Differing Viewpoints. Role of Dietary Protein in the Management of Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

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The role of diet in management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is important. There are different interpretations of the current knowledge on this topic. Neither clinical trials involving product testing, nor prospective research investigating dietary influences on cats with induced kidney disease provide guidance on the utility of specific nutritional strategies. Likewise, data derived from other species also has limitations. More research is needed to further our understanding of this topic. However, practical guidance from current knowledge for the management of individual patients can be utilized with success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
StateAccepted/In press - 2016



  • Catabolism
  • Dietary protein
  • Digestibility
  • Feline chronic kidney disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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