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Diets for Dogs with Kidney DiseaseI get a lot of questions about kidney disease in dogs and cats and I have written a lot of posts...

…condition. It has been a while since we discussed dietary needs of these special pets.From a conventional standpoint there is not a lot to do with dogs with chronic renal failure. Subcutaneous fluids, B vitamins, phosphate binders and restricted protein and phosphorus diets are standard treatment for these dogs. Many times the dogs have reduced appetites because with kidney disease urea builds up in the blood. This urea can cause gastric ulcers…

Keeping Your Kidney Disease Patients EatingI am frequently asked about diet recommendations for cats and dogs with kidney disease....

…product. Appetite stimulants such as Mirtazipine ( a pharmaceutical) or Four Gentlemen( a Chinese Herb) can be life savers for anorexic pets. B vitamins given by injection or orally are helpful to stimulate appetite. Phosphate binders, and meds that decrease uremia (such as Azodyl, Epatikin and Renal Advanced powder) are great for these pets. Acupuncture also works well with these pets. If your pet is not eating because of kidney disease, be sure…

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