Renal K+ supplements provide a convenient way to raise potassium levels in dogs and cats. Potassium is a mineral that helps ensure proper digestion and fluid balance in pets. It also helps muscles and nerves work. Most pets can get enough potassium from commercially prepared foods, but some have trouble maintaining normal potassium levels due to health conditions. Pets with kidney problems, chronic diarrhea or frequent vomiting are at risk of having a potassium deficiency. This can lead to serious problems, such as cardiac arrest, appetite loss and nervous system disorders.
Renal K from Vetoquinol helps ensure that dogs and cats have enough potassium. This supplement contains potassium gluconate in a flavored base that appeals to dogs and cats alike. It also contains B vitamins to help correct low levels of these vitamins, which can occur when taking potassium supplements. Taking a Renal K pottassium supplement with a veterinarian's approval can help pets maintain proper potassium levels, which can help reduce the risk of serious effects associated with a deficiency. This supplement comes in a powder form that can be sprinkled on dry food or mixed with canned food. It is also available in a palatable gel form that can be administered orally.