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Does low sodium chloride in dog food prevent heart disease?

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While a lower sodium chloride content in a dog's food will not prevent heart disease, at the first sign of heart disease, foods should be chosen with sodium and chloride levels within the recommended restrictive ranges.

What can I feed my dog to prevent DCM?

Peas of any kind, including Green Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Fiber, Pea Flour, Pea Starch and any other form of the word Pea! Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) Beans of any kind, including Soybeans or Soy. Lentils.

What food is good for dogs with heart disease?

The mainstays of a good low-sodium diet may be fresh beef, pork, chicken, bland macaroni and/or low-sodium. Do not give “dog snacks.” A good diet is 1/4-pound ground round or other lean beef, 2 cups cooked white rice without salt, add a tablespoon vegetable oil, and one tablet of Pet-Cal supplement.

Do dogs need sodium chloride?

At these levels, salt isn't bad for dogs and helps maintain cellular functions like fluid balance, acid-base balance and nerve signal transmission. Your dog also needs the 'chloride' in sodium chloride to produce the stomach's hydrochloric acid, which helps with their digestion.

What ingredients cause heart disease in dogs?

Pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients, are what's being linked to DCM, which leads to reduced heart pumping function and increased heart size.

Does low sodium chloride in dog food prevent heart disease?

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