Sodium levels in fresh fruits and veggies

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Eley's Mom
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Sodium levels in fresh fruits and veggies

Post by Eley's Mom » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:55 pm

I saw someone post this on a canine epilepsy site on Facebook this morning.
Especially for dogs that are on KBr, sodium levels can greatly affect the meds.
I often give Eley fresh fruits and veggies to help curb this huge appetite of hers without adding TONS of calories - afterall, she still needs to watch her girlish figure!!

I never thought about the natural sodium of some of the fruits/veggies. Luckily, the ones I give her all fall under the low to no sodium levels.

This definitely gives something else to think about with seemingly healthy foods for the dogs!!

Here is a link to the website:
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters. ... vegetables
Diana & Eley
Boston Terrier (23 lbs)
DOB: 11/12/09
First Seizure 2/8/14
Last Seizure 10/9/16
Phenobarbital 48.6mg (morning), 56.7mg p.m. (night)
3 mL Potasium Bromide, once daily
Clorazepate as needed after seizures

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Re: Sodium levels in fresh fruits and veggies

Post by ShilohsMom » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:04 pm

Thanks for the link. Feel even better about all the watermelons I've been buying. The dogs love it! I'm not sure about the banana's though, I thought they were high in potassium.
Colleen, Rylie, Sophie & angels Izzie & Shiloh
DOB: 11/11/05
First seizure: 07/28//10
Last seizure: 06/27/16

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Re: Sodium levels in fresh fruits and veggies

Post by Gentle Jacob's mom » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:54 am

Thank you for posting the link! I make Jake's food and when organic fruits and veggies go on sale I really need a list of the best things to buy for him. We usually give him peas. But I also add either watermelon (it's great for their kidneys too) or a little banana. Colleen's right about bananas. You need to be aware of the potassium in them. Jake weighs 55 pounds and gets no more than a 1/4 of one a day in his food if we use them.

Lynne

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