Home-made recipes for dogs with Calcium Oxalate stones

Kidney Stone Diet


(1) Fresh meat – preferably raw kangaroo meat, due to its high nutrient profile, and low fat content. It is free range /organic, and affordable. Try and get preservative free.

(2) Rolled oats – soak an equal weight of dry rolled oats in water overnight. Ie 100g dry rolled oats, soaked in 100ml water = 200g soaked rolled oats.

Whole grain brown rice (cooked) is also ok.

(3) Grated/minced vegetables – carrot, pumpkin, sweet potatoe. Pulp in your food blender or chop grate very finely. Avoid green leafy vegetables like spinach, silverbeet, parsley, rhubarb.

(4) Vets All Natural Flax Seed oil – a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids

(5) Supplements – Yeast, calcium carbonate, wheat grass, lecithin


Formulations (per 1kg mix):

Adult Dog Diet:

600g  raw meat

250g soaked rolled oats

130g grated vegetables

5g calcium carbonate, 5g yeast, 5g wheat grass powder, 5g lecithin

10ml Flax seed  Oil (2 teaspoons)


Weight Loss Diet:

500g  raw meat

200g soaked rolled oats

280g grated vegetables

5g calcium carbonate, 5g yeast, 5g wheat grass powder, 5g lecithin

10ml Flax seed Oil (2 teaspoons)


Things to Avoid:

– Spinach, silverbeet, rhubarb, parsley

– All nuts and beans

– All dairy products

– Chocolate

– Vitamin C or D supplements

– Too much calcium

– Too much salt

– High protein / high fat diets


What we want:

– Ideal Urine PH between 6.4 – 6.8

– Urine Specific Gravity (concentration) < 1.020

– Lots of water intake (flavour water with stock or broth)


Additional medications if necessary:

– Potassium Citrate (to bind calcium oxalate in the urine)



– post surgery to remove stones (they will not dissolve like other stones)

– Regular weekly to fortnightly urine tests to check PH and USG until stablilised.

– Xray or ultrasound of bladder at 3, 6 and 12 months post surgery.

Dr Bruce Syme BVSc (Hons), Founder of Vets All Natural.

Dr Bruce Syme is a practicing vet and expert in natural pet nutrition, has spoken at the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, and provides regular comment on TV and Radio.

Get more great pet health tips from Dr. Bruce on his weekly newsletter and on social


Disclaimer: The entire contents of this article are based upon the opinions of Dr. Bruce Syme, unless otherwise noted. The information is not intended as medical advice, it simply shares the knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Bruce and his community. Pet health care decisions should be based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified pet health care professional.
© Copyright 2015 Dr Bruce Syme and Vets All Natural. All Rights Reserved.