Natural cures for bladder stones in dogs starts with the proper diet, plenty of water and apple cider vinegar.
To prevent future calcium oxalate stones from developing, the urine must have an alkaline pH level (pH greater than 7). The more vegetables in the diet, the more alkaline the urine. For dogs with bladder stones resulting from calcium oxalate crystals, give them such as:
Most experts recommend a homemade diet for dogs or cats with Struvite bladder stones so you can have full control over the ingredients. Dry food isn’t recommended, but if you must feed manufactured food you can choose from suitable wet, canned options. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to see a prescription diet that impressed me. In either case, you must educate yourself about nutrition through reliable sources of information, then tailor the diet to address the condition.
Topic: Diet For Dog With Cancer And Bladder Stones
Bladder Stones (Urinary Calculi) in Dogs - Pet Education
Struvite stones, the most common type of canine bladder stone, can sometimes be removed through diet rather than surgical means. Through urinalysis, which shows the presence of crystals, the building blocks of stones, and by using an X-ray or ultrasound, your vet may be able to see the stone. Positive identification of a stone must be done in a lab, meaning without surgery, the only option requires flushing out a stone via a catheter. If the stones aren't large and aren't blocking the urethra, which is a veterinary emergency, your vet might prescribe a diet designed to increase acid levels in the urine, eventually causing the stones to dissolve. While your dog likely will stay on a special diet for the rest of his life, the prevention diet differs from the dissolution diet.Feeding your dog certain foods can cause the formation of bladder stones, a mineral deposit that can form in the kidneys and urethra. Bladder stones in dogs can lead to severe health problems if left untreated, so providing your dog with a healthy diet is important to prevent the stones from occurring.If your dog's bladder stones consist of calcium oxalate, you don't have the option to dissolve them through diet. They require surgical removal. A high percentage of dogs with such stones develop them again, even with dietary changes. That's because, unlike struvite stones, calcium oxalate stone development isn't usually related to diet, but might result from genetic or metabolic issues. Your vet will prescribe a diet low in calcium and oxalate -- a naturally occurring substance -- to minimize the odds of new stone formation.This past Saturday, I gave a private talk about home-made diets to prevent and deal with bladder stones to a small group of 33 people . The audience was a combination of breeders, veterinarians and veterinary technicians. I’ve had good luck in dealing with dogs that develop bladder stones and I think a lot of it has to do with a focus on dealing with the current problems, but being as vigilant as possible about occurrence in the first place. I guess that word about my having helped stone-forming dogs has spread because the interest during this talk was very high and it was followed by about a three hour question and answer period. I was exhausted and exhilarated at the same time. It’s great to see such enthusiasm from breeders and vets because both play critical roles in teaching the public.