How to Make Low-Protein Dog Food

By Maggie Bradburn

If your dog has been diagnosed with an acute or chronic kidney disease, your vet may recommend a low-protein diet to help manage your dog's condition. The kidney works to eliminate wastes, and for a dog with kidney disease, protein is difficult to process. Though kidney disease is often irreversible, you can help improve your dog's quality of life through feeding him a specialized diet that you can make at home. This recipe yields 3 lbs., enough to feed a 20-lb. dog for three days.

Brown the ground beef in a skillet with a small amount of water. Do not drain.

Cook 4 cups of white rice. Do not add salt.

Hard-boil two eggs, then chop the eggs into small pieces. Set aside the shells.

Break six slices of white bread into 1/2-inch pieces.

Combine the ground beef, white rice, eggs and bread. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

Grind the remaining eggshells into a fine powder, and stir it into the food.

Serve with a small amount of water mixed into the food. Refrigerate leftovers.