Royal Canin Urinary U/C Low Purine Dry Dog Food (UUC 18)
Royal Canin Canine Urinary U/C UUC 18 Low Purine makes it less likely that your dog will develop bladder stones– specifically urate and cystine ones.
What it's for
Pee has a lot of minerals in it. Sometimes they clump together and turn into hard crystals in the bladder. These crystals are called metabolic uroliths, and they're not good. They can damage your dog's urinary tract as they pass through, or block it completely so they can't go to the toilet. The stones are named after the mineral that they're made from: about 8% are urate stones and 1% are cystine stones.
Some breeds of dogs are more likely to develop certain types of crystals. Dalmatians (especially males) and Bulldogs have different digestive systems and are more likely to get urate stones. Cystine stones are more common in males, especially in Dachshunds, Basset Hounds, Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers, Irish Terriers, Newfoundlands and Bulldogs. Female Newfoundlands are also more likely to get cystine stones.
If your dog has had urate stones or cystine stones, the vet might prescribe this food to them so that it won't happen again. If your dog has had urate stones, they generally need to eat this food for at least six months. If they had cystine stones, it's recommended that they eat it for one year. Dogs with irreversible uric acid metabolic disorders, or from any of the breeds we mentioned above, might need to eat this food for the rest of their lives.
- low in purine to stop urate stones from forming
- low in protein, salts and amino acids to prevent cystine stones
- supports the skin barrier to keep coat healthy
- packed with antioxidants
- can be used as a maintenance diet for breeds likely to develop bladder stones
- good for dogs being treated with xanthine oxidase inhibitors
- nutritious– can be your dog's only food source.
How it works
Royal Canin have put together this recipe especially to stop cystine and urate stones from forming or returning. The protein has a low purine content (a nasty chemical compound) to stop urate stones from forming, and a reduced level of amino acids and lower protein content keeps cystine stones at bay. The recipe is great for your dog's overall health too, with lots of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It's designed to strengthen your dog's skin barrier, reducing the chances of infection and irritation.
Veterinary diets like this one have been specially made to support pets with specific medical conditions. Because of this, they might not be suitable for all pets, so we'd recommend getting professional advice before feeding them to your pet. If you think your dog could benefit from eating Royal Canin Canine Urinary U/C UUC 18 Low Purine, why not have a chat with your vet?
Rice, maize flour, wheat flour, animal fats, egg powder, wheat gluten**, maize gluten, minerals, vegetable fibres, fish oil, soya oil, fructo-oligo-saccharides, borage oil, marigold extract (source of lutein). Protein sources: egg powder, wheat gluten, maize gluten. **L.I.P.: protein selected for its very high digestibility. Crude ash: 5.3%. Crude fibre: 2.2%. Crude oil fats: 15%. Moisture: %. Protein: 18%.
Vitamin A: 30000 IU, Vitamin D3: 800 IU, E1 (Iron): 63 mg, E2 (Iodine): 5.3 mg, E4 (Copper): 14 mg, E5 (Manganese): 66 mg, E6 (Zinc): 147 mg, E8 (Selenium): 0.16 mg - Preservatives - Antioxidants.
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Royal Canin Canine Urinary Low PurineMy Vet recommended the Royal Canin Canine Urinary Low Purine biscuits after my Bulldog developed Cystine Stones. He loves the taste and has so far not had any more Cystine Stones.
Royal canin U/CI buy this food regularly for my gorgeous Dalmatian. My vet suggested it as it specifically helps control uric acid stones. It has all the goodness & nutrients needed.
Great for urate stone disorder!Buy this all of the time on vets advice for one of my dogs with a urate stone disorder. We discovered her problems before they had chance to affect her thankfully and have fed her on this since and so far have had no issues. She's not that keen but she is not food oriented, so I have to add extras of foods she is allowed, broccoli, grated carrot, grated cheese, ghee ( not all at the same time) will continue to buy especially as it's keeping her well!
Our Vets choiceNot tried it myself, but Cooper wolfs it down.(he`s the dog)
Good for dogs with urine problemsBrilliant product very happy with it dog is a fussy eater and enjoys it. Different flavours would be good