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Homemade Dog Food Recipe for Dogs with Kidney Disease

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We have gotten a lot of emails about what is a good homemade diet to feed dogs with kidney disease.

Before feeding this diet, discuss it with your veterinarian and get their approval to ensure it is right for your dog.

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Pocket Companion to Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, 4th Edition
Editors: Michael S. Hand, DVM, PhD, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition and Bruce J. Novotny, DVM, Helios Communications, LLC
Copyright 2002 by Mark Morris Institute

For more Information on this book
Mark Morris Institute
P.O. Box 2097
Topeka, Kansas 66601-2097
Phone: 785-286-8101
Fax: 785-286-8173

Balanced reduced-protein/low-phosphorus homemade formulas for adult dogs with kidney disease:*

Daily food formulation for an 18-kg dog (as fed)

IngredientsGrams
Rice, white cooked237
Beef, regular cooked*78
Egg, large boiled20
Bread, white50
Calcium carbonate3
Salt, iodized0.5
Oil, vegetable3
Total390


Nutrient Content (%DMB)+

Dry matter41
Protein21.1
Fat13.7
Linoleic acid1.8
Crude fiber1.4
Calcium0.43
Phosphorus0.22
Magnesium0.09
Sodium0.33
Potassium0.26
Energy (kcal/100g)445
*Also feed one human adult vitamin-mineral tablet daily to dogs to ensure all vitamins and trace minerals are included.
May substitute rice baby cereal and flavor either selection with meat broth during cooking.
*Retain the fat.
†Nutrients of concern are italicized.

Directions: Cook the meat component until well done. Cook the starch component separately. Hard boil one large egg. Grind or finely chop meat if necessary. Mix with all other components except the vitamin-mineral supplement. Mix well and serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Feed the vitamin-mineral supplement with the meal; give as a pill or pulverize and thoroughly mix with food before feeding.


Looking for other dog food recipes? Also see dog food recipes for normal healthy dogs, obese dogs, dogs with heart disease, and dogs with intestinal disease.

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