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Old 05-09-2007, 03:36 PM
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Default will my 1 yr old sheltie have to be on royal canin forever

i took her to vet with bladder infection she had the cyrstals in her urine that turn into kidneystones so we are on this food will she have to be on it forever or is there a bland food for her that would be better also i bought her some frezze dried white chicken breast she just gets a little everyday
is this bad for her no way could i feed her hills science percription dog treats like my vet said can anyone help me
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:39 PM
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Which Royal Canin diet is she on? Did the vet say what was causing the kidney stones?
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:59 PM
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This really is a question for your vet. It's important not to add ANYTHING to a special Rx diet unless your vet tells you so, otherwise you can throw the balance off and make the diet ineffective.
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:16 PM
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we were on canidae she had bladder infection then they found crystals the ones that form into kidney stones we are on royal canin urinary so- 13 its onlt 13% protein and grains the 4th ingredient is ckicken meal is that to far down to have alot of it in i just think the ingredients stink so iam upset but i guesse it alot bette than hills percription dieet at leat my food is naturaaly preserved
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:32 PM
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we were on canidae she had bladder infection then they found crystals the ones that form into kidney stones we are on royal canin urinary so- 13 its onlt 13% protein and grains the 4th ingredient is ckicken meal is that to far down to have alot of it in i just think the ingredients stink so iam upset but i guesse it alot bette than hills percription dieet at leat my food is naturaaly preserved
I don't blame you for wanting to feed something else! Prescription diets usually have very poor quality ingredients. You may want to call your vet and ask if you can try a different food?
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:53 PM
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i just called my vet they told me at the end of june when she has her urine tested if theres no cyrstals i can put her on a different food they didnt tell me that before so i feeel better but we were on canidae i guesse thats not good for her i dont know what to give her something first ingredient meat and other ingredients natural what food would that be ill havae to search thanks
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:04 PM
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That's good to hear!
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:46 PM
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You can contact companies and ask them what urine ph their foods produce. Ask your vet what you should be looking for and between now and June you can research foods.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:05 PM
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thanks alot i need all the help i can get i will do that i have a couple in mind thanks again
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:49 PM
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You should switch foods after your vet says it's OK.

There are a few things that you could do to help your dog's urine pH based on the type of stones that formed. (For example, Fromm makes Cranberry and Liver treats that would presumably acidify the urine pH. However, depending on the type of stone, acidic urine could just make the problem worse)
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