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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....

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   ( )

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)
( 1 PER DAY FOR most DOGs )


(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:

PLAY with the feeding amounts / see what makes your dog full.  ( you can do 1 full cup in the pm if needed - )
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)
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.

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.

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





white potatoes





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
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