Generally speaking, we advise that dogs with urate stones move to a high red meat diet which will help acifidy urine and prevent crystal/stone formation. Dalmatians however require diets low in purines (common in meat and organs) so we have put together a tailored homemade recipe that is supremely healthy, helps tackle urate stones and is relatively low in purines.
Simple home-made diets for Dalmatians with urate stone formation
(1) Fresh white fish or free range poultry – these meats contain the lowest levels of purines, but they must still be used in small amounts. Always avoid red meats, oily seafoods, and especially any organ meats
(2) Biological proteins – these are protein sources of high value and low mass. Fresh eggs, cottage cheese, low fat dairy products, tofu
(3) 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.
(4) Grated/minced vegetables – carrot, pumpkin, parsley, sweet potatoe, wheat or barley grass, fruit pulp. Pulp in your food blender or chop grate very finely. Avoid asparagus and mushrooms.
(5) Vets All Natural Omega Blend oil – a balanced oil blend to supply both Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, D and E.
(6) B complex / multivitamin – to create overall balance or, add my super formulation called “Health Booster”.
Formulations (per 1kg mix) :
Adult Dalmatian diet (restricted protein, low purine)
300g raw white fish/chicken
100g egg/ cottage cheese/ tofu
300g soaked rolled oats
120g grated vegetables
20ml Omega Blend Oil (1 tablespoon)
20ml Olive oil (1 tablespoon)
½ dose of adult strength multi vitamin or
5g Health Booster per 250g of food
Plenty of access to fresh water, regular wee breaks, feed a single meal in the afternoon or evening.
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