A trusted prescription dog food that's often prescribed by vets for dogs with various health conditions such as renal failure. Contains ingredients that may increase appetite. Has only 12 percent protein and 0.3 percent sodium. Contains amino and omega fatty acids.
Costly, and it requires a prescription from a veterinarian to purchase.
Beyond the low levels of protein, it has low sodium and phosphorus for improved health of the dog. Has a minimum level of crude protein of 12.5 percent. Product is made in the United States, so you know you're receiving safe ingredients.
Must have authorization from a veterinarian for purchase. Small dogs may not be able to chew the large pieces of kibble.
Formula is easy to digest, which is beneficial for older dogs. Most dogs like the aroma and taste. Recipe has limited levels of phosphorus and protein to reduce stress on the kidneys. Has enough calories to prevent lethargy.
Not intended to be used as the dog's only food. Requires authorization from vet.
Made in the U.S., so you can trust the quality of the ingredients. Tastes great, so the dog will maintain its appetite. Has only 2.5 percent minimum protein levels. Uses essential amino acids to allow the dog to maintain its lean muscle mass.
More expensive than most low protein dry dog foods. Requires veterinarian authorization.
Crude protein levels are between 2.5 percent and 5.5 percent. Dogs love the kibbles covered in gravy. Reduces lethargy by providing adequate calories for a dog that wants to eat less. Uses reduced phosphorus levels for kidney health.
Needs authorization from vet for purchase. Intended for supplemental feeding only.
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For some dogs, digesting protein can be difficult on the kidneys and liver. For older dogs, kidney and liver problems can cause the dog’s health to deteriorate quickly. Low-protein dog food helps animals that have kidney, liver, or bladder problems (such as bladder stones). Most dog food has at least a 25% protein content. Low protein food, on the other hand, will have protein levels of 18% or less — usually much less. Dogs need protein to maintain lean muscle mass and energy, so choosing a low-protein diet should only be done with the help of a veterinarian. In fact, low-protein food often needs veterinarian approval to purchase.
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