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    Definitely a sad situation. Thank you @Twice for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    Too much protein won't cause damage to a healthy liver. What it will do is cause the liver to fail sooner if there is already an underlying problem. One of the livers jobs is to filter protein byproducts from the blood. If the liver is already compromised that excess protein will build up and cause further damage. The fact that you say these dogs "looked terrible" leads me to believe that they already had some form of liver disease that likely went undiagnosed. The fact that both dogs died of the same condition probably means that they were exposed to some sort of toxin or parasite.

    That said, a diet high in FAT can also compromise the liver as will a trauma, heatstroke or the bacteria from tooth decay.

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    Abby spent her whole little life in danger of liver damage. Kidney failure can cause all kinds of other organs to shut down. Liver... Pancreas... Heart... the list goes on.
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    ok heres my input. its not the protein in the food that is the problem but the other things that go with a high protein food such as the fat and calories that are in there. most high protein foods are high in other things and that is what puts the weight on and can cause problems not the protein itself. so couch potato dogs should not have high protein food only because of what else is in there such as fat and calories that will put the weight on. take raw feeders i dont see any overweight dogs who eat raw or ones with many problems usually unless as twice said there is an underlying condition. im so sorry that these dogs went to the bridge but they are happy and free now.

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