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  • in reply to: What to feed senior poodle prone to bladder stones #83234 Report Abuse
    Jaclyn C


    Thank you for your response. I never feed my dog anything else except for the Urinary SO because I never wanted to see her go through more surgeries. Even if I give her a treat it is a piece or two of the Urinary SO. Unfortunately nothing has helped.

    Please keep us posted on what type of stone your baby has and what the vet recommends. I will ask about the coconut oil as I have heard that before as well, but never give her anything outside of instruction because of the stones. I really want to get her to lose some weight to help with her other problems.

    Hopefully I find some help soon.

    Thank you!

    in reply to: What to feed senior poodle prone to bladder stones #83230 Report Abuse
    Jaclyn C


    This is my first time posting so I apologize if I should have started a new thread. I have read many of these forums, but haven’t found anyone with a similiar case.

    My Lhasa Apso is 13 years old. She has had 3 surgeries for bladder stones and despite following all instructions/diet from different vets her entire life, she has them for a 4th time.

    The first surgery-stones were struvite and she was already on Urinary SO which wasn’t working. Six months later she had stones again even after continuing the Urinary SO and had to have another surgery. This time they were Calcium Oxalate. Vet said they never seen that happen before. The 3rd time it was Oxalate again and now I have no idea what type they will be, but I am concerned because the last surgery was really hard on her. Her liver level has always been elevated so the last time they couldn’t give her good pain meds so she was in so much pain after the surgery. I can’t stand to see her go through that again. She doesn’t have a UTI and has had the current stones for over a year. The vet said that they are extremely small, so just to keep an eye on them since my dog is acting normal with no crystals in her urine or UTI.

    The Urinary SO seems to give my dog bad food allergies, but she has been on it all her life. It obviously hasn’t done anything to help her, but only make her overweight and itchy with dry skin. I have tried multiple vets, all telling me different things more like they are experimenting with her. At this point I am beyond fustrated and don’t know what to do. My dog has other health problems such as a bad cough which won’t go away as well as shaky legs with athritis. She seems happy and tries to play, but I feel like switching her food will help her lose weight which might help with the cough and strain on her legs. I have no clue what food to feed her because all the vets say the reduced calorie Urinary SO or another Urinary prescription diet to treat another type of stone. None of the vets seem to know what to do and and sometimes diagree with each other. Does anyone have any recommendations? At this point I feel like changing foods will help her more than hurt her. Thoughts?

    Thank you in advance.

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