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Retrospective study of the survival of cats with acquired chronic renal insufficiency offered different commercial diets.

This article reviews the survival times of 321 cats with renal insufficiency on different diets. Mean survival time of the 175 cats on conventional diets was 7 months compared to 16 months in cats on therapeutic diets. While the composition of the therapeutic diets was comparable, the most effective therapeutic diet (mean survival time 23 months) had a very high content of eicosapentaenoic acid.