Royal Canin VHN Canine Urinary U/C UUC 18 Low Purine
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 u/cI have not found this product cheaper anywhere else. The delivery was quick and the service whether online or on the phone was excellent. Would recommend MedicAnimal for other things as well such as wormers and flea and tick products
After a very expensive operation for my dog (removal of a vast amount of bladder stones)the vet recommended this food for him to prevent the same problem happening again. The vet charged £77 so really pleased on a saving of £22 and my dog loves it too he always wants more.