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    Update:

    WOW! What a huge difference in pet care! Holy Moly!

    Everything from the vet's knowledge to even scheduling a follow up visit was a complete change from banfield!!

    This is what the vet said..

    She said it was very strange that they told me I had to change mush's diet especially the first time she has ever had a UTI. She said that if mush continues to get UTI's then there are more "aggressive" ways of preventing them but none have to include a diet change. She did say that because we adopted mush and she has been on blue buffalo since the first week we had her, that its possible something in the food could be contributing to her chronic ear infections, the acne, etc and that is when we talk about ingredients in foods and get help from a nutritionist. Basically..we don't know if mush's acne is bad or if her mood is changed (she's never hyper) because of her food because she's always been this way..we don't know anything different. Which TOTALLY makes sense in my book. She sounded like it was our choice though..whether to take the "whats not broke, don't fix" approach or experiment a little bit to see if we could find her a better quality of life. But of course, on a clean bill of health first.

    In regards to the UTI, we have a follow up visit the 20th to do another urine analysis. She said she couldn't feel any stones but that doesn't mean they aren't there (for obvious reasons). We are going to test again for crystals and then treat from there.

    She also looked at mush's ears and said nothing about surgery. That it was possible to get her bad ear to a much better state so we will be working to fix that too!

    She explained everything, had her opinions but didn't force anything on mush and she was really kind with her. It's weird. She came into the room got down on the floor and waited until mush came over to her. Watching that I realized no vet has done that before...actually patiently waited for mush to be comfortable around her.

    I'm happy. Thank you everyone who sent advice, hugs and prayers our way. Mush is back to her usual self...demanding food, snoring on the couch and biting our elbows when we're ignoring her.

    We really appreciate everything!

    -Lex, Dan & Mush
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    Good on you..just like skin kids...we have to be their voice. I'm so glad you found a vet you and Mush like!

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    Update:

    Well WHAT DO YA KNOW! Mush doesn't have any crystals in her urine anymore.

    But but but ...banfield...we didn't buy your food! How is that possible?!


    ....off to banfield to go have a little chat with them.


    Sidenote: mush is back to her good young self!

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    Thank you for updating us and how great all your news is to hear!

    Love Mush...and y'all...GOD bless!


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    What wonderful news!! Sorry I missed this thread. P.s. Welcome to EBN!!


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    Wow love my vet he didn't push one food or another just told me what I had to make sure Sheldon's food had and what it didn't need. They carry Hills in the office but they told me to do the research and feed him what I felt was best for him at the time I thought it was just them taking a short cut but now I realize they were right to tell me to do the research.

    R.I.P. Duece Man 9-13-14 Gone but not forgotten, always in our hearts! Till we meet again over the Bridge, Mommy misses you.

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    Awe that is AWESOME news!!! So happy Mush is doing better!!

    Love has a name and its name is Sheldon!!!<3

    R.I.P. Duece Man 9-13-14 Gone but not forgotten, always in our hearts! Till we meet again over the Bridge, Mommy misses you.

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    soooo glad Mush is better and that you found a good vet.
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    Update on my little nugget...we switched mush to fromm pork and peas and she hasn't had one urinary tract infection since!!!! Blue buffalo could have had too much protein in it for her little (chubby) body to handle. All is well in this house hold....thank you everyone for your support!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MushiesMom View Post
    Update on my little nugget...we switched mush to fromm pork and peas and she hasn't had one urinary tract infection since!!!! Blue buffalo could have had too much protein in it for her little (chubby) body to handle. All is well in this house hold....thank you everyone for your support!!!!!!!!

    WHOA!!! What great news.... love when there is an easy fix to our babies issues! please keep us posted... great news
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    Quote Originally Posted by MushiesMom View Post
    Update on my little nugget...we switched mush to fromm pork and peas and she hasn't had one urinary tract infection since!!!! Blue buffalo could have had too much protein in it for her little (chubby) body to handle. All is well in this house hold....thank you everyone for your support!!!!!!!!
    Excellent news!! Very happy for you!

    Now we just need some new pictures


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