Summary of dietary management Summary of dietary management

1. Chronic renal failure

Feed a diet that is:

e.g. Prescription Diet Canine or Feline k/d; Prescription Diet Canine u/d (Hill's Pet Nutrition).

2. Glomerular Disease (nephrotic syndrome)

Protein loss into the urine accompanies glomerular disease and may lead to hypoproteinaemia. Feed a diet with the same profile as that listed above for chronic renal failure. It used to be advised that extra high biological value protein in the form of whole egg or cottage cheese should be added if the animal developed hypoproteinaemia, however recent evidence suggests that increasing dietary intake of protein only results in increased urinary excretion. Furthermore the effect of the increased protein on renal haemodynamics (see above) might make this practice more harmful than beneficial.