Baked dog treat - allowed for Schnauzers that have had oxalate stones.
I searched the internet about foods that affect a dog that has had oxalate stones from University Veterinary sites. Keeping a dog alkaline also helps prevent stones, thus; I checked the alkaline and acid levels of foods and used the foods in this recipe that contributed to an alkaline balance.
I use pH strips for urine and saliva to check my Schnauzer's pH value. Dog's normally have a high alkaline level in their mouths which is the reason they do not get cavities in their teeth like humans, thus; their pH urine levels and saliva levels differ when checking both.
I found that green beans, broccoli, celery, spinach, mustard greens and sweet potatoes can contribute to the formation of oxalate stones. Those that are allowed are cabbage, carrot, peas, white potatoes,cauliflower, pasta, rice, chicken, asparagus,low sodium chicken broth, eggs, and olive oil.
In the fruits- allowed are melon, and banana. Buckwheat flour has a lower acid pH than whole wheat or white flour so I use the buckwheat flour. I showed his Vet. these treats and ingredients and he approved.
My Schnauzer is also on potassium citrate 7.5mEq twice a day (to help keep his body alkaline) and should be given with food. I have him on a 6:30AM and 6:30PM schedule. With his morning citrate, I give him four of these treats, for his lunch he gets a boiled half chicken breast and three strips of asparagus. He eats his special food Purina NF for his dinner.
1/2 CUP PEAS
1 MEDIUM WHITE POTATO
1/2 CUP CABBAGE
1/2 CUP CAULIFLOWER (OPTIONAL)
1/2 CUP COOKED RICE OR PASTA (whole wheat- lower in acid pH than white)
1 CHICKEN BREAST- BOILED- 45 MINUTES.
1 CAN LOW SODIUM,LOW FAT CHICKEN BROTH
2 TO 3 CUPS BUCKWHEAT FLOUR
3 TBSP. OLIVE OIL
3 PIECES OF MELON
PROCESS THE VEGGIES, ADD THE CHICKEN TO THE MIXTURE, THEN ADD THE EGGS, BANANA AND MELON, AND OLIVE OIL, RICE OR PASTA. POUR THIS MIXTURE INTO A LARGE MIXING BOWL, ADD THE LOW SODIUM, LOW FAT CHICKEN BROTH - MIX WELL.
ADD THE BUCKWHEAT FLOUR A CUP AT A TIME. DROP BY TEASPOON FULL ONTO A COOKIE SHEET AND BAKE AT 350 DEGREES FOR 35 MINUTES.
PLEASE NOTE: THESE HAVE A TENDENCY TO STICK IF THE PAN IS NOT GREASED PROPERLY SO I USE A SILPAT PAD IN MY PANS. THE SILPAT PAD REQUIRES NO OILING AND IS AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON- A PRODUCT OF FRANCE. I HIGHLY REC. USING A PAD OF THIS TYPE.