Prescription diets are often recommended for dogs with kidney issues but some dogs just won't eat them, which is stressful for the owner & the dog.
Whilst the recipes we list here aren't prescription diets specifically designed for kidney issues, they are lower in phosphorus and have no added salt. As such they may be a viable alternative, particularly in the early stages.
We've attached some links below so you can save and print out the analysis of our lowest phosphorus foods to show your vet.
A food is considered 'low phosphorus' if it contains 0.6% phosphorus (dry matter basis) or less.
Top Drawer Grain Free Fish wet food and our Tickety Boo Angus Beef are around 0.55% phosphorus (on a dry matter basis) & Return to Slender is around 0.65%.
We've also included Happy Go Lightly Senior (Turkey) because although it just misses this level at 0.76% it's a great tasting gluten-free food, so it would suit sensitive digestions that might struggle on other diets.
It seems pretty universally accepted now that these diets do not have to be low in protein unless your dog is uremic. Therefore the ones listed below contain a range of protein levels - Top Drawer Fish is around 33% protein (dry matter basis), Tickety Boo Beef is 32.5%, Return to Slender is around 21% & Happy Go Lightly Senior is 20%.
Please remember that it's very important that dogs with kidney issues stay hydrated, so we'd highly recommend adding lots of water to the dry kibble when you feed - adding a spoonful of our White Fish Top Drawer wet food to the water also creates a tempting, low phosphorus gravy for any dry kibble.
click here for: Return to Slender Product Guide
click here for: Happy Go Lightly Senior Product Guide
click here for: Tickety Boo Beef Product Guide
Strong protein & a moderate phosphorous level. Great for older dogs too!
gluten free, lower phosphorus & added joint support
For dogs on a weight loss programme. Gentle & nutritious.
A delicious grain free wet food - use as a complete meal or topper