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I have a 10 year old Coton du Tulear that has chronic renal failure. She needs to be on a low protein/low phosphorus diet, however she also has allergies to meat based diets. All of the prescription Kidney diets I know of have meat. Any alternatives?
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I know that Natural Balance makes a vegetarian kibble (and I believe they also make a can food). I don't know it's phosphorus content, but it's pretty low in protein/fat (18/8). Also, Avoderm might make a vegetarian kibble. Another one is Solid Gold (Holistic Blendz). Altho' it is not strictly vegetarian, as it does have fish meal in it, it is a good low protein/fat i.e. phosphorus food. I hope this helps. Good luck!
 

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... however she also has allergies to meat based diets...
Are you sure that she's allergic to every meat? If so, the best food choice I can think of is Hill's Prescription Diet Z/D. I am not a fan of Science Diet/Hills foods at all, but with a very specific health condition sometimes those are the only foods with the correct levels of protein, minerals, etc.

Z/D is an allergen free food. The only "meat" is chicken liver and it's hydrolyzed, which means broken down into such tiny fragments that the dog can't even register it as an allergen. It has low protein and phosphorus- 19% and .51%.

http://www.hillspet.com/hillspet/products/productDetails.hjsp?PRODUCT<>prd_id=845524441760430

Hills renal diet (for kidney failure) is K/D it's much lower in protein and phosphorus- protein is 14.7% and phosphorus is .24%. There is almost no animal protein in the food, only egg product.

http://www.hillspet.com/hillspet/products/productDetails.hjsp?PRODUCT<>prd_id=845524441760642

I would talk to your vet about which one would be better.
 
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