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    sam c
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    Do you recommend monitoring my dog ph level at home with ph strips?

    in reply to: food advice #110546 Report Abuse
    sam c
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    Thanks guys, I see both your points.

    I did kinda want her off RC because of what I read here. However, I just checked the RC Diet Weight Management small breed line (only the small breed variety) and it IS designed to help with st. crystals:

    *S/O® Index supports urinary health

    Maybe that was part of his recommendation that went over my head.

    I am still concerned over the ingredients. Chicken by-product meal being the first ingredient

    in reply to: food advice #110539 Report Abuse
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    Hey pitlove, second urine test indicated no bacteria and st. crystals way way down.

    I assume the RC Diet Weight control is not designed for prevention of crystals?

    in reply to: food advice #110538 Report Abuse
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    No ultrasound/xrays. Vet said keep her on RC SO for 6 weeks (all good), then put her on RC Diet Weight Control.
    AS mentioned above, since we first got her 2 1/2 yrs ago, after her initial bout of bloody diarrhea. The RC low fat gastro worked……..all good. Then in the fall switched to Wellness Core Reduced fat………month later uti.

    One case of UTI in 30 months doesn’t seems like a re-occuring issue

    Do you have any specific concerns about the Firstmate?

    in reply to: food advice #110533 Report Abuse
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    So I decided to try to ‘FirstMate Chicken Meal with blueberries’. Started the transition yesterday

    Pr 25%
    Fat 14%
    Calcium 1.5%
    Phos .9%

    I’m hoping the blueberry content will help acidify the urine and ward off any future bacteria and thus crystal formation.

    I know the calcium/phos. ratio is high. But I have learned on this forum that with adult dogs that is not much of a concern

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by sam c.
    in reply to: food advice #110414 Report Abuse
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    My vet is always pushing RC. I’m considering Canidae Grain Free Resolve.

    Protein 28%
    Fat 9%
    Phosphorus 1.2% (according to email from Candae)

    Although 1.2 seems high, I’ve reading some research that a low protein, low phosphorus diet is NOT required to ward off st crystals or UTI

    She has been on the RC SO for 7 weeks and all is good, and until I switched to Wellness Core all was good for the 2 yrs before that….coincidence???

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by sam c.
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