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My pet has kidney disease. Can I feed him/her your raw diets?

Yes. The most recent research on the effects of protein on the kidneys is showing that the quality of protein makes a difference and dietary protein is not detrimental to kidney function. On the contrary, protein restriction can result in impaired wound healing, diminished immune function, lowered enzyme activities and cellular turnover.1 Animals with kidney failure should be provided a diet of high quality protein, highly digestible protein, fat as a preferential fuel source, a nutrient dense diet in small volume, moderately fermentable fiber and an optimum ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids for nutritional management of inflammation.2

1 Overview of the Aging Process: Fortify the Food Bowl of the Aging Canine - Part 3, authors Susan Thorpe-Vargas, Ph.D. and John C. Cargill, M.A., M.B.A., M.S., originally printed for DOGworld Magazine in May of 1999)

2 Dietary Management of Clinical Disorders in Dogs, by Dr. R. Kadirvel, Printed in the JOURNAL OF INDIAN VETERINARY ASSOCIATION, KERALA, Volume 5, Issue 2, http://www.jivaonline.com)