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Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Urinary SO for Dogs and Cats

What is Lower Urinary Tract Disease?

Lower urinary tract disease refers to a group of disorders that commonly leads to irritation of the urinary tract and corresponding undesirable clinical signs.

What are the signs I should watch for?

In dogs and cats, lower urinary tract disease typically presents with common clinical signs such as increased frequency, difficult or painful urination, inability to urinate, blood in the urine and/or urinating in inappropriate locations. When these clinical signs are observed, you should take your pet to the veterinarian immediately.

What causes Lower Urinary Tract Disease?

In dogs, bacterial infections of the urinary tract and the presence of stones in the urinary tract are the most common causes. In cats, bacterial infections are far less common. Urinary crystals and stones are often linked to this disease. The most common cause of Lower Urinary Tract Disease in cats is idiopathic cystitis.

What is Relative Supersaturation?

Relative Supersaturation (RSS) is a value that incorporates relevant parameters of urine pH, urine dilution, and the urine levels of 12 important factors including magnesium, ammonium, phosphate, calcium and oxalate. The RSS value helps to predict the risks of developing a urinary stone.

Relative Super Saturation (RSS) methodology predicts the crystallization potential of urine; RSS is used to develop diets that control both struvite and calcium oxalate urolithiasis
Increasing the urine volume simultaneously reduces the saturation of urine with calcium oxalate and struvite, preventing the two major types of urolithiasis
Effectively dissolves pure struvite uroliths
Naturally preserved to ensure freshness and quality
How can a Royal Canin Urinary SO diet help?

By feeding your pet URINARY SO® you and your veterinarian are working to:

     -Increase urine volume.
     -Promote urine dilution.
     -Help dissolve and prevent struvite crystals.
     -Help prevent calcium oxalate crystals.
     -Improve your pet’s quality of life!

How do I start a new Urinary SO diet?

Always consult with your veterinarian prior to starting your pet on any nutritional therapy program. We recommend at least a 5-7 day transition when starting a new diet.

Day 1-2 Day 3-4 Day 5-6 Day 7
Old Diet 75% 50% 25% -
New Diet 25% 50% 75% 100%

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Urinary SO formulas help manage Lower Urinary Tract Diseases.

This group of diets is designed to ensure the production of urine that is undersaturated with respect to struvite and which has a level of saturation that helps to prevent calcium oxalate crystals from occurring. Each formula is 100% nutritionally complete and balanced, highly palatable, highly digestible and meets the requirements for adult maintenance.

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