Cat Kidney Frugal Diet Ideas So I took one of my cats to the vet…

Cat Kidney Frugal Diet Ideas

So I took one of my cats to the vet because he wasn’t feeling good. The vet done some bloodwork and found out he is in early stages of kidney failure and advised me to look into a meal plan specialized for kidney care such as: (Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Renal, Hills Prescription Diet k/d, or Purina NF.) I’ve since looked into the food.. and the prices are outrageous.

There’s not even coupons or anything.

I typically feed my cat (Nutrish Indoor Complete: RachealRay) and its a huge bag thay lasts an entire month for around $30 or so… but this new food, the small bags that would last at most.. a 1-2 weeks as I have 2 cats.. plus occasionally my roommates cats will steal a couple bites.. is about $40+ and I simply cannot afford that. Any ideas on a frugal meal plan. I don’t want him to get worse but I don’t want to break bank either. Please help!

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello, This is a hard question to answer. I always feel that I am not adequately informed to offer advice that might influence a patients care because I am not your vet. I do however sincerely recommend that you talk to your vet about how to manage your cats health best within the confines of your budget. For example I often tell my clients that I would rather have them feed somwmof the excellent food versus all of the poorer quality. So maybe you can find a good OTC kibble that you can mix with the prescription food? It’s a… Read more »

3 years ago

So sorry you’re in a bind. We buy our dog and cat food online because it is less expensive than in the store. You may be able to find what you need at a better price that way. Hope this helps.

3 years ago

To prevent any of the resident cats from stealing your kidney cat’s food, meal feed your cats and separate them until he finishes his food.