Home-made recipes for dogs with Calcium Oxalate stones

Kidney Stone Diet


(1) Fresh meat – preferably raw kangaroo meat, due to its high nutrient profile, and low fat content. It is free range /organic, and affordable. Try and get preservative free.

(2) 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.

Whole grain brown rice (cooked) is also ok.

(3) Grated/minced vegetables – carrot, pumpkin, sweet potatoe. Pulp in your food blender or chop grate very finely. Avoid green leafy vegetables like spinach, silverbeet, parsley, rhubarb.

(4) Vets All Natural Flax Seed oil – a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids

(5) Supplements – Yeast, calcium carbonate, wheat grass, lecithin


Formulations (per 1kg mix):

Adult Dog Diet:

600g  raw meat

250g soaked rolled oats

130g grated vegetables

5g calcium carbonate, 5g yeast, 5g wheat grass powder, 5g lecithin

10ml Flax seed  Oil (2 teaspoons)


Weight Loss Diet:

500g  raw meat

200g soaked rolled oats

280g grated vegetables

5g calcium carbonate, 5g yeast, 5g wheat grass powder, 5g lecithin

10ml Flax seed Oil (2 teaspoons)


Things to Avoid:

– Spinach, silverbeet, rhubarb, parsley

– All nuts and beans

– All dairy products

– Chocolate

– Vitamin C or D supplements

– Too much calcium

– Too much salt

– High protein / high fat diets


What we want:

– Ideal Urine PH between 6.4 – 6.8

– Urine Specific Gravity (concentration) < 1.020

– Lots of water intake (flavour water with stock or broth)


Additional medications if necessary:

– Potassium Citrate (to bind calcium oxalate in the urine)



– post surgery to remove stones (they will not dissolve like other stones)

– Regular weekly to fortnightly urine tests to check PH and USG until stablilised.

– Xray or ultrasound of bladder at 3, 6 and 12 months post surgery.

This article was written and authorised by:

Dr Bruce Syme BVSc (Hons)
Founder of Vets All Natural

For more information visit
This article or parts thereof can only be used with written permission from Vets All Natural. Contact
Dr Bruce Syme is a practicing vet and animal lover who founded Vets All Natural in 1996 with a simple mission, to “Improve the health and longevity of dogs and cats”. Dr Bruce is an expert in natural pet nutrition, has spoken at the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, and provides regular comment on TV and Radio.
Find Dr Bruce on;

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this article are based upon the opinions of Dr. Bruce Syme, unless otherwise noted. The information is not intended as medical advice, it simply shares the knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Bruce and his community. Pet health care decisions should be based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified pet health care professional.
© Copyright 2015 Dr Bruce Syme and Vets All Natural. All Rights Reserved.

Dr Bruce
Subscribe to the Vets All Natural weekly newsletter for the latest in pet health Information from Dr Bruce and you could win $500 RRP worth of Health Rolls. Simply enter your details here to subscribe...