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Similar to their human counterparts, excessive body fat increases the risk of preventable health issues in dogs and cats. In one study, overweight dogs had more than twice the risk for developing calcium oxalate uroliths compared with dogs of ideal body weight.3 In another study,4 morbidly obese dogs had a higher prevalence of urinary tract infection. Because struvite uroliths are most often caused by urinary tract infections in dogs, morbidly obese dogs could be at increased risk for struvite uroliths.
Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ Metabolic and Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ c/d™ Multicare Canine are highly effective for their respective conditions of weight and urolith management. Our latest diet for managing concurrent conditions, Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ Metabolic Plus Urinary Canine, combines these products into one nutritional solution which:
Metabolic + Urinary Canine is indicated for overweight/obese or obese-prone dogs with common urinary conditions. It is formulated to help dissolve struvite uroliths, along with antimicrobial therapy in dogs with concurrent urinary tract infection, and reduce the risk of struvite uroliths. The triple barrier protection provided by c/d Multicare works to help restore bladder health. After removal of calcium oxalate uroliths, which cannot be dissolved with any therapy, Metabolic + Urinary Canine contains the nutrition of c/d Multicare Canine and is indicated to help reduce the risk of calcium oxalate uroliths.
Come to the Hill’s stand at the 2019 AVA National Conference Perth to learn how the Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ range for managing concurrent health conditions can help to transform the lives of your patients.