Comments for Eats Writes Shoots https://eatswritesshoots.com Living & Tasting Life's Passions Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 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-44032 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:09:42 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-44032 In reply to Mel.

Hi Mel –I’m not sure of your question/confusion, to be honest. My recipe clearly says 2 lbs of lean ground beef. I’m not sure if you’re looking at another copy-cat site/recipe or if there is a mistake in my post that I can’t see.

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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-44031 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:06:00 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-44031 In reply to JoAnn B.

Hi JoAnn — I can definitely relate to all the questions you’re facing and struggling through. Take it one day at a time and you’ll do your best in the end. The puree method is simply to blend the food and flavours and ensure the dog isn’t picking out just the meat or anything else. If your dog isn’t going to be picky, by all means, constitute the ingredients any way you want and whatever is easiest. As for the binder, I would ask your vet, straight up, “Does my dog need a binder at this stage of the disease?” If your vet won’t/can’t answer, find another vet, honestly. I can’t advise on yours or any specific case, but that is what your vet is for … so hopefully they can support you as necessary. You can’t do this alone, that’s for sure. 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-44030 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:59:08 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-44030 In reply to Jennifer Chuang.

Hi Jennifer. You’re most welcome. In answer to your question about why ground beef vs. chicken thighs, I think we may be looking a different metrics or data. Not sure. My source of measurement was the Kaiser-Permenante list I shared. On that list, ground beef of any form is lower in phosphorus than chicken in any form. Not sure if you’re looking a different nutritional breakdown or things are different a local level for you. If they are, by all means, substitute. You’re asking the right question in your research.

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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-44029 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:51:29 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-44029 In reply to Carina Lim.

Hi Carina. The squash serves as a source of fibre to ‘bulk’ up the meal and support the gut. While other veggies would work (e.g. sweet potato as you mention), the reason for acorn squash particularly is because it is lower in phosphorus. If you can’t source it in Thailand, then, yes, look to other squash or sweet potato, but if you have different choices, do your research first to make sure you’re choosing the ‘best’ one in terms of phosphorus levels.

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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-44028 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:47:33 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-44028 In reply to Heather.

Hi Heather — my sincere apologies for the delay in reply. It has been a busy life with several other demands on my time since the pandemic, so I haven’t been as diligent of late in monitoring the comments here. Sorry. That said, I do appreciate yours and all comments. Thank you for your kind words and wishes.

In response to your question about the reason for the Q10, the answer is that some research would suggest it positively supports organ health, in particular, the heart and also kidneys. While not a scientific page, there is a good lay explanation of it on Wikipedia here.

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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-44027 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:41:45 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-44027 In reply to Anonymous.

That definitely brings both a smile and tear to my face. Thank you for the kindness of your message. I would tremendously love to visit New Zealand some day, so perhaps our paths will get to cross in person. It does my heart well to know a single act of sharing has touched so many people — and with so much focus on the challenges of our interdependence amidst covid, it is nice to think that our connectiveness can powerfully do good too. 🙂

I hope that Baz continues well and strong for many more months and wish you well too. Thank you again.

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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-44026 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:34:53 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-44026 In reply to AR.

You’re very welcome, Ariana. I’m glad and appreciate that you enjoyed the other posts shared here as well. Best of care to you.

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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-44025 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:32:46 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-44025 In reply to Georgia Christina A. Lazaro.

Hi Georgia. I answered your previous question before reading this one, but as you’ll see, the answer is yes. Go for it — and perhaps switch them up or in combination to balance each other out as they have different nutritional profiles and properties.

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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-44024 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 13:30:40 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-44024 In reply to Georgia Christina A. Lazaro.

Hi Georgia. The squash is really a source of fibre to ‘bulk’ up the meal and support the gut. While other veggies would work (e.g. sweet potato), the reason for acorn squash particularly is because it is lower in phosphorus. If you can’t source it in the Philippines, then, yes, look to other squash or sweet potato, but if you have different choices, do your research first to make sure you’re choosing the ‘best’ one in terms of phosphorus levels.

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Mel https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-44023 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 00:38:12 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-44023 In reply to Dale.

Hi I have also seen this recipe calls for 1lb ground beef. Where do you say it’s 2lbs? I want to make this correctly so please let me know how much protein goes in it, ty

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