Royal Canin Urinary Moderate Calorie is a complete dietetic food for cats. Its urine acidifying properties and its low level of magnesium make it suitable for dissolving struvite uroliths and reducing their recurrence.
Royal Canin Urinary Moderate Calorie is also formulated to combat lower urinary tract disorders. Its moderate calorie content makes it particularly suitable for cats who struggle to maintain their ideal weight(neutering / overweight / low activity).
o Dissolution of struvite uroliths
o Prophylaxis of calcium oxalate uroliths
o Prophylaxis of struvite uroliths
5 to 12 weeks of dietary support will be required to dissolve struvite uroliths. To avoid recurrence, the diet should be fed for a further 6 months as a minimum, followed by urinalysis. Once the cat has been successfully managed, it can be maintained on Urinary S/O Moderate Calorie.
o Struvite dissolution - Effectively dissolves struvite stones.
o Moderate calorie - The reduced calorie content of the diet makes it possible to limit weight gain in cats with a tendency to gain weight.
o Urine dilution - Diluting urine decreases the urinary concentration of struvites and calcium oxalates. The larger urinary volume also helps to ensure regular bladder wash-out.
o Bladder support - Glycosaminoglycans (GAG) that are naturally found on the healthy bladder mucosa but decrease in diopathic cystitis. This causes increased permeability of the bladder to bacteria, toxins and ions, resulting in bladder inflammation and stimulation of pain-sensitive receptors.
Royal Canin Feline Urinary: Notes from our vet
Cats are very prone to bladder problems such as cystitis. This can be painful for them and they may seem restless, stop eating and not want to play. Any cat can be affected but the disease is more common in overweight, male, neutered indoor cats.
If you notice your cat starts finding it difficult to urinate, isn’t using their litter tray as usual or is grooming themselves more often then they may have bladder problems. Some cats will develop cystitis as a result of stones forming in their bladder.
Diet can play a key role in treating bladder problems. Royal Canin Feline Urinary Diets are specially designed to be low in the minerals that cause bladder stones. They also help dilute your pet’s urine, stopping crystals forming and so reducing the chances of stones. In certain cases the feed’s mineral ingredients can help dissolve existing stones, saving your cat from having to go through surgery.
The feed comes in wet or dry forms so you can choose the best variety for your pet, although the wet form is recommended as it will help your cat consume more water which is important to combat bladder problems. There’s also a low calorie option for cats who are prone to putting on weight.
This diet is not meant to be fed long term and you shouldn’t give it to cats who also have kidney disease. Always check with a vet before giving it to your pet.
Making sure your cat gets the right diet can help ease the pain of cystitis and prevent more problems in the future, putting your pet back on the road to health.