Dietary recommendations Dietary recommendations

Compared with a maintenance ration the basic profile of a diet for a geriatric animal with heart disease should be:
* In the presence of increased diuresis

Care if using potassium-sparing diuretics.


Some animals will have hypoproteinaemia, in which case adequate high biological value protein intake must be maintained, but at the same time excessive protein should be avoided to minimise metabolic stress on liver and kidney particularly if there is evidence of reduced function. Protein intake needs to be adjusted to suit each individual.