Dog bladder stone question

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Bantamlover23, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Bantamlover23

    Bantamlover23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In January my corgi had to have bladder stones removed. She was put on a prescription diet (Hill's Prescription Diet c/d), but I really do not like the dog food but it is what the vet recommends. I was wondering is there any alternatives to feeding this?
     
  2. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    I was wondering what you didnt like about that feed? I got my grandparents dog after they passed and he has been on it for around 6 years now. He no longer has any stones, I think this food really helps. This poor guy was rehomed 4 times because he kept getting them and as you know surgery is very spendy. Anywhos I hope you find somthing better for you and your dog. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bantamlover23

    Bantamlover23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, I am willing to keep her on it because I know it helps. But are you able to give your dogs anyother type snack aka treats? Because my vet told me that my dog is not allowed to have anything else. Trust I do know that surgery is expensive I have finally paid my parents back for it. I also want to thank you for your reply.
     
  4. Enjaytoo

    Enjaytoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, if your pooch had struvite stones removed, keep her on C/D...For treats I think Hills now makes a treat that is compatible with a few of the RX diets so look into that (your Vet might just need to order some). Also for treats, get a few cans of the C/D, slice them like (jellied cranberries on T-Day [​IMG] and bake on a low heat in the oven...I bet she will love them [​IMG]
     
  5. chickygirl2

    chickygirl2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our dog who has since passed away had stones. The vets had to make him a new opening- very $$$
    They had recommended a RX diet as well, but I asked for alternatives, mainly because he had been so costly to help with surgery.They had a recipe for a white rice/egg/oil/salt substitute diet that I cooked every week. It kept him free from issues until he had to be PTS for another age issue many years later. Good luck
     
  6. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    My grandma always spoiled her dogs and it was soo hard for her not to just give any and all treats so she came up with these ideas. 1. use the can version of the food take it and put it a hallow bone and freeze it. 2. smash or grind the food up and mix it with water untill it is a thick paste and put it mini muffin cups and bake untill dry and use them as biskets. We only just cover the lower part of the pan, so they are still small and get crunchy.
     
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  7. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    If you have a Costco nearby, they sell a 2 1/2 lb bag of chicken breast jerky. No fat, salt, anything. Just dried chicken strips. I've NEVER seen a dog pass one up! Most feed stores sell them as well, but for smaller packages and more $$.
     
  8. Bantamlover23

    Bantamlover23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You actually take the dry food and crush and bake it to make a treat.
     
  9. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep him on what the vet suggests - there's a good reason for it
     
  10. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    Yes you take the dry food and grind in a blender or smash it in a plastic bag, then mix with water and rebake them in the mini muffin tins. This way it is the same diet food but a "bisket" as far as he thinks [​IMG]
     

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