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This is a discussion on UTI/Urine Scent Information within the Dog Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; Originally Posted by Larkspur @ crazy Corn, Soybean Meal, Meat and Bone Meal, Wheat Middlings, Animal Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Animal Digest, Salt , ...

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Old 02-02-2016, 10:56 PM
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Corn, Soybean Meal, Meat and Bone Meal, Wheat Middlings, Animal Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Animal Digest, Salt, Calcium Carbonate...

I miss things in labels too XD
Ah ok must clean my glasses then! and get eyes tested lol. btw what are wheat middlings? never heard of it before
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:57 PM
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where is that i didnt see the salt.
On the top line close to the end.

Wow. Hopefully that is what the issue is (the coloring and salt). I didnt realize colorings and salt could raise the pH.

I certainly don't mind getting him a better food. I'll check the TSC for that food (not sure if we have one here but we do have a feed store that may have it). Vet also recommended Purina One or Pro Plan once I can take him off the Rx diet.

I will go ahead and get the full panel done in the morning and post any updates. It'll probably take a few days I would imagine, and my vet is closed on Fridays, so I probably won't hear anything until at least Monday. Thank you to everyone who has posted. I know this isnt a solution, but just knowing some other people thinking perhaps it could be something as simple as his food makes me feel a little better. Hopefully that is it.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:58 PM
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Ah ok must clean my glasses then! and get eyes tested lol. btw what are wheat middlings? never heard of it before
According to DFA, a by-product of cereal grain milling... basically milling dust and floor sweepings of processed grains...
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Purina is also not a great food. I tend to stay away from excessive grains and anything containing animal digest which is an ingredient sprayed on to flavor the food. It is make out of miscellaneous animals and contains pentobarbital (the drug vets use to put animals down). So the only real sources for that would be farm animals or pets... and there have been reports (I take everything with a grain of salt) of pet collars found in the processing machinery. Yuck.

Depending on your budget, you can find plenty of decent foods. At least better than Purina and such.

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Old 02-02-2016, 11:00 PM
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According to DFA, a by-product of cereal grain milling... basically milling dust and floor sweepings of processed grains...
Gross. Ok yea it may be cheaper, but if this IS the cause, all this money spent on treatment is costing me as much if not way more than the better food would
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According to DFA, a by-product of cereal grain milling... basically milling dust and floor sweepings of processed grains...
oh yuck .......... and they put it in dog foods how gross and bad is that
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@crazy Anything to make money right? Bleh.
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Alright, so I ended up not taking him for the urine sample (weather, among other factors). I called the vet and asked if I could bring him in that afternoon but they said mornings would be better. However they couldnt do it until 9 when I would have been at work, and were closed on Friday, so the vet said I could either drop him off for the day Thursday and they would get the sample at some point, or I could try the diet change/stronger antibiotics for a couple of weeks. I said I would like to do the second as long as it wasnt a dire emergency that we get the panel done immediately.

She eventually said that she thought it (and hopefully is) the food he was on, which is what I'm leaning toward anyway, so he is on the RC SO diet for 2 weeks and also Zeniquin for 2 weeks. Hopefully he will respond to this. We will retest in 3-4 weeks and if at that point the pH and wbc are still elevated we will send off for the expensive panel. She did at one point indicate that of course for peace of mind we would want to do the panel, but if the diet change and antibiotic works this time, hopefully that will be all that needs to be done.

Hopefully it is the diet, and if so, I can wean him off the RC SO and get him on something a little less expensive, but still a good quality food. This is what we're praying for. So thank you all for your input. Will try to post when we get the next urinalysis done. For now, it's bathtime to calm that itchy skin from what may be flea allergy Poor baby.
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that food does work Jess had to go on it for 6 weeks because of crystals. got rid of them alright but hated ingredients but USA have heaps better ingredients then NZ does.............

We are more then happy to help you find a better food with a budget you give us in mind. I do think its the food as well it wouldnt surprise me at all.
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Yeah so he's been on this Rx food for a few days and I also have been adding some pure organic cranberry juice (literally just the juice and water...nothing else in ingredients). So far the urine still smells strong and foul though :/ maybe I'm not giving the food and meds time to kick in. I'm a little skeptical it will clear up this infection and fix his ph. Anyway.

When I am able to take him off the Rx food, I would say I need to try to stay within $20-25 a month for food. Is that possible for something good for him?
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I just hope I didn't let this go on so long that it's become irreversible. Or that I fed him this junk for so long that now he will have this terrible disease or problem due to his diet and that can't be fixed.
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