Can we still rotate the recipes and follow the template?
You can still rotate and follow the template and use substitution as preferred. The new recipe calls for specific cuts of meats (chicken breast no skin, top-round steak, tenderloin, etc. to ake it easier for new folks to choose the meat on a specific diet. But can still use chicken thigh (no skin) etc.
Why is there too much oil in the Kidney Diet Recipe?
Kidney recipes have 22tbsp of oil to make up for the calories since it has lower protein. The Kidney Recipe for dogs is also a double-batch so basically, each batch contains appx 10-11 tbsp of oil, which is only a few tbsp diffs from the previous recipe that calls for 6 tbsp.
How to offset the oil if pet is prone to pancreatitis or sensitive to fats?
You can substitute 1 cup of cooked grain (cooked separately) to 1 & 3/4 tbsp of oil.
If you want to stay at 6 tbsp of oil: 1 cup cooked rice = 1 ¾ tbsp oil
To decrease to 6 tbsp per batch add and additional 3 cups cooked grain (cooked separately)
*add fatty acids like fish-oil to support the kidneys
Can we add other food like liver or eggs instead of having iron, zinc & vitamin D as additional supplements? Yes, but it would be hard to reach the right dose, best is to use the supplements as it would make it easier to know right dosing.
Supplements Suggested are too pricey: Multhitera is a high-quality supplement from Klaire labs and you can also use Now Brands if you're looking for cheaper supplements especially with the Choline supplement.
Can we use Rx essentials in place of HTBS: it was recommended before, however, it does not contain choline, etc more Vitamin e, zinc, calcium & iodine it has other ingredients that might cause problems for pets that are food sensitive.
Is there a supplement closest to HTBS?
Closest to HTBS would be Balance-it canine supplement
link: https://shop.balance.it/products/balance-it-canine*need to add vit e, choline, calcium, kelp
(since it is low or does not contain them)
dosing: add 45 grams per batch after food cools down
Can we add corn? super high in carbohydrates
Can we still use Two per day supplement? Yes, but it is low in iron, copper so you need to add both and still need to add calcium citrate, kelp etc as indicated in the recipe & taurine (optional for dogs)
Can we use Beans in place of rice? it will increase the protein amount, especially in kidney diets.
Why is there too much calcium citrate?From 5 tsp (old recipe) to 4 tbsp (new recipe)
Calcium requirements change significantly from 2006 to 2013 and pets need more calcium supplements to sustain from 8 yrs to 15 yrs of age and provide optimal nutrition, the calcium citrate on the recipe before was at the minimum range and it would be a better idea to increase to provide optimal nutrition without reaching the maximum range.
minimum: 1.25 grams / 1000 kcal
maximum: 6.25 grams / 1000 kcal
Why is there salt on the diet? Most Commercial salt-like, table salt contains metals, sea salts are also contaminated with plastics. Redmon sea salt has a lot of minerals that give enough iodine & Support the thyroid.
Is Garlic Bad For Cats and Dogs, Why is there Garlic on the diet? Garlic is known to be a great anti-inflammatory ingredient and a clove of garlic per batch would be fine for dogs to consume.
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