Dr. Strombeck's Chicken and Rice Diet

(low-protein, low--phosphorus, normal potassium, normal sodium diet providing 55 grams protein/1000 kilocalories)

1/4 cup cooked chicken breast
1/2 ounce clams, canned, chopped in juice
1/2 cup rice, long-grain, cooked
1 Tablespoon chicken fat
1/8 teaspoon salt substitute-potassium chloride
1 calcium carbonate tablet (400 milligrams calcium)
1/4 multiple vitamin-mineral tablet
[author recommends a supplement prepared for humans with allergies; without vitamins A or D]
1/10 B-complex vitamin-trace mineral tablet

Provides 297 kilocalories, 16.3 grams protein, 14.5 grams fat
Provides phosphorus at 48 percent, potassium at 215 percent, sodium at 169 percent of a cat's daily needs.


  1. Elizabeth TaylorJune 13, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    I'm new to making my own cat food, so maybe this question has an obvious answer that I just don't see... how do I prepare the food?

    Do I bake, fry, saute, or grill the chicken? Does it matter whether the rice is cooked in a steamer or by traditional stove-top method?

    Thanks for your patience!

  2. I am tired of buying special, expensive food for my Samantha's kidney failure that she either won't eat unless I mix it with other food or she throws it up.
    I see in your recipes you add potassium chloride.
    Looking up the safety of potassium chloride and potassium citrate it says they should not be used with kidney stones or kidney failure. I have potassium citrate but - IS IT SAFE to use ?
    Help !!