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2 1/2 year old male Samoyed diagnosed with Bladder stones, open bladder surgery required, stones tested in Minnesota, results were Calcium Oxalates. Now the hunt for a better dog food attempting to never have bladder stone surgery again. He has been on excellent dog food since birth but even with the protein at 26%, Calcium at 1.4% and phosphorus at 1.0% this has still occurred. He is a fussy water drinker. Bowls of water everywhere, we constantly try to even bring bowls to him to get him to drink. He is stubborn male Samoyed, will do when he is ready. He has been healthy up until Sept 2019. We know we have a long battle ahead with kidney/bladder due to this diagnosis.
Thanks for your question! Many dogs with bladder and kidney issues have success consuming PET | TAO Soothe Bladder Supplement, PET | TAO Freeze Dried Beef Kidney Treats, and a diet that is overall energetically cooling, such as PET | TAO Chill.
Chill comes in both canned and freeze dried formulas. For your situation, we recommend the freeze dried version, as there is some speculation that lack of a synthetic vitamin/mineral premix may support the bladder.
PET | TAO freeze dried foods don't have a synthetic vitamin/mineral premix, but the canned foods do. The freeze dried foods are still complete and balanced, but the vitamins and minerals come from whole food ingredients rather than synthetic ingredients.
You may also want to check with your vet to see if they think Crystal Stone Formula is a good idea for your dog. It's an Eastern Herbal designed to help with Bladder Stones.
is this the best for a dog w cushings symptoms? canned chill?
Hi there! Our TCVM veterinarians have very good results with energetically cooling diets and Cushing's symptom management. This formula is a great choice, and also comes in a freeze dried version.
my dog has most of the things on the chill list incl panting, pacing, hunger at all times, agitation w the pacing, and fast breathing. she has a heart murmur, not sure if chill would help w that but my vet just said w her rising liver numbers that it could be cushings and suggested a formula for that. i had been giving my dog what i thought was a good diet, grains on the cool list, meat, veggies etc but her skin got bad and her stomach ballooned. she's been on dr martys freeze-dried raw for 10 wks now but last week she left some of her food in the bowl. UNHEARD of for this foodie. I took it as a message to me since it happened more than once. time to change her food. her skin tho I must say, (did the raw heal that?) did clear up completely and her fur is nice and soft; her eruptions have stopped. would u happen to know if there's any food that addresses a heart murmur? or just go w the chill for now and see how it goes? thanks.
Thank you for your question!
You are correct, pet owners often find cooling formulas support their dogs with the symptoms you mentioned!
Also, according to the Five-Element theory of Chinese Medicine, Freeze Dried Heart Treats can support the heart as well. You can learn more about that here: https://tcvmpet.com/collections/treats/products/pet-tao-freeze-dried-beef-heart?variant=14649349439537
I hope your dog is feeling better soon, and thanks for supporting TCVM!