Hill's Prescription Diet Canine u/d has been developed for dogs suffering with Urolithiasis (mineral stones in the urinary tract). This condition is marked by a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including difficulty with urination, frequent urination, bloody urination and a painful abdomen. Following surgery to remove the troublesome mineral stones, dogs are most often provided a nutrition plan to help reduce the risk of Urolithiasis recurrence. Hill's Prescription Diet u/d has been specially formulated to aid in the management of dogs with this complaint, as well as dogs suffering with advanced renal disease due to the formulation's low mineral content.
|KEY FEATURES||KEY BENEFITS|
|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-breakdown 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||Helps slow progression of kidney disease.
Helps limit fluid retention in early cardiac disorders..
|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.|
|High||Neutralises free radicals to help combat urolithiasis.
Vitamin C is not supplemented because it is a precursor of oxalate.
Directions for Use:
These ranges are a starting point only, because dogs' needs vary. Adjust the feeding amount to maintain optimal body weight.
|Body Weight kg||Dry grams|
|2.5||45 - 65|
|5||80 - 110|
|10||130 - 185|
|20||220 - 305|
|30||300 - 415|
|40||375 - 515|
|50||440 - 610|
|60 +||9 - 11 per kg|