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3/16/13 2:04 A

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Also check with your vet to see if the kidney disease was caused by something else like high blood pressure.

My Maggs had kidney issues and peed a river (still does) but after she has been on the blood pressure meds her kidney function is almost normal, although she still pees a river.

Hills food while being low protein, is not a well liked food, Maggs ate it, under protest, then one day she refused to touch it. You can still use it as a treat, if you slice it and dry it in the oven. Maggs finds it palatable like that as a treat.

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3/16/13 1:38 A

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Here is a webpage that may be helpful. They do recommend feeding some carbs but they don't need to be grains.
dogaware.com/health/kidneydiet.html#
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I did just look at Acana dog food and think it's very good, but much too high in protein for kidney disease. A high-fat diet would be better.

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3/16/13 1:28 A

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Gail, I think you are right about Science Diet. But it is true that kidney disease requires low-protein. I know that I've seen homemade kidney diets for dogs online. I also know that kidney disease can be improved through the right diet (gluten-free, allergen-free). I think I remember that carbs in the form of white rice and more healthy fat are part of a homemade kidney diet but will try to find it.
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We just buried our little dog Face. She died of kidney failure after being sick for about 6 weeks. Follow your vet's advice.

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my 14.5 yr old border collie has been diagnosed with kidney disease. the vet wants me to feed him hill's science diet k/d for lower protein. however i am not sure about that. it says it has gluten in it and since gluten causes inflammation, that seems at odds with the goal of trying to keep him healthy.
i've been feeding the dogs a brand called acana which has a 5 star rating in the dog food reviews and has no wheat in it. but, the vet says it is too high protein and he needs low protein.
has anyone had experience with kidney disease in their dogs?

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