I've checked the scope to make sure this is on-topic as it sort of involves product recommandations and medical advice. Feel free to let me know if I am overstepping!
My old cat has kidney disease and is not crazy about her kidney disease food. She also tends to be persistent in begging for table food but the vet has warned me that it interferes with treatment and to not give her any. She's a very small cat (2kg) and has recently lost weight due to a bladder infection that is currently treated.
I've tried grinding her kibbles to mix them with water and make it more wet but she eats little of it.
What else can I feed her that is supportive of kidney disease treatment?
We currently buy Hill's Prescription DietMD k/d + Mobility from the vet but I would be open to ordering something online if there are other alternatives so that she gains a bit more weight.
I asked my vet for some alternatives. I didn't ask specifically for other brands of kibbles since this is the only one they sell for that purpose but I did ask for types of table food and was told to just not give any. Though from what I've read online, some foods like egg whites can be useful because low in phosphorus and high in protein. I sort of felt like the vet took the easy way out, which is why I'm asking here.
Little update: I had to go back to the vet because my cat started reacting to antibiotics given for a bladder infection so I inquired more about what other foods I could give her. I ended up buying a variety of cans: 4 kinds of Hill's Prescription Diet and 2 kinds of Royal Canin.
I realized after that my issue was that the cans don't have the "mobility" added in them (which I assume is glucosamin) and it does seem to make a difference for my cat. I asked the vet if I could add anything to make up for it but they didn't really have an answer so I might just add some of her ground kibbles in the can. Now my cat has been vomiting and I think she did a negative association with the cans so she won't touch them anymore. So right now I'm feeding anything that she will take to avoid dehydration and more weight losss until she hopefully comes around!