What are the benefits of a raw food diet for cats with hyperthyroidism?
There are many benefits of a raw food diet for cats with hyperthyroidism. The first is an increased amount of protein in their meals. Cats who suffer from hyperthyroidism tend to experience weight loss and the additional protein can help maintain a restorative weight and provide overall health benefits.
Many holistic veterinarians agree that a diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates can help reduce the risk of hyperthyroidism. Our formulas contain limited ingredients and are also low glycemic, which may make them a great choice for cats with hypothyroidism.
Since cats who suffer from hyperthyroidism tend to experience digestive upset and weight loss, a raw food diet may make a great addition to their lifestyle. It’s typically easier on the stomach and does not contain filler. Consuming food that is far more digestible means it is easier for your cat to absorb the nutrients in its food, promoting better overall weight and body condition.
A raw food diet also contains no synthetic vitamins, minerals, or preservatives. Our formulas are simple and free of excess additives and may help to reduce the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in cats. Keeping the diet as simple as possible with only meat, bone, and organ makes this easier to manage.
Dehydration, increased thirst, and higher urine output are also signs of hyperthyroidism, making water intake very important. Raw food is high and naturally rich in moisture and is an excellent way to ensure cats are getting an appropriate amount of water.
It is also recommended that cats who have hyperthyroidism avoid fish-based diets, as some fish contain high amounts of iodine, a contributing factor in the disease. While we do carry nutritious fish toppers, we recommend feeding your feline our fish-free Bold by Nature raw cat food formulas instead.
Not only may a raw food diet be beneficial for cats with hyperthyroidism, but it could potentially be a great option for cats with kidney disease, too.