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Remember that low protein is unnecessary and even harmful unless your dog is , but low phosphorus is advisable. Moderate protein reduction may be required if your dog has proteinuria (significant protein in the urine). Canned food may be preferable to dry, as the extra moisture can help your dog stay hydrated, though you can add water to dry food to accomplish the same purpose.
Recommending Low Protein Dog Food - Restrict Phosphorus Not Protein
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A common misconception is that kidney-friendly pet foods are simply low-protein diets. But in reality, kidney diets such as are formulated to be different from maintenance foods in ways other than reduced protein, including controlled amounts of phosphorus and sodium, higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, and additional antioxidants and fiber. Let’s take a closer look at the key nutrients that may be modified in a kidney-friendly dog food. Low phosphorus dog food for dogs with chronic renal failure
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In kidney failure like any other disease, Diet is your number one priority. You will need to feed your dog a high-quality protein, low phosphorus, highly nutritious whole food diet that avoids processed ingredients and any hard to accept, synthetic vitamins and minerals.For years, the standard approach by veterinarians to manage kidney disease and kidney failure in dogs has been to prescribe a low-protein diet. Recent research, however, reveals older dogs may require more protein. The management of phosphorous levels provides better support than reduced protein for the dog experiencing renal issues. Luckily, many commercial dog food manufacturers provide specialty formulas that minimize protein and phosphorous levels while providing good overall nutrition.An ideal diet for combating urinary stones and renal health-related problems is one that's moderate in high-quality proteins (and devoid of substandard protein sources), high in complex carbohydrates (whole grains, fruits, and low-purine vegetables help rid the body of extra uric acid), low in fat (fat holds onto uric acid in the kidneys), low in unnecessary fillers (foods that add little in the way of nutrients and for the most part simply result in larger stools for your dog), low in phosphorus (more important during advanced renal failure than in early stages of kidney disease), low in salt, and, for in particular, low in purines (components of certain foods – primarily found in animal proteins – that metabolize into uric acid in the body).Most commercial dog food labels display the minimum phosphorous level of the food, not the maximum levels the food could contain. Dogs eating a restricted calorie diet that contains lower "as fed" phosphorous levels may consume more food than a higher calorie, higher phosphorous food. That means your dog actually could consume more phosphorous if his meals are not closely measured and monitored. The best way to measure phosphorous in your dog's diet is to determine the number of milligrams of phosphorous per 100 kilocalories on a dry weight basis. Since most dog food labels don't contain this information, you may need to contact the dog food manufacturer to obtain an accurate dietary comparison. Ideally, an adult dog should receive a diet containing 0.5 percent phosphorous, which translates to 140 mg per 100 kilocalories. No dog should receive more than 1.6 percent phosphorous in his diet, which would be more than 400 milligrams per 100 kilocalories.Not all proteins are created equal. Your dog needs high biologic value proteins, meaning he can digest and absorb them easily. The proteins contain all necessary amino acids to ensure the development and maintenance of good muscle growth. Eggs are the best high biologic value protein, as are lean meats derived from organ or muscle tissue. If your dog food label lists meat byproducts, soy or corn as the primary protein source, they are not providing quality proteins. As for protein content, a low-protein diet typically contains about 16 percent protein, compared to a normal protein content of 22 percent or more. Proteins also provide dietary phosphorous, which works in conjunction with calcium to support bone health.If you’ve looked into high-quality dog food, you know there’s a wide world of different types of dog food out there. If you own a dog with a medical condition, then you definitely know the importance of feeding quality foods with specific nutritional content in mind. Dogs with kidney issues need a carefully crafted diet to slow the progression of their disease, and finding a food with low phosphorous content is essential. But What’s all the fuss about this mineral anyways?