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Hi - I work with a breed rescue and we have some dogs for which our vets have recommended a low-fat, low-protein diet. The prescription diet is awful in terms of nutritional value. Is there a GOOD food that would mirror the fat and protein of the prescription diet, while also being palatable and nutritions?
 

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What are the reasons that the vet has prescribed this diet?
 
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The dog of the moment has megaesophagus. Low-fat, low-protein (in this case) reduces the ph of the stomach acid, thus reducing the negative effects of frequent regurg. It is also said to be easier to digest.
 

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There are some issues that call for it. Kidney problems are the most common problem, but there's also cushings, urinary stones, and certain heart problems. I get people in the store every couple weeks looking for it.

Nutri Source makes a low protein version from what I've been told. We don't carry it so I can't tell you how good it is, but it's probably the most commonly asked for (as far as low protein foods).
 
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