Hello Tara~~We're glad your here...The gentleman that runs this Kidney group is on vacation for 2 weeks, so he will not be able to respond to your specific concerns....
However, please scroll through questions posted by others within this group....He has answered every one of them & the information you need will be included in other responses throughout......Thank you
Hello Tara. As my good friend Misfits4Me explained, I have been away and have only just caught up with your post. First things first, although the diagnosis must be shocking for you ... you are in a very advantageous position, insofar as this is an early diagnosis, so there's lots you can do to help Millie enjoy a good quality of life for as long as possible.
You have already started the kd diet, which is excellent. My personal opinion is that you should switch to tinned Hills kd or tinned Royal Canin kd (personally, I prefer the Hills, but some dogs are fussy, so either is good at this stage).
I would ask you to have a read of my articles (linked below). These will give you a background understanding of how kidney disease affects diet and what can be done to counteract it. The second article gives a list of supplements, explaining how some are useful and others are frankly a waste of money.
If you want to read more about why I don't like dry dog food for dogs, have a read of this article I wrote some time ago:
I think that's enough to get you started ... get back to me with any questions you may have. You've come to the right place here. Our members are very supportive, very experienced and very understanding. Welcome to our little family!