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Thread: Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Urinary UC Low Purine Dry Dog Food

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    Got back from the vet today, she said my Rosie's PH balance is way off and she needs to eat a special diet and sent us home with Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Urinary UC Low Purine Dry Dog Food. I remember reading that Canin is not a very good brand of dog food, are there any other choices?

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    Default Re: Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Urinary UC Low Purine Dry Dog Food

    Did the vet diagnose the reason why it's off? What was the pH? Was there crystals or stones? If there was were they send to the lab? RC is not very good. There is always a choice, but first you need to know why the pH is off.

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    Default Re: Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Urinary UC Low Purine Dry Dog Food

    I'm not sure if any of the foods on this list would work for your baby (regarding the ph levels) but this is where we recommend members to look for a dog food... Dog Food Reviews and Ratings | Dog Food Advisor

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    @Kristopher T There are not many choices when it comes to Prescription foods. I had a cat who had trouble with having bladder stones. He eventually had surgery to become a "she". I always,for him, looked for foods with a low ash content. I agree with @RiiSi you need more information on your Rosie's condition/problem.
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    I had somewhat same issue with Nyala. Her was crystals. The warden at the desk insisted I use RC saying "in all my 15yrs I never seen issues" I asked her to read the ingredients as I didn't have my glasses. She reads and some ingredients was corn, wheat, whey and I stopped her there and said "Nyala isn't a cow, she's a dog" well she was speechless. Knowingly RC is NOT a healthy kibble and vets gets a % for each bag they sell I wouldn't touch that kibble with a 10 foot pole.. I don't like being pushed into something that is not healthy especially if I don't want it. I decided to " home cook " for her. It's a bit more work but she never had any more issues.

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    Wheezie was prescribed this food and I stopped giving it to her.Nasty ingredients one being chicken which is not ideal for alot of bullies.We were given antibiotics and that did the trick.We also wipe her everytime she pottys because of her excess skin and she's a low rider..meaning she practically sits on the ground to do her business.

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    Default Re: Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Urinary UC Low Purine Dry Dog Food

    Quote Originally Posted by Kristopher T View Post
    Got back from the vet today, she said my Rosie's PH balance is way off and she needs to eat a special diet and sent us home with Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Urinary UC Low Purine Dry Dog Food. I remember reading that Canin is not a very good brand of dog food, are there any other choices?
    Not good at all.... these foods do serve a purpose for a small window of time, but not for long term or life. As others have said, find out the cause crystals, stone, what type and then you'll know what to avoid and can feed a good food ..
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    Unfortunately, my Jewel is on RC gastro for low fat secondary to Jewels bout of pancreatitis. I do not want to go through that again. I emailed Fromm to see if they had a dog food that has a crude fat content of less that 10% and received a prompt response back from them that they do not . Now Fromm does have treats that 5% fat (i.e. liver and cranberry) that both Jewel and Bentley love. I did respond back to Fromm that if and when they start a low fat product to let me know. The only low fat product they have is the formula for senior dogs which has a fat content of 10%-12%. One caveat...I do like that company. Great Customer Service.

    For now, we will keep Jewel on the RC. She does get an occasional supplement of which I do not know the fat content of that product. I was giving Jewel 1 tablet a day and she seemed run down and out of steam. Since I spaced out the supplement to every third day...her energy picked up to normal.

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