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Old 02-07-2016, 03:55 PM
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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?
Sorry how big is your dog again? and how big a bag you after/need? will start searching now
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4health Grain Free Duck & Potato Dog Food, 16 lb. - For Life Out Here
4health Grain Free Chicken & Vegetables Formula for Adult Dogs, 16 lb. - For Life Out Here

sometimes it pays to pay a bit more for food like acana taste of wild because its higher quality and therefore you feed less cups per day it lasts longer
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Bradley is 37 lbs but has been up to 44. So in that range. And I would prefer to buy a larger bag so log as he would eat it because it's cheaper to buy more at a time.
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ok im not sure you can get food for that big a bag thats higher quality food but i wil look for you
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Yeast?

Thank you!

Also I got to thinking...I wonder if this could also be yeast infection. Which would explain why the antibiotic wasnt clearning anything up. I noticed today that his fur smells a little like his urine does. Notstrong, but I did notice a similarscent...I cant really describe the smell. Its just strong and pungent (the urine). But the fur isnt that strong.

In the past, I commented how he smelled somewhat like corn chips, whcih now reading I see that can be a symptom of yeast. He does lick his private some and scratches and chews but I thought that was due to fleas (whcih I am treating, and should by now be gone). So maybe I was just thinking it could be something like that.

Does anyone know of anything that I can give him to eat or drink that would not hurt him or any treatment he's already on, but would be good at preventing/clearing up yeast? I read garlic, but I have also read garlic isnt good for dogs. So I'm confused!!

We're on day 8 of Rx diet and antibiotic with seemingly no change. I have been giving him cranberry juice and he seems to be drinking a LITTLE more water which is lightning up his urine. But it still has the smell. I guess I'll have to end up doing the expensive text in a couple of weeks :/
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@TruckersMom looking at reviews they aren't that good and if send sample to lab they test for crystals too which I doubt those test strips would
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Yeah the test they wanna do is where if bacteria are present, they let it sit in a Petrie dish and then are able to see what type of antibiotic ia best to treat it. So a home kit wouldn't work. But it was a good thought.
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bearing in mind your budget i could find these:

4health Grain Free Chicken & Vegetables Formula for Adult Dogs, 30 lb. - For Life Out Here
Whole Earth Farms Grain-Free Chicken & Turkey Recipe Dry Dog Food, 25-lb bag
Diamond Naturals Beef Meal & Rice Formula Adult Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bag
Pro Pac Ultimates Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dry Dog Food, 5-lb bag

for high quality like go acana, fromm its pricier but worth it plus you feed less etc.
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Thank you!

Also I got to thinking...I wonder if this could also be yeast infection.
In the past, I commented how he smelled somewhat like corn chips, whcih now reading I see that can be a symptom of yeast. Does anyone know of anything that I can give him to eat or drink that would not hurt him or any treatment he's already on, but would be good at preventing/clearing up yeast?
Topically, you can use vinegar. When I bathe the dogs, after rinsing I pour a 50/50 water/vinegar rinse over them (avoiding their face and ears). I'll dip each of their feet in too, to be sure it gets between their toes.

If your dog is dark coloured you may prefer to use apple cider vinegar, as white vinegar can lighten their fur somewhat (though I've not noticed it on my fawn coloured dog, nor my white & red one).

I'd also encourage you to add some apple cider vinegar to meals mixed with water. My dogs love it, and it has fantastic health properties.
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