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i am sorry to hear about your pup. I don’t think you have enough information as this point. Generally speaking liver diets are reduced protein, but Beddlingtons are prone to copper storage issues, and often a reduction of copper helps. “In many cases, elevation of liver enzymes alone does not warrant a dietary change. In some instances, if the liver enzymes are consistently elevated, the pet may benefit from supplemental antioxidants. Liver cells may be partially protected from further damage when additional antioxidant precursors or antioxidants beyond those found in the diet are given. Some veterinary nutritionists and veterinarians recommend supplementation with Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Sadenosyl-
methionine (SAMe) and/or silymarin (Milk Thistle), but it is important to note that the
exact mechanism of action, dosing and efficacy of these supplements are still under
This is really a conversation with your vet, based on the diagnosis.
how are they ensuring that the diet meets nutrient requirements. ie feeding trial, NRC etc. Vitamin D as an example, dogs cannot produce vitamin D in the skin and must rely on their diet for adequate intake..
i know this post is old, but here is research showing many ingredients containing phytoestrogens. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18922017
Increasing fat will give you the highest calories (more than twice as many calories than a protein or carb). you can always add a bit of fat in the form of an Omega 3 like fish oil. This will give you about 40 calories per teaspoon.
There has been some research done into protein sources that are similar (chicken and turkey eg) that suggest that there may be a connection between sensitivities to both. However without trying, you won’t know. Many times food intolerance runs concurrent to inhalant and environmental allergies, and often the symptoms are the same. You are very limited in what is available based on your criteria, so I might give a single source protein turkey or duck and option, and I might not rule out grain, rather choose one that has had limited exposure like Oatmeal etc. I use the GO! Sensitivity + Shine. Are you sure that chicken and Salmon is out, as many foods using those protein sources contain many other carbs that contain protein such as alfalfa, flax, carrots, eggs, etc.? Is home cooking an option? You could have a nutritionist formulate something, and this could work?
None of the Petcurean pâté or stews have Carrageenan. It really doesn’t have a noticeable taste..