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)
Dog Greens
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.
Dog Greens

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.



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On a routine visit to the veterinarian, my wife and I discovered that our beloved lab mix Winnie had elevated BUN and Creatinine levels. Our vet recommended a canine internal medicine specialist. My lovely wife returned from the specialist in tears, as she had been informed that Winnie was in complete kidney failure and likely had less than 6 months to live. The internal medicine specialist said that Winnie had lost function of one kidney and the other’s ability to operate up to her body’s needs was quickly deteriorating....  In a frantic couple of days, we researched possible solutions. Everything seemed both incredibly invasive for Winnie, and upon discovering the Five Leaf Pharmacy website, we were very intrigued, although somewhat skeptical of the therapy program that was laid out. Maintaining a cautious attitude, we purchased our first kit and scheduled an appointment with the internal medicine specialist that would follow the first cycle....  The fear, the doubts, and the questions all went away after Winnie’s first trip back to the specialist following her first cycle of the program. Her BUN plummeted back into the normal range, down from the mid 80s to the 23, and her Creatinine decreased to 2.1, down from 2.7!!! We immediately ordered another cycle to keep the Creatinine falling, and it did! The BUN remained constant and the Creatinine fell to a lowly 1.4! Winnie was BACK!!!!...* read more >>

August 23, 2007
I have just received my lab results for my golden retriever, Brandy. It has been 3 weeks since we began the program of the food and herbal treatments recommended by the Five Leaf Pet Pharmacy. I must say I never thought I would make it 3 weeks! It was my last chance to treat Brandy for her kidney disease. I was willing to dedicate the 3 weeks required, at sometimes wondering if perhaps I was just looking for a remedy that would help, any remedy, when I came upon I was doubtful, I was skeptic. I was desperate. I called. Skye was the person I spoke with. I decided to "go for it"  So............ here are the results......... Brandy's Bun is 22- normal, Brandy's Creatinine is 0.8- normal, Brandy's Phosphorus is 4.4- normal, Skye said to dance for joy! I was still skeptical when she said celebrate! Her tests are great! You have your dog back!!! It was hard for me to believe, but, I am so, so, greatful. thank you, thank you, thank you. Marcia Martin and of course Brandy.

Marcia Martin*
Massachusetts , USA

*Testimonial results not typical; your results may vary.