Canine Urinary SO dry dog food | Royal Canin Veterinary Diet

Canine Urinary SO canned dog food | Royal Canin Veterinary Diet
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Other prescription pet food strategies – such as keeping the diet low in fiber so that fluids are not lost through the intestines, using highly digestible ingredients for the same reason, and increasing the dog’s fluid intake by adding salt to the diet – can be better accomplished with a home-prepared diet and management techniques that encourage the dog to drink more water. The more concentrated the urine, the more saturated it becomes with minerals that can precipitate out, so extra fluids, which dilute the urine, reduce the risk.

ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET®Urinary SO® cat and dog food formulas taste great and nutritionally support urinary tract and bladder health in cats and dogs
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Because it’s difficult to find commercial pet foods that are low in purines without being nutritionally deficient, many owners of urate-forming dogs feed a home-prepared diet (see for general information that can be modified using the information below).
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Photo provided by FlickrMy mini Aussie has been diagnosed with struvite crystals
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FirstMate focuses on a limited ingredient, highly digestible, formula to help promote urinary tract health for dogs. When a dog food has less ingredients, your dog has less chance for negative reactions to an ingredient or problems digesting the food.What type of water do you have? Is it well water? In any event you should test the ph level of the water. Dogs oh requirements are different than ours. I once had a dog many years ago that would develop urinary crystals. After many vet visits many many different foods and lots of money and specialists it finally occurred to me that it might be our well water. Well water contains many many minerals. Anyway, I started giving him bottled water and voila. No more crystals in his urine. I don’t know why it took me so long to figure it out. He was subjected to more than one surgery for crystals until suddenly it hit me that I’d done everything that I could think of other than the obvious. His water was the culprit. I then started having water delivered because it was easier and less expensive than buying and lugging individual bottles of water home as I knew this would be on going for either the rest of his life or until we moved. He never got crystals again. It’s easy to interest most dogs in drinking more fluids by making sure that plain water is available at all times, adding broth and other flavor enhancers to water in an additional bowl, and adding water or broth to food. Just as important is the opportunity to urinate several times a day. Stones and crystals form in supersaturated urine, which can occur when dogs have to hold their urine for long periods.Other prescription pet food strategies -such as keeping the diet low in fiber so that fluids are not lost through the intestines, using highly digestible ingredients for the same reason, and increasing the dog’s fluid intake by adding salt to the diet -can be better accomplished with a home-prepared diet and management techniques that encourage the dog to drink more water. The more concentrated the urine, the more saturated it becomes with minerals that can precipitate out, so extra fluids, which dilute the urine, reduce the risk. Food plays a significant role in your pet's overall health, including the urinary tract. Both dogs and cats should be fed a high protein diet that is low in carbohydrates and contains minimal amounts of grains. Although dogs can eat wet or dry food, cats should only eat wet food. If a dog is fed a vegetarian or kibble-based diet, this can increase the alkaline content of the urine, potentially leading to crystal formations (kidney or bladder stones). If you're unsure which dog food brands to consider, visit our , where you'll find top rated pet foods from our experts. Some of the newer scientifically developed premium wellness pet foods for dogs and cats meet the ideal diet criteria while also delivering highly nutritious, balanced wellness diets that can boost your pet's immune system and give him or her a shinier coat, healthier teeth and gums, and more energy. in particular has developed several premium wellness dog food formulas that offer the highest quality human-grade protein and grain sources without using large amounts of high-purine ingredients.