SPECIFIC Canine Special Care Struvite Management 12kg
What is SPECIFIC Canine Special Care Struvite Management dry food?
SPECIFIC Struvite Management is a dry food for adult dogs that suffer from struvite stones. The formula has been designed to help dissolve the stones and reduce the risk of new stones forming.
The recipe contains high levels of Omega-3 from fish to support healthy coat and skin.
This diet helps to produce more acidic urine - this helps to dissolve struvite stones and supports a healthy urinary tract. It also encourages the dog to drink more – flushing the stones out of the urinary system. The reduced Magnesium and Phosphorus content helps to prevent crystals re-forming.
Please Note: This diet is not suitable for dogs with calcium oxalate, urate or cystine stones. For these conditions, SPECIFIC Heart & Kidney Support or SPECIFIC Food Sensitivity are recommended.
Who is this food suitable for?
This food is suitable for adult dogs with struvite stones.
SPECIFIC product code: CCD
What are the benefits of using SPECIFIC Canine Special Care Struvite Management dry food?
Complete & nutritionally balanced
Reduced magnesium & phosphorus content
Added Omega-3 from fish oils
Designed to help dissolve struvite stones
Supports healthy coat & skin
Supports a healthy urinary tract
With natural antioxidants
Contains no artificial colours or flavourings
Ideal for adult dogs with struvite stones
What is in SPECIFIC Canine Special Care Struvite Management dry food?
Maize starch, wheat, maize protein, pork fat, maize, eggs, fish meal, minerals, potato protein, hydrolysed poultry protein, powdered cellulose, vitamins and trace elements, methionine, rice, fish oil, psyllium husk.
EC approved additives: BHA, BHT, propyl gallate.
Contains no artificial colours or flavourings.
Analytical Constituents (per 100g):
Crude Protein 21g, Crude Fat 19g, Carbohydrate 44.7g, Crude Fibre 1.7g, Calcium 0.54g, Phosphorus 0.38g, Magnesium 0.05g, Sodium 0.5g, Omega-3 0.33g, Water 8.5g, Ratio n-3:n-6 1:8.
Energy kJ: 1814
Energy kcal: 434
How much SPECIFIC Canine Special Care Struvite Management dry food should I feed?
Feeding Guide in grams per day
The daily requirement may vary depending on factors such as breed, environment, season and activity level. It is recommended that you monitor your dog and adjust the feeding amount to fit their individual needs.
The increased Sodium content promotes that the dog will drink more - this is associated with reduced urinary mineral concentrations and an increased urinary frequency.
By dividing the daily ration of SPECIFIC Struvite Management into 3 or 4 meals, any postprandial increase of urinary pH is minimised.
Struvite urolithiasis in the dog is often associated with urinary tract infections. When a urinary tract infection is present, SPECIFIC Struvite Management will only be effective if the infection is treated.
Struvite Urolithiasis is only one type of urolithiasis which may occur in dogs. identification of the type of urolith present in an affected pathient is essential because different types of uroliths may require different dietary strategies.
How do I know if my dog is the right weight?
Steps to ideal bodyweight
Weight check: Get your dog's body condition checked and weighed.
Planning: Work with your vet to decide what is the target weight. Choose a suitable food for your dog's needs, and then calculate the daily feeding amount.
Implement the feeding: It’s important that you measure out the food so, if you need to you can easily and accurately adjust it.
Regularly weigh your dog: A simple way to do this is weigh yourself, then weigh yourself while holding your dog then subtract the two numbers. If you have a larger breed or are unable to carry the dog, it is advised to get your dog to sit on some bathroom scales, or pop into your vets to use the scales in the waiting room!
Be patient – It’s not going to happen overnight but if you stick with it your dog will reach their target weight, and it will all be worth it with a happier healthy dog.
Maintain weight: Once you have reached target weight you need to make sure they stay there by choosing a suitable food for your dog's needs.
Remember: If your dog is on a diet, be careful not to spoil the good work with treats (especially table scraps), and make sure everyone knows what you are doing!
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