Monday, June 16, 2014

Vaccination Schedule

Popped by the vet this morning for Claire to get her annual 8 spectrum canine shot, and turns out she has urine crystals forming...the vet suggested I give her more wet home-cooked food. I found this website:
 "Food that is heavily processed, sits on the shelves for months or years before it is sold and/or contains ingredients similar to these listed below is a concern.
Brewers Rice, Chicken By-Product Meal, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Egg Product, Calcium Sulfate, Lactic Acid, Chicken Liver Flavor,"
Due to the prohibitive expense of Ziwi Peak Venison, I had switched to Taste of the Wild venison and bison mixed with Fish4dogs salmon...and more home cooking...I thought venison was really good, but this site says: 
  • Dogs do better on meats of animals that  are medium or small size. Bison, buffalo and beef have never been the main source of food for dogs. These meats have a higher content of inflammatory factors such as arachidonic acid which seem to be increasing the chances of bladder issues and stones.
That makes sense to me, (not much of a meat eater myself) and since this vet is particularly focusing on his research and expertise with kidney stones, plus I do want to nip this problem in the bud, I'm glad I only have two more bags of Taste of the Wild venison and then I'll stop buying it. I bought one of their Pacific Salmon last time, to try it out. Taste of the Wild was recommended by a Daybreak vet breeding English setters in Georgia, USA. To be honest it's not working out as well as I'd hoped, but at the same time, Claire is definitely getting older...I feel the same way too, sometimes, like, just let me chill on the couch now... I've also discovered the supermarket has some leftover cuts of fish cheaply, so I can get that once or twice a week for the doggie soup.

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