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lymphangiectasia (PLE)

Postby LisaT_II » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:41 pm

Wondering if anyone here knows anything about this, particularly dietary recommendations?

Here's a blog about it: http://savelouie.blogspot.com/2009/07/i ... tasia.html

There's a dog on another forum with this - vet said only Hill's WD for the rest of its life. As soon as I hear that, tells me that there is something here to learn about nutrition that should help this dog.
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Re: lymphangiectasia (PLE)

Postby Sabine » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:54 pm

I have a client whose dog suffers from lymphangiectasia, and luckily the vet is very open to using my custom diets for her patients in place of commercial prescription foods.

She requested a diet high in easily digestible protein and low in fat, and the dog hates potato and sweet potato (which would have been my first choice), so I went with turkey breast, a blend of brown and white rice and rolled oats, plus some veggies. The caloric breakdown was 30% from protein, 60% from carbs and 10% from fat.
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Re: lymphangiectasia (PLE)

Postby LisaT_II » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:28 pm

Great info!

So, understanding the issues with the sale of the CA Nat'l foods, I'm thinking that a food like their Herring and sweet potato food, would be better than the w/d?
http://www.petfooddirect.com/product/70 ... y-Dog-Food

or even their low fat chicken? http://www.petfooddirect.com/product/70 ... y-Dog-Food

Do you think any of the Natural Balance foods would be better?


Ingredients for the SD w/d Dry:
Whole Grain Corn, Powdered Cellulose, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Chicken By-Product Meal, Soybean Mill Run, Chicken, Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Caramel Color, Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Flaxseed, L-Lysine, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Tryptophan, L-Carnitine, Iodized Salt, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid, L-Threonine, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.
http://www.hillspet.com/products/pd-can ... n-dry.html
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Re: lymphangiectasia (PLE)

Postby Sabine » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:46 pm

I would try to avoid kibble at all cost, due to the rendered meats and fats and high mineral content. (Ha, I bet you knew I'd say that lol )

Even the sellout to P & G not taken into consideration, CA Nat Herring wouldn't be something I'd use because it contains more barley than sweet potatoes, and barley is a gluten grain.

If a commercial food had to be involved at all, I would use a quality 95% meat canned "complete" product (e.g. Instinct or Newman's Own), dilute that with fresh cooked rice and/or potatoes/sweet potatoes to cut down on the fat, and add some calcium.
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Re: lymphangiectasia (PLE)

Postby LisaT_II » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:36 pm

Thanks a bunch Sabine. I will send her the link to this thread, just so that she knows that she has options :thumbup:
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Re: lymphangiectasia (PLE)

Postby LisaT_II » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:37 pm

I would try to avoid kibble at all cost, due to the rendered meats and fats and high mineral content. (Ha, I bet you knew I'd say that lol
And yes, I should have known that you would say that! This was my first thought too. Max has done well with the adjustments that you helped me make :)
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Re: lymphangiectasia (PLE)

Postby Sabine » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:32 pm

I'm so glad to hear that, Lisa! I think of him often.
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Re: lymphangiectasia (PLE)

Postby LisaT_II » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:07 pm

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Re: lymphangiectasia (PLE)

Postby LisaT_II » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:25 am

I thought I would add to this thread that Honest Kitchen's Zeal might be a good option for CIL/PLE dogs due to the low fat levels. I've been trying it for Jazz and so far she tolerates it, but we'll see. I would prefer to go all homecooked, but she doesn't seem to tolerate those foods as well (almost seems like she needs super processed food which is weird), so the homecooked meal for her is very limited. She gets the Zeal for breakfast right now.

One more option for these dogs is always a good thing.
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