I'm curious. What breed, & Weight is Max?
That's what I was thinking. I just wanted to pick a regular food that was especially kidney-friendly if that makes sense. That may seem a little paranoid, but I figure I can't be too careful with his health. So anyway the goal was to find a kibble of the regular protein (as opposed to high-protein variety) variety that would be a healthy choice.If Max's BUN, creatinine and urine SG are normal then there isn't any reason to feed anything but regular food.
I just would be careful with the high fat if Max had kidney issues in the past, maybe add veggie and less kibbles to balance it out etcThanks for the tips. Ironically that is the website that led me to thinking about this food. His blood panel and urinalysis place him outside of the realm of having kidney disease. We do know that they were injured though during the course of the incident so we are just trying to take precautions.
Anyway, from that website I gathered that low(er) but not neccesarily low protein, good quality, high fat proteins are ideal. They specifically suggested red meats which is why I thought this food might be good. It's a fairly typical protein amount for a high quality food, albeit lower than most of the grain free, high-protein diets. It also had the lowest amounts of phosporous. I guess this is the quote that influenced me:
"When developing a diet for your dog with kidney failure, the goal is to feed moderate to high fat, moderate amounts of high quality protein, low phosphorus, and low phosphorus carbohydrates to fill in."
So that was my thought process. I realize though that there are some good arguments out there against a lot of fat in the diet of small or inactive dogs. However, I do think Max isn't a total couch potato we walk one or two miles every day.
I don't know. Would you still stand by your initial opinion?
Any other opinions out there? Or better yet, experience with this food?