Comments for Eats Writes Shoots https://eatswritesshoots.com Living & Tasting Life's Passions Sun, 28 Jun 2020 01:10:03 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 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-42804 Sun, 28 Jun 2020 01:10:03 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42804 In reply to Betty.

Thanks for sharing your experience, Betty.

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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-42803 Sun, 28 Jun 2020 01:08:41 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42803 In reply to Betty.

Hi Betty — sorry for the delay in reply. A good and fair question re: the substitution. Given that the original recipe uses 2lbs of ground beef, what is intended by the substitution is to substitute half the beef for gr. pork. I.e. Use 1lb beef and 1lb ground pork. Hope that makes more sense. 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-42802 Sun, 28 Jun 2020 01:03:28 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42802 In reply to Kaje.

Thank you Kaje — it really means a lot to hear of your success with Jazmin. It is a true miracle that she is with us all after more than a year. Thank you for sharing. Ben also was taking a small pill of fatomide to improve his food drive, so keep it up! And, yes, if a human can eat their dog’s food, I guess it probably is pretty gourmet. Best of luck to you both in the days and months ahead. ~ 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-42801 Sun, 28 Jun 2020 00:52:34 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42801 In reply to Brittany Washington.

Hi Brittany — yes, the recipe shows the food portioned in baggies which are frozen and thawed as needed. Really depends on your particular dog and your serving needs. All said: it freezes and thaws well and you can microwave it for serving just to make it more interesting.

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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-42800 Sun, 28 Jun 2020 00:49:41 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42800 In reply to ginny.

Hi Ginny. It has taken me some time to muster a second reply … unfortunately, I was 99% finished a reply a few days ago and as I was ready to submit, it crashed and was lost. Sadly, this reply won’t be quite as effusive as the first.

I have to say, though, that messages like yours have an incredible impact on me and have a great capacity to uplift even in the face of a hard day … which there have been many in recent weeks. It is the time we live in, unfortunately. Still, I count myself very fortunate to be able to read such messages which put wind in my sails when it is needed most. So thank you. Few will realize how much it means.

And it does mean a lot to have this blog recommended by health professionals. Indeed, last week during our new dog’s vaccination, I was speaking with the vet that took care of so much of Ben’s life, including the last 10 years of it. We were in fact speaking of my blog, this recipe, and she herself says that she is directing people to it as well. Honestly, I think I got more lucky than anything, but I’m grateful as you all are that I found a path that helped Ben and is helping others.

To you question about substitutes: there are several in here, for sure, but if you’re looking for more, my best advice is to mix them up — mix up the recipes or even mix up the proteins or other ingredients in the context of the recipe itself (if you’re so comfortable). Otherwise, you can introduce other proteins, like turkey, but my advice then would be using it sparingly, between other servings of the other the recipes, just to create diversity and keep up the food drive. I hope all this helps … and thank you again, from the depth of my heart, for the lift when I needed it most. ~ Dale

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Betty https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42799 Sun, 28 Jun 2020 00:00:44 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42799 In reply to Lindsay.

Hi Lindsay,
I would say a couple of days after switching to this diet my dog was drinking less and had less accidents. Now, about 2 months later she gained about two pounds almost!!!! We haven’t done any new blood work yet because she is so scared of the bed

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Betty https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42798 Sat, 27 Jun 2020 23:54:04 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42798 In reply to Mia.

Hi Mia, I have the same „problem“ and I read that per pound you should use 1/2-3/4 tsp eggshell powder

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Comment on Recipe for Low-Phosphorus Dog Food ~ Caring for a Dog with Chronic Renal Failure by Kaje https://eatswritesshoots.com/2014/06/16/recipe-for-low-phosphorus-dog-food-caring-for-a-dog-with-chronic-renal-failure/#comment-42788 Mon, 22 Jun 2020 21:54:58 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42788 I should have written a year ago. Our now 16 year old Peek-a-poo was starving she hated the Renal food from a prescription. She’d lost 20% of her weight and April 2019 the vet said she had 3-6 months. A chance conversation with my mother in law and she wondered if a homemade version was possible and that’s where I found this recipe. I pretty much make it with the exact same ingredients every time and Jazmin is still here thrilled to get this meal three times a day. Her weight has improved. This has been a true lifesaver. We did not even think here June 2020 she’d be here. We do also give her a half a pill of fatomide and a scoop of Epakitin that the vet recommended to ease the nausea. She is an elderly dog that is living out her life enjoying her homemade (dare I say gourmet) food and long daily naps. Thank you for your research as it is a proven winner in our house!

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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-42785 Sun, 21 Jun 2020 13:47:49 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42785 In reply to J.

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. The dog food here that I made here was used a total meal replacement. No additional foods or other prescription diets. This was Ben’s food, 2-3 meals a day. Hope that helps and 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-42784 Sun, 21 Jun 2020 13:46:47 +0000 https://eatswritesshoots.com/?p=5652#comment-42784 In reply to Anonymous.

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. The dog food here that I made here was used a total meal replacement. No additional foods or other prescription diets. This was Ben’s food, 2-3 meals a day. Hope that helps and good luck.

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