Feeding the Sick Kidney: Nutritional Support Choices for Renal Patients
Renal disease progression can be managed through proper dietary support using nutrient management. Practitioners will learn how early identification, International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) staging, and choosing the appropriate nutritional options can slow renal disease. We will also discuss tips and tricks for difficult patients and assistance with long-term management.
• Review the nutrients that can significantly influence the progression of adverse clinical signs in the renal patient.
• Review IRIS staging and renal disease factors in relation to nutritional support.
• Discuss suggestions for how to choose appropriate diet options based on species and state of renal compromise.
• Share tips on how to introduce a renal diet, address diet refusal, obtain additional nutritional resources to assist with renal patients.