Homemade diet for dog’s kidney failure

The problems of renal failure are relatively common in dogs, especially in old age. The function of the kidney is to eliminate waste and toxins from our body. Animals, as well as people, produce toxins throughout the day that later expel through the urine.

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We have already commented in general how it should be the feeding of a dog with renal insufficiency , but today, we talk about a home diet for the renal insufficiency of the dog . So do not get separated from the computer screen and stay connected in this new article by YourCatCareguide.

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First of all: Consult your veterinarian

Your vet’s advice is essential in order to work out a special home diet for your dog . Do not forget that each case is a case and therefore may have specific needs. In fact, it is already common to have to strengthen the feeding of dogs with kidney problems.

Your veterinarian will also indicate the daily amount of food for the dog. You should also keep in mind that there is a renal food for dogs on the market. It is very possible that your veterinarian recommends to alternate this type of ration with the homemade recipes.

  • Extra advice: Decrease the amount of food, but increase the number of daily servings of food. This will make it easier to digest food.

Details to consider

Before offering your dog a home diet for kidney failure do not forget that you must take into account these aspects:

  • Water : A dog with kidney problems needs to drink plenty of water to be able to eliminate the same amount of toxins as a normal dog. This point is very important to take into account, so you can never lack water.
  • Wet food : Whether it’s home-cooked food or specific foods for dogs with kidney failure, it’s highly recommended to offer your dog wet food because of its high water content. In addition, it is usually more appealing to them, that is, they will be able to eat better.
  • Avoid salt : Although you should never give salt foods to dogs, in the case of dogs with kidney failure should be totally prohibited. It can cause very severe damage to your body, such as vomiting, diarrhea, fluid retention, excessive thirst, kidney damage and mild intoxication.
  • Reduce the amount of protein : It is important to lower the amount of protein, phosphorus damages the kidneys and can cause it to accumulate in scar tissue. We must avoid the consumption of any food that contains it.
  • Increase lipid intake : It is very common for dogs with kidney failure to suffer from inappetence, so it is important to increase lipid consumption as much as possible.

Foods you can use to make diets

Do not forget that it is always advisable to consult your veterinarian about the foods you can use to make your own homemade recipes for kidney failure. Some foods you can include are as follows:

Meat and fish

As already mentioned, dogs with renal insufficiency should moderate the consumption of meat and fish, mainly due to their great protein content. The most recommended foods are:

  • Chicken
  • Pig
  • Cow
  • Lamb
  • Liver
  • Monkfish
  • Hake
  • Sea bass
  • Lose

Fruits and vegetables

It is always recommended to include, in a percentage of 20% of the total diet, fruits and vegetables. They are a source of fiber, water, vitamins and minerals, although those containing phosphorus should be excluded. You should also always remove the skin:

  • Cucumber
  • Pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Bean
  • Peas
  • Neighbor
  • Radish
  • Zucchini
  • Eggplant
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrot
  • Money
  • Apple
  • Watermelon
  • Peach


The high level of phosphorus in the blood with which dogs with kidney failure live can decrease the calcium content they need. Therefore, the following foods and nutrients are also recommended:

  • Olive oil
  • White rice
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Crushed egg shell

1. Recipe for liver and meat


  • 60 gr of white rice
  • 75 gr of beef (liver included)
  • 15 grams of carrots
  • 15 gr broccoli
  • 1 g of calcium carbonate


  1. Put the water to heat and when it starts to boil add the rice. The cooking time of the rice is 20 minutes, so when it starts to boil we are advancing with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Clean and cut the vegetables, meat and liver to the cubes.
  3. After 10 minutes, add the vegetables. Add meat and liver only 5 minutes before putting out the fire.
  4. After baking, the only thing missing is to cook the ingredients (avoid the white foam appearing on the top of the pan), add the calcium carbonate (may also use ground egg shell) and let it cool completely.

2. Fish recipe


  • 60 gr of white rice
  • 75 gr of merluza
  • 20 gr of eggplant
  • 10 grams of pear
  • 1 g of calcium carbonate


  1. Put the water to boil and as soon as it begins to boil add the rice. Remember that the cooking time of the rice is 20 minutes. In the meantime, let’s prepare the other ingredients.
  2. Clean and cut into small cubes the hake, eggplant and pear.
  3. After 5 minutes, add the vegetables and the hake.
  4. When finalizing, remember that you must filter the ingredients and add the calcium carbonate.
  5. Do not forget to let it cool so your dog can eat without problems.

Homemade treats for puppies with renal insufficiency

If you are one of those who offers homemade prizes to your dog, do not worry, at YourCatCareguide we explain how to make homemade treats for dogs suffering from kidney failure.

Awards of dehydrated liver

  1. Boil the liver fillets for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the cooked liver and wash it, then put it in a drainer to remove the water.
  3. Cut the liver into thin strips or cubes, as you prefer.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  5. Prepare a refractory with aluminum foil and add the pieces of liver.
  6. Wait about 20 minutes until the liver is completely hard.
  7. Let it cool and it is ready to be consumed.

Awards of dehydrated carrot

  1. Cut carrots into small strips or cubes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 80 degrees.
  3. Prepare a refractory with aluminum foil and add the chopped carrot.
  4. Wait about two hours until the carrot has lost moisture.
  5. Let it cool and it is ready to be consumed.


Remember that your dog may lack vitamins and minerals due to kidney failure. For example, in some diets it is convenient to incorporate calcium or iron, sometimes we can give them a multivitamin. Very important, you should always consult your veterinarian about these supplements and about the home diet you want to give your dog. You can also find on the market several homeopathic products for dogs that can help them regain energy and vitality.

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