Shih tzu with struvite and oxalate stones
by Elizabeth Greenwood
My neighbour's shih tzu has had surgery to remove bladder stones, which were both Struvite and calcium oxalate stones. She now has to have Royal Canin urinary food both wet and dry. The dog, Maddie, can never have any other foods. Are there any treats at all she can have? She use to enjoy chewing rawhide but no longer has anything she will chew, surely she needs to chew on something for her teeth.
Can you help with this problem at all? My neighbour is 83 and finds it difficult to understand why Maddie can't have the odd treat, although she doesn't give her anything else as she knows it could mean the return of the stones. It cost her over £800 for the treatment and surgery and the food is extremely expensive!