Blackwatch Feed Program - Enhancing Prescription Diets
Blackwatch Feed Program - Enhancing Prescription Diet
We are really faced with a nutritional dilemma, when we have to use a prescription diet for our pet. The quality of these diets definitely leave much to be desired and the cost is through the roof. Why aren't there holistic or natural prescription diets available to us? Because in order to be called a prescription diet used by veterinarians, the companies have to fund considerable research trials to prove their diets do what they say the are supposed to do.
Many natural/holistic dog food companies simply can't afford to do this kind of extensive research, and many are fairly new to the pet food industry. Hills' Science Diet has been around the longest and therefore is the most used by veterinarians, but we see Eukanuba and Purina on the scene as well, neither of which is a super premium pet food.
For a time there was a natural prescription diet called Innovative
Veterinary Diets that I would recommend and it was made by Nature's
Recipe. and available online. But now Royal Canin has purchased the
company, so frankly there goes the quality. I simply would never recommend
any Royal Canin products to my puppy buyers.
We can use the prescription diets recommended by the veterinarians, and enhance the diet with supplements that will not disrupt the balance of that food. Or we can cook a homemade diet, but it's critical to find a recipe that is equivalent to the prescription diet you need to be using. Then you can enhance the diet with whole food vitamins, ionic trace mineral, digestive and dietary enzymes and of course probiotics.
Homemade Diet Options for Renal/Kidney Support
Below are two homemade diets for dogs with kidney problems and the supplement kit that will enhance this program.
The recipes are from The Dog Owner's Home Veterinary
Handbook by Griffin, MD and Carlson, DVM. They offer theses
two homemade diets for chronic kidney failure.
OR You can use Hills Prescription diet k/d
Editorial comment on diet #1.
I would also offer fruits and veggies in moderation, either as a treat or part of the food. Berries, carrots are good options or you can purchase Honest Kitchen Preference - a dehydrated raw fruit/veggie mix that you could add in moderation to the daily diet once it is rehydrated.
I would be concerned about fiber content so using 50% brown and 50% white rice might be a better idea in this recipe.
LOW PROTEIN DIET #2
OR you can
use Hills Prescription diet u/d
I would also offer fruits and veggies in moderation, either as a
treat or part of the food. Berries, carrots are good options or you
can purchase Honest Kitchen Preference - a dehydrated raw fruit/veggie
mix that you could add in moderation to the daily diet once it is
Foods to Enhance Homemade or Prescription