Welcome to the YorkieTalk.com Forums Community - the community for Yorkshire Terriers. |
You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be able to chat with over 35,000 YorkieTalk members, read over 2,000,000 posted discussions, and view more than 15,000 Yorkie photos in the YorkieTalk Photo Gallery after you register. We would love to have you as a member!
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please click here to contact us.
| ||LinkBack||Thread Tools|
|06-03-2008, 01:40 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Crystals in Urine
Has anyone's yorkie ever been diagnosed with a high Ph level in their urine that causes crystals..My little guy has this, he was on Rx science diet for the longest(yuk!) ...I finally changed his diet, thank goodness.
He is now eating canidae and is doing great,but I wanted to put him on a supplement to keep his PH level down...any advice?
|06-03-2008, 01:59 PM||#2|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
My little guy had crystals in his urine last year and like you my vet wanted to put him on prescription Science diet. He also was on meds. I did not like the idea of any of it so I pulled him off and started feeding Canidae wet. I wanted to find something that would help him in a more natural way. I came across Solid Gold Berry Balance. It's a powder that is nothing more than cranberries and blueberries. To start out I sprinkled it on his food twice a day and then went to once a day. For Odie it has worked. You might check it out and see what you think. My vet was surprised.
|06-03-2008, 02:42 PM||#3|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
What kind of crystals did they find specifically? Were they calcium oxalate or struvite or something else?
If they were calcium oxalate, it's important that you feed a food that contains low oxalate ingredients because these stones are recurring...
If they are struvite, these are typically caused by a UTI and the dog needs to maintain urinary health.
Solid Gold Berry Balance is a good supplement that helps to maintain urinary health particularly in dogs who have issues with UTI or struvite crystals/stones.
Regardless of what types of crystals your baby produces, it's important to increase the moisture intake of your dog. The urine should be dilute to prevent the formation of stones...
Equal parts water should be added to equal parts food at each meal to help with this if your dog eats dry food.
Canned food is preferred for dogs who have stone/crystals because of the moisture content. Also, high moisture treats like seedless watermelon.
Miko 's his Mommy