Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I took another urine sample in today to the vet for another urinalysis. The previous one on 6/23 came back clear. Unfortunately this one did NOT. Another roadblock!
The vet said she had a lot of pus and bacteria in her urine, and prescribed 20 tabs of Zeniquin (antibiotic). Curiously, it was $20 higher than the last time we got it in March. Total $119.00 ($77.50 for antibiotics, $41.50 for urinalysis).
The analysis on the stones came back on 7/3 as Calcium Oxalate.
As for her diet, I decided not to feed her the prescription diet and have done much research online to find something suitable. In the meantime, I have been supplementing her current diet with Potassium Citrate granules. I’ve joined an online group on Yahoo called K9kidneydiet, which has been very helpful, and led me to the diet I’m going to fed her.
I’ve decided to start feeding her something called the Fuzzer diet, which is essentially a low oxalate home cooked diet balanced with Calcium Citrate, and supplemented with B-complex, E, and Omega 3s, with the option of adding CoQ10, Magnesium, Lysmachia 3, Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics, and/or Glucosamine. No Vitamin C or D supplements allowed. The diet has worked for many dogs with Oxalate stones. You can find it here if you want to read more: http://www.b-naturals.com/newsletter/category/calcium-oxalate-uroliths/ .
Current diet - distilled water, Innova EVO kibble soaked in distilled water, EVO canned, mixed with low oxalate veggies/grains (will be changing to over to the Fuzzer diet and eliminate the EVO completely)
2x a day:
Will add soon on daily basis: