Therapeutic approaches therefore aim to slow down the progression of the disease if possible and to optimize the quality of life of the sick animal. The following aspects are of absolute priority:
- Ensuring the absorption of nutrition and moisture
- Relieve the strain on the kidneys through a high-quality, kidney-friendly diet
As the disease progresses, the use of a phosphate binder is recommended in addition to the kidney diet. This reduces the strain on the kidneys without endangering the cat's protein supply.
For cats with advanced CKD, RECOACTIV® Renaltan with phosphate binder is available to relieve kidney activity.
An adult cat of normal weight receives 10 ml per day.
In the event of an acute nutritional crisis, administration of up to 3 x 10 ml per day is recommended until the animal returns to normal eating behavior.
The RECOACTIV® Kidney Tonicum can be administered pure or with food. Acceptance is highest at room temperature and is particularly recommended if the cat is not eating enough. If there is a critical refusal to eat, it has proven useful to gradually lick the tonic from the finger or give it into the mouth using a syringe (without a cannula!) until the animal gets used to the tonic and the appetite returns.
10 ml per day (equivalent to approx. 1 tablespoon)
In case of acute nutritional crisis: 3 x 10 ml per day
Duration of application:
If necessary, the product can be given permanently. Fresh water should always be freely available.
Drinking water, vegetable by-products, meat and animal by-products (poultry meat 2%, beef 1.8% and poultry liver 0.8%), oils, fats, minerals, yeast
Poultry meat, poultry liver, beef.
60 kcal/100 ml
pH value: 6.5