June 10, 2015

Kidney Diseases in Dogs: Prevention Starts in the Bowl

Photo credit: Les Chatfield

When it comes to kidney diseases in dogs, prevention is the best healthcare you can offer. As a caring pet owner, you have the power to get proactive with your dog’s kidney health. I have some great tips on crockpot dog food for kidney disease and other solutions for you!

How do you know you’re feeding your pup the right foods that foster kidney health? Kidney failure in dogs causes much heartbreak, but you can avoid or manage it by giving your furry friend the most nutritious foods.
Instead of looking for signs of kidney failure in your dog, start with what you put in their bowls. While dog and human health are different, the principle of diet is a driving force behind overall health, energy levels, and quality of life. 

Here you will find info on homemade dog treats and homemade canine renal diet.

Dog food doesn’t have to come in a bag.

 

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We have this idea that all a dog can eat is dry kibble. Furthermore, most people are under the impression that “people food” is inherently bad for dogs.
While it’s true that feeding a dog table scraps may lead to problems down the road, there is a homemade dog food recipe  for kidney disease that is easy to make and foster kidney health.

 

Implement high-quality protein.

There is a myth about canine kidney health that states protein is not good for renal function. This is not the truth. Protein is necessary for your dog, but there’s a caveat.
Most dog proteins are not high quality. Sourced from bone meat and corn, most store-bought dog food doesn’t offer healthful protein that builds muscle health, extends longevity, and fosters kidney function.
If you want a homemade dog food recipe for kidney disease, I can show you how to make your own dog food. I use protein-based ingredients such as chicken, so that your pup gets the best nutrition to enhance kidney health.

Crockpot dog food for kidney disease.

Making your own dog food sounds like a daunting task—most likely because the options we’ve been exposed to consist of dry kibble. With the Original CrockPET Diet recipe for kidney disease, you can make your dog healthy food that improves kidney function, and alleviates any existing symptoms of liver diseases in dogs. I hope this helps you with what to feed a dog with kidney failure who will not eat.

Know the signs of early kidney
disease development.

The idea behind diet-focused kidney health is prevention, but early detection can also help you give your dog quality of life and quantity of years. Keep an eye on frequent urination, constipation, general malaise, and increased water consumption.
In spotting these early warning signs, you can help add years and lessen renal failure symptoms. But remember that you don’t have to wait for symptoms to appear—you can prevent them!

Access the Original CrockPET Diet recipe here.

Introducing the Assisi Loop

For pets that are suffering from chronic kidney disease, acute renal failure or renal insufficiency, an Assisi Loop is an alternative way to treat your pet's ailments. It alleviates pain and swelling due to injuries, diseases, inflammation and wounds by utilizing electromagnetic pulses in short, 15-minute treatments that help get the blood flowing, thereby reducing the need for medications.

How Does the Assisi Loop Work?

As a portable device, the Assisi Loop works on dogs, cats and other animals to help improve their health. The Assisi Loop helps reduce the pain and inflammation associated with diseases, wounds and other injuries with a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical approach. It's a healing device that can be used at any time to reduce pain and swelling and accelerate healing, and even multiple times per day, if needed. Also known as targeted pulse electromagnetic field therapy, the technology in the Assisi Loop is based on devices created and used for humans.

Innovatively treating inflammation and pain, the Assisi Loop is an effective treatment for an assortment of injuries such as wounds, orthopedic issues, degenerative disorders, neurological issues and post-surgical pain. With an easy to use loop that slips on the legs of dogs, cats and other animals, the Assisi Loop is a safe pain management option for home or vets -- and it carries no known side effects! For your pet, they'll only feel a slight tingling while the device does its magic.

The Assisi Loop and Chronic Kidney Disease

For chronic kidney disease and other chronic conditions, a large Assisi Loop is best, and it can be positioned around the abdomen or simply placed on the side or back of a lying dog or cat. The loop should be centered about two inches from the last rib for best results. Due to the sensitive treatment areas, don't try to force an animal through the loop around their shoulders -- it's best to slip it on from the rear feet.

Make sure that the signal generator of the Assisi Loop is visible to whoever is conducting the treatment, and ensure that during the treatment that the right treatment area is exposed. If your pet moves, reposition the Assisi Loop and continue the treatment. Turn the unit on via the button on the front; you'll know it's working when the green flashing light starts blinking. Treatments last 15 minutes, after which the unit will shut off. You can use the unit up to three to four times daily, though it's best to leave at least two hours between each treatment.

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Cheers to a Lifetime of Great Health!
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