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Urinary Food that might have some taste?

Discussion in 'Commercial Food' started by Trip, Jun 2, 2022.

  1. Trip

    Trip Forums Enthusiast

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    So it’s been a very long time since I have been here. Beignet is getting up there in years at 10. She has had a lot of urinary issues throughout the years including having to remove bladder stones last year.

    She unfortunately had a spinal cord stroke a few weeks ago and we have been rehabbing her from it and she is getting back the ability to walk thankfully.

    She was always on a Fromm game bird recipe until the bladder stone incident. She loved it and it didn't have any issues besides the urinary problems. The vet made us switch to Hills C/D for urinary issues. B hasn’t wanted to eat it hardly and now with the stroke she is refusing to eat it period. She has an issue with chicken and she is probably allergic to it.

    We gave her a few days to see if we could get her to eat the Hills, but that was too much we went with rice and other decent people food she will eat for the time being. I am seriously considering getting the Fromm again and trying to figure out another fix for the urinary problems. Anyone got any tips?
     
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    Royal Canin has a vet diet that does double work...it addresses urinary issues like bladder stones/crystals as well as being hydrolyzed protein for easy digestion if a doggie tends to have digestive issues esp IBD. It only comes in a kibble unfortunately, no soft canned, but if needed you can soak the kibble to make it soft. Our Miley has recently been changed to this food due to small bladder stones and crystals...she is very frail with multiple medical issues and if surgery can be avoided the specialist who treated her doesn't recommend surgery unless diet doesn't work. I have 3 other dogs and I have given them a few of these kibbles just to see if they liked it and they do...and 2 of them are pretty fussy eaters. Might be worth trying for Beignet. Also I was told to give Miley a tablespoon of low fat (she has chronic pancreatitis so low fat is needed) cottage cheese once a day...recommended for dogs with crystal/stone issues.
    Trini
     
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  3. Trip

    Trip Forums Enthusiast

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    Thanks my try a small bag of that
     
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    Would it help to put warm bone broth on the food to see if it might be more enticing to eat for her?
     
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    Royal canin didn’t help either, may try this
     
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    You might want to talk to the people at Natures Farmacy. Besides supplements, they advise on home- cooked diets and will provide recipes for people whose dogs have specific needs. They did this for my girl with allergies and I made her food in a crock pot for several years following their recipes. That way you can tailor her diet to her needs with the right food and supplements, and they will guide you to the supplements you need to make a home-cooked diet nutritionally complete.

    My contact there was a woman named Star who is wonderful. Here's the website for more information. Just call their customer service number.
     
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