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I read online that GSD are prone to get them. Are puppies more prone? Obliviously females will be but just wondering if alot of people have delt with one!?
 

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Not that I'm aware of. None of my dogs ever experienced one(knock on wood). They are raw fed and don't drink as much water as a kibble fed dog.
Though, *I* have had a couple in the past few years and take extra doses of vitamin C to get over it...drinking more water to flush out the system.
If you have a dog that is prone to them, I'd give C daily as it keeps up the acidity in the bladder so bacteria can't survive as easily.
 

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Same with Jane, I've never seen one. My dogs eat mostly kibble but I "float" it (they get water) and I don't restrict water for puppies either, just get up at night if I have to.
 

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Fiona had something like that. She had a lot of salt in her bladder, because we were back east when it snowed. She was being every 10 minutes trying to flush the rock salt out. I gave her vitamin c, because I read here on the board to do so. I take her to the vet the next day and they take a urine sample. Why does she have all this salt and vitamin c in her urine? Not sure the vitamin c works in dogs. She also said to stop giving baby aspirin and children's Benadryl for allergies. Guess they need the doggie stuff and not baby stuff.


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Your dog was eating rock salt?

I give my dogs natural vitamin C(esterC) daily...it isn't stored in the body, flushes out, and is a great supplement~antihistimine, supports the immune system.
 

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No, she walked on it when we were out and about. I wiped her paws after being in the snow, but didn't do a good job. So she licked all the rock salt off she got walking around for 4 days. My first time back east in the snow. I didn't know how much rock salt the city puts down. Every sidewalk was clear of snow. Now I know for next time.


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