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Homemade dog food for dogs with heart disease

Recipes for dogs with heart disease

Dog heart disease can bring many challenges to the lives of both the canine and owner. If left untreated, this condition can severely impact a dog’s health. However, it is possible that with patience and a solid diet, a canine suffering from dog heart disease can live a long, happy life. Quality of life should be priority when coming up with a treatment plan for dogs with heart disease. A good way to build a solid foundation for staying active and happy is through diet.

Dog heart disease is frequently related to the size and breed of the dog. Small to medium breeds are often at a higher risk for chronic valvular disease.  Larger canines, on the other hand, have a higher potential to develop dilated cardiomyopath as well as pericardial diseases. Although it is not a common condition, hypertension can lead to the development of dog heart disease.

All dogs with heart disease, regardless of size or breed, should have higher quantities of protein and calories in their daily diet. Mild chronic inflammation in the heart can also occur. To avoid inflammation dog’s food has to be supplemented with Omega 3 fatty acids. A moderate to mild sodium restriction may also be required.
Some owners of dogs with heart disease prefer easy to use commercial prescription diets. Hills Prescription Dog Food H/D, Purina CV and Royal Canin Early Cardiac are three good choices. These foods have been created with dog heart disease in mind. The only problem some owners find with a prescription dog food is that their pet may not like the taste. In this situation, some dogs may refuse to eat much or any of their daily meals.

When treating dog heart disease, it is extremely important your pet is eating the right quantities of food. A half eaten meal will mean that many valuable nutrients needed to help your pet stay healthy are being discarded. Consider putting your pet on a homemade dog heart disease diet. Many canines prefer the taste of homemade because these recipes use fresh ingredients that provide a unique blend of flavors. Remember that when going with homemade dog food, you must include high amounts of good quality protein as well as moderate fat levels and a mild sodium restriction.

Recipe 1

Pork shoulder with skin  525g
Rice cooked 435g
Wheat bran 30g
Canola oil 10g

Recipe 2

Tuna 500g
Rice cooked 450g
Wheat bran 25g
Canola oil 25g

Recipe 3

Beef cooked 94g
Rice white cooked  330g
Cereal all bran 9g
Oil vegetable 2g
Calcium carbonate 2g
Salt substitute KCL 1g



All homemade food recipes for sick dogs are provided as general information to help you understand and formulate healthy meals for your dog. Guidelines were used when creating each recipe and should also be reviewed by your veterinarian prior to changing your dog’s diet. Always consult a veterinarian before starting your dog on any new diet. Adjustments may need to be made to guarantee your pet receives the correct quantities of vitamins and minerals.

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