Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Bladder Stones

  1. #1
    Pooper scooper Lkane0322's Avatar
    Posts
    37
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bailey
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Bladder Stones

    My 8 year old sweetheart Bulldog named Bailey had urine/bladder stones years ago and needed surgery. He has been on Hills Science Diet UD food ever since to prevent them forming again. He has been 20 lbs overweight since (food is so fatty) I have done everything to make him lose weight but now i am ready to change his food to low protein because i want him to lose weight and have him live a long life!

    Anybody have advice??? Please let me know???

  2. #2
    Dog Groomer Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Pendragon's Avatar
    Location
    Apple Valley Ca
    Posts
    561
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Sir Pendragon of Brymar(Chief for short) And Lady Ireland of Brymar
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Bladder Stones

    I am of no help there, but I am sure that someone on here can give yo advice.. Good luck with it...

  3. #3
    Member of Bulldog Addicts Anonymous Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    TessaAndSamson's Avatar
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    4,262
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Samson
    Likes (Received)
    8
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: Bladder Stones

    I have never had experience with this, sorry, so I am not much help. Even though hills isn't good dog food I know its necessary for dogs with certain conditions. Was this food prescribed for Bailey's bladder issues? I would just be careful it's safe to take Bailey off of it before switching.

    "Looking at a bulldog is said to cure the worse of the blues, living with one, serves to prevent them!" -Author unknown

  4. #4
    Owner/Administrator Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    bullmama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lisa
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    25,362
    Bulldog(s) Names
    The Home of the Desert Sky Pack
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2312
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default Re: Bladder Stones

    You could try Vegas stew with 1/2 c kibble twice a day. Vegas lost a ton of weight on this diet. I would also ask your vet what type of diet your dog needs and what your alternatives are. That food is junk, but there may be a specific reason for that diet to prevent issues.

    Everyday is a party when you own a bulldog!
    CLICK HERE to Sponsor a rescue Bulldog!

  5. #5
    ..........
    Real Name
    Karen
    Country
    England
    Location
    Grafton, OHIO
    Posts
    8,746
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Maggie (My Angel Baby 5/31/2012). Daddy (2 years). Linus (1year). Bella (4 years)
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Bladder Stones

    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    You could try Vegas stew with 1/2 c kibble twice a day. Vegas lost a ton of weight on this diet. I would also ask your vet what type of diet your dog needs and what your alternatives are. That food is junk, but there may be a specific reason for that diet to prevent issues.


    I'm with what @desertskybulldogs said. I always thought in humans it was important to avoid foods that were fatty and oily because it can affect the kidneys, and to really increase the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables to cleanse the whole system. However, I am no expert. I would be interested to know if there were any reason to NOT start to introduce the stew that Vegas gets from @Libra926.

    Also, find out if your vet is recommending this food because he/she knows no better, or because there is a specific medical reason why your bullie has to have this paticular brand of food. From experience on here, I have learnt that most vets do not know anything about the food, and usually recommend the food that is crap because they are selling it or they simply do not know better!!

  6. #6
    Rescue Volunteer Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Lacey28's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lacey
    Location
    Windsor Ontario Canada
    Posts
    1,871
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Silva and Stella
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Bladder Stones

    Sounds like some good advice above!
    He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Anonymous

  7. #7
    Pooper scooper Lkane0322's Avatar
    Posts
    37
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bailey
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Bladder Stones

    Thank you everyone. I am just now starting my research. The vets office promotes this food but i will def get a second opinion before changing it.

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •