The vet Nital posted definitely keeps up with the latest research. If she hadn't been so diligent with it, I would have lost 2 resident dogs and 1 foster to renal failure back in 2007 due to the dog food recalls.
Once they went into renal failure, my vet immediately tried to put them on a Hills Prescription diet (low protein, high corn fillers). Thank GOD, I didn't listen to him and I used the advice of Dr. Cooper. She explained to me that renal dogs do NOT need a low protein food, which is what a lot of conventional vets think they need, they need a high good QUALITY protein, not quantity of protein with no corn, no fillers, no crap ingredients (which is what Hills food is).
My dogs were the closest to death that my vet has ever seen without actually dying. My vet even called A&M Vet school and told them that Duke's creatinine was at a 31 and that they needed to know what to do, all they could tell them was that the machine was broken because a dog would not be able to survive a creatinine that high. Raven's was at a 21. Duke went into seizures and everyone was in the hospital for almost a month.
After bringing them home, against my vet's wishes, I switched them to a high quality protein, grain-free, low PHOS level food; and their kidneys started to improve.
Dr. Cooper explained to me that when you put a dog on a low protein food, with crappy fillers when they are so sick like that, it can be fatal as it can cause more stress on the body because it is trying to regulate everything and it doesn't have the protein level to support it.
My vet later told me that he is glad I listened to Dr. Cooper's advice and not his, because he and the Professionals at A&M have never in their lives see ALL THREE dogs come back like that, especially when many other dogs were dying. Coincidence that all three of mine just happened to survive?! HAH. Doubt it. Even my vet agrees.
I can personally attest to the fact that Dr. Cooper keeps up with her research and I am SO glad she does. I am also glad that I did my own research which coincided with Dr. Cooper's research, so I could make my own educated decisions. In the end, these decisions saved their lives.
THAT's why I take whatever Aggiebug and people that suggest SH*TTY_ASS food like that with a grain of salt, because had I listened, and fed my dog Hills, they would have been dead back in 2007.
P.S. DOGS DON'T NEED CORN! DO NOT FEED YOUR PETS CORN!