Do you carry food for dogs with urinary calcium crystals?Tammy
I also have dogs with crystals but no infection. I always give some canned food and some urinary health supplements.
Hi Mike, I believe I read that you’re planning on creating a feline version of this website in the future and I for one will be thrilled when you do! I have a dog and use this site as a research tool to switch him from I/D to Pinnace Holistic as he has a sensitive stomach. My question is do you have suggested foods for Urinary health instead of using the C/D formula? I’m looking into this for my cats as one has had crystals in the past but I want to get them on a better food than C/D. I would do my own research on the Feline versions anf any Canine foods that state they promote Urinary Tract Health but would appreciate any direction you might be able to provide.
Hi Julie… Unfortunately, I’ve never studied the nutritional needs of dogs with urinary tract issues. Maybe if I come across a trustworthy (scientific) source of requirements for this type of dog food, I could use the information to create a list of qualifying foods. Something to think about for the future. Thanks for the tip.
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Urinary SO Dry Dog Food is:
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Urinary UC Low Purine Dry Dog Food
As many owners and breeders will attest, Dalmatians are wonderfully unique dogs with personalities and appearances unlike those of any other breed. Dalmatians are also unique from all other dog breeds in the way they metabolize "purine-yielding foods," which can unfortunately lead to the formation of urinary and/or kidney stones, especially in male Dalmatians. An ideal diet for Dalmatians is one that's low in purines (components of certain foods – primarily found in animal proteins – that metabolize into uric acid in the body), moderate in high-quality proteins (and devoid of substandard protein sources), high in complex carbohydrates (whole grains, fruits, and low-purine vegetables help rid the body of extra uric acid), low in fat (fat holds onto uric acid in the kidneys), low in unnecessary fillers (foods that add little in the way of nutrients and for the most part simply result in larger stools for your dog), and low in salt. While Dalmatians uniquely metabolize purine-yielding foods, they certainly do not hold exclusive domain over urinary tract infections and stone-related problems. Other dog breeds predisposed to (the clinical term for urinary stone health issues) and similar urinary issues include the Beagle, Bulldog, Basset Hound, Cocker Spaniel, Bichon Frise, Miniature Schnauzer, Lhasa Apso, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Yorkshire Terrier, Dachshund, Newfoundland, Irish and Scottish Terrier, and Irish Setter. I called my vet. The vet tech said that they only have two brands of dog food for urinary problems, and they're both made with chicken. I asked her if I could bring my dog in to get a prescription to purchase food from somewhere else, and she said that they will only prescribe what they have in the office. Instead of attempting to help me with finding a solution, she asked me if I needed anything else and told me to have a good day. Again, I have a vet who is completely worthless in dealing with my dog's allergy problems.