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good points Connie. This always a guessing game. At least you are feeding canned. If the vet doesn't identify the cause and only works on symtoms, that is frustrating. Here is a quote from Sabine on the importance of water in our animals food.
"Dogs who eat mostly canned food or a home prepared diet automatically take in more moisture
than dogs eating kibble, so they do not need to compensate as much by drinking. Contrary to
what many people think and pet food companies claim, dogs (and cats even moreso) do not
instinctively know how much extra water they have to drink to make up for what is lacking in dry
A greater incidence of bladder diseases and stones/crystals in pets since dry food has become
the prevalent method of feeding is one result. An increasing number of American Veterinary
Medical Association members, including board-certified veterinary nutritionists, are now strongly
recommending the feeding of canned food instead of dry kibble to cats, but the issue is sadly still
widely ignored in dogs."
I'll give her a dingle and see if she might recommend something.
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
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