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Hopefully you see. The University of Tennessee does have the best homemade recipe for dogs with liver shunts. I have a chocolate lab with an inoperable liver shunt. He has been in excellent health since I started making his food, I’ve been doing it for 3 years now. The chicken and brown rice recipe (there are 13 ingredients) is the most up to date recipe. Hopefully you can see the screen shot I provided with the recipe. An Internet search will provide you with the direction if needed. You can also email the University with questions. *Please make sure you check the ingredients on the cottage cheese before you use it. No Xanthan gum it’s toxic. I would also avoid Guar gum. I was not aware of this when I first started making the dog food and ended up poisoning my dog instead of helping him so I just wanted to pass the info along. Daisy 2% Cottage Cheese is what I use, it has minimal ingredients. Hope this information helps you and your dog.
Truth: In a study of 278 cases of food allergies in dogs where the problem ingredient was clearly identified, beef was by far the biggest culprit (95 cases). Dairy was number two at 55 cases. Wheat came in third with 42 cases. Soy and corn were actually minimal offenders, coming in at 13 and 7 cases, respectively.
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The Association of American Feed Control Officials () sets minimum standards for nutrition for dog food, while the FDA ensures the safety of the ingredients used. For adult dog food, some of the are at least 18 percent protein, 5 percent fat, and necessary vitamins and minerals like calcium and phosphorus. So, you can rest assured that any grain-free dog food is going to sustain life. Limited Ingredient Dog Foods:These are recipes with minimal ingredients in them. Most recipes have 2-3 ingredients but provide full nutrition. This makes it easy to identify the allergens as each ingredient is usually the only source for protein, carbohydrates.(Protein 21%, Fat, 10%, Fiber 3%) High quantities of more limited protein and carb sources for excellent nutrition while minimizing allergies and digestive problems. High quality duck is a protein source you don't see much in dog food. Canola and Salmon oils provide Omega 3 and 6 as well as DHA. Natural Balance makes a point of not throwing in tons of different ingredients, instead providing just the right amount of proven healthy nutrition sources.The good news is that commercial dog food is regulated by the Association of American Feed Control Officials () and the Food and Drug Administration (). That means that any food you buy for your dog is going to be safe. (AAFCO sets standards for the minimum and maximum nutritional profile of dog foods, while the FDA ensures the safety of the ingredients.) But, while all kibble is safe for your dog, not all kibble is equally wholesome.