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I have an 11 year old mixed breed dog (rat terrier and

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I have an 11 year old mixed breed dog (rat terrier and border collie) that has been diagnosed with diabetes. She has not responded well to the prescription diet food. I have been cooking for her: chicken or turkey, broccoli and sweet potato, with an occasional poached egg. She loves this and her energy has returned and has stopped shedding. My question is how much protein does she need daily. She should weigh about 30 pounds and weighs about 33 pounds.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

Your dog needs about 50 grams of protein per day...that is not usually the limiting factor. The minerals are typically what owners get wrong when they are creating a home cooked diet. You need to do some research specifically on calcium and phosphorus. Here is a website that will make sure you get it right. http://www.foundersvet.com/home_cooking.htm

Let me know if you need anything else. Sincerely, DRB

Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if you need further help. If not please accept my answer. Most Sincerely, DRB

Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

HI I am checking back to see if you need further assistance.Most SIncerely, DRB

Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Abby. How is everything going?
Dr B
Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

Please hit rate this question as that is the only way I am compensated. THank you very much, DRB

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