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Dog: kidney problems, special diet and vitamins

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Frances Williams, Jun 20, 2018.


  1. Frances Williams

    Frances Williams PetForums Newbie

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    My 13 year old Jack Russell has slightly raised creatinine and needs a low protein diet. We have decided to go down the homemade diet route rather than a specialised bought diet. (He had a bad reaction to a Hills food recently) Can anyone advise on a suitable vitamin supplement?

    This is the diet recommended to me:
    Boiled - Squash; sweet potato; green veg;
    brown rice mashed with a little olive oil and grated cheese;
    some chicken or salmon and a little cottage cheese
    fresh herbs and a little turmeric

    Thoughts please!
     
  2. Leanne77

    Leanne77 PetForums VIP

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    There are other pre-made diets that you can buy if you are interested in any of those (they arent Hills or RC).

    I give my dog a mixture of things - dry, wet, cooked and raw. She gets:
    cooked dark chicken meat (so leg not breast)
    raw minced pork and beef
    tripe
    tinned tuna
    cooked cabbage/courgette/sweet potato/butternut squash/green beans
    pasta
    sticky rice (this has the lowest phosphorous content of all rice)
    Hills k/d dry
    Burns dry (the one thats 0.7% phosphorous)
    Robbies Holistic renal dehydrated
    Hills and Royal Canin wet
    Nutriment low purine and phosphorous raw

    She only gets coconut oil and salmon oil as extras. If I give her salmon oil I also give her a vitamin E capsule as the former depletes the latter.
     
  3. Frances Williams

    Frances Williams PetForums Newbie

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    Lots of info here. My worry is to get the protein low enough and provide all vitamins.
     
  4. Leanne77

    Leanne77 PetForums VIP

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    I believe cottage cheese has salt in it and therefore I would say needs to be avoided.

    Every morning I feed a 'complete' option so usually the Hills k/d, and then evening meal is either cooked, raw or the complete Robbies Holistic. It makes me more confident that she is getting at least one meal containing everything she needs.
     
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    Frances Williams PetForums Newbie

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    I will check the cottage cheese ingredients. I'm also thinking of a specialised food in the morning and home-made evening meal - especially as Benji asks for his breakfast about 6am!
     
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    I always go out to work before 7am and have to get her breakfast ready so my mum can give it her at 8am (her mealtimes are specific and worked around her thyroid meds which are also specific) so it has to be something simple i.e a complete food.

    If you are thinking of any prescription wet food the Royal Canin is far better than Hills in terms of texture, smell, palatability etc.
     
  7. Dogmatize

    Dogmatize PetForums Junior

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    hello. i had a little bitch who had kidney failure and i managed to keep her alive for almost 2 years with a home cooked diet. i did of course have the full support and advice of my vet.
    i had tried the commercial completes and she ate some with relish for 2 weeks and then refused it so i had little choice but try to work out a diet myself.
    i used hyperdrugs 'vet and pet nutri drops' which were highly palatable to her, and i also gave her 'easipill kidney support which is a calcium carbonate phosphorus binder.
     
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