Protein in urine for dogs

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Yes, in our veterinary clinic, many dogs recover from canine kidney failure with an organic or home made diet made with high quality low residue proteins, B-Vitamins to boost red blood cell production and combat the anemia which is usually associated with canine kidney failure and aluminum hydroxide to bind and remove excess phosphorus. Should you want to follow up with me, that would be fine.
The reason being human grade chicken is high quality protein, rather than low quality often found in manufactured dog foods or chicken intended for dogs. Again, this is explained more in the article I wrote. You do have to be a little careful of baby food, though I understand your reason for giving it. Sometimes it contains things that are not good for dogs with kidney failure. You just have to check the ingredients carefully.
I would also look in the major pet stores for foods/treats that are made for this. I know I've seen some while perusing those isles. Of course they are more pricey, as usual. But you might find some recipes online for the crystals. I believe w/ the crystals that too much protein is a problem.
Does anyone know what what foods have NO Protein or LOW Protein that is good for dogs?? Are there any dog treats that are Protein Free or low Protein that is good for my Julie?? Any help is greatly appreciated.
While all the veg you have listed are fine for dogs, they should only be given in relatively small amounts. Dogs really don't need vegetables, other than for some of the vitamins they provide. A dog needs meat - and other than the ground turkey (not really meat but poultry) - there may be a lacking of essential fats, which are so important to dogs.
I have a dog that has many allergies - both dietary and environmental. The dog eats RAW diet for years now and does very well on it. In the last 2 months I have noticed a "Urine" type smell coming from his head area. I can smell it on his jowls, the top of his head/neck, and comng from his mouth. I have washed him, I have used dog calone sprays, and I can still smell a distinct urine type smell arround his muzzle. What could this be?
The explanation was that more protein would make the holes in the kidneys larger, therefore they would lose more protein. The first check-up 4 weeks later revealed that things were going fairly well, the levels of protein in the blood and urine were midway between what may be expected and there was nothing alarming. The next check-up was 3 weeks later, last week.
I came to found out that Zantac was in Acute Renal Failure at that time. For the first in her life, she has to stay in the hospital for hydration and medications. Anyway, ever since that day, all of our lives had been changed forever. Zantac doesn't like her food ever since, we have to hand feed her. Fed her whatever she would eat, sometimes human baby food, sometimes chicken breast, sometimes boiled eggs, sometime beef.
says that because protein is metabolized in the kidneys that a low-protein diet is called for. Unfortunately, dogs must have protein or they will be malnourished. More recent studies show that low-protein diets make no difference, whereas focusing on calcium as a phosphorus reduce does help. I found it easier (and cheaper) to make my own dog food. Dark meat chicken is a great alternative to prescription food along with rice and white bread.
Lulu, our 14-year old terrier mix has always had a strong bladder. In fact, on a weekend, we sometimes had to "force" her to go out at noon or later for the first time in the day. Over the last year, she's had a few (maybe four) accidents that are very strange. It's always in the early evening after she's been out for her constitutional...maybe a half hour later, and she runs toward the door, or to us, leaking violently. It's like it bursts out of her. And she's just been out!
She has had crystals in urine in the past and is on Science Diet CD. She is 12 and only has 5 teeth, I chop her food in a small blender, and add a little water and place in microwave about 7 seconds, she dances around till I put her dish on the floor, she eats so fast, and it's gone in min. I Believe God has given me alot of wisdom with her, 3 years doing good. I hope you know Jesus as your Saviour.
At the same time, we've seen cases where giving the prescription diet turned the urine in the opposite direction to the degree that crystals developed. In my opinion and experience, it is healthier for a dog to try for the results via a more natural diet. You DO have a good start by feeding canned rather than dry food. Studies have been published regarding the formation of oxalate stones and how diet does effect them.
Yesterday, he rolled around on our couch and bed like he would back in his better feeling days (you know, when dogs roll in the yard or dirt and are just loving it?) :) He then pat me when I would stop petting him which he used to do all the time. I pet him, stop, he pat me with his paw and repeat. Last night was the first time he did that in a long time and he struggled to pick his little leg up. He also has lost over .
A blood test is available to check vitamin D levels. A low protein diet is no longer always advocated for kidney disease. Veterinary Acupuncture would be very beneficial. It could be used for the hip dysphasia and to benefit kidneys. It would also help reduce the dependence on Metacam, and increase your dog’s quality of life. Rehmannia 8 is available at most veterinary acupuncturists.
BUN levels can be reduced by restricting the intake of protein (hence the useful impact of renal specific dog food for chronic kidney failure dogs) and by increasing the intake of fluids (the administration of IV fluids is particularly effective). What this means is you need to pay close attention to diet - and maintain the fluids.
symptoms of preeclampsia (blurry vision, flashing lights in the vision sometimes, swelling-in my face and fingers, but especially in my legs, nausea, headaches yada yada), but no high bp and no protein in my urine, so I haven't been restricted to bed rest yet- although my doctor says it is coming... planning on working another 2 weeks if I can.. we'll see how it goes.
I realize this fact, and give him his space till he's finished..... Here's an ingredient list (First 10 ingredients in order) of what was in the food my dogs had for dinner last night... Venison Meat, Venison Liver, Venison Tripe, Venison Heart & Kidneys, New Zealand Green Mussel, Lecithin, Chicory, Fish Oil, Kelp...... Now, go read the ingredients list from your Science Diet Bag and see if it even comes close to comparing....
Thanks for your comment. I am 22 and I live in a suburb in Ontario, Canada. However, I doubt the tics that cause Lyme disease are in my area, as there are no deer around here. My anxiety has gotten a bit worse, so maybe that's the cause. I've had all kinds of paresthesia that seem to come and go every few weeks. I think it my fluctuate with my anxiety, but I'm not sure. This buzzing sensation is the most annoying. When I don't pay attention to it, it seems to disappear.
If not, She needs a Vet visit ASAP with a complete blood panel run to look for any underlying conditions......Take a urine sample w/you to check for UTI or protein loss. It will be less money if you can collect your own sample to take. I wouldn't wait any longer--5 days is long enough & she needs to be seen! Let us know what you find out.......
My favourite amongst the wet foods are frozen blocks of white fish, chicken and green tripe (green for dogs, white for humans) that you cook (I use the microwave for ease) - mixed with some boiled white rice (not wholegrain as dogs find it hard to digest). I have never met a dog yet that won't eat green tripe, it stinks to high heaven, but they love it and it's full of natural ingredients, minerals and nutrition.
High phosphorus accelerates renal failure, and restricted phosphorus slows it down. K/D is low in phosphorus, so it's a good food for dogs in this condition. Or it is possible -with some good research- to home-cook a Renal diet. In addition to diet, IV fluids can be administered to correct disturbances created by the retention of uremic toxins. Epogen can be prescribed to treat the anemia of chronic renal failure.
Anyhow being serious here, she would go maybe 3 days and eat fine and then be sick or totally refuse to eat. The vet specialist phoned in a Rx. for Lactulose for her to regulate her stool and help to move things along and also Reglan for any upset stomach issues as needed. I was happy and it seemed to help a lot. This has been going on since ~ July with her diet but her it goes concerning diet. She flatly refused the Rx food (l/d) after a few weeks.
Took him in for bloodwork and exam two Thursdays ago and he weighed 41 pounds. Took him in last Friday for teeth cleaning and he weighed 36 pounds. I just don't know what else to do. Money is very tight. We've spent over $400 on the bloodwork and the teeth cleaning and antibiotics, etc. Last month our cat that I've had for 13 years had to have his leg amputated and passed away the night of the surgery. Total cost from two different vets was about $1000.
She continues to try for us, and we are fighting so hard for her-LIke others, I tuck her in at night (she sleeps on the loveseat with her "bankie" covering her). I am sleeping in the den with her so I can give her support throughout the night. Neither of us are getting much sleep. I have her spoiled now with hand feeding other than her baby food, and I hold her plate while she licks it up.
My doctor referred me to the cardiologist (also for a slight murmur) and he said my heart is completely fine. I had a urine test come back with some bacteria in it, but I'm thinking it may have just been accidentally contaminated, considering I have no symptoms whatsoever of a UTI (my urine habits are completely normal, no pain, no burning or pressure, etc.). I just saw a rheumatologist a few days ago, but he was a blank canvas. He just looked me over and didn't answer any of my questions.
For decades the theory was that protein should be avoided because it's hard on failing kidneys. Dogs absolutely must have protein to maintain good nutrition, so what you're looking for is a more easily digestible form of protein. You can achieve this goal by making the food yourself. Check out the link I pasted above for lots of different recipes including phosphorous levels for various foods. I understand your vet's advice about getting your dog to eat anything at all.
All I know is that you have a higher nitric oxide level in spots of inflammation so the test for measure if you have increased levels of inflammation in your lungs.
Sometimes I can force down a little bit of protein in the evening for dinner but only a very small amount. I am really glad to know that this is normal!
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