I have 2 yorkies that are 11 years old. Last fall my female yorkie was diagnosed with a heart murmur and Congestive Heart Failure. At the time both dogs were eating Nature’s Variety Raw duck bites. The vet had me switch her to a low sodium diet of prescription HD wet food. I hate the corn and other fillers in the prescription food. Currently, she is on enalapril, furosemide and vetmedin. I have to give her her pills twice per day (all in one Allergy formula Pill Pocket). She gobbles it right up. I try to give her as little of the pill pocket as possible because I have no idea how much sodium they have. I would love to switch her back to the Nature’s Variety Raw duck bites. Is that a safe low sodium diet for CHF? Any supplements she should be taking? Or other recommendations? Thanks.
Hi Sunny, the only way to find out sodium levels is to email the companies, I know Wellness has low sodium foods…email to make sure but I’m sure I read somewhere how wellness foods are low in sodium…
Looks like the NVI raw duck bites are a good choice with sodium at .27%.
The product also includes heart, which is excellent glandular therapy.
Here’s a couple of threads you might also be interested in:
BTW, the sodium in your Hill’s h/d Canine Cardiac Health canned food is .07%.
I’m glad you are limiting the amount of pill pocket. They are a bit salty.
Thanks so much for your help. So, the sodium in the Nature’s Valley RAW duck bites is much higher than the Hill’s prescription HD canned food? Now, I feel awful for switching her back to the NV. @DogFoodie
- This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by SunnyD.
DogFoodie, do you think i should feed the Nature Variety’s raw or the Hill’s prescription HD with the lower sodium content?
sunnyd….here is a site (for Cavaliers, I have 3) that is good reading about CHF and all the meds you are giving your little doggie. I’m not sure you have to worry so much about the sodium contents of your foods, seems like I read that somewhere on this site. http://www.cavalierhealth.org
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