Homemade Cat Food Recipe for Cats with Kidney Disease

Note: please contact your veterinarian before you use this recipe.

Ingredients Grams
Liver, chicken cooked 21
Rice, white cooked 98
Chicken, white cooked 21
Oil, vegetable 7
Calcium carbonate 0.7
Salt, iodized 0.5
Salt, substitute (KCl 0.5
Total 149
Nutrient Content (%DMB)+

Dry matter 37.8
Protein 24.4
Fat 17.5
Linoleic acid 7.9
Crude Fiber 0.85
Calcium 0.54
Phosphorus 0.29
Magnesium 0.09
Sodium 0.42
Potassium** 0.66
Energy(kcal/100g) 458

Directions: Cook the meets separately then cook the starch component. Grind or finely chop meat if necessary. Mix all other components with this (except the vitamin-mineral supplement). Mix and serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Serve the vitamin-mineral supplement with the meal; give as a pill or pulverize and thoroughly mix with food before feeding.


  1. This cat food recipe for cats with kidney disease is given only as a guideline, if your cat has severe health issues, it is strongly advised to consult your veterinarian before you serve any homemade cat food recipe to your cat at all!

  2. Thanks for the article, this tutorial was highly important for me to master how to make our own homemade cat food recipes. Kudos

  3. I was wondering how much of a daily intake this recipe amounts to. My cat is really struggling these days but is taking to homemade recipes but I am not sure how much to feed him per sitting

  4. What vitamin mineral supplement? Shouldn't there be taurine in this recipe? Don't you have to be very specific and careful with what you give a cat with kidney disease --- including the type of supplement?

  5. I'm so very sorry but this is not an appropriate diet for cats at all and certainly not for kidney disease. I'm not trying to be a bully or mean. Just educate a bit so Please read before any offense is taken because really it's not your fault. What we have grown up knowing is wrong about our kitties diet.
    Cats are obligate carnivorous. Rice is Not Nice at all not even a little. Vegetable oil isn't healthy for anyone most certainly not a cat. When you cook meat it depletes and destroys vitamins, minerals and amino acids cats need from meat. So they need to be added back in if you cook. This also is not a nutrient complete diet. Even a healthy cat eating this day in and day out won't stay healthy for long.
    Read up on bio appropriate or species appropriate nutrition for cats. And species appropriate raw diet. You will love learning about this, its invaluable knowledge that can be an extraordinary eye opening education for your readers. It's also helpful to understand how we ended up getting it so wrong in the first place. I find it a fascinating topic that can save lives. I hope you look it up. Your readers will thank you.
    Best of luck.