Royal Canin Urinary is a complete dietetic feed for dogs, specially formulated to dissolve struvite stones and reduce their recurrence through its urine acidifying properties, a low level of magnesium and a restricted level of protein, which is of high quality,
o Bacterial cystitis
o Dissolution of struvite uroliths
o Struvite and calcium oxalate urolithiasis
o Struvite Dissolution - Urinary S/O Canine effectively dissolves struvite uroliths. An acidic urinary pH is unfavourable to the development of bacteria, which are frequently associated with struvite uroliths.
o Urine Dilution - Diluting urine decreases the urinary concentration of struvites and calcium oxalates. The larger urinary volume also ensures regular bladder wash-out.
o Low RSS - Undersaturated urine is an environment where crystals cannot proliferate. Thus the urine is unfavourable to the development of both struvite and calcium oxalate crystals.
o Low Magnesium - Magnesium is a component of struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) uroliths. Reduced level of magnesium, a natural component of struvite crystals.
Royal Canin Canine Urinary Diet: Notes from our vet
Dogs who suffer from bladder stones can be in a lot of pain, experiencing ongoing bladder infections like cystitis. In many cases pets will need an operation to get rid of stones.
Pets with bladder stones may find it difficult to go to the toilet or go in new or unusual places. Fully house trained dogs may start having accidents, they may refuse food, be restless and not want to play.
If you suspect your pet is having problems with their bladder you should ask your vet for advice. Once diagnosed, it’s very important to make sure dogs with bladder stones have the right balance of minerals in their diet.
Royal Canin Canine Urinary Diet has been specially designed to be low in the minerals that cause bladder stones. It also helps 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 dog from having to go through surgery.
The feed comes in wet or dry forms so you can choose the best variety for your pet. There’s also a low calorie option for dogs who are prone to putting on weight.
This diet is not meant to be fed long term, and you should always ask your vet before giving it to your pet.
Making sure your dog gets the right diet can help ease the pain of bladder stones and prevent more problems in the future, putting your pet back on the road to health.