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PetSmart - Dog

July 13, 2012

Vet Recommends High Protein Food for Your Elderly Pet

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If you have an elderly pet, you may have heard you should cut back on the protein. But feeding him or her more protein may be a good thing, according to Geriatric Pets Need More Protein:

It is commonly believed that feeding geriatric dogs and cats normal or high amounts of protein can cause kidney disease or make existing kidney disease worse. Food manufacturers prey on this belief by offering lower protein foods for geriatric dogs and cats, when in actuality, geriatric pets benefit from higher protein diets.

In fact, the prolonged feeding of special veterinary kidney diets to pets without clinical signs of kidney disease can actually cause unnecessary muscle loss, a compromised immune system, and osteoporosis.

So we are going to check out High Protein Dog Food and High Protein Cat Food. As always, this is not a medical blog, so for more info please confer with your vet and read Geriatric Pets Need More Protein.

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Posted by Molly & Jessie at July 13, 2012 2:25 AM

Recent Comments

Actually, finally a post that explains about the need for protein rather than carbohydrates within a cats diet. Protein is what a cat is used to: a mouse is made up of protein, not cornflakes or bread. So a cats system is designed and developed to handle protein rather than carbohydrate- that is where it gets its energy from- not directly from sugar.


Posted by: Dominic at July 20, 2012 9:44 AM
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