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Feeding dogs with health problems / Re: Renal problems
« on: Jan 30, 2015, 14:41 »
Hi, Thank you everyone, all that information has given me a lot of food for thought.   I have looked on several website regarding food but of course I will speak with our Vet regarding which food to use.  Also a very kind lady from Collards was very helpful and is sending me a sample plus information which I can show our vet.  I will keep you all posted as to what we decide and what our vet has to say.

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Feeding dogs with health problems / Re: Renal problems
« on: Jan 29, 2015, 09:34 »
Hi, thank you all for your very good advice.   I did look on the 'dogaware' website which had a lot of very good suggestions.   The trouble is that when we go on holiday we have to put our dog in kennels who are very good.  However it would be very difficult if I had to provide them with home made dog food for two weeks.   They are happy to feed him anything I provide but it is just finding the correct one.   At the moment he is eating Royal Canin renal wet and just about eats 3/4 of a tin plus a little Hills I/D dry.   Not sure if this dry food is Ok but it is what the vet sent him home with.   We are seeing the vet in 2 weeks for a blood test so will find out then.   He hated the Hills wet food though, I am waiting for a few tins of Purina wet to try now!!!   I may contact Naturediet and see if they could sell me a couple of tins to try as I like the look of this product.  I have tried all the tricks, heating the food and adding warm water but it makes no difference.   I think that the fact that he is not too well is affecting his appetite - although he still manages to scrounge for the odd biscuit!
Before he was taken ill he always used to have Royal Canin Maxi Adult 5+.   Any further suggestions would be welcome.  Thanks again.

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Feeding dogs with health problems / Renal problems
« on: Jan 28, 2015, 12:23 »
Hi, I am new to this site but thought I would ask if anyone had any advice for me.   My 9 year old English Pointer has just been diagnosed with renal failure and the vet has told me that he must be fed special renal dog food from now on.   The problem is that he doesn't seem to like any of the ones I have tried so far, although he can be rather crafty and fussy!   This site seems to have some really good dog food on it but I really don't know where to start!  Help.

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