About three years ago I adopted the sweetest one year old cat that was immediately diagnosed with deformed kidneys. Once he underwent the standard testing...plus some specialty testing because he was so young the veterinarian put him on special kidney food. The first brand apparently did not taste so good because he would only pick at his food. I switched him to Hill's Prescription Diet K/D and he started eating more which was important because he was a very tiny cat. Between the K/D food and the medication the veterinarian had him we were able to get his kidney values in the normal range for nearly a year and a half. Unfortunately diet and medication couldn't cure him, but thanks to Hill's he was able to enjoy life for a little longer. I also had an older cat that was on it for a couple of years due to traditional kideny failure - he was 15 years old when he went on it. Both cats seemed to like the taste.
Glen Burnie, MD