Comments for Eats Writes Shoots https://eatswritesshoots.com Living & Tasting Life's Passions Tue, 14 Jan 2020 23:04:25 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Dale https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42498 Tue, 14 Jan 2020 23:04:25 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42498 Hi Debra — thank you for reaching back out after finding my site here as part of your research. I’m glad you have found it helpful and hope that your companions enjoy it as well. How long it will last is a very hard thing for me to answer as it is really dog specific factoring in age, breed, metabolism, weight and many other factors. That said, my best guess would be a couple of weeks, but you’ll have to evaluate and monitor as you go. By all means, come back and let me know what the right answer is for your situation. Wishing you the very best and thank you for keeping Ben’s legacy alive. It’s my pleasure to share.

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Debra https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42496 Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:23:09 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42496 Hello Dale. Thank you so very much for writing about Ben and yourself. I have a 10 year old American Pit Bull Terrier . She is a picture of health. Recently, we decided to help another dog in need. We adopted Bowser, an American Staffordshire. He had been left to die in a crate when he was discovered. After seeing him we just had to help him. He has many problems including 3rd stage kidney failure, Lyme, BUN 130 , creatine….etc. I am overjoyed to have found you . I have been reading and learning and when I stumbled upon your site it was the first time I read something that agreed with what i had learned.
I will be making Bowser’s food from now on. How long would your recipe last for a 48 lb dog would you think? Bowser was 20 lbs. when they found him. He does still need to put on weight and muscle as it has atrophied. We were advised by the vet to feed him prescription food. Nope.
He is still very fond of eating and at times ravenous. It may be the prednisone he is on. I will be much happier feeding him real food.

I am very fortunate to have found your writings. Thank you so very much for sharing Ben with us.
I wish you all the peace one can have.

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Dale https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42494 Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:39:54 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42494 Hi Jutta — thanks for the kind message and your question. Steaming won’t likely leech the phosphorus quite the same as boiling, but I can’t tell you the difference. If it works you and works for Kelvin, go for it. I think the idea of pressure canning is clever — no idea how that might work, but if it works, it sounds genius for your road trips. Let me know how it works and best of luck to you and wishing continued improvement and a long life to Kelvin. ~ Dale

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Dale https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42493 Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:34:14 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42493 Hi Dean — please scroll to the part of the post that lists all of the supplements, including vitamins. I’m not sure if you have a different question, but they’re clearly listed there.

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Dale https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42492 Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:33:09 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42492 Hi Jeannette — You’re very welcome. You can keep it in the freezer following ‘normal’ storage guidelines. Likely 6 months, I would say, but it depends on the storage container. In my experience with Ben, our dog food never lasted that long, so it shouldn’t be an issue of keeping too long. Wishing you the best. ~ Dale

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Jutta https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42491 Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:08:24 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42491 Thank you for sharing Ben’s story and your experience. Our 14 year old miniature schnauzer Kelvin has level 2 Kidney disease. You can imagine how devastating this news was to me and my husband since our boy is like a child to us. In all his life he was pretty healthy, active and our travel buddy where ever we go. Beginning of last year he was bit by another dog and needed emergency surgery from there we found out that he had high level of liver enzymes normal 169 he had 1870 that was already a shock. His wounds healed well and I started him on Denamarin for a while I had his urin tested for protein level and it was OK. His level went down a little bit. On his last yearly checkup I had another blood test done were he was diagnosed with level 2 kidney disease, liver enzymes went up again. He did not really show any symptoms to this day, sometimes he is confused or sleepy but that changes day by day. The Vet recommended prescription diet which we first bought but Kelvin did not like it he lost a few pounds and I got worried that’s when I came across your post I started preparing the meals accordingly switching it up with your suggestions of substitutions and he loves it. I definitely can see the change in him and he gained some pounds back. I still work on the supplements I did buy calcium 600mg and crush it into the prepared dog food patch 1000mg per half a pound of food. I use a steamer to prepare the pearled barley or sushi rice and also for the vegetables do you think this is ok to take the phosphorus out? The meat I either boil or fry in a pan. I normally freeze packages but since we are going on our next road trip I will try to pressure can this receipe. Thank you again I thank God that I came across your post.

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by dean smith https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42489 Sun, 12 Jan 2020 18:07:41 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42489 wondering if you gave any mineral or vitiam supplement with this diet
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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Jeannette https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42488 Sun, 12 Jan 2020 08:26:28 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42488 HI Dale, thanks for sharing the recipe. How long can you keep in the freezer? (In terms of “expiry date”). My parents are vegetarian and very reluctant to prepare dog food food that contains meat, hence I thought to prepare and bring it over to freeze them for our family dog who recently was diagnosed with kidney failure.

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Dale https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42487 Sat, 11 Jan 2020 23:44:27 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42487 Salmon has many positive features, but depending on species and whether Altantic vs. Pacific, it may be a very high source of phosphorus. Other farmed fish can also be problematic depending on what they are being fed. Ultimately, be careful, do your research and I would suggest it only be used for diversity and promote interest vs relying on any of them as a true substitute. Hope that helps, Kathy. Best of luck.

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Dale https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42486 Sat, 11 Jan 2020 23:32:43 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42486 Dear Ioanna — What a moving story you have shared of your recent journey with Ketchup (a very cute name as well). Each and every story of another dog who has found his tail wag again after eating some version of this recipe just makes me so happy and my heart re-melts a little each time. Thank you for sharing a beautiful Christmas tale. I hope you continue to find great success with it and Ketchup’s health does, indeed, improve.

With respect to your question about using Greek olive oil, I can only guess — but think it would be fair substitute give it’s own Omega and heart health properties. As I say, I have no research or experience to support it has better/worse/same, but my instincts would suggest it is a good choice … and as a Hellenophile, myself, I would be thrilled to know if it works. Best of luck to you, Ioanna.

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