Features May 2005 Issue

A Low-Protein “kidney diet” Is Not Always the Answer

Only dogs whose kidney failure is advanced need very low-protein diets.

Every day, thousands of dogs are diagnosed with kidney disease. The first suggestion most conventional veterinarians make is to switch from whatever the dog has been eating to a low-protein “kidney diet” food. Clients are sent home with bags or cans of “prescription” food and warned not to feed high-protein foods or treats of any kind.

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