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my 4 1/2 old female mini poodle has oxalate crystals in her urine .The vet put her on hills U/d dry.I cook for her. I give her boiled chicken ,a veggie,an some pasta plus pet tabs.What do you suggest....

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This is for dogs with kidney crystals, struvites or stones:
Please Share this With your VET:
( This is to be in place of using the commercial foods:          Royal Canine & Hill's Rx Dog food - alternatives -)
PLEASE contact me for your Dog's PORTION Size   ( mpmaltese@gmail.com )

I sure do understand why you may want to Home-cook for your dog's nutritional needs.

PLEASE remember that I am NOT a VET... With that said, here goes:

The following will work along with the NuVET supplement to balance out Home cooking:
( link for NuVET Below:)
** PLUS you can freeze all the recipes into individual freezer dishes or baggies.
This recipe is fine 3-4 days in the refrigerator

NuVET supplement Info:
When you call tell them that Pet Nurse Marie is working with you on home-cooking.

Call 1-800-474-7044 ( use referral code 81098 and ask about the 15% OFF program

OFF program)
http://www.nuvet.com/81098
( 1 PER DAY FOR most DOGs )

CHICKEN AND POTATO DIET  

(low protein low phosphorus, high potassium, low sodium) for Dogs

3 cups cooked chicken breast  ( OR YOU CAN use ground Lamb)  ( LAMB costs more but it's great)  ( YOU want ground Lamb , to make it easy on you)

2 cups potato, boiled without the  skin

1/3 cup of low salt chicken broth or low salt chicken gravy
1/2 cup of Cooked / Steamed Green beans - CUT UP SMALL

2 calcium carbonate tablets (600 milligrams calcium) Tums
( crush and mix into the food batch)

or 1/2 OF  TEASPOON of Crushed Cooked EGG Shells  ( This is much needed for Calcium)

( ONLY choose 1  the : ( TUMs or the Eggs Shells)

1 ( NUVET) - see above link:  ( GIVE NuVET as a treat)/ per day


Feeding Amounts:
PLEASE E-MAIL ME FOR YOUR DOG'S NEEDS PER WEIGHT   ( mpmaltese@gmail.com )

PLAY with the feeding amounts / see what makes your dog full.  ( you can do 1 full cup in the pm if needed - )
 
TREATS
YOU can also do a few "Grain-free" treats per day ( such as NO-GRAINERS)
( The Fruit treats are fine - frutibles? )    ( No Grainers does have a web site )  Google it

Veggies- Here are a few:

1/4 pkg. Frozen Broccoli and
( All veggies must be grated or chopped very fine to digest)
OR
1/4  pkg. Frozen Carrots - steamed until crisp/tender (chop up finely)
---NEVER ------- any onions please........

Just pick one Veggie per Batch of food ...  Don't do too much in veggies as they are not needed badly by canines;
Plus you will have your NuVet supplement

With any new recipes- you need to work with your dog ----
Watch for hunger and feed a little bit more if needed.  

This will cost a bunch LESS than the HILL'S RX diet from the vet.

Just make sure you do the Calcium CARB ( TUMS) pills and the NuVET each day.

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Can be frozen in small portions.

With any new recipes- you need to work with your dog ----
Watch for hunger and feed a little bit more if needed.

Your dog will adjust to the feeding in 4-5 days.

It is always better to give a little x-tra and work with the Feeding amounts.

Source:
Special -Thanks to :
For help with recipe formulation!
Douglas Island Veterinary

The following treats are acceptable  dogs with Oxolate Stone

plain cooked chicken

plain cooked turkey

eggs

rice

peas

pasta

white potatoes

cabbage

cauliflower

bananas

melon

Ok, I gave you a bunch of info. The key is WATER - add a small amount - a few tablespoons to each meal - get the food nice and moist.
They ( kideny patients ) need plenty of water to drink and even place into the meals.
Make sure you offer fresh water in a bowl 2 x per day ( if possible )

KEEP me posted, I am here:

Marie Peppers LPN MA
mtnmom@gci.net
Pet Chef and ASK the Pet Nurse
K-9 Cuisine choices;
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