Hill’s Prescription Diet
Urinary health management
These foods contain different combinations of nutrients and minerals that help manage imbalances that may contribute to the formation of urinary bladder stones. In some cases, the food may also help dissolve stones that have already developed. From time to time, it may be necessary to change from one food to another in the Hill’s Prescription Diet dog food urinary category.
Hill’s Prescription Diet s/d Canine Urinary – Dissolution
Formulated to help dissolve struvite stones in dogs*
*Not recommended for long-term feeding (over 6 months)
What are urinary bladder stones?
Urinary bladder stones (also known as uroliths) are collections of mineral crystals that combine together to form a stone in the urinary bladder. Less often, stones may form in the kidneys. The pH of your dog’s urine affects the development of the crystals that lead to urinary bladder stones. The most common type of stones/crystals is struvite, and these tend to form in alkaline urine. Other types develop in more acidic urine.
The food your pet eats plays an important role in his or her overall health and well-being. Balanced nutrition is an essential part of an active, healthy lifestyle.
Straining when urinating, Licking around the genital area, Decreased urine flow, Frequent attempts to urinate, Incontinence, Blood in urine
What causes urinary bladder stones?
There is no single cause of bladder stones. Factors that increase your pet’s likelihood of developing a problem include:
Bacterial infection of the bladder, causing alkaline urine, is the main cause of struvite crystal formation.
High levels of certain minerals in food can increase the chance of crystal formation in urine. Magnesium and phosphate are mineral components of the most common crystal type called struvite. Don’t feed a dog food with excessive amounts of these minerals. The food your dog eats also influences urine acidity (pH). This may encourage certain stones to form, so it’s important to feed the appropriate food.
Low Water Intake
Not taking in enough water leads to more concentrated urine, which may increase the likelihood of stones forming.
Certain breeds, such as Miniature Schnauzers, Dalmatians, Yorkshire Terriers and Bulldogs, are more prone to develop urinary bladder stones.
These amounts area a starting point only. Your pet may need less or more food to maintain proper weight. Adjust as needed. If u are unsure ask your veterinarian.
- With your veterinarian’s approval, mix increasing amounts of your dog’s new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period.
- Prescription Diet formulas are available in a wide variety of dry foods and treats for your dog’s unique needs, and canned foods with delicious flavours your cat will love.
- Supplementation with other foods or treats is unnecessary and may decrease the effectiveness of the food.
- When using with canned food and treats, decrease the amount of dry food to avoid overfeeding.
- Keep fresh water available at all times!
- For best results, have your veterinarian monitor your dog’s conditions.
- To prevent suffocation, keep this plastic bag out of the reach of pets and children.
Daily Feeding Amount
|Body Weight (kg)||Dry (g)|
|2.5||45 – 65|
|5||80 – 110|
|10||135 – 185|
|20||225 – 310|
|30||305 – 420|
|40||380 – 520|
|50||445 – 620|
|60+||9 – 11 per kg|
A 370g can is equal to 120 grams of the dry food¹