Posts by: W. Jean Dodds, DVM

Should companion pets who have chronic kidney disease eat lower protein diets?

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Should companion animals with kidney disease eat a lower protein diet

  Animals with kidney disease or kidney dysfunction should not eat lower protein diets; as this commonly held belief is misleading. As long as the protein source in their diet is of high quality, such as white fish and eggs and easily digestible, it helps kidney function and overall body nutrition. It is the lower quality, poorly…

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Addressing pet food sensitivities with homemade diets

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Addressing pet food sensitivities | NutriScan, Hemopet

  Previously, we looked at why so many pets react to mass-market, commercially prepared foods. For this reason, more and more people are choosing to take control of their pets’ diets by preparing their meals. In this post, we’ll discuss the benefits of homemade diets and the do’s and don’ts of preparing them. Benefits of…

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