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    I have no knowledge about stones, but Bruin has had head tremors a couple times. I just gave him a treat and it stopped shortly after that. If it didn't, my next thing would have been the corn syrup as @RaRett suggested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BullyMomx2 View Post
    Could you please tell me what you are feeding Usko. The vet recommended Science Diet U/D dry and canned which he is on. What type of "raw" food are you feeding Usko? I tried cooking his food for almost a year but it did not work In the pic below he refuses to go on a diet or to eat carrots. Thanks for your help!


    Usko eats different meaty parts of chicken, pork, lamb, turkey and some beef. Twice a day, one meaty meal and then following two with bone. Eggs(shell and all), green tripe and sometimes yoghurt. Absolutely no organs or any hearts. I try to feed him some veggies also, but he refuses usually. It is important to keep urine pH at around 7. To do that we give him 1 g of baking soda three times a day so all together 3 g per day. We mesure his urine pH level couple of times a month with an electrical meter. I also supplement with vitamin B, kelp, Slippery Elm and differend oils. It's important to stay away from the most purine rich foods, not protein. That Hills is just plain and it doesn't even keep the crystals/stones away.
    You can also find very good information on a website called dogaware and from there Articles - Health topics - Stones - Other types.

    I'm just glad if our experience can help. Our vet was very sceptical when I announced that I'm not going to feed what she recommended and you're probably going to experience the same if you deside to feed raw. But I can assure you that it works, Usko loves it, most of the time and he is in great condition and most importantly no stones, crystals or other troubles.

    Sweet boy you got there and he doesn't need to eat carrots if he doesn't like them....
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    Welcome! Aas you can see already everybody here give great advice. Hope all goes well your Bully.

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    so glad you joined! You already have some good advice about the tremors. And keep reading and you will come to your own conclusion on the best foods to consider.


    Looking forward to seeing more of Bullie and Lola!

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    You've had so many suggestions so far ... to make it easier let me give you a summary!!First of all here is a video of Maggie having a head tremor ..... http://youtu.be/KJlwBoFuJMY

    This is a typical head tremor and it is amazing how many vets out there do not have a clue what one is, and proceed to fill the owners heads with nightmare predictions of brain tumours and much worse!!

    If this is what happened ... well there is no right or wrong answer to what causes them. And everybody is going to post the reason for them, depending on their own experiences.

    For Maggie and for other bullys it has been over-stimulation. In this case it was the promise of one of her favorite treats ....a baby carrot. So before you start dosing your bully with all kinds of sugary stuff it may not be sugar related. @KMARINO had a similar experience when her Vegas had his favorite stuffed toy taken off him, and kmarino's husband was pretending to snuggle it in front of Vegas. Vegas became so anxious and over-stimulated by this that he experienced his first head tremors.

    So you just need to find out the trigger and go from there ... whatever it is. It's NOT life threatening if it's purely a head tremor and it affects us more than it does them!!!I do hope this reassures you ....

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    Thank you so much for getting back to me. You're right about the Science Diet; feeding him the U/D he still contracted the stones. I am going to try what you do for Usko as I want to do the absolute best thing for Bullee! Usko is adorable; he looks like Bullee's brother! I'll let you know how it goes!! Thank you again.
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    Thank you so much. Everyone on here has been so nice and helpful! Princess Gracie is such a "ham"!
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    That's it! Thank you so much for the video; it helped me more than you will ever know...I do think it affected me more than Bullee...You have definitely put my mind at ease and I feel so much better now....Maggie is too cute...I love her markings...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BullyMomx2 View Post
    Thank you so much for getting back to me. You're right about the Science Diet; feeding him the U/D he still contracted the stones. I am going to try what you do for Usko as I want to do the absolute best thing for Bullee! Usko is adorable; he looks like Bullee's brother! I'll let you know how it goes!! Thank you again.
    Just glad if we can help. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. In that article in dogaware you find a very good purine table and suggestions on meals and supplements too. Remember to stay away from everything that is highlighted in red in that list and monitor his urine pH. These stones form in acid urine and baking soda makes it more alkaline. Too much is bad too so you have to know were you are. I'm sure that you can get a meter to do that. It can be the same used to measure the water pH in fish tanks. Good luck and let us know how you're doing!

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    Thank you so much!
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    Just wanted to let you know that raw food helps. I had Usko's urine tested today and it was clear, no crystals and pH perfect 7,5. I stopped giving him Allonol 3 weeks ago and still the test came back clear, so no medication is needed. Only raw food and baking soda.

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    Emma has them from time to time, just when she is sleeping. Scared me to death, the first time, we rushed her to emergency room. But with alot of tests from vet, determine, (and I dont remember the technical term) but Emma has extra skin, that falls over trachae at night, so interferes with oxygen, so head shakes, If I see it, I just wake her up, but I am sure that it happens at times when I do not see it, so she must wake herself up. Nothing for us to be concerned about.

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