Diseases of the lower urinary tract occur frequently in cats, affecting the bladder and/or the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body). Most cats with lower urinary tract disease show remarkably similar signs, but to varying degrees.
Cats will strain and make frequent and prolonged attempts to urinate, but usually the amount of urine passed during each attempt is quite small. Affected cats tend to lick their genital area excessively, and sometimes they will urinate outside the litter box, often preferring cool, smooth surfaces like a tile floor or a bathtub. Occasionally, there will be blood present in the urine.
[box]Urinary tract infections can cause serious problems like peeing outside the litter box, pain and even death for your cat.[/box]
UT SUPPORT contains ingredients to support a healthy urinary tract to prevent UTI in cats.
UT SUPPORT helps to:
• Maintain proper urinary tract function
• Maintain normal pH which may
reduce the likelihood of crystal
• Support immune system function
N-Acetyl Glucosamine – an amino sugar that is an essential building block for glycoproteins and glycosaminoglycans. The glycoprotein layer in the mucosal lining of the urinary tract has a high content of N-Acetyl Glucosamine. N-Acetyl Glucosamine supports the function and structure of this glycoprotein layer.
D-Mannose – helps maintain a healthy urinary tract. In the urinary tract, sugar-seeking bacteria preferentially attach to D-Mannose and are expelled in the urine. Although it is a naturally-occurring sugar, it’s not converted to glycogen or stored in the liver. Therefore mannose can be used in diabetic cats.
Cranberry Extract – helps cleanse the urinary tract. It contains proanthocyanidins, which are potent antioxidants that support the urinary tract. Cranberry is a natural deodorizer decreasing the strong smell of ammonia in urine.
Bromelain – is a proteolytic enzyme that helps support the lining and comfort in the urinary tract.
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