High protein grain free diets help prevent UTI's, Crystals,Kidney FailureImporta
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Important information regarding Urinary–Bladder Infections/Struvite Crystals/Kidney Stones in Dogs & Cats in relation to Grains, Carbohydrates and Magnesium levels in pet Food
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Foods made with grains (corn/wheat/rice etc) can cause alkaline urine in dogs and cats.
Magnesium reacts with alkaline urine to cause crystals.
Most “Prescription/dissolution/preventative” clinic diets take out the magnesium to prevent this reaction, even though magnesium is essential, especially for the nervous system.
Reducing magnesium may cause a host of other negative health issues.
It is far more important and beneficial to prevent alkaline urine by feeding a high protein/grain-free/low carbohydrate diet in order to minimize the risk of crystals.
Grain- based foods may also lead to kidney failure, which often cannot be detected until there is over 75% damage done.
Protein from muscle meat creates an optimal acid urine -Magnesium does not react in acid urine, thereby significantly reducing the risk of crystal formation.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that "prescription/low magnesium" diets are the solution, nor are they healthy. High protein/low carbohydrate/grain free foods are the optimum diet for dogs and cats with or without crystals, for both prevention of, and recovery from, crystals.
Urinary PH levels are optimized by avoiding grains, therefore preventing the risk of alkaline/magnesium reactions.
Grain-free/low carb diets also support healthy kidney function, amongst the many other health benefits of feeding a high protein diet to your pet.
Urinary Tract/Bladder Infections
The most common cause of Urinary Tract/Bladder Infections is stress, or bacteria as a result of many possible causes like contamination from diarrhea, unclean litter box, or dust/particles from cat litter. Urinary Tract/Bladder Infections are rarely food related and can be easily treated with prescribed antibiotics, homeopathics, and natural herbal antibiotics. (although not common, an undersized badder/urinary tract system, or deformity may also be the cause).
NOTE: Hydrangea-a flower essence, helps to naturally dissolve stones. A safe, natural alternative treatment, to be used in conjunction with a grain-free diet for pets. Available at Creature Comfort Pet Emporium-where your pet's health is our priority!
Pets with a compromised immune system as a result of poor diet, over-immunization, exposure to harmful chemicals/preservatives in commercial foods, excessive environmental stress (more common in outdoor pets), or a history of disease, may be more prone to suffering chronic infections as a result of their weakened immune system.
Kidney stones may also cause urinary infections –another possible side affect resulting from a grain-based/lower protein/high carb diet.
Re: High protein grain free diets help prevent UTI's, Crystals,Kidney FailureImporta
sorry, its under "orijen dog food complaints" I feed orijen and was just checking to see if they have any complaints and i found this article when i googled that. It's the third article down from the top. "royal canin food recall, pet food recall kidney failure" march 2007