Hi ladies and gents..
I'm new to posting on forums so bear with me. I'm driving myself a little bit insane trying to research the best diet for my 5 year old (light of my life) Bichon Frise, Boo.
I'll explain where I am with the research up to this point and Boo's history up to this point:
About 2 years ago Boo was found to have bladder stones, specifically Struvite stones. After the surgery to remove them she was put on the prescribed Royal Canin SO Urinary Diet and I was told by the vet that she would need to be on this food for the rest of her life. I was REALLY reluctant to do this after I looked at the ingredients list.
So, I started my obsessive Googling on Struvite stones and diet..
I conformed with the vet and gave her the Royal Canin diet for a short period of time then got her on to raw. BUT I was giving Boo vegetables (extra that I cooked for me) in her diet and I'm gutted because 2 weeks ago at the urine test I sent in to be looked at under the microscope, there are CRYSTALS AGAIN!! AAAAAAHHHHRGGHH!
Now then.. From the research I've done, and there are soooooooo many contradicting opinions out there, I'm understanding that the prescription diet is the quickest way to dissolve the crystals but should only ever be fed until the urine is clear. Then to be put on a meat based diet (for slightly acidic urine pH of around 6 - 6.5) and a grain/veg based diet for alkaline urine (the other sort of bladder stones).
Does anyone have any experience of cutting vegetables out from our fluffy friend's diets and just feeding raw meat?
Thank you in advance,
Nicky & Boo.