Last year our Cocker spaniel (12 at the time) was diagnosed with renal failure and as such is on a 'renal' diet consisting of a wet food and kibble aimed at being easier on his system. He was also put on a monthly injection schedule primarily for steroids to give him some energy along with Ipaktine powder and Buscopan to keep his system's levels in check. He also takes Seraquin for his arthritis (but not Metacalm as that went for his pancreas) and some capsules to help his circulation, neither of these are directly related to his renal failure.
Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone has or had a dog in a similar condition? The main problem now is that I'm having a lot of difficulty getting him to touch his food at all, initially his appetite was raging and he'd choke down whatever was put down in front of him which is apparently a side effect of the steroids. However recently he became less interested in his food, putting small bits of chicken (the only type of meat he is allowed) in would get him to eat it but now even with a lot of chicken he's not touching it, I need to hand feed him it to make sure he gets his medication but he's not getting as much dry/wet food as he should.
For a renal failure patient he is apparently doing well and while he won't touch his food he's still desperate to have any of ours (which he doesn't get), he's not being sick and his energy levels are not bad so I think it's just him being fussy rather that getting worse. We were warned at the start that the dogs don't like the renal food so I'm wondering if anyone else's dogs have been difficult with the food and any recommendations for getting them to eat it?