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It sounds like Peanut is adorable. Cat food has more fat that dog food and some dogs do prefer it. Because she is on a kidney failure diet it is going to be very important to get her eating back on track. I would make sure that you offer her the canned version of her kidney diet. If she will not eat it, then there are a couple of other prescription foods that are good for kidney disease that you can try. Your other option, is to put a teaspoon of the canned feline kidney diet in with Peanut's food to get her back on the right food an then gradually start to decrease the feline renal diet. Feel free to ask any follow up questions. If you are satisfied with my response, then please take time to rate my answer. You can continue posting on this thread for a couple of days, even after rating. Take care.
You're welcome. My top renal diet is Science Diet K/D, which comes in a few different flavors. Purina also has a prescription line that is well tolerated (NF). With some of my patients, the owners have to make a renal diet. You can go to Balanceit.com and have a recipe put together for a renal home cooked diet and they will send the supplements you need to add to make it complete and balanced. It is from the veterinary school at UC Davis and very reliable.