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Recipe: Egg Based Food for Dogs with Liver Disease

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The liver is a vital organ in the body that removes toxins and waste from the system and produces bile for better digestion. When a dog's liver gets compromised, the build-up of toxins and waste will affect other organs as well, leading to life threatening health problems. This condition can be treated with medication, food for dogs with liver disease and close monitoring of the liver function.

Early detection is key to treating this problem. Thanks to the liver’s ability to regenerate itself, fast treatment can lead to a complete recovery. You will need to work with your veterinarian to come up with the best treatment plan for your dog's unique needs. They will guide you in finding the right medication, switching to a food for dogs with liver disease and setting up a schedule to test your pooch's liver regularly.

Ultimately, the severity of your dog's condition will dictate the specific nutritional requirements needed in his homemade food for dogs with liver disease. This is why it's so important to work with a veterinarian or trained canine nutritionist when choosing recipes.

Any changes to what your dog eats should be made with extra care and caution. The reason for this is because liver disease is susceptible. This means that if your dog receives too much or too few of specific nutrients, it could accelerate the progression of his condition.

Egg Based Food for Dogs with Liver Disease

food for dogs with liver diseaseIt is best if you make dietary changes of any kind gradually. Doing it too quickly will upset your dog's stomach and make him feel worse than before. Your veterinarian can assist you in creating a timeline for switching your dog's diet.

Try to feed your dog several times every day, not just one or two meals. Stick to smaller meals and feed him 4-5 times a day to make it easier on his stomach and decrease the amount of nutrition the liver has to process at one time.

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Recipe: Egg Based Food for Dogs with Liver Disease

The optimal protein intake for a dog with liver disease will vary depending on the stage and type of liver disease. Some types of liver disease will demand protein increase, while other types or stages might require limiting protein. Share this recipe with your veterinarian, and they will help you decide the appropriate amount of protein for your pup.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: about 7 cups 1x
  • Category: Cooked Food
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Dog Food

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • ½ box cooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. low-calorie cottage cheese
  • 1 cup carrots (chopped)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets (chopped)
  • Calcium carbonate (measured according to the dog’s size)

Instructions

Cook the rice and macaroni according to the instructions on the packaging. When the eggs are cooked, chop them and then combine all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.

Stir well until everything is equally combined. Once all of the ingredients have cooled, you can serve this food for dogs with liver disease to your pet.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 153
  • Sugar: 1.2 g
  • Sodium: 22 mg
  • Fat: 1.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.6 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 23 mg

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Serving Size Recommendation: You can serve this food to your dog as soon as it has cooled. I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20-25 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. So, a 25-pound dog would eat about 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup in the evening.

This is just a guideline. Some dogs, like working dogs and very active breeds, will need more calories than this. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many.

It's best to consult your veterinarian about the appropriate serving size for you dog. They will also help you evaluate meal to make sure it will meet your pet's unique nutritional needs. If necessary, they will assist you in choosing the best supplements and/or multivitamins to add.

How to store: You can store the leftover food for dogs with liver disease recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them, and they’ll keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe includes no preservatives, so that it won't last nearly as long as commercial dog food.