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Dog Food for Kidney Stones
mrshoro posted:
My boxer mix should be on a Rx diet due to kidney stones, but I took her off of it because its such a low quality food (yucky poops, stinky gas, and coat dull). Is there a good quality food that I can feed her that will prevent the stones? Is there something without wheat and corn?
WickettWI responded:
My dog has issues with bladder crystals, as well as other issues, and he needs to be put on prescription dog food. He is on Science Diet C/D. It costs about $24 for an 8lb bag, but it has done wonders for him!! He has not had an issue in over a year, and his coat is great, plus he is much healthier. He has also gained a bit of weight too. I am sure Science Diet has a prescription food to help with your pup. Check with your vet. I know this thread is old, but I hope you have found some relief! Take care!
Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
Kidney stones are usually not treated with dietary manipulations. Prescription diets are used for bladder stones if they have a chemical composition that is amenable to dietary manipulation. There are thankfully several manufactures that produce diets for crystal control. I would ask your primary care veterinarian for clarification of what are your pet's concerns and alternative diets. If the commercial diets are not agreeing with your pet's GI tract, you may need to consult an on-line nutritional company such as ''. This is a site run by board certified veterinary nutritionist. They can give you direction on how to home cook for your pet.

Hope this helps...
Dr. Bernadine Cruz
PorLa replied to WickettWI's response:
Fifty years of pet practice taught me that without a doubt the dogs and cats that eat dry food are FAR more likely to have urinary tract problems than those on canned or fresh diets. See my book, Feeding Fido and Fluffy Too, for details.


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