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Urinary WIB

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Composition

DIETETIC INDICATIONS*

  • Reduction of struvite stone recurrence.
  • Reduction of oxalate stones formation.

Available formats

  • 1.5 kg
  • 3 kg

ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS (% as fed)

  • Protein 44
  • Fat 13.5
  • Ash 7.5
  • Crude Fibre 6.5
  • Starch 15
  • Calcium 0.7
  • Phosphorus 0.7
  • Sodium 1.1
  • Potassium 0.7
  • Magnesium 0.08
  • Chloride 1.5
  • Sulphur 0.8
  • Methionine + Cystine 1.5
  • Omega-6 fatty acids 2
  • Omega-3 fatty acids 1.1

KEY NUTRIENT VALUES

  • Metabolisable energy (kcal/100g) 349
  • Protein digestibility (in vivo; %) 89
  • Fat digestibility (in vivo; %) 94
  • Energy from protein (%) 44
  • Energy from fat (%) 33
  • Energy from NFE (%) 23
  • Protein to Calorie ratio (g/Mcal) 126

COMPOSITION

Pork and poultry dehydrated protein, potato starch, pork and poultry hydrolysed protein, bean hulls, whole peat, animal fats, lignocellulose, mineral salts, linseed, beet pulp, fish oil, psyllium, fructo-oligosaccharides, chitosan, dried green tea concentrate, dried artichoke leave extract, pasteurised Lactobacillus acidophilus.

SPECIFIC INGRIDIENTS/ADDITIVES

  • Green tea leave 0.26%
  • Montmorillonite 0.5%
  • Lactobacillus 7 mg/kg
  • Chitosan 800 mg/kg
  • Artichoke 500 mg/kg
  • L-carnitine 540 mg/kg
  • Potassium Citrate 0.3%

DIETETIC INDICATIONS*

  • Reduction of struvite stone recurrence.
  • Reduction of oxalate stones formation.

OTHER USE

  • Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC).

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Growth.
  • Gestation and lactation.
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD).
  • Cardiac insufficiency.

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KEY BENEFITS & CHARACTERISTICS

Increases Water Intake
High amounts of protein and sodium stimulate water intake, increase urine volume (efficacy proven by Virbac)(1) and micturition frequency.

Behaviour Plus Complex
The diet includes a green tea concentrate, which is known to help cats to cope with stressful situations (scientifically proven by Virbac)(4)

Low Struvite RSS (<1)*
The formulation induces urine under-saturated for struvites, with struvite RSS** <1, to prevent formation of crystals (efficacy proven by Virbac)(1)

High EPA+DHA (omega-3)
Addition of fish oil allows to achieve high amount of omega-3, especially EPA+DHA, and helps limit lower urinary tract (LUT) inflammation.

Body Weight Control
Moderate energy density and adapted feeding rations help maintain ideal body weight.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS & CHARACTERISTICS

Favours Urine Dilution
Added artichoke leave helps decrease the urine Specific Gravity (SG) (efficacy proven by Virbac)(2)

Low Mineral Concentration*
Low contents of Calcium, Phosphorus and Magnesium help limit their urinary excretion and the risk of struvite and oxalate crystals formation.

Phosphorus Binding
Added chitosan, as phosphorus binder, helps reduce bioavailability of phosphorus and decrease its excretion into the urine (efficacy proven by Virbac)(3)

Addition of Oxalate Inhibitor
Added Potassium citrate, as specific inhibitor, helps limit the formation of Calcium oxalate crystals.

Oxalate RSS < 10*
The formulation induces urine metastable for calcium oxalates, with Oxalate RSS < 10 (efficacy proven by Virbac)(1)

Optimizes Urinary pH*
Urinary pH between 6.0 – 6.5 allows to prevent struvite and oxalate crystals formation.

 

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VETERINARY GLOBAL CARE

Reduction of struvite & oxalate formation

  • Stimulates water intake, help increase urine volume and micturition frequency
  • Achieves low Struvite RSS <1 and Oxalate RSS <10
  • Low Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium concentration
  • Urine acidification (pH 6.0 – 6.5)
  • Addition of Calcium Oxalate inhibitor
  • Favors urine dilution (addition of artichoke leaves)

Idiopathic cystitis management

  • Behaviour Plus Complex (Green tea concentrate to manage stress)
  • Stimulates water intake, help increase urine volume and micturition frequency
  • Limits lower urinary tract inflammation (High EPA+DHA)
  • Favors urine dilution (addition of artichoke leaves)

Overweight Management

  • Moderate energy density
  • Adapted feeding rations (Soft Weight Loss Programm)
  • Lean mass preservation (HP)
  • Fat mass limitation (LC)
  • Added fat burner (L-Carnitine)
  • High Digestive Tolerance
  • Low glycemic index
  • Skin & Coat Support
  • Immune Support
  • Healthy Renal Function
  • Withdrawal of major allergens 

Reduction of struvite & oxalate formation

Stimulates water intake:
The high dietary protein (44%) and sodium (1.1%) contents stimulate water intake, and help increase urine volume and micturition frequency (efficacy proven by Virbac)1

Achieves Low struvite RSS < 1:
The diet induces urine under-saturated for struvites to limit the formation of new struvites (efficacy proven by Virbac)1.

Achieves Oxalate RSS < 10:
The diet formula induces urine metastable for oxalates to limit their formation (efficacy proven by Virbac)1.

Low calcium, phosphorus and magnesium concentration:
The low amounts of dietary Calcium (0.7%), Phosphorus (0.7%) and Magnesium (0.08%) reduce their urinary excretion.
Addition of Chitosan, as phosphorus digestive binder, reduces phosphorus bioavailability (efficacy proven by Virbac)2.

Optimises urine acidification (pH 6.0 – 6.5):
The richness in animal protein (93%) and sulphur-containing amino acids (methionine + cystine: 1.5%) induces a urinary pH which increases the solubility of struvite uroliths without increasing the risk of oxalate formation.

Addition of calcium oxalate inhibitor:
Added potassium citrate (0.3%) promotes the formation in the urine of potassium oxalate and calcium citrate, which are both always soluble.

  • Lean mass preservation: The high protein content (44%) helps maintain the lean mass.

  • Fat mass limitation: The low carbohydrate content (23%) and added L-carnitine (540 mg/kg) as fat burner, help limit the deposit of fatty tissue

Idiopathic cystitis management

Behaviour plus complex:
Addition of green tea concentrate (0.26%), source of L-theanine (equivalent to 10 mg/kg BW) with calming properties, helps cats to cope with stressful situations.4

Stimulates water intake:
The high dietary protein (44%) and sodium (1.1%) contents stimulate water intake, and help increase urine volume and micturition frequency

Helps limit lower urinary tract inflammation:
The high amount of omega-3 (1.1%), especially EPA+DHA (0.4%), helps moderate the inflammatory processes.

Favours urine dilution:
Added artichoke leave (500 ppm) decreases urine Specific Gravity by 30% (efficacy proven by Virbac)3

 

Overweight management

Moderate energy density:
The formula with moderate fat (13.5%), low carbohydrate (23%) and moderate fibre (6.5%) amounts promotes moderate energy density (348 kcal/100g) to reduce calorie intake.

Adapted feeding rations:
The proposed daily rations take into account the usual profile of cats subject to LUTD (neutered, indoor, overweight).

Soft weight loss program is proposed in case of mild overweight. 

High Digestive tolerance:
The addition of Montmorillonite, Lactobacillus, lignocellulose, FOS, and psyllium helps maintain a healthy digestive tract (mucosa, microbiota, transit).

Low glycemic index:
The HP-LC formulation (protein 44%, carbohydrate 23%) and the low amount of starch (15%) and total sugars (1.4%) help limit the impact of the meal on post prandial blood glucose concentration.

Skin & Coat Support:
The high protein content (44%), especially of animal origin (93%), the richness in sulphur containing amino acids (methionine + cysteine: 1.5%), and the balanced omega-6 (2%) and omega-3 (1.1%) fatty acids help maintain a healthy skin and a shiny coat.

Immune support:
The high protein content (44%), with especially the richness in glutamine (5%), arginine (2.5%) and sulphur amino acids (methionine + cystine: 1.5%), and added vitamin E (610 mg/kg) help to maintain a healthy immune system.

Healthy renal function:
The high content of protein (44%), of high quality (in vivo apparent protein digestibility coefficient: 89%), contributes to increased water turn over. Chitosan, as digestive phosphorus binder, reduces phosphorus bioavailability.

Withdrawal of major allergens:
The diet is made without beef, gluten, maize, wheat, soya, egg, and dairy products.

*Comission Directive 2008/38/EC

**RSS: Relative Super Saturation index

  1. Formankova D., Leriche I., Iben C. Effect of new high protein – low carbohydrate diets on urinary parameters in cats and in vitro struvite dissolution. ESVCBN Congress, Toulouse, France, 17-19 Sept 2015.
  2. Leriche I., Gely MO., Nguyen P. Effect of chitosan supplementation in a dry maintenance diet on phosphorus apparent digestibility in cats. SEVC Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 15-17 Oct 2015.
  3. Effect of supplementation with dried artichoke leave extract, as a source of cynarine, in a cat maintenance food on the urinary parameters in adult cats. Internal data.
  4. Dramard V., Kern L., Hofmans J., Halsberghe C., Reme CA. Clinical efficacy of L-theanine tablets to reduce anxiety-related emotional disorders in cats: a pilot open-label clinical trial. 6th IVBM Congress, Italy, 2007.