Iodine is one of the odds for therapeutic armamentarium against feline polycystic renal disease
A cat was referred to clinics with a history of loss of appetite, deterioration in general condition, weight loss, vomiting, and mass-like swelling in the abdomen at the level of the vertebrae. On physical examination, the cat had a swelling in the abdomen palpated in the localization of the kidney. Multiple cysts in both kidneys were determined with abdominal ultrasonography. The treatment was initiated with iodine drop accompanying nutraceutical intervention along with pre- and probiotic supplementation, low glycemic index cat food and broccoli powder. Following natural and nutraceutical intervention renal cysts and abdominal swelling were disappeared. This report suggests that multiple renal polycystic renal disease may be successfully managed with oral iodine supplementation along with other relevant natural compounds. It should not be unwise to draw preliminary conclusion that iodine, as a simple essential mineral, should prevail immunosuppressive drug choices with unknows results and parts.
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