Evaluation of recipes for home-prepared diets for dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease.

  title={Evaluation of recipes for home-prepared diets for dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Jennifer A Larsen and Elizabeth M. Parks and Cailin R Heinze and Andrea J. Fascetti},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={240 5},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate recipes of diets recommended for animals with chronic kidney disease (CKD), compare nutritional profiles for those recipes to requirements for adult dogs and cats, and assess their appropriateness for the management of CKD. DESIGN Evaluation study. SAMPLE Recipes of 67 home-prepared diets promoted for use in dogs (n = 39 recipes) and cats (28) with CKD. PROCEDURES Recipes were analyzed with computer software to determine calories, macronutrient calorie distribution… 

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