How to Make a Home Diet for a Dog Prone to Bladder Stones

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2/3 cup low fat cottage cheese
1 large hard-boiled egg
2 cups long grain, cooked brown rice
2 teaspoons chicken fat or canola oil
1/2 ounce brewer’s yeast
1/4 teaspoon potassium chloride (salt substitute)

This diet provides enough to fulfill the daily amount required for a 25-pound dog.


You could substitute 4 ounces of tuna (in water without sodium) or 1/4 pound of lean ground beef (or ground chicken or lamb) for cottage cheese.

Step3potatoes_Thumb.jpg cook with the skin You could substitute 2 to 3 cups of potato, cooked with skin, or 2 cups of cooked macaroni for the rice.

Step4carrots_Thumb.jpg carrots are great For extra nutrition and variety, use fresh, raw or slightly steamed vegetables, such as carrots or broccoli (approximately 1/2 to 1 cup per recipe), as a top dressing for the diet.

Step5DogBugzy_Thumb.jpg Make sure the dog can urinate at least every 6 to 8 hours. The longer urine is in the bladder, the more likely it is to become alkaline and to develop infection.

Step6gelcapsE_Thumb.jpg vitamins! Supplement the diet with natural vitamins made from whole foods, rather than synthetic vitamins.


Provide plenty of clean drinking water to keep the bladder flushed of bacteria and to encourage frequent urination.

Step8dogs2_Thumb.jpg Cranberry juice (either mixed in with your dog’s food or administered to the mouth) stops certain bacteria from adhering to the bladder wall just like it does in humans.
You want to get real cranberry juice with no added sugar. It tastes extremely bitter. The ocean spray kind is full of sugar which isn’t good for your dog ( or you).

Coenzyme Q10, alfalfa (to alkalinize the urine), dandelion leaf, goldenseal, horsetail, marshmellow, plantain, Oregon grape, uva ursi, yarrow and maitake mushrooms are other natural treatments that have been recommended for dogs prone to bladder stones.


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