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Ok kids - I just found out my 13 yr old, SF, GSD has the beginning stages of Kidney Failure. She is not yet showing symptoms but the Vet thought I should consider changing her diet to a senior food. I have always been against the whole puppy/adult/senior theories but now I think I need to consider.
So, I guess my question is, does anyone suggest a natural type senior food. Right now she is on Nature's Recipe Lamb & Rice.

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What exactly does the vet mean by a senior diet? Low protein? That's not going to help your dog;s kidneys. Here is a comprehensive website that might help you: http://www.dogaware.com/kidney.html and another, shorter summary by a vet: http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/KnowledgeBase/knowledgebasedetail.aspx?articleid=42


Current research shows that a moderate high-quality protein is the best thing for your dog right now.

I would make food yourself to address her individual issues or get her on a higher quality kibble than Nature's Recipe and supplement with a high quality canned food or pre-prepared raw.

Do you have her on any supplements right now?
 

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She is only on Synovi G3 for Joints, Pet Tabs for Iron (Vet recommended), and she was previously on Avoderm Dry Food for 2 months but I saw no difference than from Nature's Recipe. She was on Canidae for a couple years prior to this past summer but I stopped when it was in question.

Besides the mild kidney failure, she has Perianal Fistulas so I was thinking about going to Bravo Raw Food.

I have to weigh out the options...
 

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i would second the eagle pack holistic select senior.
 
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