Chronic kidney failure or chronic renal failure in cats and dogs are major causes of illness and death in senior pets. Chronic kidney or renal failure can be caused by a diet heavy in processed food, as well as untreated dental infections which cause oral bacteria to travel throughout the body and cause liver, heart, or kidney infections.
A functioning urinary system, which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra is vital to your cat or dog’s well-being since it helps to:
- Rid the body of waste
- Maintain the balance of water and electrolytes
- Produce hormones that help maintain blood pressure
- Help the body process vitamin D
The combination of Tripsy and Milk Thistle will help aid your dog or cat with chronic renal failure by helping to inhibit further bladder infections, flushing kidney stones, and helping alleviate symptoms of uncomfortable urination. As toxins build up in the body, Milk Thistle will aid in strengthening the liver, which will aid with removing toxins from the body.
See your vet if you observe the following symptoms of chronic renal failure in your cat or dog:
- A decrease/increase in urination and thirst
- Decreased appetite
- Foul breath
With proper support, which includes diet, a pet with CRF can live a relatively comfortable life for years.
Learn more about Chronic Renal Failure on our Vet Talks blog.
See how pets like Chibi the senior cat, Blue the dog live with CRF.
More About Tripsy
- Provides soothing aid for flushing kidney stones
- Supports kidneys to stave off failure
- Assists in the maintenance of healthy kidney function
- Encourages urinary tract health
- Helps alleviate uncomfortable symptoms
- Helps inhibit infection
- Serves as an all-natural anti-inflammatory
- Is suitable for long-term use
More About NHV Milk Thistle
- Detoxifies the liver by removing toxins
- Improves liver function
- Supports regeneration of the liver
- Glycerin based and safe for long-term use
- item number
- 1.40 LBS
- 2 x 3.4 fl. oz (100ml)
- life stages
- adult, senior, puppy/kitten
- made in
Stone Root – Acts as a tonic for the capillaries and prevents the formation of kidney calculi.
Parsley Piert – Aids digestion. Also used to aid fever, kidney stones, bladder stones, and fluid retention.
Wild Hydrangea – A discomfort reliever that increases the flow of urine and eliminates swelling and fluid retention.
Gravel Root – Restores and cleanses the genitourinary (reproductive and urinary) organs.
Echinacea Purpurea – Contains strong immune-stimulating properties.
Marshmallow – An anti-inflammatory that controls bacterial infections and soothes and softens irritated tissues.
Oregon Grape – Helps relieve indigestion and malabsorption. It also has antibiotic and immunostimulatory properties.
- 100% natural, organic milk thistle seed extract
Pet's Weight Dosage
To be taken twice daily. All NHV supplements are designed to be used together, and can, therefore, be given at once for convenience.
Select your pet's weight to determine the correct dose.
To be taken twice daily. Determine your pet’s weight and then use the easy chart below to determine the correct dose. This is the minimum dosage. Dosage can be safely doubled. All NHV supplements are safe to give together.
Pet's Weight Dosage
0 - 15 lb = 0.5 ml
16 - 30 lb = 1.0 ml
31 - 45 lb = 1.5 ml
46 - 60 lb = 2.0 ml
61 - 75 lb = 2.5 ml
Over 75 lb = 3.0 ml
How to Administer
Shake well before use. The easiest method is to use the dropper provided and place the drops into your pet’s food or favorite treat. You can also use the dropper and squirt directly into the pet’s mouth.
Some pets can be finicky. If this occurs, consider hiding the drops in foods most pets love, such as fish, chicken, yogurt, or a favorite treat. If your pet only eats dry food, then soak a few kibbles at feeding time.
For Best Results
Herbal dietary supplements are beneficial to the health and well-being of your pet and are safe for long-term use. Every pet responds to natural herbal supplements differently. Therefore, it is important to be consistent and administer the product daily. Supplements generally take two to four weeks to take effect; however, the interval will vary from one animal to the next.
All NHV Natural Pet Products are pure herbal extracts and contain no artificial additives, preservatives or coloring. Shelf life after opening is six months and products must be refrigerated after opening.
Cautions and Contraindications
Do not use Milk Thistle in pregnant or nursing animals. Speak to your vet before using our products. A second visit is recommended if your pet’s condition does not improve or deteriorates after continued use of the supplements.
All information provided by NHV Natural Pet Products is for educational purposes only.
My vet said this disease never goes away. Is that true?
Unfortunately, there is no cure for kidney disease and chronic renal failure in cats and dogs. With proper management, some kidney function can be regained, but chronic kidney disease is generally progressive. It's important to support your pet well to slow the progression as much as possible.
I've heard that using a diuretic is bad for dogs and cats with chronic renal failure. What are your thoughts?
One of the most common treatments in veterinary hospitals for pets suffering from chronic renal failure is diuresis. Diuresis involves giving IV fluids to stimulate increased urine output and flushing the build-up of toxins from the pet’s body. In renal failure, pets feel unwell due to urea and other waste products building up in the system. (These are seen on your kitty’s bloodwork as BUN-blood urea nitrogen and CREA – Creatinine.) Diuresis helps these toxins to be flushed from the body. The diuretic properties of Tripsy are very gentle and stimulate the kidneys to function not just more, but more effectively. So, they are not just doing more work but doing more work well.
My dog was just diagnosed with CRF. What else can I do to help?
Aside from the supplements in this kit, you can provide support for your dog by providing ample fresh water. Kidney disease can often cause dehydration which is tough on the kidneys. Making sure your pup gets enough water is extremely important. If your dog doesn't drink much on their own, add water to their food.
Should I cut out all protein? I've heard that it's bad for dogs and cats with chronic renal failure?
Chronic renal failure requires a fine balance of nutrients. It is not healthy to cut out all protein for any pets, as it is essential for energy and muscle maintenance. Our veterinarian, Dr. Amanda, can formulate a home-cooked custom meal plan for your dog or cat with chronic renal failure.