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|10-15-2008, 11:55 AM||#2|
Furbutts = LOVE
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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There are a couple members on here who I know went through this with their males - I know they'll chime in here.
~ A friend told me I was delusional. I nearly fell off my unicorn. ~
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|10-15-2008, 04:37 PM||#3|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
It's very important that your baby is on a food that has *low oxalate* ingredients. You can google low oxalate foods and pull up a chart to determine which foods are low oxalate.
The next thing you need to look at is the moisture in the food. Dry foods do not contain enough moisture for a dog who produces stones even if the dog drinks a LOT of water...It's not enough.
Canned food or a specially formulated homecooked diet is best for dogs who have produced stones because they is high in moisture. If you HAVE to feed dry food, it needs to be given with equal parts water. So, if you feed 1/4 cup at each meal, add at least 1/4 cup of water to that food. That way, the dog has to drink the water to get to the kibble, or you can let the water soak into the kibble in the refrigerator...
The moisture is important because it's vital to keep the urine dilute so that the stones don't even have the chance to form...Also, if your dog is not already on bottled water, this is important.
Feeding the right foods and the right amount of moisture are both key in preventing these stones from forming.
Unfortunately, these stones do not typically dissolve on their own and have to be removed surgically. This is really important, because it's very likely that one of these stones can become lodged in the urethra which can be **life-threatening**
You will need to watch your dog like a hawk until you get him in for surgery and at the first sign of straining while urinating, make sure to get him into the vet's office immediately.
Miko 's his Mommy
Last edited by Yorkieluv; 10-15-2008 at 04:38 PM.
|10-22-2008, 02:47 PM||#4|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: May 2007
I had a male yorkie who had stones, and yes he had to have the surgery. It was the best thing for him, and I know he had to be feeling alot better. His recovery went really fast and the vet had put him on Science Diet CD
Lulu Belle, Bosley Beamer, Baby Zoey, & Holly Berry's Mommy
|10-22-2008, 09:39 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Yes My little Male Yorkie mickey had stones.
Heres some thread you can read through.
Hill's Pet Nutrition Products: Prescription Diet & Science Diet
I hope your little guy gets to feeling better soon.