How should I give Porus One to my cat
Porus One is administered orally. Add the content of a 500 mg sachet to wet food and give it to your cat once daily.
If the cat only accepts dry cat food, mix Porus One with a small amount of something moist, that is hopefully your cat´s absolute favorite. It is often easier to administer this in advance of regular food when your cat is hungry.
Simply tear open the top end of the sachet, empty the content on the food and mix well.
There is no restriction on administering Porus One when it comes to age or sex.
How long should I give my cat Porus One?
Indoxyl sulphate, para-cresyl sulphate and other uraemic toxins are the natural degradation products of nutritional proteins and are regularly excreted by cats via their kidneys.
As Porus One helps to trap the precursors of uraemic toxins in the intestine, long-term use to support kidney function makes good sense.
Why use Porus One?
Porus One consists of Renaltec. Renaltec has a high capacity for adsorbing small molecular substances, such as the precursors of kidney toxins (e.g., indole, phenol and p-cresol).
The precursors of uraemic toxins is excreted with the faeces instead of being absorbed via the intestines, metabolised by the liver and excreted by the kidneys.
Why is Porus One not absorbed by the body?
Porus One is neither broken down by acid in the stomach nor absorbed by the intestines due to being too large in size, but instead is excreted via faeces.
Why is Porus One spherical?
Porus One was purposely produced in the form of spheres, with a smooth surface, to ease the passing through the intestines, and with tiny, molecular size pores that permit maximum adsorption. The contents of the daily sachet are equivalent to the surface area of 3 tennis courts.
What substances may Porus One absorb and why?
The size of the pores mean only very small molecules can pass through and bind to the surface. Such molecules include the precursors of uraemic toxins, such as indole, phenol and p-cresol. The electric charge of the spheres facilitates binding of these toxins.
Can Porus One also absorb vitamins
The pores are too small to allow large molecules, such as vitamins, to pass through.
How long does Porus One remain in the intestine?
Porus One remains in the intestine for approximately 12 to 36 hours depending on the speed of intestinal transit.
Does Porus One interact with other products or types of food?
Porus One can be applied alongside any kind of food. However if your cat receives a dry diet please see the “how to use” section for some useful tips.
Why does a small amount of the contents cling to the inside of the stick pack?
Unfortunately some globules remain on the inside of the sachet pack after emptying. However, the weight of the product inside the pack takes this into account and is specifically chosen to ensure that a sufficient amount of Renaltec is administered.
I feed my cat several times a day. Why do i have to give it Porus One just once a day?
You don’t have to, but adding the contents from one sachet to one of your cat’s daily feeds is sufficient.
Is it dangerous to give a cat more than one sachet of Porus One at one time?
Porus One itself is not absorbed. Administration of more sachets may result in binding more of the uraemic precursors, but will not harm the cat. That is also why the recommendation for administration is the same for all cats regardless of body weight.
If my cat only accepts dry food, how do i give it Porus One?
If your cat only accepts dry food, try to find a small amount of a tasty moist treat to help administer Porus One.
What is Renaltec?
Porus One consists of 100% Renaltec. Renaltec is a selective carbon-based adsorber of precursors of uraemic toxins. It does not disintegrate in the gastrointestinal tract and is excreted in an unchanged form via the faeces. It has a smooth spherical shape that is gentle on the intestinal villi and does not cause digestive problems. The spheres have pores of a specific, set size, leading into an inner channel system inside which increases the surface area. The charged precursors of uraemic toxins are physically bound inside this inner channel system.
How does the Porus One in the cats faeces affect the environment?
Renaltec, the ingredient in Porus One consists exclusively of carbon. As carbon is a naturally occurring element the risks are quite negligible. The environmental risks posed by the precursors of uraemic toxins bound into the carbon, such as indole, p-cresol and phenol, are also negligible; all three substances are natural degradation products, especially in carnivores and also in humans. All of the excreted precursors of uraemic toxins, such as indole, p-cresol and phenol, biodegrade 100% within just a few weeks.
How can the contents of one Porus One sachet have the absorption surface area of 3 tennis courts?
The image of 3 tennis courts serves to illustrate the vast surface area of such a small 500 mg portion of Renaltec. A tennis court is approximately 23 m long and 11 m wide, which is just under 260 m². Three tennis courts have a total area of approx. 750 m².
The surface area inside the Renaltec globules is greatly increased by the creation of an inner channel system.
However, the vast adsorption surface area is just ONE of the important properties that defines Renaltec. Equally important properties are the product’s small pore size of 2 nm, the electrostatic charging in the microchannels inside the Renaltec globules and the smooth surface that enables the globules to “roll through” the gastrointestinal tract.