Rated 5 out of 5 by Issyco But only in the moderate calorie dry food
My dogs had struvite stones too and I switched to Royal Canin dry food. My Shitzu put on ten lbs. in a year or two! Now I am using the moderate calorie Royal Canin. Same product but less calories. Hannah has already lost a few pounds and I just started using it about two months ago! Chewy doesn't carry it, but if enough of us want them to, they will!
September 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 DOG LOVES ROYAL CANIN URINARY SO DRY
My 11 year old Shitzhu was prescribed this food for a bad UTI and struvite crystals. I was very concerned if I would be able to get him to eat it because he is very picky. As other people have shared in their reviews that their dog loves this food, I can also now say that MY DOG LOVES THIS FOOD. I didn't even transition him with mixing his old food, I just gave it to him straight the first time and he ate it the first day! VERY THANKFUL I spent a little extra money for Royal Canin rather than what vet originally prescribed, H...'s S.D. CD. I had read many bad reviews about smell of food and pets not eating it. ROYAL CANIN ROCKS !!
September 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cupie It works for stones
My Bichon never turned her nose up at this food. She needed it because she had bladder stones 7 years ago and has been on it ever since with no treats except ice and this food as treats. No bladder stone problems since. It cleared up the stones without surgery.
May 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FocusMobile This stuff has saved my dog's life!
I have a Japanese chin/King Charles spaniel mix who has suffered from bladder stones for most of his early life. Unfortunately, neither my vet nor her assistants offered a solution for this problem, other than not giving the dog table food (which we had done a little). So the poor little guy suffered through two operations over a 4 year period. Then a new vet joined their practice and immediately told us to put him on Royal Canin Urinary SO. He said the food had additional amounts of sodium which made the dog drink more water, and that would (hopefully) help to flush out the bladder stones before they got too large and caused a blockage. Turns out my dog loved the food, and sure enough ... 3 years later he has yet to have a blockage from the stones. This food isn't cheap, but if your small dog suffers from bladder stones I highly recommend giving it a try!
September 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mom2Pugs Gave in!
I really didn't want my dog on this food. I have never been a big believer in these foods for good nutrition, but here is the deal... Milo has struvite crystals that were turning into stones. I went the holistic way and it changed nothing. I had no choice, this food or surgery down the road. Four weeks later he had his first scan and they were hardly noticeable, in fact the doctor was so pleased he doesn't have to go back for a re-check until Dec.! It works and that is all that matters to me. One note that may help, but ask your vet first. I changed his water to distilled, not tap, not spring, the less minerals the better. It is sold by the gallon in Walmart for 88 cents a gallon....Keeps the ph of the urine perfect along with this great food.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gatorgus Helped our St. Bernard
Helga had struvite crystals as a puppy which led to trouble urinating. We switched her to Royal Canin Urinary SO and the crystals cleared up quickly. She also seems to like the food well enough. It is important to note that we routinely pour warm water over her food in order to ensure she is getting enough water, as her water intake has typically been on the low side even before starting this food. A side benefit has been that her urine is not turning our grass yellow as it used to, which may just be a coincidence but which seemed to start happening after we switched her to this lower protein food.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ella1706 Highly recommend
We loved our beloved pets, and when their eyes tell us they are not feeling well, we respond. I had no idea that there was a urinary problem until the vet diagnosed my dog, and recommended the R C Urinary SO food which I initially purchased from then.
Thank goodness I found the Mr.Chewy site, and was able to order from them.
Lucy is 100% improved and I'am grateful there was a product that helped.
September 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by sheplady Works great to eliminate struvite crystals
My dog had struvite crystals in her urine causing her to urinate frequently, unable to hold it at night and causing her to be itchy and uncomfortable. This food worked great to eliminate the problem. Will keep on hand if problem arises again, but switched back to her regular food as this food has corn and other ingredients that could cause our dog's skin allergies to flare up. Worked quickly, less than a week, and she loved it!
January 31, 2013