By Leigh Ann
Hill's has a kidney disease pet food. Buy it from the vet, as it is not available at the pet store. It's called Hill's KD.
It contains extra nutrition. We are now having to feed it to our pooch. He likes it a lot as did two other dogs we took care of for a few days.
Our local vet stocks Hill`s special diet for kidney failure.Once the animal is used to it they stay on it.It has given better quality of life to many animals that I know. It works out no more expensive than ordinary food although you buy in bulk.It is important that you do not give any treats or tidbits. All vets will stock some type of food for dogs with kidney failure, at least they do in the UK.
Be sure and get the recipe from the vet with the salt substitute (nu salt). My dog pulled out of it after being poisoned by a neighbor. I used holistic care and the vets recipe. Every day use all cautions--you cannot vary from the diet until the kidneys are well.
This site talks about kidney disease in dogs and also has a recipe. The recipe makes a lot. If too much, maybe you could cut it in half.
http://greytarticles.wordpress.com/ ... -feeding/living-with-kidney-disease/
The vet told me that my 9 pound Poodle has the onset of kidney disease and recommended Hills prescription K/D food. My dog doesn't like that food and in fact will eat very little of anything. Does anyone have suggestions of what she may like to eat that will not be harmful? This K/D food states that it has reduced amounts of protein, phosphorus, and sodium. She has lost one pound already.
By Elayne C
Cooking your dogs diet can be dangerous to its health & very expensive. I have a soon to be 6 yo Mini Schnauzer who has had bladder stones & surgery x 2, First time she was put on Hills SD. she wouldn't eat it well and less than a year later she had a huge stone. This vet put her on a Royal Cainin diet, canned & Dry and she is allowed to have 1 greenie, per day, some apple slices also baby carrots, been over a year and have to watch her weight as hubby over feeds.
I have been feeding my dog with kidney failure the following recipe: five ounces of ground round, two boiled eggs, two cups of cooked rice, three slices of white bread and chicken. For a couple weeks he has not wanted to eat the food I cook for him. He will eat other food though. Would there be a problem substituting potato for the rice in his recipe? Thank you.
By norman71109 from Pomona, CA
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