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    Not sure what type of crystals, I'll have to call and check. No prescriptions for anything yet, I agreed to try to find an agreeable food on my own. But I just bought a huge bag of food so was hoping it was the treats I was using for potty training that was the culprit. He was getting about 10-12 per day. Some wellness brand, some from the treat "bar" at chuck and dons. (Specialty pet store in the Midwest, fyi)

    I'll test my water this weekend! I forgot about that!

    We have well water but we have softener too as it is very iron rich water.

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    Confirmed with vet: Struvite crystals. She said they're "rare"? Guessing she may not be famiar with bully breeds as from reading here, they're not that rare?

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    That's great you know what kind of Crystals your baby has.

    In my readings I have not heard of Struvites being "rare" for any breed, though I have heard that Urate are the ones that are "rare"

    Forgot to mention, Water is the necessary EVIL, will irritate the bladder but it MUCH needed to flush out the Crystals, to make it feel better, we struggled with that as Ellie is not a big water drinker, but moistened her dry food and that seemed to help.

    I think it was mentioned you were feeding Acana?? Is that Grain and Potato Free?? We had good luck with Orijen, pricey I know, but we fortunate to able to feed that to Ellie.

    Good to you and Hammy - You got this!! Keep us posted!!


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    Canidae all life stages right now. Not grain free. Will be looking for grain free tonight tho!!

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    We are 90% switched to Taste of the Wild, Pacific Stream Puppy. He loves it!

    Will have urine tested for PH level, and crystals, in 1 week, now that the transition is pretty much complete.

    NOW hoping to get back on track with house-training.... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.... I'm so done cleaning up pee.... DONE I SAY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MySmooshFacedBoy View Post
    We are 90% switched to Taste of the Wild, Pacific Stream Puppy. He loves it!

    Will have urine tested for PH level, and crystals, in 1 week, now that the transition is pretty much complete.

    NOW hoping to get back on track with house-training.... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.... I'm so done cleaning up pee.... DONE I SAY!
    AWESOME!! - with us we had to put Ellie back in Potty Bootcamp as her Vet calls it, Divider back in Crate/no BEDDING or Blankets what so ever so she couldn't pee and scratch them away (killed Mommy for a bit -but knew it was for the best), and while home we kept all doors to places she would like to pee closed (we have an open floor plan with just doors on the bedrooms and bathroom) - and we would keep a SUPER close eye on her and set a Timer and get her out EVERY two hours.

    I have to say the Crate Training worked almost IMMEDIATELY once the Crystals were clear, and the House Training with in a few weeks she understood that getting to the door was the right thing to do to go potty.

    Just curious, were you able to test your water?

    I'm so excited to hear Hammy's results!!


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    Hi there!!

    Just checking in to see how Hammy is doing??


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