Protexin Cystophan Urinary Tract Supplement for Cat
A recent hypothesis suggests that Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) may be due to an alteration in the bladder’s neuronal supply, the protective glycosaminoglycan (GAG) layer and components within the urine. Cats with FIC are known to have qualitative or quantitative abnormalities in their protective GAG layer, and they have been shown to have decreased urine concentrations of GAGs and increased bladder wall permeability. GAG supplements aim to restore this defective GAG layer.
- N-acetyl D-glucosamine - A GAG precursor which acts as the building block for GAGs such as chondroitin sulphate.
- Hyaluronic acid - One of the main components of the protective GAG layer, acting as a scaffold for the whole structure.
- L-tryptophan - An amino acid which is converted into serotonin. Serotonin is an inhibitory neurotransmitter which regulates mood and anxiety. L-tryptophan has been shown to reduce stress-related behaviour and anxiety levels in cats.
- Artificial chicken flavouring - To improve palatability and compliance.
Each Capsule Contains:
- N-acetyl D-glucosamine (125mg)
- L-tryptophan (37.5mg)
- Hyaluronic acid (10mg)
- Amino Acids: L-tryptophan
- N-acetyl D-glucosamine,
- Gelatine capsule,
- Hyaluronic acid,
- Magnesium stearate
The capsules can be given whole or opened, and the palatable contents sprinkled onto food.
Initially administer according to the guidelines below for at least two weeks:
Cats ≤3kg 1 capsule daily
Cats >3kg 2 capsules daily
For maintenance, administer according to the guidelines below:
Cats ≤3kg 1 capsule every other day
Cats >3kg 1 capsule daily
Give for as long as considered necessary or as advised by your veterinary surgeon.
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CatI have been trying ng this on my 9year old and 5year old cats for the whole of their lives as they both suffer with cystitis and it's a God send! They both have one every other day and if they show symptoms then I increase it to 2 a day for a week and it's stops the symptoms fast! I lost a cat to cystitis which was horrific so I will always use this on mine and any future cats I may have!
Great product for cats after urinary blockageAfter a scary experience where our 5yr old neutered male cat almost died after getting a blockage, we realised we needed to find something to help his kidneys for the rest of his life as well as completely changing his diet. The vet said he would be incontinent permanently and gave us a 50% chance of survival after complications, two cather surgeries and a week vet admission. We researched and came across Cystophan which had great reviews. We started our boy on two capsules a day for 2weeks, and reduced it to once daily permanently after that. After nearly 2months I would say we have noticed a considerable difference and our cat is powering through. He is no longer incontinent and is back to his mischievous playful self. He has so far not had a reblockage and is passing urine as normal. With changing his diet also to wet food, adding warm water to create a soup and giving our cat omega fish oil everyday, our boy has never looked so healthy and you'd never guess the vet had advised us only 2months ago to have him put down!
Cystophan CapsulsVery good for my cat - delivery very quick have used these for some years now they do help my cat with her bladder problems
My catsIt is a great product would definitely use again very good
Seems to be working.I started giving my elderly little cat Cystophan after she'd recovered from a bad urinary infection, and my Vet recommended it as maintenance to keep her waterworks healthy. She takes one capsule every other day and swallows it quite easily, this could also be broken in half and sprinkled over food. So far thankfully there have been no further health problems.