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    1. bluegirl
      bluegirl
      Some herbal infusions can be very bitter tasting and parsley is not an exception so even if your dog isn't too bad you can still try to sweeten it up with a small amount of honey. Manuka honey with a high active + number is considered the best option for health but if this is unaffordable go for a clear honey from a hot climate as they are considered better than those of cooler climates.
      Hope that helps and please do get back if you have any further queries.
      regards,
      Karen
    2. bluegirl
      bluegirl
      For a medium sized dog I would give 20mls of fluid (the herb separates to the bottom so just strain off the liquid) twice a day. Best way is to get your dog to take it by spoon or syringe directly, if you really can't manage that I'd just sprinkle the liquid over the food. If your dog is bad you can also add a small amount of honey to the mix as well. This becomes a real mess if your dog doesn't want it syringing in and they'll end up with sticky chops but it can help them so I persevered with my dog.
      Along with the infusion of parsley you can also add a teaspoon of dried or fresh finely chopped parsley to the diet. You can't do damage by giving too much, which is why the dosage is not specific to a set amount.
    3. bluegirl
      bluegirl
      The parsley infusion. You can use dried parsley for this or finely chopped fresh parsley. I'm basing the infusion on a medium sized dog ie cocker spaniel, if your dog is larger then I would double all the doses.
      Use half handful of fresh finely cut parsley or 1 heaped tablespoon of dry parsley. Put this in half a pint of cold water in a saucepan. Cover well then simmer until near boiling point (do not allow to boil). Stand off the heat and allow to brew for the next 4 hrs. Do not strain the mixture. Once 4 hrs has passed pour all contents of saucepan into a clean jar or measuring jug, again do not strain. Cover the infusion with paper or cloth to allow it to breathe. I make a new infusion every 2-3 days depending on the time of year.
    4. bluegirl
      bluegirl
      Hi,
      Going have to send as 4 pms because its too large for 1, so please bear with it.
      I don't know what you feed your dog on so will provide a link that may be of assistance to you
      DogAware.com Health: Kidney Disease in Dogs

      The herb I used was parsley which has properties in it to help with kidney disease. If you dog is very poorly you may also wish to try honey as well which again can help with kidney disease. You need to know that CKF is terminal but it is also possible to help prolong life at an optimum level with a low protein diet (see dogwise) and with herbal infusions. The length of time will depend on what stage your dog is at, how well you adhere to the diet and their general overall health aside from the kidney disease.
    5. bluegirl
      bluegirl
      Hi,
      I'm sorry your dog has been diagnosed with Kidney failure. I will write it all out for you. I'm sorry I didn't respond yesterday but was at hospital undergoing a procedure, still a little groggy this morning but will get straight back to you for later on today if thats ok.
      Regards,
      Karen
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