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Before starting RenAvast or making any other change to your pet’s diet, be sure to speak with your veterinarian

1. How long should my cat or dog be on RenAvast™?

We suggest you keep your cat or dog on RenAvast™ for their entire life.

2. Is RenAvast™ Safe?

Yes, 100% safe. Over 4,000,000 meals with RenAvast™ have been given to animals over two years in a clinical study and since its commercial release. There were no adverse effects during the study, either symptomatic or hematological, and there have been no reported adverse effects since its commercial release.

3. My pet is on other medications. Can I still give her RenAvast™?

There are no drug interactions or concerns about giving RenAvast™ while on other medications. Be sure to discuss possible interactions with your veterinarian.

4. How do I administer RenAvast™?

Cats and dogs will eat RenAvast™ with no hesitation and RenAvast™ is very easy to administer. Simply open the capsule and mix with food. Most cats and dogs will eat RenAvast™ in their normal food. For finicky animals or those whose appetite is decreased, we suggest mixing the contents of the capsule with about 1 tablespoon of a special food (a food the animal never gets is a great choice as they will be excited to eat it). Another option is to mix the contents of the capsule with a little tuna water and let the cat lap it up. For dogs, you may also hide the capsules in a treat such as peanut butter.

5. How long will it take for RenAvast™ to start working?

While every pet is a unique individual, study results have shown that most cats and dogs seem to feel better within a few weeks.

6. How will I know RenAvast™ is working?

Some cats and dogs will start feeling better soon after starting RenAvast™, but the best way to know is to talk to your veterinarian about blood tests and other ways to measure improvements in your cat’s health. Many veterinarians recommend a blood test and examination every 6-12 months (more frequently for animals with health conditions).

7. Have there been any clinical studies?

There was a very comprehensive two-year clinical study involving a large number of cats. All individuals in the study benefited by taking RenAvast™. Talk to your veterinarian about whether RenAvast™ might be right for your cat.

8. Should I also give my pet subcutaneous fluids?

Subcutaneous fluids can be very helpful for some animals. You should consult your veterinarian prior to administering fluids because some animals, especially those with cardiac problems, cannot tolerate excess fluids.

9. My cat also has hyperthyroidism. Should he be on RenAvast™?

You should speak to your veterinarian but cats with a history of hyperthyroidism have not had any problems when RenAvast™ was added to their diet.

10. My cat is on a Potassium supplement, will this conflict with RenAvast™?

No, there’s no conflict (contraindication) in administering RenAvast™ along with a potassium supplement to cats but be sure to consult with your veterinarian. We recommend that you review some articles through a Google search to help understand the implications of hypokalemia (low potassium) in cats. Hypokalemia can cause serious cardiac and muscular problems if not regulated and monitored correctly. There are several physical warning signs in cats that can alert the guardian to impending emergency situations. Once a cat starts a potassium supplement, the guardian should schedule a follow up examination with their veterinarian after 1-2 weeks of supplementation to measure the blood serum potassium level. Often a potassium supplement is added to a cat’s diet and the guardian or veterinarian fails to monitor the levels later on, which sometimes results in hyperkalemia (high potassium), which is life threatening and can cause cardiac arrest. You can also review scientific articles on www.pubmed.org by using the search terms hypokalemia and feline.

11. My cat is super finicky and will not eat her food with the RenAvast™ in it. What can I do?

Most cats will eat RenAvast™ in their food with no problems. For those super finicky cats, we suggest getting a type of food that you normally do not feed (We refer to this as “junk food”.) and mix the RenAvast™with a tablespoon of that food. Only give your kitty that food when she is getting her RenAvast™. If that still does not work, you can get a small syringe (about 3ml). Syringe up about 1.5 ml of water, put that amount of water in small cup, mix with the contents of the RenAvast™ capsule and then syringe back into the syringe. Then, squirt the contents of the syringe into the cat’s mouth. Be sure to squirt into the side of the mouth and never right down the throat. Always syringe slowly to avoid spilling or causing them to choke.

12. Is RenAvast™ safe for diabetic cats or dogs?

Yes, but be sure to consult with your veterinarian first. There are many diabetic cats and dogs on RenAvast™ who are doing very well. There are no adverse reactions with RenAvast™ and any drugs.

13. When should I re-check my cat’s or dog’s blood work?

Speak with your veterinarian about regular examinations and testing for your cat or dog.

14. Should my cat or dog be on a protein restricted diet?

Cats are obligate carnivores and therefore any restriction of protein can have a negative effect on health. Restriction may be appropriate when certain health conditions are present, such as if creatinine rises near or above 4.0 or if there are obvious signs of uremia. Restricted protein helps relieve some of the symptoms or uremia and can be used as a tool to maintain appetite while other measures are taken to improve kidney function. Please read this quotation from the Merck Veterinary Manual regarding protein restricted diets.

“In late Stage III and Stage IV, all of the principles of managing the preceding stages apply, except that the animal should be evaluated every 1-2 mo. Dietary restriction of protein may relieve some of the signs of uremia. High-quality protein (eg, egg protein) should be fed at a level of 2.0-2.8 g/kg/day for dogs and 2.8-3.8 g/kg/day for cats. Commercial diets formulated for cats and dogs with chronic kidney disease generally meet this recommendation.”

Stage III Creatinine 2.9-5.0 (mg/dl)
Stage IV Creatinine Greater than 5.0 (mg/dl)

You should consult with your veterinarian if you think your cat or dog might benefit from a protein-restricted diet.

15. Do you have a privacy policy?

Yes. Bio Health Solutions, the manufacturer of RenAvast™, will not sell, trade or lend our mailing list for any purpose.

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