Royal Canin Canine Renal: Notes from our vet
Kidney disease is a serious condition, especially common in older dogs. Although it’s not something your pet can recover from, you can help slow down their illness by making sure they have the right food to eat.
Dogs with damaged kidneys have to work much harder to get rid of unwanted minerals in their blood. High levels of toxins can build up as a result, leading to serious health problems. Scientists have shown that just by changing their diet you can give your pet a new lease of life, sometimes by up to 2 years.
Royal Canin Canine Renal is specially created to give dogs an energy boost from quality protein while limiting the minerals, such as phosphorus, that their body has to cope with. It also has important antioxidants, fatty acids and other key nutrients to give your dog’s kidneys as much help as possible in carrying out their vital work.
Pets with kidney problems often become fussy about their food and don’t want to eat. Royal Canin Canine Renal comes in a range of wet and dry flavours designed to be irresistible to your dog. You can introduce the diet gradually over a few weeks, a teaspoon at a time added to their food, to encourage them to eat again.
It’s important to seek advice from your vet before changing your dog’s diet, but if kidney damage is diagnosed then feeding Royal Canin Canine Renal is the best way to keep your dog comfortable and help them cope.