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    Marie, everything I’ve read from various vet websites, especially holistic vets, mention Lysimachia 3. My order comes this week. I also added probiotics and canned pumpkin to my dog’s diet. The most difficult thing is finding canned food with no sweet potatoes, carrots or spinach in them. I may just buy Core 95% chicken and broccoli and supplement with some frozen peas and other food items from the oxalate free foods list I have.

    How did you figure out how much to Lysimachia to give your dog?
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    Rose C
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    My Vet recommnded it and I read the ingredients and the order listed and said I thought it was crap I wouldn’t feed my dog if I had a lifetime free supply. My Vet said: the government approved it. I just laughed and said- sure lobbyists get everything approved with donations.

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    Rose C
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    I mix all the time because I buy at least 4 different flavors, all Wellness, and have never had a problem. I don’t want my dog dependent on one food in case they discontinue it. And I think variety is good to stop them from being too fussy.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by Rose C.
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    Rose C
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    Robin, >>Excessive vitamin C and vitamin D intake should be avoided. Vitamin C can be broken down by the body into oxalates, increasing the risk for calcium oxalate stones. Vitamin D will increase the risk of calcium oxalate stones by increasing the excretion of calcium into the urine.<<
    http://blog.vetbloom.com/internal-medicine/calcium-oxalate-urolithiasis/

    Sorry I spelled Robin with a y before. Oops.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by Rose C.
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    Rose C
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    I should have said the lamb and oatbran is Wellness Simple Limited Ingredients or else it sounds like my dog isn’t getting balanced nutrition. I had to stop feeding the Wellness Complete Health line because of the sweet potatoes, carrots and barley being high in oxalates. Robyn, I line my bathroom floor with wee pads and my dog is getting walked every 4/5 hours and still peeing on the pads. I put a belly band on for nighttime because he’s older and was already leaky but is worse with the crystals.

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    Rose C
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    Hi Susan and Robyn,
    What I don’t like about Hills or even Royal Canin SO is they have cheap filler ingredients and stuff that sound like food, but isn’t: CORN STARCH, Chicken Liver FLAVOR? And water as a 1st ingredient??? You can add water. This stuff is too expensive for what’s in it.
    >>Water, Chicken, Pork Liver, Carrots, Rice, Green Peas, Corn Starch, Chicken Liver Flavor, Powdered Cellulose, Soybean Oil, Potassium Alginate, Wheat Gluten, Calcium Chloride, Guar Gum, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed, <<
    My toy poddle has oxalate crystals in his bladder. I’m feeding him chicken and oatbran with some canned pumkin and powdered pre/probiotics. I want to buy some powdered calcium citrate and frozen peas. And basically supplement what I give him with foods on the low oxalate group. Dogaware.com lists much of what I’m saying. http://dogaware.com/articles/wdjcalciumoxalates.html

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