This happened awhile ago..
She’s doing much better. Even better than pre-pregnancy! The proper nutrition makes a world of difference. Just two weeks after being on a grain free food (Orijen) she regained her friskiness that we were she had lost for good. Even started playing with toys which was something she hadn’t done in nearly a year and a half. I use Wysong pH+ Biotic to balance the urinary pH. Nearly 4 months and no issues with bladder stones. (Pups were amazingly healthy considering this.)
Before prescription food she was on a diet of Beneful and it isn’t exactly known to be a high quality food. Poor food quality can lead to all sorts of health problems. Plus, if were genetic wouldn’t the mother developed it before the daughter not after? http://www.acreaturecomfort.com/cathealth.htm
Actually, starving calcium is a bad idea. Vitamin C in supplement form should be avoided. Plus any dog can benefit more from protein even ones that are dying from kidney disease. See the previous link.
Prior to breeding we had her checked out by the vet to see if it was ok or not to breed considering she had bladder stones. The bladder stones were small and their plan was to either remove them if she had a C-section or flush them out afterwards. (She had bladder stones still during the emergency C-section. When we switched to the new vet they x-rayed her and there NONE!)
Yes, unfortunately we didn’t do the right research beforehand. However, when I was researching about whelping I noticed that breeders seemed to supplement the bitch more towards the end. We did ask on two different occasions and two different vetsif this was ok for her to be on during her pregnancy and if she needed anything extra. Its not like we didn’t ask at all.. What happened to people not just referring to other vets notes and actually checking the product information?
It was on our bag, unfortunately we didn’t read it at the right time. Its also on Royal Canin’s website. I would not call Royal Canin Urinary S/O “Complete Nutrition” as the first two ingredients are rice and corn. Plus, vets have product guides about the food obviously our vets didn’t read theirs. We went to Bandfield to get a see about getting a second opinion, the vet was out but the vet techs were more knowledgeable than most at our clinic. Royal Canin has a binded veterinary diet guide for vets. They most likely send them to vets who also vend the food…
Here’s a real kicker, so since we hadn’t ate anything that day we go around the corner to McDonalds. Not gone 15-20 minutes we get a call from the vet asking if they could spay her? Excuse me, tell us how she is going to nurse? We had to bottle feed the first week due to her lack of milk…fortunately it kicked in.