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Old 04-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I cooked for my dog Gouda for 2.5 years during her cancer if you ever want any help just let me know.

Why I dont like the prescription hills is in the nutshell the ingredients. If you research kidney disease you will see what the proper amounts of protein, carbs and fat are and to be truthful kibbles in general are a bad idea because dogs with kidney disease have a problem with hydration and kibbles compound that issue.

The basics to remember is low protein, low phosphorus, and low sodium.

Hills k/d ingredients are just scarey : Brewers Rice, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Powdered Cellulose, Lactic Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Beet Pulp, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Citrate, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, Calcium Sulfate, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Vitamin E Supplement, L-Threonine, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Tryptophan, Magnesium Oxide, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

I really hope your pup does better. Have you considered at least adding some herbs or supplements? If you want more info on that just ask me
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