What sort of treats can I give my Lhasa to prevent urine crystals from forming?
Hi, my 11 year old Lhasa, Zuzu, was recently operated on for urinary crystals. Our Vet put her on UrinarySo Modcal Canine as her regular food. She also informed us that this is the only food that Zuzu can eat. Isn't there something out there in the form of a treat that I could give Zuzu that would be a real "treat" for her and still aid in preventing the crystals from forming again? We are currently giving her small handfuls of the UrinarySo as a treat. Thank you.
K9DogTreats: Hi Barb. Poor Zuzu! You do not mention the type of urine crystals, but typically when an operation is necessary, the crystals or stones tend to be of the calcium oxalate variety. Struvite stones, the other most common urine crystal in dogs, usually will dissolve by keeping the dog's urine in the acidic range and are easier to treat and manage.
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