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Dog treats for dog with bladder stones

by Susan

My 90 lb English Lab just had surgery to remove bladder stones (almost 8 lbs). Our vet changed her food to Royal Canin urinary SO. Are there any treats available commercially or recipes I can make that will not promote the recurrence of the stones? Our vet suggested no treats.

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Nov 13, 2013
Make dog treats from special food
by: K9DogTreats

Hi Susan.

You said your dog required surgery so it sounds like the stones are oxalates. Oxalates do not readily dissolve so it is important to prevent future recurrences.

One of our readers offered a suggestion where she made dog treats using the special diet prescribed by the vet! Please read how she did it here (copy and paste into your browser):

We are not vets, so before you give your dog anything, we recommend you check with your vet. Can your dog have plain chicken jerky? The wheat flour used in most dog treats is not conducive to keeping the urine in an alkaline concentration to prevent further oxalate formation. (If your dog had struvites, we would tell you that wheat promotes acidic urine which helps to dissolve the struvite crystals.)

Please read more here about chicken jerky dog treats and check with your vet first! (copy and paste into your browser)

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