Here are a few examples of dog foods for kidney disease.
See for information on ways to combine fresh foods with commercial foods to create a diet appropriate for dogs with kidney disease.
In most other cases of kidney disease, your dog will benefit from a moderate amount of high-quality protein. This means the ideal protein probably won’t come from chicken, and you should consider a higher quality food or a food designed especially for dogs with renal disease.
My mom's dog was recently (about 2 months ago) diagnosed with elevated protein levels in her urine. Her vet said her kidneys were weakening and/or she was beginning to develop a kidney disease. I don't have the levels from the test. But further urine test apparently confirmed her diagnosis.
Her vet put her on Enalapril 5mg and gave her Hills KD canned for the diet.
I know there is a lot of controversy about a low protein diet for kidney issues. I don't agree with it and believe the problems come from the cooked foods. But everyone seems to look to their vet for nutritional information when I also know that most of them have had little to know nutritional training. Holistic vets are the exception.
From my research I told her the best diet would be a high quality raw food diet. This I believe would put the less stress on the kidneys.
Her not wanting to do raw yet led me to a recipe that I found in a reference book at our store from . The kidney recipe he recommends is hamburger, rice, eggs, carrots, a little garlic, b complex, C, safflower oil, salt and calcium. This upped her protien to 17% and fat to 25%.
She stopped eating the KD food and when I introduced this food, she ate it great. After a couple days she's not so interested. My mom has to add something, NV's Boost, baby food, cottage cheese or something to get her to eat it now.
She doesn't know what's best and needs a little more guidance as for diet and/or any supplements. We are asking for any recommended diets, supplements, or suggestions as to what we need to do for her long term.
She is open to a raw food diet if you suggest this to be the best thing for her.
We do carry several raw foods for dogs, one is about 95% protein and 5% veggies and the other is 80% with 20% veggies. Both have bone and organ meat ground up in them.
We are also looking for what variety of proteins she might have so to keep her interested in eating.
Her dog is a 14 y/o dachshund who has been healthy most of her life. A few teeth issues. She has a few fatty lumpy tumors that the vet is just leaving alone. Her weight is good and her activity is good.
My wife and I own a natural pet food store so she has been eating only premium pet foods and some homemade. We haven't been able to convert her to a raw food diet as of yet.
She mostly gets grain free canned food, a little homemade that consist of ground turkey, oatmeal and some veggies. She gets a few grain free kibble bits on top.
She gets enzymes and probiotics on every meal, a fish pill and some greens.
I have no photo's of her with me but she is a standard looking black and tan dachshund.
Thank you for your help.
Best Foods for Dogs with Kidney Disease - petMD
Topic: Food Suggestion for Dog with Kidney Disease and Allergies
Your veterinarian recently diagnosed your dog with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and recommended a special, kidney-friendly diet as a part of your dog’s treatment plan. But now you’re wondering if you should really spend the extra money for the prescribed dog food. The short answer is a resounding “Yes!”One of the first alterations in mineral status that occurs with renal disease is phosphorus retention by the kidneys and this is manifested as elevated phosphorus concentrations in the blood (referred to as hyperphosphatemia). This increase in body phosphorus concentration can lead to numerous deleterious consequences such as vitamin D deficiency, in addition to alterations in the actions of other hormones that regulate calcium metabolism and subsequent calcification of bodily tissues. In dogs, dietary phosphorus restriction has been shown to slow the progression of renal failure. One goal in the management of renal disease is to normalize blood phosphorus concentrations. By reducing hyperphosphatemia, these changes can be minimized or prevented. This can be achieved by reducing the amount of phosphorus contained in the diet or by reducing the intestinal absorption of dietary phosphorus. Dietary protein sources contain high levels of phosphorus. This is another reason that foods designed for the management and treatment of renal failure contain reduced amounts of dietary protein. Unfortunately as renal disease progresses, restriction of dietary protein alone is often not sufficient to control blood phosphorus levels. Further control of phosphorus can be achieved by the addition of intestinal phosphate binders. These binders help to reduce the absorption of phosphorus through the gastrointestinal tract. The point when one begins to institute the use of phosphate binders in the management of chronic renal failure will vary from animal to animal.