i own an alaskan malamute that i believe to be six or seven [i got him from the pound]. he has had bladder stones on and off for a couple of years. this winter he began peeing blood more often, so march 11 i had his stones surgically removed.
afterward the vet offered a prescription diet that is relatively low in protein. the first several ingredients are grain products and pork fat. it is extremely expensive. i am less worried about the cost than i am about the low protein. dogs are carnivores, they need protein. now that toby's stone is gone, we willl be more active than ever, and he willl need even more protein.
i read somewhere that malamutes in their native alaskan habitat eat a lot of fish. furthermore, before the surgery, my vet mentioned that omega 3 fatty acids found in fish are believed to reduce the incidence of some types of bladderstones. afterward, all she told me about the stone composition was it is of a type that forms in acid urine ... which i believe is most of them.
should i go with the low protein rx diet, or just keep toby on beneful and add half a can of mackerel every day?