Comments for Eats Writes Shoots https://eatswritesshoots.com Living & Tasting Life's Passions Sun, 22 Mar 2020 23:35:40 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Comment on About the Author by Dale https://eatswritesshoots.com/about-the-author/#comment-42568 Sun, 22 Mar 2020 23:35:40 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?page_id=1556#comment-42568 Hi Iain — Such a great and kind message. Thank you. It’s often more than a bit unreal to ‘meet’ and cross paths with so many people here. I know it’s ultimately the point of a blog, but each message still takes me aback to think I’ve connected with someone through one or more of my pages. Thank you. I’m glad you found inspiration and got some special years with Greg. It really is what’s all about. Thank you for sharing that here. And, yes, Kelowna and BC are glorious beyond words, so glad you got to experience the as well. Ultimately, you’re more than welcome. I’m thankful that putting a little something out there has produced so many happy lives and memories for families and dogs. It’s emotional but feels good to read your stories. Thank you again for sharing and best of care to you in this turbulent times.

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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-42567 Sun, 22 Mar 2020 23:26:45 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42567 Hi Debbie — these are indeed strange times and what easily gets lost in these moments is that “life” and other health challenges goes on at the same time. Everything is “covid” … but other people and dogs are already sick and getting sick with other illnesses that also need treatment and attention. So I’m very sorry that you’re starting this new battle in our current context. I’m sure it seems more than a little overwhelming. I’m glad you’ve found something sturdy to hold onto here as you start down this road. Wishing you and Dickens (great name!) health and healing. ~ 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-42565 Sat, 21 Mar 2020 17:07:07 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42565 Hi Larry — I’m glad the diet is giving you some hope and runway with your girl. Glad you’re also having success with the supplements and have found safe alternatives for treats. Well-done.

As for your question regarding the nutritional breakdown, I wish I did and I could answer, but I can’t. It’s on the list of things needing a volunteer here to research and share back. 🙂 My advice, with respecting mixing and blending, treat them as “equivalents.” That is my best and non-scientific advice. Hope that helps and 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-42564 Sat, 21 Mar 2020 16:59:06 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42564 I’m very sorry for the road you’re now standing on. It is not easy in the least, I know. Happy to answer your questions as best as I can. Yes, Ben’s life and quality of it was most certainly extended. The prognosis was only a couple of months and so every extra day we got together knowing they were going to be very limited was a gift that I won’t ever forget. As for the pills, yes, they were buried and wrapped in other food. I still continued to use cheese and/or good quality sausage which I would slice thin and wrap pills in for him to gobble. With the cheddar cheese, I also sliced very thin, and wrapped and ‘melted’ it around the pill with the warmth of my fingers. It doesn’t take a lot to hide and in my view, it wasn’t going to significantly impact anything. It was a measured trade off to get the pills into him. Hope that helps and best of luck with your girls.

~ Dale

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Debbie https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42563 Sat, 21 Mar 2020 10:51:33 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42563 I made your recipe a couple of days ago for my 12 year old cavalier who was just diagnosed with kidney disease. In the midst of all the uncertainty and angst around Covid19, it feels almost too much to take in. I’m so happy I came across your site and found a simple recipe that feels manageable and doable while we navigate the next while. So far Dickens still eats and drinks happily and seems otherwise not bothered. I’m just praying that he has some time yet before this disease causes him real problems.

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Comment on About the Author by Iain https://eatswritesshoots.com/about-the-author/#comment-42559 Fri, 20 Mar 2020 20:42:31 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?page_id=1556#comment-42559 Looks like plenty of people have done this already, but I also want to thank you for publishing your story about Ben and his kidney disease. We had a Greyhound named Greg who was diagnosed with CKD in mid-2014 and were able to keep his values stable until the end of 2018 when he passed away rather suddenly. We think a stroke is what got him, not the kidney disease. He was almost 14, so not bad for a dog of his size! Your story inspired me to try homemade food, which our boy loved, especially after refusing the prescription foods our vet wanted him on. The last years of his life were full of happiness and good eats right up until his last day. Also, I have to give a shout-out to your hometown of Kelowna – I was just up there visiting my grandma last June – its a beautiful place, as is all of BC from what I can tell.

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Larry Beeman https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42557 Fri, 20 Mar 2020 02:52:51 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42557 Dale, my little 12 year old beagle baby loves your kidney diet, and her attitude and activity level has improved tremendously since we started feeding her this recipe. She has been fed your diet exclusively for about a month. Her ammonia breath has disappeared. She is rejuvenated.

I am also supplementing with famotidine, B vitamins, vitamin C and omega-3s. For treats I am giving her canned green beans, generic Cheerios and white sourdough bread that I air dry till it’s a bit crispy, because she seems to enjoy the chew.

My question is this: do you have any figures on the dry matter protein percentage so that I could compare your diet with a commercial diet like Hill’s KD?

The reason I ask this is so that, if it is feasible, I could do a little less cooking and combine KD in some ratio with your much-loved glorious green glop.

Larry B

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by SassyMillie (@SassyMillie2) https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42556 Fri, 20 Mar 2020 00:43:02 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42556 Hi Dale- So we are facing the reality of our beloved Sassy (13 yr old Aussie) having the same diagnosis as your Ben. She’s been lethargic, drinking lots of water and just generally seems depressed. She’s eating her usual diet, but really not with much enthusiasm, so that is hard to see. She’s not even interested in treats these days. I’m more than happy to make her food following your recipe. I prepared a similar diet for our other dog, Millie, when she was having a bout with suspected pancreatitis. I already have most everything on hand (except the parsley).

I’m sorry to bring up the sad details of Ben’s passing, but it appears he lived about 6 months after his diagnosis. Did you feel that feeding him this diet added those months to his life and were they happy and active ones? Sassy has always been a very happy, active girl and we don’t want to prolong her life if the quality is not there for her. I was also wondering about the supplements. How did you give those to Ben? Mixed in his food? Or did you use a pill pocket? In the past we’ve wrapped pills in cheese, but that’s no longer an option given the high fat and protein consideration. Thank you for posting this recipe and look forward to your response.

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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-42551 Tue, 10 Mar 2020 23:40:23 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42551 Dear Or — You’re very welcome. I’m glad I was able to contribute something to your success. Only too happy to have shared and glad it made a different. Wishing you continued great success and health to your dog ….

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Gina https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42550 Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:34:18 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42550 Hi, Thanks for the great info! I don’t know if this was mentioned by the American Kennel Club specifically precludes the use of garlic powder due to its toxicity to dogs. I’m wondering you know something that I don’t. Thank you again for all of your hard work and diligence!

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