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Female Rottweiler with kidney failure, refusing to eat diet. Help!

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

I have a female Rottweiler who we think is about 10 years old (we have had her 9 years this coming May).  She was diagnosed last week with Renal Kidney failure.  She has been on Hills K/D diet for 5 days now and is pretty much refusing to touch it.  I am able to force-feed her pills so she is getting most of her meds (we’re having trouble with the powder formula), but I am questioning the food.  I would like to do something natural or be able to add something to her diet but my vet is saying she needs to be on this strict kidney diet.  However, if she’s refusing to eat it, it’s not doing her any good.  We have tried the kibble and the wet food and she doesn’t care for either.  This morning I even tried 1 TBSP. of low sodium vegetable broth and about ½ TSP. of Gerber baby food green beans (which she normally loves) mixed in the wet food and she still would not eat it.  She has always had a very sensitive stomach and throws up easily so I hesitate to try too many unusual and different foods.  Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,



Dosage amount for cranberry pills to treat dog with urinary tract infection?

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

I’ve read on a couple of websites about giving cranberry tablets to dogs for urinary tract infections.

None of them say what strength of tablets to use.

My dog weighs about 21 pounds.  Can someone tell me how much to give?



How can you reverse kidney failure in 14 y/o dog?

Friday, April 30th, 2010
I have a boston terrior 14 yrs. old with kidney failure.  creatinine 3.3.What can you do to reverse this?

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