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Food Question

Postby Shellby » Tue May 10, 2005 9:19 am

My bread-eating dog, Kaya has been having some peeing problems. (But hasn't snagged a loaf of bread in over a week!)

She's been peeing in her crate and even in the house occasionally. We talked to the vet about it at her annual appt last month and he took a urine sample and determined that she has low acidity levels in her urine, and high pH levels.

He recommended changing her food (she's on Innova currently) to a food that would better balance her acid/pH levels. His recommendation was Science Diet W/D. NOT a food I want to feed.

I've been doing some research on the internet and talking to the lady who owns the local store where we get our Innova (and Canidae when the girls were on that) and can't figure out what other food/supplement would do the balancing.

Does anyone have any ideas/tips for me? What food would you use if your dog had this issue?

TIA!

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Re: Food Question

Postby Brenda » Tue May 10, 2005 9:45 am

Did your vet take into account any treats you feed her as well as her food?

Glad you ddin't switch to SD

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Re: Food Question

Postby Mary » Tue May 10, 2005 10:09 am

How about using something like Wysongs Biotic Ph +

http://wysong.net/Merchant2/merchant.mv ... ct_Count=0

You can contact food companies and ask what the Ph of the food is and that might help you pick another one. Were there any crystals in the urine?

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Re: Food Question

Postby Shellby » Tue May 10, 2005 11:35 am

Did your vet take into account any treats you feed her as well as her food?

The only treats they get are raw bones and greenies. They get 1-2 raw bones a week, and a greenie maybe once a month. I don't think that would be enough to cause a problem...but maybe?

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Re: Food Question

Postby Shellby » Tue May 10, 2005 11:37 am

No crystals in her urine. I'll look into Wysong. Thanks.

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Re: Food Question

Postby Sabine » Tue May 10, 2005 1:55 pm

you can also give vitamin C (not as ester C tho, since that is nonacidic), and cranberries to acidify the urine.
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