Royal Canin Feline Urinary S/O is a veterinarian-exclusive prescription cat food that is specially formulated to help dissolve struvite stones and prevent calcium oxalate stones. It is a high-protein, low-fiber diet that is also low in magnesium.
How Royal Canin Feline Urinary S/O Works
Royal Canin Feline Urinary S/O works to dissolve struvite stones and prevent calcium oxalate stones in several ways. First, it contains a reduced level of magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that is required for the formation of struvite crystals. By reducing the level of magnesium in the diet, Royal Canin Feline Urinary S/O helps to prevent struvite crystals from forming.
Second, Royal Canin Feline Urinary S/O is acidifying. This means that it helps to lower the pH of the urine. A lower pH urine is less conducive to the formation of struvite and calcium oxalate crystals.
Third, Royal Canin Feline Urinary S/O contains several ingredients that help to increase the solubility of struvite and calcium oxalate crystals. This means that the crystals are more likely to dissolve in the urine and be excreted from the body.
Benefits of Royal Canin Feline Urinary S/O
Dissolves struvite stones
Prevents calcium oxalate stones
Low in magnesium to help prevent struvite stones from reoccurring
Acidifies the urine to help create an environment unfavorable to crystal formation
High in protein to support overall health and well-being
Low in fiber to help reduce the risk of urinary tract problems
Contains omega-3 fatty acids to support skin and coat health
Contains prebiotics to promote digestive health
Royal Canin Feline Urinary S/O contains a variety of high-quality ingredients, including:
Chicken by-product meal: A good source of protein
Brewers rice, corn, and corn gluten meal: Sources of carbohydrates
Chicken fat: A good source of energy and essential fatty acids
Wheat gluten: A good source of protein and helps to bind the ingredients together
Fish oil: A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Potassium chloride: Helps to maintain electrolyte balance
Sodium bisulfate: Helps to acidify the urine
Calcium sulfate: Helps to dissolve struvite stones
Sodium pyrophosphate: Helps to prevent calcium oxalate stones from forming
Fructooligosaccharides: A type of prebiotic that helps to promote digestive health
Taurine: An essential amino acid that is important for heart health and vision
Vitamins and minerals: Essential for overall health and well-being
Royal Canin Feline Urinary S/O has the following guaranteed analysis:
Crude protein (min.): 32.5%, Crude fat (min.): 13.0%, Crude fiber (max.): 4.0%.Moisture (max.): 8.0%.Calcium (max.): 1.26%, Phosphorus(max.),1.26%, Magnesium (max.): 0.1%
Royal Canin Feline Urinary S/O contains 3659 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 315 kilocalories of ME per cup on an as-fed basis (calculated).