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Hill's PRESCRIPTION DIET

u/d Wet Dog Food

For the Nutritional Management of Dogs with Urate or Cystine Urolithiasis (stones in the urinary tract, most often urinary bladder) associated with a variety of signs including frequent urination, blood in the urine, straining to urinate, and a painful abdomen. Certain stone types may initially be managed by physical removal (often via surgery) and then followed with proper nutrition to help decrease the risk of stone recurrence.

Prescription Diet u/d Wet Dog Food was developed to aid in the management of dogs with the problems associated with urate and cystine urolithiasis. Controlled amounts of protein, decreased purine intake and uric acid excretion, and the target urine pH (alkaline) lowers the risk of forming urate crystals and uroliths.

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  • Key Benefits

    For the Nutritional Management of Dogs with Urate or Cystine Urolithiasis (stones in the urinary tract, most often urinary bladder) associated with a variety of signs including frequent urination, blood in the urine, straining to urinate, and a painful abdomen. Certain stone types may initially be managed by physical removal (often via surgery) and then followed with proper nutrition to help decrease the risk of stone recurrence.

    Prescription Diet u/d Wet Dog Food was developed to aid in the management of dogs with the problems associated with urate and cystine urolithiasis. Controlled amounts of protein, decreased purine intake and uric acid excretion, and the target urine pH (alkaline) lowers the risk of forming urate crystals and uroliths.


    These characteristics make Prescription Diet u/d veterinary wet dog food, a useful nutritional aid for dogs with urolithiasis.

    KEY FEATURES KEY BENEFITS
    Protein Controlled Along with certain amino acids and nucleic acids, this combination results in decreased urinary concentrations of stone-forming constituents.
    Target Urinary pH 7.1 – 7.7 Increases the solubility of urate and cystine crystals
    Taurine , L-Carnitine Added High Help maintain normal heart muscle function.
    Dietary Buffering Capacity Increased Helps raise urine pH to decrease risk of urate and cystine crystalization
    Sodium Low Supports urinary tract health
    Antioxidant blend High Vitamins E and Beta Carotene help defend cells against free radical oxidation

    Indications:

    Primary Indication:

    - Urate & cystine urolith management


    Other Indications:

    - Hepatic encephalopathy

    - Portosystemic shunt

    - Uraemic encephalopathy

     

     

    Not Recommended For:

    Growing puppies, pregnant or nursing dogs.

    Patients with struvite urolithiasis, hyperlipidemia, hypoalbuminemia, pancreatitis, history of pancreatitis or at risk of pancreatitis.


    Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition:

    The nutrition of Prescription Diet u/d has been shown in multiple studies to decrease the building blocks of stones in dogs prone to the development of urate stones.(1-6)

     

    Additional Info:

    Decreases purine intake and uric acid excretion, which lowers risk of forming urate crystals and uroliths.

    Protein level is sufficient for maintenance of adult dogs, yet low enough to dilute urine by decreasing urea production.

    Urine pH of individual dogs may vary due to complicating factors such as time of feeding before urine collection, type of urine collection, individual animal variation, or test methodology.

    Note: Dogs on low protein foods such as Prescription Diet u/d Dog Food commonly exhibit unusual laboratory values. Specifically urine specific gravity (USG) is usually less than 1.020 and blood (serum) urea nitrogen (BUN) is less than (10 mg/dl). Monitoring USG, urinary pH and BUN are methods to monitor the food's effectiveness and owner compliance

    Long-term use: Dogs fed Prescription Diet u/d food long term should be monitored for the development of protein depletion. Because dogs with urate or cystine urolithiasis may have underlying metabolic abnormalities, we recommend performing a fasting serum chemistry profile and echocardiogram every 6 months in these patients.


    Other Products to Consider

    - For patients with copper storage disease or portosystemic shunt: Prescription Diet l/d Dog Food

    - For patients with hepatic encephalopathy: Prescription Diet l/d Dog Food, Prescription Diet k/d Early Stage Dog Food, Prescription Diet k/d Dog Food

    - For patients with uremic encephalopathy: Prescription Diet k/d Dog Food, Prescription Diet k/d + Mobility Dog Food


    References:

    1.Bartges JW, Osborne CA, Felice LJ, et al. Diet effect on activity product ratios of uric acid, sodium urate and ammonium urate in urine formed by healthy beagles. Am J Vet Res 1995;56:329-333.

    2.Bartges JW, Osborne CA, Felice LJ, et al. Influence of allopurinol and two diets on 24-hour urinary excretions of uric acid, xanthine and ammonia by healthy dogs. Am J Vet Res 1995;56:595-599.

    3.Bartges JW, Osborne CA, Felice LJ, et al. Influence of four diets containing approximately 11% protein (dry weight) on uric acid, sodium urate and ammonium urate urine activity product ratios of healthy beagles. Am J Vet Res 1995;56:60-65.

    4.Bartges JW, Osborne CA, Felice LJ, et al. Influence of four diets on uric acid metabolism and endogenous acid production in healthy beagles. Am J Vet Res 1996;57:324-328.

    5.Bartges JW, Osborne CA, Felice LJ, et al. Influence of two amounts of dietary casein on uric acid, sodium urate and ammonium urate urinary activity product ratios of healthy beagles. Am J Vet Res 1995;56:893-899.

    6.Lulich JP, et. al. ACVIM Small Animal Consensus Recommendations on the Treatment and Prevention of Uroliths in Dogs and Cats. J Vet Intern Med 2016;30:1564–1574.


  • DAILY Feeding Guide

    Provide specific feeding instructions for your patient.

    Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight.

    Reinforce with clients to feed Prescription Diet dry food, canned food, & Hill's treats exclusively.


    This is only a guide. Grams are the most accurate form of measurement. Monitoring your patient's condition will assure the nutritional recommendation provides the best results.

    Gradually transition to this new food for 7 days or more.


    Adult maintenance

    Weight of Dog - kgs Amount per Day - 13 oz (370 g) cans
    2,5 3/8
    5 2/3
    10 1 1/4
    20 2
    30 2 2/3
    40 3 1/3
    50 4
    60+ 25 g per kg

    Adult maintenance

    Weight of Dog - kgs Amount per Day - 370 g cans Amount per Day - grams
    2,5 0.25 + 20 g
    5 0.5 + 25 g
    10 0.5 + 90 g
    20 1 + 130 g
    30 1 + 225 g
    40 1 + 315 g
    50 2 + 260 g
    60+ 2 + 59 g per 10 kgs

  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    Original: Maize starch, dried whole eggs, animal fat, pork liver, rice, various sugars, coconut oil, dried beet pulp, cellulose, minerals, flaxseed, vitamins, trace elements and beta-carotene.

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    553 kcal (370 g) can

    Nutrient As Fed1
    %
    Dry Matter2
    %
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Moisture 69 %
    Protein 4.2 % 13.2 % 2.9 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 8.4 % 26.8 % 5.8 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 16.6 % 52.9 % 11.5 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 0.8 % 2.7 % 0.6 g / 100 kcal
    Ash 1.4 % 4.4 % 1 g / 100 kcal
    Total Dietary Fiber 1.7 % 5.6 % 1.2 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.21 % 0.65 % 142 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorus 0.08 % 0.25 % 55 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.17 % 0.55 % 120 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.07 % 0.23 % 50 mg / 100 kcal
    Chloride 0.15 % 0.49 % 106 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.022 % 0.071 % 15 mg / 100 kcal
    Copper 4.3 ppm 13.8 ppm 0.3 mg / 100 kcal
    Sulfur 0.09 % 0.28 % 0.06 mg / 100 kcal
    Hydroxyproline 0 % 0 % 0 mg / 100 kcal
    Lysine 0.36 % 1.15 % 250 mg / 100 kcal
    Methionine + Cystine 0.24 % 0.78 % 170 mg / 100 kcal
    Taurine 0.06 % 0.19 % 41 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin A 4724 IU/kg 15046 IU/kg 328 IU / 100 kcal
    Vitamin D 271 IU/kg 862 IU/kg 18.8 IU / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 286 IU/kg 911 IU/kg 19.85 IU / 100 kcal
    DHA 0.018 % 0.058 % 12.6 mg / 100 kcal
    EPA 0 % 0 % 0 mg / 100 kcal
    EPA + DHA 0.018 % 0.058 % 0 g / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.21 % 0.66 % 145 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-6 FA 1.56 % 4.98 % 1085 mg / 100 kcal
    Beta-Carotene 0.51 ppm 1.63 ppm 0.04 mg / 100 kcal
    Carnitine 128 ppm 407.6 ppm 8.88 mg / 100 kcal

    References:

    1Differs from label guarantees which are either maximums or minimums.
    2The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles with differing moisture contents.
    3Nutrient intake for every 100 kilocalories consumed.

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