Our Suffolk Duck recipe is the lowest in phosphorus of our dry kibble range making it a good choice for senior dogs or owners worried about renal issues. The most digestible form of protein can be found in our raw food range. For more information on kidney problems please see below.
The function of the kidneys is to filter urea and excess minerals from the bloodstream, and in doing so that produces urine. Urea is produced when surplus amino acids that have not been digested (amino acids are the buildings blocks of protein) are broken down by the body. Kidney Disease can therefore be managed in the following ways:
- Feeding a smaller amount per meal of a food containing high quality protein rather than feeding higher amounts of a food containing lower quality indigestible protein; therefore reducing the amount of surplus amino acids in the bloodstream
- Addressing the mineral levels in the diet and making sure that they are not too high as certain minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus are amongst the leading contributors to urinary stones. High sodium levels should also be avoided, particularly found in red meats
- Upping the moisture content in the diet to keep bodily fluid levels up to help keep the kidneys working sufficiently
- Ensuring that you are not over-feeding by checking the feeding guidelines and monitoring bodyweight