Good low sodium food for heart problem…

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    Randy S

    My Golden has newly discovered valve disease and the cardiologist has put her on a moderate sodium diet. All the better dog foods all contain pretty high sodium. The lowest I’ve found so far is Weruva Chicken and Lentils at .225% as fed / .27% dry matter. While some salt is necessary for the dog to like it and eat it, I’m looking for the lowest 5ish star food that anyone can suggest! Any and all [real] suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    michelle l

    hi randy, sorry to hear about your dog’s situation. how old is she? i found one 0.26%. it’s science diet brand. you may want to take a look here

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    I think prescription food/therapeutic diet would be best, as your vet has recommended.
    Otherwise, ask your vet if this will meet your criteria? excerpt below
    Purina Pro Plan Focus Sensitive Skin & Stomach Salmon & Rice Formula
    About: Pro Plan Focus is a salmon-and-rice-based recipe that is designed for dogs with stomach sensitivities or food allergies. Salmon and rice are typically not allergens and most dogs are able to digest this food easily.
    Price: $$
    Salmon is the first listed ingredient.
    Made with antioxidant-rich ingredients to help promote immune system function
    Fortified with omega fatty acids to ensure joint, skin and coat health
    Made without any artificial colors, artificial flavors, corn, wheat or soy
    PROS: Purina Pro Plan Focus has the least sodium per calorie of any of the five foods recommended here. Most dogs appear to love the taste, and it may also provide some relief from food allergies.
    CONS: Additionally, Pro Plan is made without any probiotics to help regulate intestinal function; however, it does include prebiotic ingredients, which can help support any beneficial bacteria already present in your dog’s digestive tract.
    Salmon, Canola Meal, Brewers Rice, Barley, Oat Meal, Fish Meal (Source of Glucosamine), Animal Fat Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols, Salmon Meal, Dried Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavor, Inulin, Fish Oil, Salt, Vitamin E Supplement, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Selenite. J-4449.
    Sodium Content:
    50 milligrams / 100 Calories

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    Denise D

    I have a Doberman with Heart Disease. I’m feeding Orijen Original (in the morning) and Solid Gold Barking at the Moon (in the evening) for variety. They are both very high quality foods. I emailed both companies and the sodium content is 0.3%. My dogs cardiologist thinks both foods are good choices.

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