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Hello, I've been following this forum for the past week or so, I don't have a Hav (yet), but I fed my Yorkie on a raw diet from age 4 through almost the end of her life (we had to start cooking it her last year or so as her kidneys were failing), but she did very well on that diet. I would probably feed raw to a Hav if it suited her and she'd eat it, though this time around pay closer attention to mineral supplementation. Several of my yorkie's health issues disappeared once going raw, and she never had a lot of the common problems many dogs seem to get. I know it's a lot more work, but with Havs being so small, maybe you could try one of the frozen pre-made raw diets on the market? Certainly would be cheaper than feeding commercially prepared raw diet to a lab. I have been reading some controversial things about raw bone, and there is one food you can mail order that doesn't contain bone, they claim it's often used as a cheap filler, though the BARF diet says they need bone for calcium.
Are stones/crystals in the bladder calcium deposits? I wonder if there is something that is keeping them from digesting and processing calcium in their diet. I know in humans, I've read the wrong kind of calcium supplementation can cause calcium deposition in tissues where it shouldn't be.