In kidney failure like any other disease, Diet is your number one priority. You will need to feed your dog a low protein, low
phosphorus, highly nutritious whole food diet that avoids any hard to accept, synthetic vitamins and minerals.
The first recipe below has shown us the best results. Most dogs love the taste, for dogs who have
lost their appetite and need to be syringe fed, this recipe is ideal as it can easily be pureed to a fine consistency. If your dog is still
eating on his own but is not a fan of the bean and tofu recipe, please try the two recipes further down on the page.
Bean & Tofu
This would be the daily amount for a 40 lb dog, you may wish to divide it into two or more meals per day. Adjust recipe
according to your dog’s weight.
1/2 pound (227 grams) organic medium tofu
1 to 1½ cups organic bean mixture (2 part chick peas, ½ part pinto, ½ part black beans) & fresh organic veggies
1 teaspoon soaked nuts or seeds (raw sunflower - no shell, brazil nuts, raw almonds)
1 teaspoon olive oil -or- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
So here's how you make it:
Soak beans in filtered water until re-hydrated (approx. 8 hours), soak nuts or seeds as well in a separate bowl. Strain beans, get a crock pot
(slow cooker) and put the beans in and cover with about an inch or two of fresh water. Turn on low and let cook overnight. In the morning when
beans are fully cooked (soft) let cool, chop up some fresh organic veggies (greens, baby greens, red pepper, tomato, carrot, zucchini, sprouts,
etc.) throw them in the crock pot with the cooked beans along with the soaked and drained nuts or seeds then add enough water so you can blend it
all up with a hand blender until it is pureed.
Scoop out enough for his meal, crumble or chop tofu and mix in along with the Dog Greens and oil. Store the remaining bean
mixture in fridge for future meal(s). *I use a ladle to scoop out the portion(s) which measures about a half cup per scoop.
You will be a better judge of how much of the bean mixture your dog will need. Every dog is different. It is always better to
be on the thin side than overweight. As long as he is getting a couple good doses of Dog Greens per day this will ensure he is getting all
the nutrients he needs. Feel free to adjust the recipe as you see fit, making sure you keep to whole organic ingredients and keep the
protein on the low end.
Egg & Sweet Potato
This recipe is the daily amount for a 40 lb dog, divide into as many serving as you wish. Adjust
recipe according to your dog's weight.
Two large boiled Organic Eggs
3 cups of boiled Organic Sweet Potatoes with skin
1 1/2 cups of pureed or shredded Organic Vegetables - Carrots, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Leafy Greens, Parsley etc
1 tablespoon of Organic Oil blend - any organic oil blend that says 3-6-9 omegas preferable with DHA, UDO's makes a very nice one.
Beef & Rice
This is one day of food for a 40 lb dog. Adjust recipe according to your dog's weight.
1/4 pound (1/2 cup) regular fat Hamburger (preferably organic, you can have the butcher grind
some organic meat for you)
2 3/4 cups cooked Organic Brown Rice
2 large Organic Eggs
1/4 cup cooked Organic Carrots
2 Tablespoons Organic Safflower Oil
2 Tablespoons fresh diced Parsley
1/2 clove Garlic (if he likes it)
Mix all ingredients together and serve raw if the dog will accept it. (If serving raw, make sure you do not used ground beef, but buy a piece and
dice it at home after you have washed it to avoid bacterial contamination.) Otherwise bake for approximately 20 minutes in the oven at 350F, let
cool then add Dog Greens to each meal before serving.