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#11531 - 02/27/10 07:37 PM Kidney Health and Urinary Disease
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General Information

http://www.dogaware.com/kidney.html
http://www.b-naturals.com/newsletter/kidney-diet/
http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/KnowledgeBase/knowledgebasedetail.aspx?articleid=42

http://www.2ndchance.info/kidney.htm
http://www.vetinfo.com/dkidney.html
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+1372&aid=350
http://www.dogcathomeprepareddiet.com/diet_and_chronic_renal_disease.html (excerpts from Strombeck's book)
http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/vet...amp;sk&date

http://www.iris-kidney.com/education/en/education05.shtml (specific gravity)

http://www.doctorslounge.com/nephrology/forums/backup/topic-6481.html (the significanceof the bun/creatinine ratio)
High BUN/creatinine ratios occur with sudden (acute) kidney failure, which may be caused by conditions such as shock or severe dehydration. An obstruction in the urinary tract (such as from a kidney stone) can cause an elevated BUN/creatinine ratio. A very high BUN/creatinine ratio may be caused by bleeding in the digestive tract or respiratory tract.
A low BUN/creatinine ratio may be associated with a diet low in protein, a severe muscle injury called rhabdomyolysis, pregnancy, cirrhosis, or syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH). SIADH sometimes occurs with lung disease, cancer, diseases of the central nervous system, and the use of certain medications.



About the BUN specifically:
https://web.archive.org/web/20100313083313/http://www.vet.uga.edu/vpp/clerk/mckee/index.php

Yahoo Groups
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/K9KIDNEYS/
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/K9KidneyDiet/


Some supplements
see post below: http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/48607/Re:_Kidney_Health/Supplements_#Post48607

More about CRF only
http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/AnimalWellness/RenalFailure.aspx


Edited by MaxaLisa (09/28/14 01:02 AM)

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#11544 - 02/27/10 07:47 PM Re: Kidney Health/Protein/Seniors and Protein [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Protein in General

http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=protein_myth

http://www.nature.com/ki/journal/v29/n2/abs/ki198629a.html


Seniors and Dietary Protein

Diet and the older dog: new research is changing the way the senior dog should be fed (WDJ)
http://www.dogaware.com/wdjseniordiets.html

Proteins, Kidneys, Senior Dogs
http://www.b-naturals.com/newsletter/proteins-kidneys-senior-dogs/
http://www.dogaware.com/kidney.html#protein


Pet food safety: dietary protein.
Laflamme DP.
Top Companion Anim Med. 2008 Aug;23(3):154-7.
Nestlé Purina PetCare Research, St. Louis, MO, USA.
Dorothy.laflamme@rdmo.nestle.com

The goal of this article was to review the evidence surrounding the risks posed by insufficient or excessive dietary protein. Dietary protein is required to provide essential amino acids and replenish protein reserves. When intake is deficient, protein turnover slows and lean body mass is gradually depleted. These changes lead to increased morbidity and mortality. Dogs can maintain nitrogen balance (typically used to define minimum requirements in adults), yet be in a protein-depleted state due to physiologic adaptations. Preservation of protein turnover and lean body mass requires about threefold more protein than nitrogen balance. The ability of excess dietary protein to induce renal pathology was studied in both dogs with chronic kidney failure and older dogs without kidney failure. Numerous studies have confirmed that protein does not adversely affect the kidneys. However, phosphorus- and protein-restricted diets are clinically beneficial in dogs with existing chronic kidney failure. Protein restriction for healthy older dogs is not only unnecessary, it can be detrimental. Protein requirements actually increase by about 50% in older dogs, while their energy requirements tend to decrease. When insufficient protein is provided, it can aggravate the age-associated loss of lean body mass and may contribute to earlier mortality. Older dogs should receive at least 25% of their calories from protein, typically provided by diets containing at least 7 g protein/100 Kcal ME.


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#48607 - 06/02/10 03:18 AM Re: Kidney Health/Supplements for Kidney Disease [Re: MaxaLisa]
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