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Old 11-05-2012, 01:09 PM
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a low sodium, low fat, high protein food? Frankie has been diagnosed with CHF and needs to lose 2 lbs. We have been on Ziwipeak for 2 years but it is too calorie dense and rich..... Thanks.
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Anyone? No suggestions?
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When my late chi was first diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2001, we changed her food to Solid Gold Hund-n-Flocken. It was low sodium at that time. She ate Hund-n-Flocken for about 5 years even though she wasn't crazy about it (she passed away at age 15). In the last year of her life, we added Innova Evo (which was new on the market) to the Hund-n-Flocken to get her to eat more since she was too thin. She liked Innova Evo. There were times we gave her homemade chicken and white rice to get her to eat and keep up her 5 pound weight.

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Anyone? No suggestions?
my poor pam
i feed dex wellness core reduced fat kibbles...if that helps? he loves it...its 33% protein 10% fat and dont know about sodium? what name would it be under for that one?
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Could you do raw? Concentrate on the low fat meats and remove visible fat, and you could bulk it out with vegetables to help him lose weight.
If you cant manage all raw, how about part raw and part ZiwiPeak, then you will be certain he is getting his nutritional requirements from the ZP, but still lower his overall fat and calorie intake.
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If you cant manage all raw, how about part raw and part ZiwiPeak, then you will be certain he is getting his nutritional requirements from the ZP, but still lower his overall fat and calorie intake.
That was my suggestion in the initial thread. I would continue with ZP but add in some things to help him lose weight but feel full.

It is important to know how many calories the Vet wishes him to have and work from there.
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That was my suggestion in the initial thread. I would continue with ZP but add in some things to help him lose weight but feel full.

It is important to know how many calories the Vet wishes him to have and work from there.
Karen, had a long talk with my vet today and she really wants him off ZP because of the 28% fat content and my boys are not really all that active. She agrees it is a great food however, so that is good to know. Her suggestion was the Acana Light and Fit with maybe a spoonful of Blue Buffalo chicken mixed in.
I don't know. Frankie has never really been a dry food eater. I am just so frustrated right now.
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Pam, try what your vet recommends and go from there. I hadn't heard of Acana light and fit, that sounds like it might be good. Maybe add a couple tablespoons of warm water so that it isn't crunchy and he might like it better.
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