Hill's Prescription Diet Canine u/d
Prescription Dietâ„¢ Canine u/dâ„¢ was developed to aid in the management of dogs with the problems associated with urolithiasis.Â Hills Prescription Diet Canine U/D was developed to help in the management of dogs with the problems associated with advanced kidney disease. Kidney disease causes the kidneys to be less efficient at removing waste substances from the bloodstream and regulating body fluids. Indications: Dissolution of urate and cystine uroliths Prevention of urate, oxalate and cystine uroliths Renal failure-advanced Hepatic copper storage disease. Key Benefits: Protein, Calcium, Nucleic acids - Reduced - Urolithiasis: Decreases urinary concentration of constituents of urate, oxalate and cystine uroliths. Target urinary pH Alkaline: pH 7.1-7.7 - Discourages formation and aggregation of non-struvite crystals. Protein - High quality & reduced - Kidney disease: Reduces accumulation of toxic protein break down products. Non-protein calories - Increased - Ensures adequate energy, avoiding protein catabolism. Phosphorus - Reduced - Slows progression of kidney disease. Dietary buffering capacity - Increased - Helps counteract metabolic acidosis. Lessens muscle wasting. Sodium - Reduced - Controls hypertension. Slows progression of kidney disease. Limits fluid retention in early heart disease. B-complex vitamins - Increased - Combats increased urinary losses due to polyuria. Copper - Reduced - Avoids copper toxicity due to defective elimination of copper by the liver. Vitamin E, Beta-carotene - High - Reduces harmful free radicals to help combat urolithiasis. Vitamin C is not supplemented because it is a precursor of oxalate Ingredients: Chicken, maize starch, sucrose, ground rice, dried whole egg, liver, animal fat, chicken digest, menhaden oil, FibrimÂ® 1260, cellulose, chicken liver, potassium citrate, iodised salt, casein, calcium carbonate, taurine, L-carnitine supplement, vitamins and trace elements. Warning: Not recommended for Cats, Puppies, Pregnant or lactating bitches, Dogs with struvite urolithiasis, Dogs with hypoalbuminaemia, hyperlipidaemia or pancreatitis, or with a history of, or at risk of, pancreatitis and First 1-2 weeks after surgery. By purchasing Hills Prescription Diet Canine U/D, you confirm your pet has been examined by a vet who has recommended the use of this food on the basis of examination and diagnosis. You understand it is recommended while your pet is being fed Hills Prescription Diet Canine U/D, you seek veterinary advice at least every 6 months regarding the usage of this food and the on-going care of your pet. Should your pets condition deteriorate in any way while using Hills Prescription Diet Canine U/D seek immediate veterinary advice.