04-20-2018, 11:05 PM
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My dog had chronic kidney disease. I feed her Honest Kitchen Preference mixed with boiled grass fed ground beef. I used 3/4 cup of THK and 1 cup of cooked beef per day for her. This is the ratio my vet and I determined would provide appropriate protein, phosphorous, sodium, etc. for her.
I do this because my dog can't eat any poultry (allergies). If she could, I would have her on a prescription food (probably Royal Canin, possibly Purina veterinary diet). I know a lot of people don't like these brands for their commercial lines, and it is true that there are things we don't like to see in the recipes like gluten and by-products, but they are specially formulate and go through feeding trials to ensure that they have the proper effects on the body.
What stage was your dog diagnosed at? Do you have any of her lab values (creatinine, BUN, SDMA)? Did she have a urinalysis? Do you know what the specific gravity of her urine was?
FWIW, my dog was diagnosed in 2015, and she is stable today. I don't know if that is because of what I have done (adjusted her diet, and I only allow her to have spring water - no tap. Plus she gets 2 capsules of Nordic Naturals fish oil each day), or if we are just lucky.