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Low oxalate diet for Pugs

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Low oxalate diet for Pugs

Post  Ginapug on 10/19/2012, 5:28 pm

I have 3 girls that are retired from a breeder. One came to me with bladder stones so I have all 3 on a low oxalate diet of cooked chicken, rice and frozen peas, thawed and smashed. I found this diet on the internet posted by a family with pugs with the same problem. I do supplement their diets with cheese and eggs for calcium. I have also found a lady that bakes low oxalate biscuits that I can order on line.
I would like any comments, suggestions, or feedback from any one of you pug parents out there! Thanks! pug2

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Re: Low oxalate diet for Pugs

Post  Renee on 10/19/2012, 6:38 pm

I do not think the diet you are cooking is nutritionally complete. Particularly, as you are missing some key ingredients, like an oil (fish, coconut, etc), organ meat and other vital nutrients.

My suggestion is to either work with a holistic vet, or get one of the very, very good books about homecooked meals. You could get Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs, by Lew Olsen, or there is one my Dr. Becker too, although her's may be just raw.

In any case, you may want to reconsider if your dogs all need low oxalate diets, just because one of them had a single incidence of stones.
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Post  northernwitch on 10/19/2012, 7:42 pm

Renee wrote:I do not think the diet you are cooking is nutritionally complete. Particularly, as you are missing some key ingredients, like an oil (fish, coconut, etc), organ meat and other vital nutrients.

My suggestion is to either work with a holistic vet, or get one of the very, very good books about homecooked meals. You could get Raw & Natural Nutrition for Dogs, by Lew Olsen, or there is one my Dr. Becker too, although her's may be just raw.

In any case, you may want to reconsider if your dogs all need low oxalate diets, just because one of them had a single incidence of stones.
And the diet depends on what type of stones--struvites don't necessarily require a low oxalate diet. Urates require a low/no purine diet.

Bottom line, the single most effective thing you can do for a dog with a history of stones/crystals is flood the food with water (and I mean FLOOD--1 to 2 cups), give them multiple opportunities to pee and monitor urinary pH.
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Re: Low oxalate diet for Pugs

Post  PugLady3 on 10/22/2012, 10:08 am

I was going to point out that the diet is going to depend on what type of stones they were too. I'm assuming that they were calcium oxalate if you're feeding a low oxalate diet? That would be counter-productive if they were struvite. There's a ton of good information here: http://www.dogaware.com/articles/wdjcalciumoxalates.html but I would also suggest picking up Lew Olson's book if you can. It's a great resource on home made diets (raw or cooked).
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