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Hi Dr. Andy,
Thanks for the links and answer. It solved the 'mystery' on why home-cooked food can be bad for kidneys :D
So, if I understand correctly, if the home diet is balanced, it will not be necessary to supplement with multi-vits?
Just curious, my dog's acupunturist is an ardent advocate of 'real food'. she told me the proportion is 80% protein and 20% vegetables. What happened to the Basenji? Too much protein? I used to give on of my dogs 100% protein (lamb/chicken) as she was a stray and won't eat kibble.
Everything's fine. I'm keeping my non-renal dogs on kibbles for now. My renal dog was a rescued stray and dislike kibbles. But she's (very)slowly eating Royal Canin Renal food.
Her creatinine came down from 280 mmoI/L to 235 mmol/L but her BUN went up from 38 to 46.4 mmol/L.........probably due to food in her GI, we didn't fast her for the blood test.
I have tried reducing her protein to within the 'allowed' protein for her case. However, her albumin is low and so she's also on Benazapril. Very tricky business feeding a renal dog who won't eat kibbles, need protein and yet not too much :(