Fee's Special Kitty Cat Renal/Kidney/Diabetes Diet

Total Time
6mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 4 mins

My cat, Fee, is 22 years old(!), blind and has kidney disease, but his quality of life is still great thanks to daily subcutaneous fluids, a special diet, and daily supplements that lower his BUN and creatinine. For a change of pace from Fee's usual (costly) prescription diet, I occasionally make this for him. Diabetics need fiber and kidney kitties need to limit protein. The inclusion of brown rice addresses these issues. The ingredients as given are minced, but I drop everything into my Magic Bullet yielding the consistency of pate. You can freeze portions, too - handy! Time estimate includes the mixing of all ingredients, cooked and otherwise, and the final quick cook of the mixture that includes the eggs. <<<< UPDATE >>>> I just wanted to mention that Fee is 24 years old now, which is roughly 113 in human years!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cooked green beans, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced carrots (if you substitute other vegetables, avoid those with a higher natural sugar content)
  • 2 tablespoons baked chicken breasts, minced (no skin)
  • 23 cup cooked and cooled brown rice (unrefined, wild rice is good)
  • 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil (according to how moist your cat prefers his or her food. Olive oil is good for preventing hair balls)

Directions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly. The rice must be mixed in well because smart cats (which ones AREN'T?) are liable to retrieve all that ISN'T rice from the dish, the clever little furballs --.
  2. Cook in a medium skillet over low heat, stirring and �chopping� constantly, until the egg is at least soft-set but done.
  3. Refrigerate or freeze in air-tight containers (Tupperware, Rubbermaid, Ziploc). Use the refrigerated portions within 36 hours.
Most Helpful

5 5

Haven't tried it yet but again, kudos for giving options for special diet kitties as well, would likely make a good recipie if your cat was a little under the weather with an upset tummy etc!

5 5

I haven't tried this recipe but I wanted to send out kudos`to a chef adapting recipes to feed a special needs pet!!

1 5

The recipe looks good, but it needs some additions. Cats need taurine. It is an essential amino acid that is vital for eyesight and heart function. This recipe needs taurine supplement added to it. Cats also need calcium. The book "Whole Health for Happy Cats" gives excellent instruction on dosages for these vital nutrients.