1. I thought alfalfa has a high oxalate content which contributes to kidney stones? I don’t understand how it can help with kidney disease? There’s this brand of kibbles for cats. Sun cured alfalfa meal is the 11th ingredient. It’s still in the top half of the ingredient list. Do you think it’s a concern? Thanks.

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for your question. I understand your concern about alfalfa and kidney disease. Alfalfa does have a high oxalate content, which can contribute to kidney stones. However, it also has other nutrients that can be beneficial for cats with kidney disease, such as protein, fiber, and vitamins A and K.

      The amount of alfalfa in the kibbles you mentioned is relatively low, so it’s probably not a major concern. However, it’s always a good idea to talk to your veterinarian about the best diet for your cat’s specific needs. They can help you assess the risk of kidney stones and make sure your cat is getting the nutrients they need.

      Here are some additional things to keep in mind about alfalfa and kidney disease in cats:

    2. The amount of oxalate in alfalfa can vary depending on the type of alfalfa and how it is processed.
    3. Cats with kidney disease are more likely to form kidney stones if they eat a diet high in oxalate.
    4. There are other factors that can contribute to kidney stones, such as dehydration and genetics.
    5. If you are concerned about your cat’s risk of kidney stones, talk to your veterinarian about a diet that is low in oxalate and other potential kidney stone triggers. They can also help you make sure your cat is getting enough fluids.

      I hope this helps!

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