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My 13 year old cat Annie has been on Prescription ZD food for about 2 years and it has helped a lot. But she has been losing weight, now weighing 5.2 lbs. She has been pooping outside the box for some time now and we've just learned to live with it. About a month ago she started peeing outside the box as well. Sometimes she gets in the box, mostly not. Took her to the vet twice. Her blood work is good and her urine is diluted a bit and the vet said she may be in early kidney disease and she has some arthritis in her rear end. I am going to start her on Arthro-IonX (I have another older cat who has been on it for years and done very well) but I was wondering if you had any suggestions. We tried carefully switching her to NF Kidney diet and all it did was give her diarrhea - not fun when she's pooping all over the place. She is also a bit dehydrated. I don't want to put her on standard meds like segeliline and aspirin. Nor do I want to reach the point where we can no longer tolerate the peeing and pooping all over place. I don't think she is going senile because all her other behaviors are normal. Any help you can give me will be very much appreciated.

Smartliving Guest asked this
June 22, 2016 at 2:56 PM



Dear Ilene,

DIA-IONX contains homeopathic remedies that support the kidneys. The muscles in the lower back can become sore if there are kidney problems. If it hurts to move your cat may not want to make the effort to get inside the litter box. Also PROBIOTICS are good to give to support the body and lessen stress on the kidneys. You could also give OMEGA 3,6,9 to reduce inflammation in the body and make the joints more comfortable.

I would also suggest veterinary acupuncture. Improving energy flow would be helpful. Do not give any aspirin. It can easily kill a cat.

Please let us know how you do.

Best regards,


Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 23, 2016 at 9:10 AM
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