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lowri



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 20 10:29 am    Post subject: Jack Russell with kidney problems Reply with quote
    

My JR, Pixie, aged 16, has been off colour for various reasons, nothing specific, but blood tests at the vets have revealed kidney problems.
Some years ago I had another terrier that had the same thing, starting aged 12. She was put on a diet of veterinary tinned food, (expensive!) and lived healthily for another 4 years! I know I supplemented it with fruit and veg for little snacks and rewards.
I'm going to go with the same tinned stuff for a while if it suits Pixie.
Has anyone else had similar problems with their dogs? There are so many different home-made diets/suggestions online, mostly from the U.S. by the sound of them and some of their ingredients are not like ours.
Comments/suggestions greatly appreciated!

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 20 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

processed might not be as good as from fresh

lowish minerals, mid protein( poached and grilled for yum chicken, minced beef in moderation, fish is good)

if it is carb tolerant rice is calories without too many extras

dog biscuits(unless specific in harmless ingredients)and human salty stuff are best avoided

james wellbeloved do a variety of "special" formulations for nuggets

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dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 20 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tt just mentioned root veg, as pretty good for delicate pups with a variety of delicateness

"mr digestion" is good on mashed root veg including taters and loves raw carrots

if you need to limit protein and have a happy full tum roots are good


ps a wolf diet is about 60% herbivore meat, 20% herbivore's vegetarian contents and a bit of grazing and 20% bone and whatever they find such as fish or birds that can be munched whole

for a dog with "the troubles of age" the protein needs reducing from that sort of mix

to keep em happy tummied roots are rather good

lowri



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 20 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Previous to lockdown she was on the John Burns Penlan range of pouches which she really liked, but haven't been able to go and get any more so she has been on cheap tinned food for too long which I fear is high protein. The pouches were mainly chicken, veg, rice which I believe is acceptable for kidney problems.
I continue to surf the net and am getting confused!

Jam Lady



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 20 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Decades ago when I had a dachshund who was shown (local-ish shows) I used to cook up ground beef, rice, carrots, green beans & green peas for her. Portion into half-pound packages and freeze so not cooking every day. Minced chicken is an alternative meat source.

lowri



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 20 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks Jam Lady, the freezing portions is a good idea and one I shall adopt. The tins of cheap dog food I still have I shall donate to a local animal shelter!

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 20 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

chompski's basic diet is rice , flesh and some root veg.

we tend to cook every day for him, shocking, but he eats better than a couple of billion people

frozen is ok for dividing bulk into portions

ps i forgot to say if the wee lovey has kidney issues avoid green veg as they are high in minerals and even if the beast likes a saag it is not good for them

i don't know if a based on fresh cooked diet is more expensive than the vet in a bag ones but it tastes better

i could live on chompy scoff and often act as his food taster, traditional with these beasts

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 20 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a caveat, pulses are high protein if that needs restricting, and they and brassicas can have consequences that no air freshener could mitigate

canine feeding is a mix of science and gourmet, they need to like it even if it is good for them.

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