Can anyone in pet health provide SPECIFIC mineral content/limits for struvite stone dissolving, while preventing the formation of calcium oxalate stones? I know the commercial OS diets are recommended by vets, but I prefer to cook my own pet food. I have one dietary resource book but it doesnt include the upper/lower limits for therapeutic bladder stone treatment. I am hoping to find a comprehensive nutritional source so I can create my own recipes from ingredients to meet the safe limits in mineral content. Hope someone can help.
Here are some other thoughts/info I have learned related to bladder stones. Bladder stones can be struvite (can be dissolved by strict diet) or calcium oxalate cant be dissolved. MALE pets are not likely to be successful passing these stones (calcium oxalate) as the urethrea is TOO SMALL! Surgery is the only option, as this problem can instantly become life threatening. DIET MUST BE CHANGED PERMANENTLY to prevent future episodes!!!!! I found a book to be helpful, Home-Prepared Dog & Cat Diets by Donald R. Strombeck DVM, PhD. This book includes health conditions and diets to help. Please note, bladder stones can be either type or a combination of both types. Vets may prefer to use OS diets to try and dissolve struvite stones, while maintaining an environment that doesnt contribute to calium oxalate stone formation. Please be informed when choosing a diet to help your pet.
hi Pet..good for you to take the time to read and prepare your kitties food. I don't like those expensive OS diets either.
I assume you are following a recipe to balance out the protein/calcium and other much needed supplements?
Are you feeding bones and all? than the mineral and everything is already balanced. if you aren't feeding bones and organs you will need to supplement.
I do not feed raw, but I do make my own cooked pork diet. my Nemo's PH returned to normal within a few months of eating this..and he no longer has struvite crystals.(at least not by last test)
Adequate fluids is the key.
I will send you a site with tons of info on feeding/nutrition and this dr's recipe's...(not the one I chose to follow but will give you alot of info)
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