I am so confused about what is good for my little dog. The vet wants my 13lb dachshund/min-pin mix to be on Royal Canin O/S, but that makes my dog pee every hour and he can’t hold it, even with his urine ok. So we had him on Hills Ideal Balance Chicken & Brown Rice for Adult Dogs, he now has the high protein/PH levels and struvites again. The Vet said try Royal Canin for small dogs. I am looking at the ingredients and what is posted for ratings and it is awful.
I am going to try Grandma Lucys Artisan Freeze Dries Mix, with a couple of tablespoons of Evangers Beef & Chicken with water to see if that will bring the levels down. Has anyone had any similar experience or can recommend any other foods??
Ask your vet if Wysong (urinary prescription) is an option. http://www.wysong.net/veterinarian//rx-diets/urinary.html
In the meantime, frequent bathroom breaks are a good idea, the more he urinates (normal amounts) the better.
Add H20 to his food , keep the bladder flushed.
Also ask your vet about potassium citrate supplements.
Thanks, I will check it out. I have purchased from our Green K-9 store a package of Grandma Lucy’s Dry mix that we stir in watter and hydrate, low protein and I will add a couple of tbsp’s of wet Evangers Chicken & Rice and see how that goes. Seems very similar to the Wysongs’.
Be careful with the canned foods, I gave my dogs some Wellness whitefish and sweet potato as a topper, 2 were fine, but one of my dogs vomited 2-3 times within 12 hours. The canned food was on day 3, kept covered in the fridg, I threw it out.
He seems to be back to normal now.
That is funny you mentioned that about the canned food. The owner of the store at Green K-9 said to make sure that I put the food in a plastic sealed container after opening the can the first time.
I also just ordered some of the Wysong Biotic PH- supplement for my dog. I think between the new dehydrated food and the supplement, I can lower the PH and eliminate the struvites. I have also ordered some PH test strips to keep an eye on things. Thanks for the information on Wysongs.
You are welcome. Good luck.
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