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Hi Kaz,

I had this experience with my Bichon girl it was very complicated because she developed two types of stones and had to have surgery to have them removed.  After surgery the vet told me she had to go on a prescription diet for life and nothing else (no treats) which she hated.  She was on Hills C/D and then changed to Hills U/D.  Expensive food and terrible quality but I didn't know any better I went with the advise of the vet as I didn't want her to developed stones and go through surgery again. 

3 years later  she developed diabetes which became complicated because she would no eat the prescription food but it was necessary that she ate so that I could inject  her insulin.  Therefore the vet prescribed potassium citrate mixture to give her straight after her food which would help prevent the stones forming  (if only they suggested this in the first place instead of me having to feed her this terrible food).  I'm  not saying that it will be suitable for your girl but it's worth a mention to your vet. 

I can't say if the potassium citrate mixture prevented her from developing stones as she sadly past away six months after being diagnosed with diabetes.

I wish you all the best and hope your girls get better soon.

Introductions / Re: Puppy food for a Bichon Frise
« on: Nov 05, 2015, 20:38 »

 I have had a reply from Auta and they have stated that they don't do a puppy food however, the adult food is fine to feed a puppy and they recommend feeding the high activity level on the feeding guide as puppies need more as they are growing. 

So this is great news for me, it's 5 star food and  my other dog loves it.

Introductions / Re: Puppy food for a Bichon Frise
« on: Nov 04, 2015, 08:03 »

I have already emailed them and waiting for them to get back to me.  I will update you when I get a reply as this could be useful information to others.

Many thanks

Introductions / Puppy food for a Bichon Frise
« on: Nov 03, 2015, 21:48 »

Can anyone advise me of which is the best brand of dry food to feed my 10 wk old Bichon Frise pup.  He is currently fed Royal Canin by the breeder and I want to change his food over to a high quality brand. I currently feed my 5yr old Bichon Frise Aatu which has a 5 star rating but unfortunately this food is for a adult dog.  I've been looking at 80/20 foods for my pup but noticed an article on a website stating that a high protein diet for puppies can damage their kidney's and yet I thought puppies require more protein.

I would be grateful if any one could give me some suggestions.


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