How to get it? With nutrition that thinks ahead.
Critical in helping to manage urinary health is your cat's diet. Urinary=S - Low pH/S™ can help nutritionally manage urinary health, with:
Iams® Veterinary Formulas can help.
We offer two specific formulas for the nutritional management of struvite-related and calcium oxalate-related crystals. The two diets nutritionally manage urine acidity (or pH). For example, there is less chance of struvite crystals forming in urine that is more acidic. So feeding your cat Iams® Veterinary Formulas Urinary=S - Low pH/S™, which delivers a more acidic urine, helps create an environment unfavorable to struvite crystal formation. On the other hand, there is less chance of calcium oxalate crystals forming in urine that is less acidic. Therefore, feeding your cat Iams® Veterinary Formulas Urinary=O - Moderate pH/O™, which delivers a less acidic urine, helps create an environment unfavorable to calcium oxalate crystal formation.
Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Chicken, Brewer's Rice, Whitefish, Chicken By-Product Meal, Dried Egg Product, Dried Beet Pulp, Calcium Carbonate, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Taurine, Tricalcium Phosphate, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate [source of Vitamin B1], Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [source of Vitamin B6], Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement [source of Vitamin B2], Folic Acid, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfite [source of Vitamin K3]), DL-Methionine, Salt, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide)
|Crude Protein, minimum||9.5|
|Crude Fat, minimum||5.0|
|Crude Fiber, maximum||1.0|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids, minimum||0.45*|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum||0.09*|
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles. Low pH/S/Feline Canned Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for Maintenance. Manufactured under U.S. Patent Nos. 5,616,569 and 6,093,418; other U.S. and foreign patents pending.
|Weight (lbs)||Weight maintenance (cans per day)|
|4||1/2 to 2/3|
|8||1 to 1 1/3|
|12||1 1/2 to 2|
|16||2 to 2 2/3|
|22||2 2/3 to 3 2/3|
Dry/canned mix: For every 1 can of food you can substitute a 1/2 cup of dry food.
These guideline amounts are a starting point and your cat may need more food depending upon age, activity and temperament. In order to reach optimal body condition, you may need to adjust food intake. This chart represents the total recommended volume of food per day. You should divide the total recommended feeding amount by the number of times you feed your cat per day to get the actual portion size per feeding.
1,123 kcal/kg; 191 kcal/can; 32 kcal/oz