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My dog won't her dog food. It is care.it helps with weight

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My dog won't her dog food. It is for kidney care.it helps with weight and over all care. Sometimes she will eat it and sometimes not. Any suggestions.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

So sorry Shelby is not enjoying her kidney diet any further. I would investigate alternative diets for her that are renal care because there are 4+ companies that make this type of food, Hill's K/D, Iams Renal, Royal Canin LP, Purina Renal so if she doesn't enjoy one then perhaps it is time to try another?

The great thing about all of these diets is they are 100% guaranteed so if she isn't enjoying one you simply return it and try another variety...

In addition, if needed you can feed all canned formula of the kidney food if she will eat it. With kidney disease the more water they take in the better so I often will advise a canned formula with the dry. Dry is <10% moisture whereas the canned is 75% moisture...

Lastly, please be careful with the beef gravy. If you make it at home that is absolutely fine as long as there is no salt added but if you are purchasing premade formulas please make sure they are low or no salt to reduce work on those kidneys

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today! I do definitely have dogs that are picky with the prescription diets and we have to go through several in order to find one they prefer. And in some cases rotate the brands to minimize boredom...

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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