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    Our Josie came home today after spending the day at the vet hospital. She had surgery on rear knee/patella. Problem occurred when she slipped on ice or got leg caught in ice hole on yard this past winter. Running on ice/snow not a good idea. Slowly recuperating but walking around house. Eating well and loves to be snuggled with. My wife and I were really worried about her. Thank God for care credit cards. Without it, we would not have been able to afford the surgery. A 3 min application online and bam! Not promoting the card, but is a lifesaver in such emergencies!!! Also removed a cyst on same leg. Also had a uti which we received meds for. Encouraged to feed her a special uti preventive kibble. Prevents crystals from forming in urinary tract. It starts working as soon as she feeds. I think we can breath now

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    Wow, poor baby had a long day. I'm so happy she is home and recuperating well. Be sure to keep her nice & calm, little to no activity to give her time to heal properly! Sending big hugs to Josie!


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    Thrilled to know your beloved Josie is home & recuperating with y'all.

    Nothing better than HOME, thank you for updating us. Sending prayers
    for complete healing & wellness in that leg, keep her quiet & inactive


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    Congrats on getting her safely back home. Hope she recovers quickly. Our Lucy just had bladder stones removed on Thurs and is doing well.

    What kibble was recommended for the uti?

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    Sending prayers and best wishes for a good and fast recovery for Josie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveB View Post
    Congrats on getting her safely back home. Hope she recovers quickly. Our Lucy just had bladder stones removed on Thurs and is doing well.

    What kibble was recommended for the uti?

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    Royal Canin urinary moderate calories dry kibble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian1971 View Post
    Our Josie came home today after spending the day at the vet hospital. She had surgery on rear knee/patella. Problem occurred when she slipped on ice or got leg caught in ice hole on yard this past winter. Running on ice/snow not a good idea. Slowly recuperating but walking around house. Eating well and loves to be snuggled with. My wife and I were really worried about her. Thank God for care credit cards. Without it, we would not have been able to afford the surgery. A 3 min application online and bam! Not promoting the card, but is a lifesaver in such emergencies!!! Also removed a cyst on same leg. Also had a uti which we received meds for. Encouraged to feed her a special uti preventive kibble. Prevents crystals from forming in urinary tract. It starts working as soon as she feeds. I think we can breath now
    So good she is healing and home doing well! Care Credit has been a life saver for many...

    What type of crystals does she have? You can change her diet to help prevent them instea of staying on the prescription food, if you wanted to. @RiiSi
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    I'm not sure what type of crystals. What brand of kibble would you recommend? I had been feeding taste of the wild buffalo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian1971 View Post
    I'm not sure what type of crystals. What brand of kibble would you recommend? I had been feeding taste of the wild buffalo.
    Call and ask your vet if they identified the crystals and what type they are.... from there, we may have members that can gie you suggestions on the food to feed or what to avoid
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    Unfortunately a lot of vets are very keen on putting dogs on prescription foods even though it's not necessary. They also should always tell you what kind of crystals were present if there were any and what to avoid so, they will not come back. If she has had one UTI there absolutely is no need for special food. Usually those foods are mainly corn and they're bad for the skin and most all s***t. Sorry. If there were crystals cause of the Uti, they most likely were struvites and there's no need for that food. You can feed any preferably grain free food that suits her and add vitamin C or cranberry in some form in her food. Probiotics are very good too. Also it's important that she drinks enough.

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    Can cranberry supplements in vitamin section be used. It's hard to get her to drink more. Although adding water to her food does help. I'll add a few cups of water to her kibble. She licks that and then eats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian1971 View Post
    Can cranberry supplements in vitamin section be used. It's hard to get her to drink more. Although adding water to her food does help. I'll add a few cups of water to her kibble. She licks that and then eats.
    I used this for Banks when she was having UTI's.... it did help https://cranimals.com/
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