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DIAGNOSIS: WHAT DO ALL THE TEST RESULTS MEAN?


Blood Chemistry: Kidney Function, Potassium, Other Tests (ALT, Amylase, (Cholesterol, Etc.)


Calcium, Phosphorus, Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism


Complete Blood Count (CBC): Red and White Blood Cells: Anaemia and Infection


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Renomegaly (Enlarged Kidneys)


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Fluid and Urinary Issues (Fluid Retention, Infections, Incontinence, Proteinuria)


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DIET & NUTRITION


Nutritional Requirements of CKD Cats


The B Vitamins (Including Methylcobalamin)


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Food Data Tables


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Home > Diet and Nutrition > Food Data Tables

 


Overview


  • The food data tables have quickly become one of the most popular parts of this website.

  • The tables list many American and British cat foods in order of their phosphorus, protein, sodium and fat content.

  • These data are calculated on the basis of dry matter analysis. I know many people are very confused about why the data in the tables differ so much from the percentages shown on the cans or on manufacturers' websites.

  • I also know many people think they can just rush out and buy the first food on the list that their cat will eat but unfortunately it's not that simple.

  • Please read the links below to understand why the food data tables are calculated in this way and how best to use them.


The Different Ways of Assessing Food Content


 

This page discusses the different ways of measuring the components of a food, e.g. the levels of phosphorus, protein etc.

 

Please read this page before contacting me to tell my data are incorrect - chances are you have misunderstood how I calculate the data. Yes, I know the information on the cans is not the same.

 

The Different Ways of Assessing Food Content

 


What to Look For When Choosing a Food


 

This page discusses what to consider when looking at the components of a food, i.e. your target level for phosphorus, protein etc.

 

What to Look For When Choosing a Food

 


US Foods


 

These pages contain information about many US cat foods. These data are also available in book form, see Cat Food Data Book for more information.

 

 


US Food Data: Canned Foods


 

A list of many US canned foods in order of phosphorus content. Also includes protein, fat, sodium, carbohydrate and calorie content.

US Canned Food Data

 


US Food Data: Dry Foods


A list of many UK canned foods in order of phosphorus content. Also includes protein, fat, sodium, carbohydrate and calorie content.

US Dry Food Data

 


US Food Brands: Helpfulness Ratings


Some of the cat food manufacturers are amazingly helpful, whilst others consistently refuse to communicate with me. Before asking me to add a particular brand to the food data tables, please check this page to see if I have already tried and failed.

 

I do of course recommend voting with your feet when it comes to unhelpful manufacturers. You may also like to let them know you are doing so - twitter can be a particularly effective way of doing this.

 

US Brands Helpfulness Ratings


US Food Brands: Contact Details


Contact details for the various brands, plus ownership details - there are fewer manufacturers out there than you may realise.

US Brands Contact Details


UK Foods


 

These pages contain information about many UK cat foods, as follows:

 


UK Food Data: Canned Foods


A list of many UK canned foods in order of phosphorus content. Also includes protein, fat, sodium, carbohydrate and calorie content.

UK Canned Food Data

 


UK Food Data: Dry Foods


A list of many UK dry foods in order of phosphorus content. Also includes protein, fat, sodium, carbohydrate and calorie content.

UK Dry Food Data

 


UK Food Brands: Helpfulness Ratings


Some of the cat food manufacturers are amazingly helpful, whilst others consistently refuse to communicate with me. Before asking me to add a particular brand to the food data tables, please check this page to see if I have already tried and failed.

 

I do of course recommend voting with your feet when it comes to unhelpful manufacturers. You may also like to let them know you are doing so - twitter can be a particularly effective way of doing this.

 

UK Brands Degree of Helpfulness

 

 

 

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This page last updated: 13 January 2017

Links on this page last checked: 13 January 2017

 

   

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