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Hypertension, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and Heart Disease
Although hypertension is a circulatory problem, it is usually caused by renal rather than heart disease in dogs and cats. The renal causes and their management are described in the section on renal disease. Feeding low sodium diets is an important part of management. Because renal disease impairs all kidney functions, dietary intake of other salts must also be restricted.
Sodium Content of Foods
mg/110 grams food
Foods from plants
Foods from animals
Chicken, light meat
Chicken, dark meat
Bacon and ham
Canned beef stew
Source: Morris (1995)
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