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Feeding dogs with health problems / Kidney Damage and Diet
« on: Oct 14, 2014, 19:29 »
Hi, Everyone I'm hoping for some advice and help. My miniature schnauzer ended up going into critical kidney failure when he got a kidney infection. He was on a drip for 4 days and we were told he probably wouldn't make it as the toxin levels were so high :'(

Fortunately hes a fighter and pulled through against the odds. He was on anti bs for 10 weeks, had tablets to lower his blood pressure to ease the strain on his kidneys and had phosphorus binder added to his food. He lost over 2kg in weight and really was a bag of bones. He wouldn't eat the prescription renal diet so the vet suggested home made diet. He is now back to normal weight and is off all vet medication. His bloods still show damage but only a scan can reveal the extent. The vet is happy with his miracle dog so isn't too bothered about doing the scan.

What I would like to know is does anyone know of any commercial shop food that is suitable for kidney problems ? It has to be low in protein and low in phosphate. The only one I've found is Naturediet senior/lite but of course there are issues with supply. He doesnt have it all the time I just need a standby food in case I cant manage to make his food. I tend to do batches as its quite time consuming. Dont we all like a take away occasionally ;D

Sorry for long first post but thought it best to give background. I should add hes not even 2 years old.

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