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I am in shock

Ok, so most of you know that Jester had bladder stone removal surgery about a month ago. Well, fast forward to this week. I had my sweet Daisy at the vet yesterday, and she has bladder stones too! Her surgery is scheduled for next Tues. I am just in shock. I can't belive two of my dogs are sick with bladder stones. Whats the coincidence? This is now my vet's 4th case since January, and all the dogs were eating Canidae dog food.
So if you are feeding Canidae, I would stop immediately. I have been in contact with the Canidae company. They asked for all my info, dog info, vet info, retailer info and said they would "investigate" it further. I am hoping they will stand behind their product and best case senerio they will pay for (or at least part of) the $2500 I will have forked out in surgeries for my two babies in the last month.
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Jeez Katie,

I'm so sorry. Poor Daisy. You're right, I hope Canidae pays for the surgeries. Can you have your others checked for stones (at the expense of Canidae, of course)?

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Sorry to hear that Katie. Hope the Canidae folks at least contribute to the medical expenses. And I hope Daisy feels better soon.

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That's scary. I hope Daisy comes through the surgery will no ill effect. Fingers crossed.

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I am sorry to hear this Katie. Wishing Daisy a successfull surgery and quick,healthy recovery!

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Oh man Katie - I'm so sorry about Daisy. Like I was telling you, my cat refused his second bag of food made by the same manufacturer and the reason both my friend and I chose it was for urinary issues in cats - so it sounds like something is going on for sure.

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Oh, no.... I am so sorry for your babies. I have been researching foods because I'm thinking of switching and Canidae was on my short list. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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Hugs, that is very scary to go through. What are bladder stones caused by?

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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.
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WOW Katie I am sorry to hear about Daisy and Jester.I hope everything goes well with the surgery. How is Jester doing?
Thanks for the warning.

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