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    Default Low sodium diet?

    My 4 year old blue heeler cross whippet has be diagnosed with a heart condition and I'm looking into all the things I can help him to have a longer healthily life? What would a low sodium diet consent of? What would anyone recommend?

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    Food without salt in it.
    check ingredients of what you are currently feeding. If it says salt or sodium, you need to find an alternative.
    so bar snacks are out

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    Interesting combination, love to see a picture!

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    Doing a lot of research at the moment not finding alot, but he is only 4 and well ill have to start feeding him like a old dog, it's heart breaking more test are being done tomorrow. But in the mean time I will do every thing I can to give him a happy life.

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    Sorry to hear this about your boy. I don't know anything about low sodium diets, perhaps the vet could recommend suitable foods?
    What is the heart condition he has?

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    We are finding out the exact course tomorrow we get more test results back !

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    A raw diet would be low-sodium, I would expect. You might find it hard to find something suitable in a processed food because salt is what makes the food crunchy.

    You might also need to look at feeding leaner meats such as kangaroo and chicken breasts to cut down on animal fats.

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    As others have said – check labels - and more importantly - check with your vet as to what is actually required and what sort of heart problems your pup has.

    As with the advice that is given with humans with heart and other problems – diet should be as natural as possible. Cut out processed food – because what might be low in sodium could be high in sugars/fats or other useless ingredients.

    Low Sodium Foods: Shopping list

    The diet does not have to be boring – so have a look at this link:

    Nutrition for Dogs

    Good Luck !

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    Thank you! He has improved so much in the last 72 hours seeing they suggested to put him to sleep I look at him now and think bloody hell I'm so glad I followed my heart. And knew he wasn't going to give up with me and I wasn't going to give up on him. Everyone in the family is doing there part not allowing him to get human food anymore and getting him the righ food ill find out more this afternoon with the visit to the vet. Tap hank you for the links they are great.

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    'Sarah Shadwick' - how did the vet visit go ?

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