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Homemade Kidney Diet?

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Last October Toley suddenly stopped eating and ran a very high fever (106+). He went to Blue Pearl, spent 3 nights, numerous tests, scans, IVs, and was diagnosed with a bad kidney infection.  5 weeksof antibiotics, and he seemed fine.  Within a week of stopping antibiotics, the same thing happened- back in hospital for 2 nights, this time 10 weeks on antibiotics, and prednisone.  He has been good since, and was slowly weaned from the pred.   He has had follow up blood and urine tests, and he now has protein in the urine.  The specialty vet wants him on 2 medications, and to be on kidney food - which is really expensive! (I have spent over$6000 on his kidney care already!)   I have ordered 1 bag from Chewy,com, but was wondering about a homecooked kidney diet in addition, to make this a bit more affordable.  Any suggestions or recipies?


Mom to Toley (Astascocita Toley) DOB 1/12/09, and Bridge Angel Opie (Wine Sips Away) 3/14/03-12/29/12

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Here is the website where I got a lot of info and diet suggestions during the several years in which dear Scout had kidney disease.  

http://www.dogaware.com/health/kidneydiet.html

"Lot of info" is an understatement -- it was kinda overwhelming at first.  But we ploughed through and Scoutie did well on his homemade diet.  


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Ellen, Milo, and Jeter

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, and Nutmeg

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I posted a kidney diet along with regular diets that I fed my dogs over the years. I suggest that you do a search on "kidney diet"

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Well I cant find it, maybe a point in the right direction?  And EllenEveBaz, thank you for the link - that should help me in my quest,


Mom to Toley (Astascocita Toley) DOB 1/12/09, and Bridge Angel Opie (Wine Sips Away) 3/14/03-12/29/12

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Thank you, I saw this, but don't see the recipe - which is why I asked. I just saw this:  Would like to know where the"here" is.  Not tying to be difficult, just asking for advice as I am very concerned about my boy and want to do the best for him. :( :( 

 

Here's what I'm doing. Half her food is the Hill's kidney diet kibble. The other half is the homemade recipe I got from here. But what I've changed is I use a dozen eggs for the protein source in the recipe. In place of beef or chicken. She also gets extra eggs for breakfast twice a week. My regular vet and the specialist both said eggs had the best protein for kidney dogs.


Mom to Toley (Astascocita Toley) DOB 1/12/09, and Bridge Angel Opie (Wine Sips Away) 3/14/03-12/29/12

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On 8/10/2019 at 11:07 AM, tbhounds said:

I would consult with a veterinary nutritionist.  Check out Dr Remillard’s site.

https://www.petdiets.com/

Dr Remillard is who I worked with 17 years ago when one of my dogs had an acute kidney issue - this was when she was at Angel.  I also got regular and cancer diets a few months later. I developed great diets from the base diets and I have used ever since.  This was before she started her web site and started packaging the vitamin supplements as a product.

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