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Yes, I used it when my Bruno developed late-in-life kidney disease and the vet recommended a more medium protein and –more important— low phosphorus diet instead of the raw I had been feeding. Easy to understand recipe, using the food processor it didn’t take long to chop up everything, and both my hounds liked the cooked food. My two “negatives” we’re that the recipe made a lot of food and so you needed freezer space and it was expensive. Their treats are also excellent!
The ONP easy raw is similar to Honest Kitchen or the Stella and Chewy’s mix that you,rehydrate with water. My girls much prefer the ONP Max meat–a jerky type texture.
Thanks, Gina–very helpful!
Many thanks to both of you!!!
FWIW, I don’t think three meals a day until he’s about six months is too many meals, and when I had a foster puppy, she would eat more,overall, on three instead of two meals a day, so if you’re wanting him to eat more, the “lunch” meal might help.
Unsolicited .02: try adding just one new supplement or food at a time, give it a couple of weeks, before trying something new, in order to give pup’s tummy a chance to settle and to more easily identify if something is bothering him. Alas, this is from bad experience of me being over-anxious about my foster puppy with “issues” when my adult girls were pretty easy keepers.
Just started using Just Food for Dogs…it requires a little more “cooking” than some of the others (steaming veggies), but my girls really like it. They rejected HOnest Kitchen after meal 2, but like the Grandma Lucy’s and the “see spot.”
Good luck.June 28, 2014 at 12:00 am in reply to: Urgently looking for commercial food for Kidney Disease (PLN) #45507 Report Abuse
Ziwi Peak is low sodium, as are the turkey, lamb and beef versions of Just Food For Dogs (you cook the “food” and add their supplement which has been through AAFCO feeding trials). Not sure about phosphorus (my Bruno just has slightly high blood pressure), but they both have great customer service and I’m sure would give you the info.
For the beach,,why not a 50 foot line–more freedom for pup, more control for you! Can find them (usually nylon) at any Petsmart,or similar store,
I have read some articles that suggest low carb foods may help “cancer dogs”–the idea is to starve the cancer cells,which apparently can more easily use carbs (v protein and fat) to grow.
Good luck with your Hannah.
+ 1 for the Phytomucil recommendation!
Orijen and Acana both have fish-based kibble that smells disgusting. ;).
Ziwi Peak fish and venison is a big favorite around here and doesn’t smell quite as bad.
Mine switch up between Bravo and Primal raw for dinner, and then rotate,through Orijen/Acana kibble, MaxMeat, Primal and Ziwi Peak dehydrated (usually have a bag of kibble and a bag of dehydrated open and alternate the two) for breakfast, with a can of Tripett for Sunday brunch. 🙂 I do think some dogs do better with slow transitions between one food and another, but I just open a new bag when the old one is finished and don’t see any issues.
Other air (freeze) dried types: ziwi peak (on the EChoice list, expensive) and Only Natural Pet’s Max Meat (5 stars on regular site, not sure why not on EC list, about half the price). They have more of a jerky texture than the others and don’t have to be re-hydrated, which makes them just as convenient as kibble, but with the smaller poop benefit of raw.