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Liver Diets

Post  northernwitch on 10/4/2012, 9:54 am

Diet Recipe




Cottage Cheese, Tofu, and Rice Diet (moderate sodium)
1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1% fat
2/3 cup tofu, raw firm
1 1/2 cups rice, long grain, cooked
1 teaspoon Flax oil
1/2 teaspoon Herbal Multivitamin
1/2 teaspoon Pure bone meal
Provides 651 calories, 36.9 grams protein, 21.8 grams fat, 0.28% sodium.


Feeding smaller meals is very
important!

Egg and Rice Diet (moderate sodium)
2 eggs scrambled, cooked
1 1/2 cups rice, long grain, cooked
1 teaspoon Flax oil
1/2 teaspoon Herbal Multivitamin
1/2 teaspoon Pure bone meal
Provides 651 calories, 36.9 grams protein, 21.8 grams fat, 0.28% sodium.


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Re: Liver Diets

Post  northernwitch on 10/4/2012, 9:57 am

This is a liver diet recommended by Dr. Jean Dodds:

This diet is an updated homemade diet that has been submitted by a
nutritionist from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The
nutritionist spoke with Dr. Dodd about the changes recommended to make
the diet more balanced and complete. Dr. Dodd has given permission to
post this modified diet to the liver shunt lists:

LIVER FRIENDLY DIET (canine)

1 pound cod filets
1/2 pound sweet potatoes
1/2 pound white potatoes
1/2 pound green beans
1/2 pound carrots
1 Tablespoon canola oil
3 tablets (750 mg) Calcium carbonate
1 Capsule Vitamin E (100 IU)
1000 mg Omega 3 fatty acids
1/2 Vitamin B complex human vitamin tablet

Mix all ingredients together until it is well blended. This will give
you approximately 8 cups of food. Depending on the size of your dog, you
can double or triple the recipe.
With liver disease try and feed in 3 or 4 small meals, the last one
being at bedtime. This puts less stress on the liver. Put one-meal
portions in baggies and freeze what you won't use in 3 days. You should
be able to cook once a week and freeze what you don't use. This recipe
will stay fresh for 3 days in the fridge.

Cod fillets or white low-fat fish has a specific amino acid that
actually helps heal the liver. Soy and fat-free cottage cheese also have
this specific amino acid, but should not be used in a diet until the
pre- and post-meal bile acid test comes back in a normal range.


Calcium carbonate is 40% elemental calcium. If another calcium compound
is selected, the percentages vary and the dose should be recalculated
for accuracy. Please use canola oil as other oils do not contain similar
amounts of linoleic acid. Please note that this is still a low fat
diet. The vitamin E, fish oils, B complex vitamins, and L-carnitine are
suggestions that we make for patients with liver disease, as these
animals have altered absorption of these nutrients. This recipe can be
used for long term feeding without reservation. The recipe makes about
1400 grams of food containing 1150 kcalories.
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Re: Liver Diets

Post  LisaW on 10/4/2012, 11:17 am

this is great! Thanks so much for taking the time. Is the cod cooked? weighed cooked? Are the potatoes weighed cooked or raw? Are the beans & carrots cooked & if so weighed cooked or raw? SHould I use fresh beans or frozen or canned no salt? HOw much do you think I should give a 15 pound dog?
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Post  northernwitch on 10/4/2012, 3:50 pm

LisaW wrote:this is great! Thanks so much for taking the time. Is the cod cooked? weighed cooked? Are the potatoes weighed cooked or raw? Are the beans & carrots cooked & if so weighed cooked or raw? SHould I use fresh beans or frozen or canned no salt? HOw much do you think I should give a 15 pound dog?
Measurements would be uncooked, I assume. I never feed uncooked fish to tell you the truth--I imagine you cook all of this and then mush it together. I don't think it matter if you use fresh or frozen--I'd avoid canned vegetables due to salt and prior cooking.

I'd start with 1/3 cup of the cooked meal to start. If she needs more than you can up it. You could also use haddock or mackeral. I often feed canned jack mackeral in spring water or oil. I do rinse the fish off and you won't have to cook it either.
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Re: Liver Diets

Post  PugLady3 on 10/5/2012, 10:39 am

Here's a link with some good info, Lisa: http://www.dogaware.com/health/liver.html . We use the same guidelines when we have pugs with liver shunts that come into rescue. Hope that Mochi is on the mend! hug dog
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Re: Liver Diets

Post  LisaW on 11/18/2012, 12:41 am

Mochi has her 3rd follow up appt with the vet on Monday. I'm going to start the fish diet next week. Should I add Milk thistle to it? I don't see that in the diet & Dr Dodd does recommend it. Also I'm still not sure how much to feed her. I read that it's much lower in calories than kibble, so she would need more of this food than kibble. She eats 2/3 cup of kibble now. (1/3 cup 2 x day).
Also, I'd like to supplement with kibble sometimes. Any recommendations on a good quality kibble that isn't too high in protein.? I'll check out Innova senior.
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