Urinary tract problems:
Nutrition plays a major role in the treatment of [aurl=67]bladder stones or urinary crystals[/aurl]. Your vet will usually prescribe a special diet food for your pet, such as Royal Canin Urinary S/O Moderate Calorie Diet. Royal Canin Urinary S/O Moderate Calorie helps to dissolve struvite stones/crystals (bladder stones) and prevents them from reforming. In addition, this food can also prevent the formation of calcium oxalate.
Dissolves struvite stones
Preventing recurrent urinary tract problems
Adult cats with a tendency to become overweight
Thanks to the special composition of Royal Canin Urinary S/O Moderate Calorie, struvite stones can be effectively dissolved. A moderate energy content helps to reduce the risk of becoming overweight. Due to an increased moisture intake, your cat should urinate more often, and as a result, the concentration of crystal-forming components in the urine is reduced. The additional GAGs (glycosaminoglycans) in the food can support the bladder wall in cats with urinary tract disorders.
To treat struvite stones, Royal Canin Urinary S/O Moderate Calorie should be prescribed for 5 to 12 weeks. In order to prevent the return of urinary tract problems, the treatment should continue for at least 6 months. After recovery, Royal Canin Urinary S/O (High Dilution) may be advised as a preventive measure.
Royal Canin Urinary S/O Moderate Calorie is not suitable for pregnant or lactating female cats and kittens, cats with high blood pressure, chronic renal failure and heart failure, or for use alongside urine acidifying medication. In older animals it is recommended that the renal function is monitored regularly by your veterinarian.
Dry food ingredients...
Helps dissolve all types of struvite stones
Moderate calorie content to help maintain ideal weight
Urine dilution makes the urine less liable to form struvite and calcium oxalate stones
Helps lower the concentration of ions contributing to crystal formation