My pug has done well on Royal Canin SO but a friend of mine has a pug with urinary/bladder problems who needs grain-free food. Does anyone know of a good grain-free food that is also good for bladder problems?
Depends on the problem. Is it a stone issue? What kind?
You know, I’m not positive. I just know she said the vet recommended the Royal Canin SO. I think she said he had crystals but I’m not sure what kind. SHe just hasn’t been able to find any grain-free.
If she just had crystals, she doesn’t necessarily need an Rx food. Crystals in general are not a problem, just undesired. Crystals become a problem when the pug gets a UTI. In a nutshell, the UTI promotes stone formation. If the pug has a healthy urinary tract, then UTI’s/stones should not be a problem. I would recommend visiting pugvillage.com. A community for pug lovers/owners. I’m over there too.
My pugs go see a holistic vet. They have some struvites but we feed a high protein kibble and raw food and also vinegar, d-mannose/cranberry and some vitamin c.
In addition to what sandy said, make sure the dog drinks enough & has ample opportunity to urinate. Feed raw, canned or dehydrated; if she needs to feed kibble, add canned & warm water to it.
Yes, Hill’s prescription diet. The c/d one is wheat free at least. I’m not familiar with any other ones.
My two girls have silica stones and I cannot find a food for them. I saw someone suggested Nulo Sr Trout but cannot find that, also Nulo Large Dog Chicken or Turkey. what is the brand name? Is it Nulo? does it require a prescription from a vet?
My vet told me to get Hills canine low fat i?D stew # prn. This is Pork and have no way of knowing about this food.He also said he does not know about silica so I am trying to research this food before starting them on it.
Can the person recommending Nulo please let me know about it and has it helped with the silica stones?
Has anyone reported what causes these stones? One of my girls has has Oxolate and Struvite and I can find information about that but not silica.
Please send any information. Thanks.
Hi Linda H:
I fed Rx food for my pets’ specific urinary issues when they were diagnosed; I had success in both cases. Besides Hill’s I have fed Purina and Royal Canin Rx foods. Below are two sites I reference for info. Best wishes for speedy recoveries.
PDF documents for specific Dx found here. The diet your Vet recommended is listed as an example for canine’s diagnosed with silica stones:
Hill’s Rx food:
Royal Canin Rx:
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