I just came across this article on the dogaware.com website which was originally published in the Whole Dog Journal in May 2010. The article goes in depth about Leslie Bean and the FuzzerFood diet.
Calcium Oxalate Kidney and Bladder Stones
Friday, March 9, 2012
If you are creating your own recipes, and want to be sure your dog is getting the proper balance of nutrients and percentage of protein, I have found this site to be super valuable - http://nutritiondata.self.com. Once you create the recipes, it will give you the full data just like you would see on a nutritional label on a product you buy at the store. It also gives you the caloric ratio of carbs/fat/protein, and the estimated glycemic load and inflammation factor ratings. You can even save your recipes on the site.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Scooter passed on in July 2011. She was 15 and lived a good long life. We had to put her down because she was just getting more and more health issues, and I was starting to feel sorry for her. It was so sad to say goodbye to her and I struggled with the decision for awhile, but I know that we made the right choice for her. I'll never forget my Scooter.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The Fuzzerfood diet is for dogs who have issues with calcium oxalate uroliths. This diet is used as a preventative after the stones have been removed, and has been successful where prescription diets have failed. There is much to know about this diet, but the key factors are:
- Feed fresh meat, grains, and veggies that are low in oxalate content in proper ratio to provide enough protein (33-40%)
- Add calcium citrate powder to food (Now is a good brand). General amount is 300-350 mg per cup of food.
- Avoid all Vitamin C or D supplements, and salt
- Add Vitamin E, B, Omega 3 fish oil, and Lysmachia-3 at feeding time based on your dog's weight
- Distilled water only
It's been awhile, but I wanted to let anyone know who is looking for the FuzzerFood diet that it is in transition and no longer available at the K9KidneyDiet yahoo group. Below is the direct quote on the site, which was dated Dec 17, 2010:
FuzzerFood is in transition.
Until the Editor releases it, FuzzerFood, LLC is unable to issue any copies of the regimen.
FuzzerFood, LLC is very sorry for this unavoidable delay and is working hard to launch the website, www.FuzzerFood.net, and to make the official FuzzerFood regimen available.
The Whole Dog Journal published an article on Oxalates in their May, 2010 issue and focused much of the article on FuzzerFood. The guidelines for FuzzerFood are in the article.
Until FuzzerFood is released you can obtain information about the guidelines in the WDJ article. The Whole Dog Journal has a wonderful reputation as an unbiased source of information on all things related to dogs. It is published monthly, and available electronically as well as in hard copy.
The web address for the Whole Dog Journal is http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/
If you are already subscribed, you can go online to get a copy of the article. If you are not currently subscribed, you can use the link to subscribe.
If you would like to be notified when the FuzzerFood website is up and running, send an email to FuzzerFood@aol.com and please make the subject line: FuzzerFood waiting list.
Please include your name and where you are located.
Let me know why you are interested and how you heard about FuzzerFood.
Do you have a dog with calcium oxalates? What breed?
Thank you for your patience!
FuzzerFood™© 1997 L .Bean,FuzzerFood, LLC - All rights reserved
Thursday, January 28, 2010
It's been a year now since Scooter had her last surgery for her front toe. Her stone surgery was in June of 2008. I've been feeding the Fuzzer Diet since July 2008, and it seems to be keeping her healthy and STONE FREE. No problems for awhile now. Cooking the food is a major pain actually, but it's keeping her healthy and away from the vet office so that's what matters. For anyone out there who has a dog prone to calcium oxalate stones, you can try the recipe I posted earlier, and join the K9Kidney Diet group here: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/K9KidneyDiet/, where there is a wealth of knowledge regarding this. If you decide to home cook for your dog, you will need to supplement with vitamins, most importantly Vitamin B, E, and Omega 3s/fish oil.
This is the recipe I use most often for cooking for Scooter. I add the meat in fresh later. I usually quadrupole the recipe, saving 1 batch for the fridge, and seperating the grains/veggies into 3 separate freezer bags for later to mix with fresh meat. I use ground turkey most often, but will sub chicken or beef sometimes. The rice measurement is after cooking.
Broccoli, Carrots, Peas, Rice, Turkey
Broccoli, Carrots, Peas, Rice, Turkey
|Broccoli, frozen, boiled||6.4||ounce||2.0||cup|
|Carrots, frozen, boiled||2.5||ounce||0.5||cup|
|Peas, frozen, boiled||2.5||ounce||0.5||cup|
|White Rice, cooked||12.0||ounce||2.0||cup|
|Ground Turkey, raw||20.8||ounce||1.0||package|
|Calcium Citrate powder||1560||mg||2.23||teaspoon|
|1. Boil veggies in tap water and drain|
2. Use distilled water to make rice
3. Add Calcium Citrate powder
4. Mix all together