The following details our search, discovery and treatment of her health problems. We hope to help others avoid the trial and error process we've explored and avoid mistakes due to ignorance. Note: The author is a nobody - no veterinary or medical training, only a person who has documented the process. Be sure to check with your veterinarian before acting on any information you see here.
~ To provide information to dog owners regarding calcium oxalate kidney stones and allergy;
~ To assist veterinarians with their understanding of these problems;
~ To provide a forum for the exchange of information.
Amie died November 2, 2000. This site has been
updated with all the information sent from readers - See Amie's Forum.
It is important to review this section because there is a lot of good new
info that I am unable to fold into the body of the text.
I will no longer maintain her webpage. If you are interested in this information in book form, email me.
Health Problems, Family of Origin, Early Training, What Amie Likes, Current Health, Amie's PhotosCALCIUM OXALATE KIDNEY STONES
Diagnosis, Lithotripsy, Medications, Monitoring: Urine pH, Symptoms, Lab Tests, Renal Failure, Amie's VeterinariansSKIN PROBLEMS IN DOGS
Before You Go to the Vet, At the Vet's Office, Environmental Rule-Outs, Food Allergies, Treatment OptionsFINDING A DOG DIET THAT WORKS
Commercial Dog Food, Experimenting With Homemade Diets, Elimination Diet for Allergy Testing, Modifications for Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones, Amie's Custom Recipe for Kidney and Skin ProblemsHOW TO WORK WITH VETERINARIANS
Selecting a Care-Giver, What You Should Expect, How to Manage the Care, Your Responsibilities, When and How to Fire Your VetIMPORTANT LINKS AND RESOURCES
Kidney Problems, Skin Problems, Dog Food, Health Care, Pet Sites, Veterinary ResourcesTRAINING NOTES
Pack Mentality, Consistency, Language, Two-Way Communication; Training Methods: Paper Training, Cage Training, Rewards, Obedience School, Play, Bed Time; Problem Behaviors: Biting, Barking, Chewing, Staying Close Off the Leash, JumpingAMIE'S FORUM
About Amie's Family, What Others Have Said, email info.Amie Hinchman-Wilcox