Low protein dog foods can be rather controversial. Although many veterinarians advise against feeding higher protein diets, more recent research supports the use of these meatier recipes.
Even for senior pets and dogs with mild kidney problems.
So, is high protein a real issue?
In two published studies of dogs with kidney disease, researchers concluded…
“Results do not support the hypothesis that feeding a high protein diet had a significant adverse effect on renal function”.1
In another study, older dogs were divided into two groups.
One group was fed a low protein diet and the other a high protein diet for the next four years.
“Results of this study indicated… there were no adverse effects from the high protein diet and mortality (death rate) was actually higher in the low protein group”.2