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    I did a quick search on here & it looks like some give it. What are your thoughts on NuVet supplement? I came across it this evening. There are testimonials on the site for bladder/kidney infections. I'm wondering if we shouldn't try this, or if I should be supplementing her w other things. Occasionally I give her coconut oil, but I haven't been very consistent w it. Looks like yogurt could be benefial, too. Thoughts?

    Nuvet is great, I love it. I'm not sure if it would prevent UTI but it's got a lot of great ingredients in it, so I am not surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissPennyLue View Post
    @Davidh @2BullyMama @bullmama & anyone else....

    I did a quick search on here & it looks like some give it. What are your thoughts on NuVet supplement? I came across it this evening. There are testimonials on the site for bladder/kidney infections. I'm wondering if we shouldn't try this, or if I should be supplementing her w other things. Occasionally I give her coconut oil, but I haven't been very consistent w it. Looks like yogurt could be benefial, too. Thoughts?
    I never used it but other do say it is a good product. I gave Banks Cranamials... it is dried cranberry powder that I placed in her food during times she could possibly get a UTI... spring summer mostly
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    I would suggest that you first find out if there's an underlying condition that causes the UTI's, before starting with any new products. Nuvet is a great product, but it's vitamin B comes from brewer's yeast which is loaded with purines and is really bad in some cases. Also cranberry can sometimes be very counterproductive. In the ones that's been suggested, probiotics will do no harm in any case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    Also cranberry can sometimes be very counterproductive.
    WOW.. I never knew that... going to have to do some more reading on it
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    When my Usko had stones he also had UTI. His urine pH was more than 9 and I was confused, since he had urate stones that form in acidic urine. If I now would give him cranberry, he could start developing urate stones since it could make his urine too acidic. Vitamin C is very acidic and is not good in large doses for HUU dogs. Normal dogs urine can sometimes go as low as 4,5, but for Usko that is dangerous.

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    WOW.. I never knew that... going to have to do some more reading on it

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    NuVet is a great product, we give ours HardyPet Complete, both pretty much the same thing.
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    Ok, so to f/u w this post, we ended up at the vet AGAIN w poor girl. She had blood in her urine. Urine Analysis showed struvite crystals. So, we did a 3 week stint of antibiotics which we just finished & after some discussion about prescription food (which I was hesitant to do bc of allergies!), the vet agreed and he started her on DL-Methionine. He said it's easier absorbed by dogs than vitamin c which absorbs very quickly & isn't effective unless it's given very frequently which isn't super practical for anyone. So, we just finished the tube that he gave us when this happened at Thanksgiving. He had ordered us pills for her, so I just picked them up. They were $43 for 25 days worth of the supplement. I will take another urine analysis in 3-4 weeks to see if the crystals are gone. (Praying they are!). If this works for her, I am going to do some research to see if I can find it more affordably. I have not started her on any other supplements except probiotics bc he stomach was upset from 3 weeks of antibiotics!

    Does anyone have any experience with the DL-Methionine? The dosage she is getting is 1500mg twice per day. UPDATE: I just found 1,000 tablet bottle on amazon for the same price as the vet. So, if this works I will order that if my vet ok's it. That would get us 165 days vs 25! Yikes!

    If she gets another UTI, we will have to do a full bladder work up....ultrasound, contrast study, etc. I am happy with my vet's treatment plan to this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissPennyLue View Post
    Ok, so to f/u w this post, we ended up at the vet AGAIN w poor girl. She had blood in her urine. Urine Analysis showed struvite crystals. So, we did a 3 week stint of antibiotics which we just finished & after some discussion about prescription food (which I was hesitant to do bc of allergies!), the vet agreed and he started her on DL-Methionine. He said it's easier absorbed by dogs than vitamin c which absorbs very quickly & isn't effective unless it's given very frequently which isn't super practical for anyone. So, we just finished the tube that he gave us when this happened at Thanksgiving. He had ordered us pills for her, so I just picked them up. They were $43 for 25 days worth of the supplement. I will take another urine analysis in 3-4 weeks to see if the crystals are gone. (Praying they are!). If this works for her, I am going to do some research to see if I can find it more affordably. I have not started her on any other supplements except probiotics bc he stomach was upset from 3 weeks of antibiotics!

    Does anyone have any experience with the DL-Methionine? The dosage she is getting is 1500mg twice per day. UPDATE: I just found 1,000 tablet bottle on amazon for the same price as the vet. So, if this works I will order that if my vet ok's it. That would get us 165 days vs 25! Yikes!

    If she gets another UTI, we will have to do a full bladder work up....ultrasound, contrast study, etc. I am happy with my vet's treatment plan to this point.
    @Vikinggirl @Davidh @RiiSi @2BullyMama @bullmama @ddnene
    So good to hear you are getting on track... best of luck and I do hope the supplements do the job!
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    I hope this works for her and she can get better.
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