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For some reasons Vito`s urine has been analyzed yesterday. I could explain why I was afraid he might have cystitis but tis would be OFF TOPIC. I am always afraid that something could happen to him, so... well, anyway..... :-) I thought that I´d better go and check before worrying too much...
The result was: No cystitis but the urine was (or is) too alkaline. We have had this result before.
I am wondering why Vito has this problem...I actually thought that his nutrition would contain enough proteine...The food he gets is called Acana lamb & apple(http://irishsetters.ning.com/forum/topics/large-breed-food-necessary)... every second day he gets raw beef or lamb with oil and vegetable from our own garden, yoghurt... His coat looks great and he generally is in an excellent shape, he`s doing well etc...
Would you recommend a food with no cereal at all? I can`t switch into BARF completely, this would probably help but what I can offer him is BARF light as I described.
He drinks normal amounts of water I think, loves to steal the cat`s food, everything seems to be just normal.
My vet gave me a paste called Urocid to acidulate the urine. It contains cranberries, smells awful, Vito loves it...! But isn`t this an artifical way of dealing with this topic? Doesn`t this only cure the symptoms?
What are your experiences with this?
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