Comments for Eats Writes Shoots https://eatswritesshoots.com Living & Tasting Life's Passions Mon, 07 Sep 2020 17:23:29 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 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-42967 Mon, 07 Sep 2020 17:23:29 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42967 In reply to Debra A Ricci.

Dear Debra, Daisy and Charlie — Apologies for the very long overdue reply.

You may have found answers to some of your questions. Regarding parsley, it is often suggested to avoid especially during canine pregnancy as it impacts the uterus. Others have debated whether it helps with boosting kidney health and the merits of different kinds (curly vs. flat-leaf). Generally, my approach was always a “little bit” and used in moderation, it has important net benefits. The quantity as an overall ratio is very small as well. That said, my advice to all is that if not comfortable with any of the ingredients or if cautioned by a health practitioner, then certainly avoid them.

“Green tripe” — tripe is the lining of the ruminating stomach of a cow — “green tripe” is simply tripe with the grass/hay still in the stomach mixed in with it (‘white’ trip would be cleaned, steamed/boiled to leave it the colour humans would expect). The extra vitamins from the grass is what you’re after.

Thanks again for stopping by and all the best to you in your continued research and care for Daisy.

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Misty https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42959 Sun, 06 Sep 2020 03:14:05 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42959 In reply to Maissa.

Maissa could you tell me what recipe book your vet recommend you buy?

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Anonymous https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42952 Thu, 03 Sep 2020 06:39:24 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42952 Thank you so much I will try this recipe. My vet diagnose with kidney failure , I cried a lot but I want to do everything I can for my baby

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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-42929 Sun, 23 Aug 2020 21:22:54 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42929 In reply to Susan.

Thank you, Susan. I’m glad the resources here have been helpful and have you on a new course. Thank you also for your kind wishes and thoughts with respect to Leo. He’s a a delight but also keeping us very very busy. Life is good. 🙂

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Comment on About the Author by Dale https://eatswritesshoots.com/about-the-author/#comment-42928 Sun, 23 Aug 2020 21:18:23 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?page_id=1556#comment-42928 In reply to Jodie West.

Thank you Jodie. Stay safe and well yourself. Best of luck to you and your pack.

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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-42906 Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:15:55 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42906 In reply to Anonymous.

Read the label or go the manufacturer and ask how much phosphorus is in the product and weigh the comparison with what you’re substituting. Note, according to the PDF I provided from Kaiser, “light tuna in water” is in the medium phosphorus column.

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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-42905 Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:09:40 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42905 In reply to Maissa.

Hi Maïssa — Thank you for your great question and good news story. If your vet recommended a book, they might also be willing to guide you in an answer to this question. I suspect some of it depends on what has caused the CKD (age or something else) and whether this has helped him over a hump or whether this in fact a “chronic” disease. If it is chronic, then my intuition (appreciating I’m not a doctor) is that you should maintain the therapy that is helping — just like you wouldn’t stop providing insulin to a diabetic patient just because the lab results have improved. But, again, depending on the rest of your story and your dog’s age, if you’re feeling confident that the worst is past, you might consider trying altnerating this with a regular diet (e,g, morning/afternoon) and see if the labs change. If they do/don’t, you have your answer as well. Good 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-42904 Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:04:25 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42904 In reply to Weston Altman.

Hi Weston — yes, both your comments were submitted. I appreciate the challenges of getting current medical advice overseas. Unfortunately, I’m not in a very good position to advise as I’m not a medical expert either. That said, drawing from my memory (appreciating it is more than 6 years ago since I was handed my own diagnosis), Ben did have underlying liver problems as well; he had Cushings too. In short, he had lots going on and the diet unquestionably helped him, but I approached the diet as one of palliation, not cure. I wish I could help more, but thank you for your kind, kind words. Good luck and take good care yourselves. ~ Dale

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Weston Altman https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42903 Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:46:34 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42903 Hi,

I wasn’t sure if my comment I just posted actually went through, so here I go again. I have an almost 16 year old dog with both Kidney disease and liver disease. Both diseases are quite advanced. My question for you is, do you feel that your recipe would be OK for a dog with liver disease as well as kidney disease. I feel, from most of my reading online, that a lot of the same considerations are taken when it comes to food that is good for the liver and the kidneys. I just wanted to ask your opinion on that matter. Thank you so much for your time and consideration. Your work is really great. You have helped lots and lots of animals, and owners! Take care,

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Weston Altman https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42902 Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:42:11 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42902 In reply to Dale.

Hi Dale,
I have read your recipe and subsequent information and am very impressed with the amount of research you completed. I try and do the same myself, which led me to your website. I do have a question about my situation. My dog has both pretty severe kidney issues, as well as very high ALP liver enzymes. Would your recipe also fit the needs of a dog that has kidney AND liver issues? I unfortunately am living in Istanbul, Turkey and non of the veterinarians that I go to recommend a home cooked diet so I can’t really get a good a answer from them. I am not surprised with their responses as they are about 20 years behind over here. I thought I would ask you your opinion on the effects on the liver as well. Thank you for your time and consideration. Take care,

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