Diet dry food for dogs with kidney disease
Chronic kidney failure is the most common disease in older dogs.
Chronic kidney disease is often only diagnosed when the actual cause can no longer be found and 2/3 of the kidney tissue is already permanently damaged. The kidney can compensate for a dysfunction over a long period of time by having healthy parts of the kidney do the extra work. However, if it is 2/3 destroyed, the corresponding symptoms become noticeable in the animal, as the toxins that the kidneys can no longer excrete accumulate in the body. The dog often suffers from anorexia, weight loss, increased thirst and urination, diarrhea, vomiting, poor coat quality, bad breath, pale mucous membranes, etc.
How RENAL dry food supports your dog with chronic kidney weakness
MERAVITAL RENAL is a high premium dry diet developed by veterinarians and nutritionists, which is perfectly adapted to the needs of dogs with kidney disease. Since proteins that are not needed to build up the body’s substance put additional strain on the liver and kidneys, MERAVITAL RENAL contains a low content of high-quality proteins specially adapted to this disease. These are highly digestible and thus avoid stressing the urinary system with additional breakdown products such as urea. Since dogs with kidney disease are often not able to break down phosphorus, MERAVITAL RENAL prevents this thanks to an adjusted phosphorus content. MERAVITAL RENAL is equipped with a specific mineral ratio that counteracts over-acidification of the body. Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) are able to alleviate inflammatory processes in tissue and have a positive effect on the filtering capacity of the kidneys. Prebiotic inulin stabilizes the attacked intestinal flora, mannan oligosaccharides block the absorption of pathogenic germs through the intestinal mucosa.
Veterinary advice in case of kidney problems
Symptoms such as increased drinking, increased urination, lethargy etc. can also be signs of another serious illness such as diabetes, urinary tract problems . Meravital Renal should only be fed on the recommendation of a veterinarian and under appropriate medical supervision.
Our tips for using RENAL dry food:
You can also offer MERAVITAL RENAL dry food moistened or combine it with MERAVITAL RENAL wet food.
Please never put boiling water on the food, as this will destroy the valuable and heat-sensitive ingredients.
Boiled water must not be hotter than 50 ° Celsius when it comes into contact with high-quality food. Please let the feed cool down to 35 ° Celsius before you feed it.
Please ensure that your dog has constant access to fresh water.
Feed small meals frequently and ideally moisten dry food.
If your dog does not show any appetite, give him MERAVITAL RENAL wet food to start the treatment, which you can slightly warm in a water bath (similar to baby food). The smell of heated wet food often arouses the appetite of sick dogs.
Do not feed any other dog food (including treats) during treatment with MERAVITAL RENAL dry food, otherwise the success of the treatment will be endangered. You can easily use MERAVITAL RENAL dry food as a snack in between meals.
In the case of chronic renal insufficiency, MERAVITAL RENAL or a kidney diet must be fed for life. An early kidney diet will extend the life and above all the quality of life of your dog.
General tips for dogs with kidney disease:
Have your dog with kidney disease regularly checked by a vet.
Avoid stressful situations for your dog.
Discuss any medication with your veterinarian, as certain medications can worsen kidney perfusion.
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