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Old 08-03-2017, 09:00 PM
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I just found out that my two year old dog has renal dysplasia. I'm just starting to do research on it to see what I can do to help her. I currently don't know much about it, and never even heard of it before. I know she needs a low protein diet. My vet wants me to do science diet or something similar, but I'm not too thrilled about that. I know it's not very healthy, and dry food is hard on her kidneys. I'm going to try to get her to eat a low protein raw food, but I'm not sure if she will. She is a premie and has some form of mental retardation, so last time I tried to get her to eat raw she refused. Her dry kibble has bits of freeze dried food in it, so I may try switching her to a low protein freeze dried diet.

Does anybody have any extra input, advice, or tips? Any brands of raw, feeze dried, or dry kibble you like in particular for kidney issues? Any specific supplements you recommend and have found helpful? I would really appreciate any advice you can give! Thank you!!!!
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:55 AM
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Not sure why you are set against a veterinary diet... just the usual 'hype' that that stuff is crap (it's not)? For a dog with renal dysplasia, the goal is not necessarily low protein, but a highly digestible protein, including all the amino acids necessary for metabolism, and proteins that do not cause excessive phosphorous or sodium levels in the blood (not that easy to randomly come up with such proteins with a raw diet, by the way). Be sure whatever diet you do come up with the phosphorous levels are low (below 150) and sodium levels are well controlled and consistent. Very hard to get the amino acid situation right on high meat or vegetarian diets (need a good combination of proteins from each, and sometimes they need to be modified to keep the phosphorous levels down).
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