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Kidney disease is a growing concern. In this course, I go over the Anatomy and Physiology of the kidneys and provide the Eastern, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) perspective, which offers practical insights so that you make better decisions on what food to feed your dog.

Course Outline

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Kidney
    • The Kidney
    • Blood Supply
    • The Nephron
    • Renal Function – How Urine is Formed
    • Glomerulus
    • Proximal Convoluted Tubule
    • Osmoregulation
    • Dehydration
    • Excretion
    • Anatomy and Physiology Simplified
  • When the Kidneys Get Sick
    • Excesses can’t be handled
    • BUN
    • SDMA
    • Proteinuria
    • Urinalysis
    • Kidney Disease
    • Staging Kidney Disease
    • Why Is Your Dog Sick
    • Can The Kidneys Repair Itself?
    • Diseases Associated with Renal Disease in Dogs
  • About the Kidneys from a TCVM Perspective
    • How Chinese Medicine Sees the Kidney
    • Kidney Jing Deficiency
    • Kidney Qi Deficiency
    • Kidney Yin Deficiency
    • Kidney Yang Deficiency
  • Renal Support Recipe for stages 1 and 2 based on 1,000 kcal
    • What Food To Feed
    • Shopping List
    • Chinese Herbs
    • Do Not Go Into Excess
    • Protein Malnutrition
  • Water – The Essential Macronutrient for CDK Dogs
  • Emotions and the Kidneys

This is a self-guided online course.

What You Will Learn

I have created this course so that you can understand what the role of the kidneys are in your dog’s body from a Western and Eastern perspective so that you will understand what your dog needs based on what will bring them back into a state of balance. You will learn what their pattern of disharmony is. And I provide a sample recipe based on 1,000 kcal.

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Author Biography

Hannah Zulueta obtained her Certificate in Canine Nutrition from CASI Institute. She is also studying for her Doctorate in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Herbalism from the esteemed Pacific College of Health and Medicine.

She resides in San Diego with her three dogs, Maggie, Orbit, and Mr. Higgins.

She is available for one on one consultations. Additionally, you can find her sharing free content on Instagram.