Proteinuria Diet Plan
Devised by the UK Canine Nutritionist, a remedial diet plan for any dog suffering from canine proteinuria. Includes recipes.
IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF YOUR DOG FOR LESS THAN THE PRICE OF A VETERINARY CONSULTATION!
Overview – An overview of proteinuria – its causes, its symptoms and its effective management.
Dietary Guidelines – Dietary guidelines to help manage your dog’s proteinuria. Includes suggested supplements that will treat the cause of your best friend’s problem rather than simply treating its symptoms.
Diet Plan – A remedial diet plan to help manage, improve and hopefully eradicate your dog’s proteinuria. Particularly beneficial if the disease is caught in its early stages.
I also offer a fully Personalized Proteinuria Diet Plan specifically tailored to the dietary needs of your individua dog.
Dog Proteinuria Diet Plan
Proteinuria is defined as excessive protein in the urine. While it’s normal for a dog to have a small amount of protein in its urine, this is only normally a trace amount. Particles small enough to pass easily through the microscopic filtration units of your dog’s kidneys. Excessive protein however can have as its source any of the varying structures within the urinary tract and connected portions of the reproductive system.
The most common causes of proteinuria include:
Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Infection (of the bladder for example)
Inflammation (such as caused by stones, polyps or tumours)
Bleeding of the urinary system
Diseases such as Lyme disease, diabetes and Cushing’s disease
Symptoms of proteinuria in dogs
The symptoms of canine proteinuria will vary accordingly to the underlying cause of the problem. This is because proteinuria is in itself a symptom of another problem. Symptoms commonly include:
- Frequent urination
- Straining to urinate/inability to urinate
- Blood in the urine
- Strong odour to the urine
Treatment of canine proteinuria
Providing your dog’s proteinuria is caught early enough, the prognosis is generally good. Depending of course on the source of the problem. Improved nutrition can help greatly. Improved dog nutrition can help with many common canine health problems.
That said, simply changing from one dry dog food to another is unlikely to prove to be a successful solution. The chances are that a vet-recommended renal function or kidney diet is likely to contain much the same ingredients as your dog’s original diet. The diet that caused the problem in the first place. And it’s likely to cost a lot more money!
My dog proteinuria diet plan includes suggestions for improving your dog’s diet, together with feeding suggestions and recipes. There is strong evidence that making dietary adjustments can help considerably with dog proteinuria.