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My Chihuahua has been diagnosed with liver inflammation and

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my Chihuahua has been diagnosed with liver inflammation and is taking 45mg of denamarin daily.she loves human food.is there anything human that she could safely eat. she loves butter beans mashed up (no grease)
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

Certainly. Would you like a balanced recipe that you could cook for a liver patient? If so, does she prefer chicken, beef, eggs, or tofu as the primary protein source?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
she loves chicken and beef and I know she shoudnt have grease, but how do we cook it and what is not safe for her
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

Here you go:

chicken breast, without skin, cooked, 5 ounces

rice, white, long-grain, cooked, 2 cups

broccoli, chopped, cooked, 2 cups

canola oil, 7 tsp

salt substitute (potassium chloride), 1/4 tsp

bone meal powder, 2 tsp

salt, iodized (sodium chloride), 1/8 tsp

multivitamin & mineral tablet, kids complete, 1 each

zinc, 100 mg tablet, 1/2 tablet

arginine powder, 2.5 grams per tsp, 1/4 tsp

kelp, 150 mcg iodine pertablet, 2 tablets

Total kilocalories as prepared = 1047 kilocalories, the daily requirement of a 43 lb dog. Uneaten food can be refrigerated for 3 days or frozen indefinitely while checking for spoilage.

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ground beef, 10% fat, cooked, 5 ounces

pasta, enriched, cooked, 2 cups

broccoli, chopped, cooked, 1 1/2 cup

canola oil, 1 tbsp

salt substitute (potassium chloride), 1/4 tsp

bone meal powder, 2 tsp

multivitamin & mineral tablet, kids complete, 1 each

zinc, 100 mg tablet, 1/2 tablet

arginine powder, 2.5 grams per pst, 1/4 tsp

kelp, 150 mcg iodine pertablet, 2 tablets

Total kilocalories as prepared = 978 kcal, the daily requirement of a 40 lb dog. Uneaten food can be refrigerated for 3 days or frozen indefinitely while checking for spoilage.

You need only avoid chocolate, grapes/raisins, macadamia nuts, onion, garlic, and citrus fruits. bon apetite!

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.
Hi Barbara,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Tillie. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin