At the time of consultation with VCA, we will provide several options with dietary information and advice to match the level of cardiac disease, type of cardiac disease and also take into account other concurrent conditions such as kidney function and weight issues.

Cats with mild or moderate heart disease can eat normal diets.

Cats with more advanced heart disease will require diets with reduced salt combined with the right protein and energy requirements. Omega 3 fatty acids are also helpful for many patients to reduce the loss of muscle (cardiac cachexia) that comes with advanced heart disease. In rare cases, some forms of heart disease occur due to amino-acid deficiencies or other diet issues. If we diagnose this type of heart disease, the heart disease can be effectively treated and cured by simply treating the diet deficiency.