RECOACTIV® Kidney Tonic is an appetite-stimulating* supplementary feed for older cats over 7 years of age and those with early signs of kidney dysfunction (IRIS stage I+II).
It is low in minerals and has a reduced phosphorus content, supplemented with essential 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 tonic ensures increased absorption of moisture in order to promote the excretion of urinary (waste) substances and prevent dehydration (dryness). It encourages food intake despite a reduced appetite and thus supports the changeover to a usually less tasty special kidney diet.
RECOACTIV® products contain important vitamins and trace elements and consist of natural, food-grade ingredients. They are free from grain, coloring and preservatives.
*In cooperation with the institute for animal nutrition of the Freie Universität Berlin, department of veterinary medicine, it was proven in a scientific study that RECOACTIV® not only promotes the absorption of water but also significantly stimulates the appetite of cats and causes an increased food intake.
For cats with advanced CRF , RECOACTIV® Renaltan is available with a phosphate binder to relieve kidney activity.
What is Feline Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Chronic renal insufficiency is a predominantly age-related, irreversible renal dysfunction in which progressive destruction of the renal tissue (nephrons) increasingly restricts the filtration capacity of the kidneys. The disease does not become symptomatically visible until late, according to studies only when 70% of the kidney tissue is already affected. The progression of a CKD can be slowed down therapeutically, but not stopped, and kidney tissue that has been 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 renal failure (CRF)
- Increased thirst and increased urination
- loss of appetite and weight loss
- Coat changes: 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 case of renal insufficiency
What can you do for a cat with CKD?
Chronic kidney failure (CKD) is an irreversible disease in cats that cannot be cured and is the leading 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 absolutely paramount:
- Ensuring the intake of food and moisture
- Relief of the kidneys through a high-quality diet that is kind to the kidneys
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 jeopardizing the cat's protein supply.
An adult cat of normal weight is given 10 ml per day.
In the event of an acute nutritional crisis, it is recommended to give up to 3 x 10 ml per day until the animal returns to normal eating behavior.
The RECOACTIV® Kidney Tonic can be administered pure or with the feed. Acceptance is highest at room temperature and is particularly recommended when the cat is not eating enough. In the case of critical food refusal, it has proven useful to have the tonic lick off the finger successively or to give it into the mouth by syringe (without a cannula!) until the animal has gotten used to the tonic and the appetite returns.
10 ml per day (corresponds to approx. 1 tablespoon)
In acute nutritional crisis: 3 x 10 ml per day
Duration of use:
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 2%, beef 1.8% and poultry liver 0.8%), oils, fats, minerals, yeast
Poultry Meat, Poultry Liver, Beef.
60 kcal/100 ml