I don't know the nature of the kidney problems that your dog has but I had a dog with a failing kidney and the vet put her on a prescription diet that I had to get at the vet. She enjoyed many more years even with a bad kidney which I attribute to the prescription food. I believe it was Science Diet K/D. . You should really really seek your vet's advice as I thought that we had to put her on a low protein diet and low phosphate diet.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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My 3 Labradors love Blue. Give it a try! There are so many choices, so I hope you can find the best food for your dogs health issue.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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well they both have a lot of protein. you should probably buy him a dog food made for maintaining older dogs they tend to have more nutrition older dogs need and less of what younger dogs need (younger dogs need tons of protien)
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
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I'm not sure about the low protein diet but I know that my dog didn't like the blue brand. I would ask the vet to see if he/she has any recommendations for low-protein foods. And try doing some research either online or go to the pet store and compare labels for protein content. Good luck.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
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Kidney problems, also require low phosphate restriction. I done a bit of research for my dog (she's 17).
You should really DISCUSS ANY DIET WITH A TRUSTED VETERINARIAN.
That said, of course, the best are one of the prescription diet foods (there are others out there besides the Science Diet)
Major foods your dog should avoid are organ meats (I know, usually their favorite), i.e, lung, heart, liver. The food should also be high in omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin B.
The sooner you have your dog on a good diet for renal problems, the better the dog's chances for a longer life & avoiding kidney failure.
Neither Blue nor Wellness are made for dogs with renal problems.
There are recipes for dogs with kidney problems, but you have to be sure you include necessary ingredients, like calcium & Vitamin C; and is usually best to also give the dog a senior vitamin supplement. (Which can wind up costing about the same as ready-made food.)
My research was mostly confined to canned dog food. The only one I found that came close to any prescription diet, was the Innova for Seniors.
I pray your dog will be better and live a very long time.
May God's Peace be with you.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Happy in the South
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