This is the third article of the series on treating dogs with liver disease.  In this article you’ll find two recipes for dogs fighting liver disease.These recipes ARE NOT public domain and are not meant to be shared over the internet without our written consent.

Both were developed by a nutritionist specifically for our girl “Lulu” when she was diagnosed with the disease.

Most often traditional veterinarians will want to place dogs on a prescription diet such as Hills LD.  A home made liver diet for gods  is in my opinion, and most nutritionists opinion, a much better, healthier option. By the way, Lulu wouldn’t touch it.

READ THIS FIRST ABOUT HOMEMADE DOG FOOD FOR LIVER DISEASE

These recipes were paid for by me and I’m sharing them as a courtesy to other dog owners who might be able to use them. Copyright restrictions apply and you must ask me before posting this anywhere on the internet or offline.

When I started Lulu on these recipes, her liver enzyme levels weren’t extreme so this diet was o.k. but you have to be very careful.  This means that having your dog’s blood work done routinely (every 6 months); including a complete liver profile is critical.  If the liver enzymes remain stable, then you can continue with the diet; but, you have no way of knowing this information unless you have the blood work done on a regular basis.

Neither recipe should be given to a dog who is storing copper.  It’s critical that you ask your dog’s vet if you’re uncertain.

Can Raw Be the Answer?

Many believe that feeding a species appropriate raw diet can help dogs with liver disease. While this is the complete opposite of what you’ll find here, I don’t believe that it’s not possible.  I’m a huge fan of a raw diet and I recommend them all the time, however, this page is dedicated to what I actually did for Lulu when she was diagnosed with Liver Disease.

DON’T IGNORE THE ABOVE STEP – PLEASE!

The following homemade recipes for liver disease in dogs are for a weeks worth of food and based upon Lulu’s weight which was approximately 70-75 pounds at the time they were developed.

Also, you’ll notice that there are no veggies included in the recipe and this is because Lulu had IBS and veggies can often cause soft stool and diarrhea. You can always add your veggies to the recipe.

THE RECIPES ARE THE PROPERTY OF YOUROLDDOG.com AND ARE MEANT AS A COURTESY TO OUR VISITORS. THE RECIPES ARE NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN AND ARE NOT TO BE COPIED or PASTED ON ANYONE’S WEBSITE OR SHARED IN EBOOK’S, etc. WITHOUT THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF YOUROLDDOG.com

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If you prefer less complicated recipes, please see our 5 ingredient recipecookbook here.

**Please be sure to read both of of our articles on Dandelion Root and Burdock Root which are very powerful tools for your dog’s liver problems.

Including desiccated liver in with the diet can also be a very a good idea as a glandular therapy for dogs with liver disease and elevated liver enzymes.  Learn more here.

Dog Liver Disease Diet Recipe #1If your dog has elevated liver enzymes which could be due to ammonia in the blood (Hepatic Encephalopathy), or he or she is vomiting bile, this recipe is fine. Do NOT feed this recipe if your dog has copper storage disease.  If you’re not sure, ask your dog’s vet.

**NOTE: The original recipes below called for brown rice. It’s been said that brown rice contains 50% more arsenic than white rice.  We used brown rice for our girl and she was fine. It’s your call if you want to use brown or white rice.  BUT, there is a method that you can use to significantly reduce arsenic levels in any rice.  See Dr. Lee’s article here.

Fish & Ground Beef

8 Cups of well cooked brown rice (1560 grams)
7 Cups peeled, cooked and mashed sweet potato (1000 grams)
3 Cups cooked and chopped chicken livers (420 grams)
7 large hard boiled eggs chopped
2 Cups poached, flaked, boneless haddock, cod or other whitefish (not tuna, shark or mackerel)
18 ounces regular ground beef, cooked in a little water but not overly browned

  • Mix together and allow to cool completely. Stir in 1 tablespoon of fish oil.
  • Next, YOU MUST and I repeat MUST add the following supplements in order to balance the diet:
  • Calcium: Now Calcium Carbonate was the product recommended to me and what I used for Lulu. *It should be noted that Lulu was given 1 cup of cottage cheese daily so this effected the amount of calcium carbonate needed.
  • Iodine: Add 6 kelp tablets (take apart and sprinkle over the mixture).
  • Zinc 50mg: Finely crushed and and sprinkle THREE (3) through-out the food.
  • Manganese 10mg Caps: Add TWO (2) finely crushed caps.
  • Copper 2mg : Sprinkle SEVEN (7) of the capsule through-out the food.
  • Coconut Oil: THIS SHOULD BE ADDED DAILY and NOT ALL ONCE -Add 1/2 teaspoon daily to your dog’s food.

Using your hands, mix the food real good so that the supplements are mixed evenly through the food. Divide the food into 7 even batches and place in a freezer bag and freeze. Pull a bag out of the freezer the day before. Divide the bag into two meals for your dog that day.

Each morning 1 can of low sodium sockeye salmon (1476 grams) was added to Lulu’s breakfast and at dinner she received 1 cup of low fat cottage cheese with her meal.

Diet Recipe for Dogs with Liver Disease #2 If your dog has elevated liver enzymes  which could be due to ammonia in the (Hepatic Encephalopathy), or vomiting bile, then this recipe is fine. Do NOT feed this recipe if your dog has copper storage disease.  If you’re not sure, ask your dog’s vet.

Chicken and Salmon
7 Cups well cooked brown rice cooked very well (1365 grams)
2 Cups (measure out 2 cups of raw Quinoa) then cook (340 grams)
3 Cups peeled, cooked and mashed sweet potato (600 grams)
9 Cups lightly cooked ground chicken with fat (990 grams)
3 Ounces poached liver finely chopped
2 – 6 oz cans low sodium sockeye salmon (170grams per can)

  • Allow this mixture to cool and stir in one tablespoon of fish oil. Add all of the following supplements.
  • Calcium: Eight and one half (8.5) LEVEL teaspoons and sprinkle evenly over food. *Again, it should be noted that Lulu was given 1 cup of cottage cheese daily effecting the amount needed in the recipe.
  • Iodine: Sprinkle SIX (6) capsules evenly over the food.
  • Zinc 50mg: Finely crush and sprinkle FOUR (4) evenly over food.
  • Manganese 10mg: Finely crush and add ONE (1) evenly to food.
  • NO COPPER NEEDED
  • Coconut Oil: THIS SHOULD BE ADDED DAILY and NOT ALL AT ONCE -Add 1 teaspoon daily to your dog’s food.

Using your hands, mix the food real good so that the supplements are mixed evenly through the food. Divide the food into 7 even daily portions and place in individual freezer bags. Freeze and pull out what you need the day before. The bag is for two daily meals.

*Note: Each morning 1 can of low sodium sockeye salmon (1476 grams) was also added to Lulu’s breakfast and at dinner she received 1 cup of low fat cottage cheese with as well.

Copyright June. 2012, Janie Knetzer

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  • Bianca Parsons
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    Good day,
    My Bella is only 5 years old (Labrador). She got sick suddenly and after a few days of tests it was discovered that she had cancer in her spleen (which they could remove), but she also had cancer in her liver. The vet said that the liver looks bad and there is only a little piece of the liver that has not been taken over by cancer yet. Because of this, there is nothing they can do.
    She is only 5 years old and I am not willing to just give up. For the last few days I have been doing so much research on diets, cannabis oil, on every possible thing that I can do. and that’s how I came upon your site.

    We want to have an x-ray done to see if it has spread to the lungs, but that will only happen next week.

    Please could you advise on the best possible diet for Bella?

    She is in a lot of pain at the moment, we don’t know if this is due to the spleen being removed or the cancer on the liver. She struggles to climbs down stairs. It is very heartbroken, my 5 year old puppy has aged 5 years in the matter of 7 days. Any help or advise would be appreciated.

    Thank you
    Bianca

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Bianca:

      I’m so very, very sorry to hear about your young dog. Is there any idea of what may have caused or contributed to the cancer such as chemical flea and tick products, vaccines which impair immunity, etc.?

      The 15 minute rule is because homeopathy typically requires placing the pellet under the tongue and you want the mouth to be free of flavors and anything that may coat the mouth. Water really should be okay. Liquids typically refer to any kind of drink with artificial flavors or strong flavors. Water should be fine.

      Feed Bella lots of MEAT, FISH, EGG and GREEN VEGETABLES. Only lightly cook the meat on low heat and keep it pink inside. Fish should be cooked all the way like you would for yourself. Green vegetables should be steamed until soft. You can buy the bags that you steam in the microwave. Include kale, spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower. Not all at once, but rotate them. You can also include a good whey protein isolate that is pure and natural with NOTHING else added. This will help to keep the muscles from wasting. If you can afford to feed organic meats, please do.

      You should include Essiac Tea Bianca. It is believed to impair tumor growth. I would definitely include this. Plus, it’s economical and will last you a long time. You can purchase this on our website here.

      I also highly recommend that you include our Daily Multivitamin. You won’t be disappointed. It includes all the very best herbs, plus probiotics and digestive enzymes and 13 glandulars for organ health. This vitamin formula works extremely well on digestion and dogs with cancer often suffer with many digestive issues. It also includes Astragalus, Dandelion and Burdock Root (this is also in Essiac Tea). Astragalus is highly recommended for cancer. The liver loves Dandelion and Burdock Root. You can learn more here.

      Be sure to include a good oil. I don’t recommend fish oil. Instead I recommend that you include wild caught fish (not farmed) on a regular basis so that Bella gets her fatty acids from a fresh source vs a fish oil. I also recommend including coconut oil daily for her. I would give her a half of a 1/2 tablespoon for breakfast and dinner. Honestly, I don’t know enough about Cannabis oil to be of help on that.

      There is another product that we sell called Resvantage. This product contains resveratrol (comes from the Japanese Knotweed plant) and is believed by many to help keep the disease local and from spreading. So using the Essiac to help with tumor growth and the Resvantage for keeping the disease from spreading is encouraged. I’ve done both and I recommend it. You can see that here. That link will take you away from out website, but we still get credit Bianca.

      I ask that you please support our site by purchasing any products that I recommend from our store.

      I really hope this helps. All the best to you and Bianca.

      Janie

  • Gloria K. Quintana
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    Hello. I have a 16 year old jack Russel terrier. He was very healthy and spunky and all of a sudden I noticed he lost interés in food and everything. I took him to the vet in April because I noticed his health was declining. I kept calling the vet and leaving messages. I finally demanded to speak to a doctor almost a month later. She told me over the phone that his blood work showed extremely elevated ALT, ALP, and GGT. I was upset that no one ever called me to let me know but in the interest of my little guy asked for the next step. The doctor recommended an ultrasound in order to determine what was going on. I took him in for an ultrasound and his blood work and ultrasound results:

    Results Original New
    ALT 2,350 302
    ALP 4,000 355
    GGT 106. 27

    The doctor told me the good news is that:
    – No tumors
    – Need to weigh good days with bad days. Need to consider his quality of life
    – prescriped Liver Protection (Denamarin)
    – prescribed Clavamox

    My little guy had not been eating anything. I tried giving him his favorite foods, nothing. Yesterday I bought him baby food which is purée in a can. Surprisingly he’s eating.

    I want to try your receipe. My question is whether if he’s eating the baby food is it ok for him?

    Thank you so much for sharing Lulus story. It gives me hope.

    Gloria

  • Christin
    Reply

    Hi,
    I was encouraged to see recipes for liver disease until I read that they should NOT be used for dogs with copper storage disease. I’m getting desperate to find something he can eat. (and will eat) Do you have any recommendations for a copper storage disease diet?
    Thank you

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Christin:

      I’ll send you a private email.

      Janie

      • Leslie Tomlin
        Reply

        I am in this same boat I found out today my dog has grade 4/5 copper storage from a liver bx. I was recommended hills l/d food. It was told some dogs won’t touch it. I was wanting some more information on foods I could supplement with for dogs who store copper. My dog is a 3 yrs old Shar Pei.

  • Sandra
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    My buddy Jack who is 12 years old this month has been diagnosed with liver issues. Yesterday at the vet an ultrasound showed a mass of some kind either tumor or possibly something else about 10 cm it is thought. Blood work today shows liver enzymes are in the 5000 range. Also, kidney levels are high and pancreas a bit higher. Before this diagnoses, about a month ago, he had begun eating his food slower for a few days then began refusing it. We live on a small farm and he was eating horse manure or the horse feed so when he stopped being as interested in his food about a month ago and had a few vomiting moments, I figured something he ate outside didn’t settle well. I gave him plain greek yogurt, chicken and rice for a few days and slowly added back the kibble (Wellness Simple Ingredients Salmon/Potato which he has been on for several years). He didn’t want the kibble part of this. I began looking for another dog food for him thinking it was the salmon in it because he at the Wellness Core senior food that we tried and he did better. Then he stopped eating that this past week and I changed to Nulu turkey recipe which he ate with vigor with nothing added. At this same time, on June 1st, I applied the Frontline Plus product we have used for years. Over this past weekend, he began having a very loose stool which I thought was the different food because I didn’t switch it slowly because of his refusal to eat the other and the foods were very similar in content. I sent back to chicken and rice on Sunday and took him to the vet for bloodwork and to discuss on Monday (yesterday). Through all this, he drinks and urinates fine although at times a bit more thirsty lately (which vet says is the kidney failure). The thing is, he wants to eat! He is enthusiastic about it until I put his dry food down and he smells and turns away. I have thought all along that it was something about the kibble like he knew it wasn’t good for him. He is a very intuitive soul. Very aware when something is wrong with me, etc. The vet is surprised he wants to eat. So to back up a bit, I do like my vet very much. He is a not one that takes drastic measures, or pushes only medicine. He believes in homeopathic treatment and will work with me about it although is not completely treating issues in a natural way. He gave me metronidazole for 5 days to treat colitis/diarrhea, amoxicillian to treat any possible infection with the liver in case it is not a cancerous tumor he was seeing, and Denarmin supplment. After bloodwork came back today, he still believes the medications are a good move but going forward he does not feel there is anything else to be done because of the tumor and organ failure. He said to feed him what he wants and encourage liquids, love on him, follow my heart and my dog will tell me it is time to make the hard decision. So, again, the vet said he was very surprised he was eating at all which is what I am hanging onto. I am not going to believe this a death sentence for my beloved friend! I decided since eating is what he is doing and it is the surprising thing with this diagnosis then I am going to do something about that to support the liver and kidney. I sat down to search the internet, praying as I often do for answers, and found your website. I want to try your recipes. My question to you is about the Frontline first. I think giving him changed the course this weekend of his issues because I was not aware until yesterday about the possible liver, kidney issues. I was reading something about the detoxing with clay and thought I would post hear to see if you have any other advice for me or insight into what I am describing. There is a phrase I am holding onto and it is Biblical in nature concerning Abraham and his stand in faith to believe God’s promise in the face of the facts of he and his wife not having a child. The phrase is this…..”He (Abraham) didn’t deny the facts, but he refused see them as the whole truth because it didn’t take into consideration the promises of God.” So, that is what I am standing on because God created dogs,specifically, for companionship for man kind and I will believe for healing for my sweet boy. He may be 12 but he is so full of life and I know he is not ready to be taken out by something like this! Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated.

    • janie
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      Hi Sandra:

      I’m very sorry to hear about Jack. I wouldn’t give up!

      Chemical flea and tick products are dangerous period, for healthy dogs and unhealthy dogs. It makes healthy dogs, unhealthy sadly. I would ask you to please contact me using the form on our site and include your phone number. I will reach out to you today or tomorrow. I don’t know what time zone you are in? We are on EST. Tell me what time is a good time to call.

      It’s a lot to write, so it’s easier if we talk over the phone.

      Here’s the form: Contact Us

      Janie

  • Dania
    Reply

    HI I have a 15 mix Llapso / cocker spaniel and has just being diagnosed with high liver enzymes and an enlarge liver. What do you recommend?
    Thank you,
    Dania

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Dania:

      I would definitely consider my cookbook for your little one and use the recipes for and recommended supplements in the book for liver disease. As long as she’s not storing copper, then recipes in book are fine. If she’s storing copper then they are not and you need a custom recipe. You can view the cookbook here.

      It’s important to include the recommended supplements in the book for liver disease and also try and include burdock root and/or fresh dandelion in any of the recipes.

      I hope this helps.

      Janie

  • Raghav Kumar Marwaha
    Reply

    hello, I have labra dog boy, Name Astro. He is suffering from Nodular Cirrhosis of liver and Ascites. Not taking food by own and became very week day by day
    What diet for my dog . please tell me because my dog is my life help me.

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Raghav:

      I recommend purchasing my cookbook here and use the recipes in the book for liver disease. It’s an instant download and the cost is $9.99. They are easy recipes that can be cooked on the stove, oven or in a crockpot. You can view it here.

      Include milk thistle, dandelion and burdock root daily. I’m not sure what part of the world you live, but if your dog is NOT storing copper, you must include meat in the diet. You should also detox your dog with Bentonite Clay.

      I hope this helps.

      Janie

  • Brittany
    Reply

    AND! what are your thoughts on blue buffalo food? as i have been feeding this to my girl for the 3 and half years that i have had her! just curious – is it really kibble vs real raw food? as the nutrients is richer?

  • brittany
    Reply

    ALSO! one more thing – any recommendations on heartworm prevention? the vet wants her on heartguard because it is south carolina law – looking for an option for this as well!

  • Brittany
    Reply

    hi!

    i am so happy i have stumbled upon this site! and i was looking at your liver disease recipes!

    we have a 9yr – 60lb husky who was adopted about 3 years ago – long story short her blood work came back for a 4,000 off the chart enzyme for ALT in the liver. The vet wants to do an ultrasound and ATCH as the next step but

    when she goes to the vet we have to give her 3 trazadone (which really makes it hard to move her from point a and b) due to anxiety and then when she gets there she gets extremely scared and aggressive (as she is adopted as does not like new people) so I muzzle her and then the vets will pin her down to sedate her and knock her out in order to groom/any testing/vaccines etc. and then they will reverse the sedation. She is usually down for about two days.

    as i understand why this is necessary for safety reasons. You can see why i do not even want to put her through it at all if i do not have to.

    I was looking into natural raw diets and found your recipes. I am going to start her on this for the next 3 months and hope for some improvements! How can i adjust the servings to adapt to the age and weight of my dog? If you can help that be great!

    The vet thinks it could also be cushin disease as she has a potbelly effect and is starting to get weakness in her joints/muscles as well.

    I am willing to try anything to help her and its not about the money it is about the trauma that is endured when she has to go there. I hate putting her through that.

    thank you! All information would be greatly appreciated!

    • brittany
      Reply

      and she has an enlarged liver probably from all those flea and tick medicines! idk if this information helps at all either! Loving your website. you have so much useful information

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Brittany:

      I sent you a private message.

      Janie

  • Taylor
    Reply

    Hi Janie! I’m so grateful that you’re invested in helping others. It’s giving me hope 🙂
    My 9 year old lab/retriever mix Cooper had a sudden seizure (no history with seizures either) and is now jaundice. Our vet said it was a result of some liver issue, as his liver enzymes are higher than normal. He gets nauseous, as he’s on Aventi supplements, and as a result he’s been eating less. We’ve tried two diet changes; white rice + boiled chicken, and Rayne restrict-CKD. On the rice and chicken, he only got worse (that’s when the jaundice appeared). Now, on the Rayne canned food, he just hates it. I’m assuming my mom put his medicine in there AGAIN, which causes him to hate his food – since he hates the supplements and nausea medicine. Plus, I have a gut feeling about the Rayne food; it just seems… not good. Starches, very low protein, and preservatives? I just can’t trust it. I feel like I’m only making him worse. He’s losing weight quickly. I’ve heard so many things about dogs completely recovering from liver issues with varied raw and cooked diets. In your opinion and experience (and anyone else reading!), should I hop off the vet formulas immediately and try home-cooked meals (or raw homemade)?
    Thank you for your time! I wish everyone and their pooches a full recovery.

    • janie
      Reply

      HI Taylor:

      I’m sorry to hear about Cooper. And “thank you” for your very kind words. :)

      You should DEFINITELY hop off the vet formulas of food and home cook for Cooper ASAP! Chicken and rice aren’t what he needs. I recommend using the liver disease recipes in Home Cooking for Sick Dogs. You’ll also find helpful recommendations for the disease including the best supplements Taylor.

      Make sure you don’t use chemical flea and tick products on him and only use products like TripleSure for him. NO GOOD VET will ever recommend vaccinating your dog who has liver disease. It’s important for you to remember that okay!

      I hope this helps….
      Janie

  • Ramona
    Reply

    You are just a WEALTH of information! Thank you for sharing you knowledge with us.

    I have a 10 year old Golden who recently had a large part of her liver removed as a result of a cancerous tumor. There is still a portion of the tumor remaining on what is left of her liver. I was told to feed her the Hills Liver Diet.

    I don’t know if she is storing copper or any of those details. Is that a factor with liver cancer? I would love some guidance on what I should do from here and until I can find out the specific Lab results (if that’s what you recommend I do).

    Thank you so much!

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Ramona:

      Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate it very much. I sent you a private message…

      Janie

  • Christine Bowin
    Reply

    My 4 month old chocolate lab puppy ate about 100 (yes 100) cardboard palm berries. I had no idea they were poisonous and they have since been taking out of my yard. That being said, we are now fighting severe Liver Disease. His ALT & ALP are very high. We did a biopsy and he is hepatic disease. I’m devastated and trying everything. He is now 6 months old and the last 8 weeks has been hell. My poor baby doesn’t want to eat, extremely lethargic and drooling. He is on nutrients, actigal, denamarin, fish oil, vitamin E & we are doing acupuncture. I just need him to EAT!!! What can I do to help him eat food?

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Christine:

      I’m sorry to hear about your puppy. That’s terrible!

      What are you or have you tried to feed?

      You should most definitely purchase bentonite clay which will bind the toxins in his blood, liver and kidneys. I’m not sure how much he weighs, but here’s how much you would need based upon his weight: Up to 19 pounds he should get 1/2 tsp daily, 20 -50 pounds – 1 teaspoon daily, 50 -90 pounds 1 tablespoon daily.

      You can add the clay to his water or WET FOOD. DO NOT PUT ON KIBBLE. Do not us a metal spoon or metal bowl when including clay. Use a plastic spoon and a glass or ceramic bowl for his food or water (which ever bowl you put the clay in). The brand we recommend is Earths Natural Clay and can be found here.

      You should order the clay immediately and get him detoxed. This should help. Let me know what you are trying to feed him.

      Janie

  • VALERIE STREFF
    Reply

    i am so confused, my dog has a liver that is one fourth the size of a normal liver for my dog. I have been cooking cooked turkey, chicken and salmon with carrots, peas, zucchini, etc. after a year and a half she was doing well, now she gets lethargic, convulsions and don’t know what to do. She is on Demarin and antibiotices and the doctor insist on dog food for liver disease. what would you do?

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Valerie:

      I’m sorry to hear about your dog.

      Is your dog storing copper? You need to find out if she is, because if she, what you are feeding isn’t good for her. These can be symptoms of copper storage in the liver.

      Are you including any other supplements for her?

      Janie

  • Susan Misani
    Reply

    Hi – It is wonderful to read things knowing that the person writing them really knows what they are talking about and cares.
    My dog Opi is 13 and has a number of serious issues.
    About 3 months ago Opi was diagnosed with SARDS.
    Although not great before, his blood values have recently become terribly concerning.
    He has been taking enzymes to help in digestion for the last 3 years due to chronic pancreatitis – he has allergies with serious food restrictions and his ALP has been high for years, but never really addressed. Cortisol is also a borderline issue now, but he has tested negative for Cushings. His Thyroid values are pretty much ok.
    He gets blood work done 3 times a year, recently more frequent.
    Lipasi (26-298) has skyrocketed to 1140
    ALP (14-147) in the last few months has gone from 1962 to 5928!
    ALT (40-125) 310
    both Reticolociti and PLT are both high – presumably from infection

    I usually make the bulk of his food taking into consideration his allergies and supplement it with kibble (chicken and potato, fish/potato, duck/potato). Usually I make him cooked chicken breast with white and sweet potato. He would eat one large meal per day in the morning, and then snacks during the day with a small meal at night. Since SARDS, if you are familiar with it, he is ALWAYS hungry and I was giving him snacks more frequently during the day – Since these last tests, I’ve stopped giving him snacks (for 1 week now) and he is getting 3 meals a day.

    Allergies:
    Apoquel

    Pancreas:
    The doctor has increased Creon (the enzyme for his pancreas) from 1 to 4/day

    Liver:
    Ursacol – 1 per day
    Hepatogen supplement – 1/day

    I’m looking into other supplements as well, but haven’s started them:
    K2M – hormonal support
    CBD oil
    Ginkgo Biloba – to help his cortisol level
    Curcumin and Turmeric – inflammation

    Diet:
    He also wants me to change food – suggested royal canine hepatic – but the ingredients are not good for my dog’s allergies – and I am finally getting around to my request for your help!

    Opi should stay away from rice and corn, beef, lamb, turkey – the doctor says take care of the liver and we will worry about the allergies later… yes I understand his point of view, but I would really rather not have to deal with allergy outbreaks as well – his system is critical as it is.

    Would you be so kind as to give me some much appreciated suggestions?
    I am living in Italy, so some things may be more difficult for me to fine here.
    Thank you very much
    Susan and Opi

    • janie
      Reply

      Hi Susan:

      I’m sorry to hear about Opi.

      It’s been several days since you posted here, so I’ll send you a private email. However, in the mean time and if you read this, please check out Dr. Plechner’s article on SARDS here.

      Janie


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