Royal Canin VHN Canine Urinary U/C UUC 18 Low Purine
Royal Canin Canine Urinary U/C UUC 18 Low Purine helps to reduce the formation of urate and cystine bladder stones.
How it works
Crystals can form in your dog's urine while it's in the bladder. These crystals are known as metabolic uroliths and can damage your dog's urinary tract, or block it and stop urine from passing. They're usually named after whichever mineral they're made from: around 8% are urate stones, and 1% cent are cystine stones.
This recipe is designed to prevent the formation and recurrence of cystine and urate stones in dogs. It uses proteins with a low purine content, which helps to stop urate stones from forming, while the limited protein levels and reduction of amino acids prevents cystine stones from forming. The recipe also includes essential vitamins and minerals which help to maintain your pet's skin barrier reducing the chances of infection. Finally, it features Royal Canin's patented antioxidant complex to help combat free radicals, which are molecules that can damage the immune system and kidneys, among other things.
- low purine content can prevent urate stones from forming
- limited protein, salts and amino acids can prevent cystine stones
- supports the skin barrier
- includes antioxidants can be used as a maintenance diet in breeds prone to metabolic uroliths
- can support dogs undergoing treatment with xanthine oxidase inhibitors
- nutritionally complete: can be dog's only food source.
When to use it
If your pet has recently developed urate stones or cystine stones they may be prescribed this food to stop it from happening again. You should feed your dog this food for at least six months if they've had urate stones and one year for cystine stones. Lifelong feeding is recommended for dogs suffering from irreversible uric acid metabolic disorders.
Some breeds are predisposed to certain types of crystals. Urate stones are most common in Dalmatians (particularly males) and Bulldogs due to differences in their digestive system. Cystine stones are more common in male Bulldogs, Dachshunds, Basset Hounds, Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers and Irish Terriers. Both male and female Newfoundlands are also prone to this type of stone. For these breeds your vet may recommend keeping them on this food for the duration of their life to prevent the recurrence of stones.
Because veterinary diets are formulated for the nutritional support of pets with specific clinical conditions, we recommend that you only use them under professional advice. For more information on feeding Royal Canin Canine Urinary U/C UUC 18 Low Purine to your dog, please consult your veterinary surgeon.
Rice, maize flour, wheat flour, animal fats, egg powder, wheat gluten**, maize gluten, minerals, vegetable fibres, fish oil, soya oil, fructo-oligo-saccharides, borage oil, marigold extract (source of lutein). Protein sources: egg powder, wheat gluten, maize gluten. **L.I.P.: protein selected for its very high digestibility. Crude ash: 5.3%. Crude fibre: 2.2%. Crude oil fats: 15%. Moisture: %. Protein: 18%.
Vitamin A: 30000 IU, Vitamin D3: 800 IU, E1 (Iron): 63 mg, E2 (Iodine): 5.3 mg, E4 (Copper): 14 mg, E5 (Manganese): 66 mg, E6 (Zinc): 147 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.16 mg - Preservatives - Antioxidants.
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Royal Canin u/cI have not found this product cheaper anywhere else. The delivery was quick and the service whether online or on the phone was excellent. Would recommend MedicAnimal for other things as well such as wormers and flea and tick products
After a very expensive operation for my dog (removal of a vast amount of bladder stones)the vet recommended this food for him to prevent the same problem happening again. The vet charged £77 so really pleased on a saving of £22 and my dog loves it too he always wants more.