Kidney Disease – Dogs

StC Dog Paw

Bernard Tonken, DVM

This condition can be a complex problem that will require palatable food. If the condition is chronic, you should be feeding normal amounts of protein. If the condition is acute, high levels of protein will be used.

In either case, the carbohydrates should be easily digestible, the fat content about 5%, and the vitamins used should be high in the B complex group.

Your various food choices consist of:

  • Eggs
  • Cottage cheese
  • Liver, kidney, or hamburger
  • Cooked rice or cereal grains
  • Corn oil
  • B complex vitamins

Feed the sick animal small amounts, four to six times per day. Salt your recipes in order to increase consumption of water.


Recipe for Acute Kidney Disease

Pan fry 8 oz. of lean ground beef. Mix with:

  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 3 slices of stale white bread
  • 1 chopped hard-boiled egg

Dampen mixture with a little water and salt to taste. Add vitamin-mineral supplements.

Divide into equal portions, and feed small amounts several times daily.


Recipe for Chronic Kidney Disease

Use the same recipe as for acute kidney disease, but use 4 oz of beef instead of 8.

If you use this ration for extended periods of time, supplement twice per week with the addition of 2 oz of lightly fried liver and 1 teaspoon of calcium carbonate.




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