coconut oil with kidney disease

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    Patti S
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    I have a golden who will be 13 in Feb. He has CKD. I just bought some coconut oil and am giving it to my younger golden but want to know if I can give it to him even though he has kidney problems. He is on enalapril for his kidneys and thyrocare for thyroid..
    Thank you very much…

    Patti

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    anonymous
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    I think it would be best to ask the veterinarian that is treating your dog, dogs that have kidney disease tend to be nauseous. Food supplements often interact with prescription meds.
    Your dog has a history of medical problems, plus he is a senior. Coconut oil is high in fat and calorie content. The younger dog may tolerate it, but the older one, not so much.
    Hope this helps:
    http://skeptvet.com/Blog/2015/04/coconut-oil-for-pets/

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    Patti S
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    Anon101
    thank you for your quick reply. Right now I am recovering from a total hip replacement and wasn’t sure if anyone on this list would have come across that before.
    I will wait until I can get to the vet and ask her. The high fat/calorie content is a concern I have.

    Patti

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    David H
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    Yes, organic cold pressed has numerous heath benefits. High purine foods, and dry foods are what is hardest on your dogs kidneys. Fat gives them extra calories that do not work the kidneys. A side note. Feed your dog the moistest food as possible. The problem with kidney disease is they can not drink enough fluids to keep the kidneys flushed. I had a golden that had kidney disease from age 10 on. She lived to be over 15 yrs. I gave her coconut oil for as long as she would eat it. Good luck!

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