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My dog has had surgery to have bladder stones removed. They were calcium oxylate and urate stones. My veterinarian is suggested the same old UD that so many have been unhappy with nutrition wise. My dog is a five year old Lhasa Apso. He has many allergies which also complicates the diet question. Do you have any suggestions? I know to increase water consumption as much as possible. My other dogs eat Fromm. This one has been on a special diet for stones, but it is not for these types of stones.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Has?

The surgery turned out to be complicated as the catheter got stuck. He had four surgeries within a five day period. He underwent a urethrostomy and he no longer urinates through his penis. We tested him for liver shunt and it came back negative. So now I have trying to figure out how best to prevent more stones from being produced.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 8 months ago

If the Hill's diet is not one that you feel comfortable feeding, I would highly recommend speaking with http://www.balanceit.com about a home made recipe that can be given to prevent further stone development and also address allergies he may have, as well. Balance It is run by veterinary nutritionists and they can help formulate a diet with top quality ingredients to ensure that he's receiving the best nutrition and prevention for the conditions he's faced in the past. This is likely going to be the most effective approach given the fact that most commercial companies produce foods which help with struvites but not with both Urate and Calcium oxalate stones.

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