Dog prescription food products are clinical nutrition solutions specially designed for various diseases of dogs. They aim to improve the cure rate of diseases through diet therapy, improve the physical function of dogs, help dogs recover faster, and prevent disease recurrence. All prescription food products need to be used under the clinical supervision of a licensed veterinarian. It is recommended that the owner take the pet back to visit the veterinarian regularly and purchase royal prescription food through regular hospital channels.
Urinary system diseases have different symptoms, some of which are not obvious. Regardless of their severity, they usually represent discomfort or pain.
Because the urine concentration of pets is quite high, even if the bladder wall has a mucous membrane to provide a natural protective barrier, once there is a problem with the urinary system, it will immediately cause pain and discomfort. Therefore, once there is a problem with the urinary system, it is necessary to seek medical treatment as soon as possible, so that the veterinarian can provide appropriate treatment to relieve the discomfort of the pet.
Symptoms for pet owners to watch out for
Frequent and less frequent urination, or even inability to urinate
Frequent licking of genitals
Squatting on the potty for a long time while urinating
pain when urinating
Pink urine means blood in the urine
A small amount of urine is found outside the stool tray
loss of appetite
Urinary stones are formed by the aggregation of crystals in the bladder. Even if uroliths do not form, crystals can cause symptoms of urinary tract disease and even fatal urethral obstruction.
Crystallization occurs when the urine becomes saturated with minerals. The reasons include abnormal metabolic function of pets, or changes in the environment of the urinary system caused by pets' food, which is conducive to the formation of crystals. In the past, eating dry food was identified as one of the causes of urolithiasis. Today, it is well known that high-quality food can be formulated, even dry food, which can effectively protect the urinary system of pets.
The formation process of urinary stones is the same, but the composition of each stone can be different. We can classify them as,
Struvite: A common stone composed of phosphorus, ammonia and magnesium ions. Struvite stones in dogs are generally associated with urinary tract infections, and treatment should also be performed concurrently.
Calcium oxalate: Along with struvite, it is the most common urinary stone in dogs and cats.
Ammonium urate stones: uncommon, generally related to liver disease, and Dalmatians are particularly prone to this kind of stones.
Cystine stones: rare
In order to ensure the health of your pet's urinary system, please consult your veterinarian which food with the S/O INDEX logo is suitable for your cat and dog.
Dissolving struvite – Urinary S/O can effectively dissolve struvite crystals and stones in dogs. In addition, struvite is often associated with bacteria, and acidic urine is not an ideal environment for bacterial growth
Decreased urine saturation – unsaturated urine is neither conducive to crystal growth nor ideal for struvite and calcium oxalate formation
Diluted urine – Diluted urine reduces the concentration of struvite and calcium oxalate stones and increases urine output to ensure regular bladder cleaning
Low Magnesium Content – Magnesium is one of the constituents of struvite stones, reducing its amount can hinder the formation of struvite.
Prevention of struvite recurrence
Prevention of recurrence of calcium oxalate stones
It is recommended to check the renal function of elderly dogs before feeding the urinary tract prescription food.
Pregnancy, lactation, growing period
Chronic renal failure, metabolic acidosis
pancreatitis or have had pancreatitis
Medications that acidify the urine
rice, maize flour, wheat flour, egg powder, animal fats, wheat gluten*, minerals, maize gluten, vegetable fibers, vegetable oils (soya and borage), fish oil, fructo-oligo-saccharides, L-lysine, potassium citrate, taurine, marigold extract (source of lutein), L-carnitine *L.I.P.: protein selected for its very high assimilation.