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Methionine

Question:
Customer question:

Hi

I need to know exactly how much of the above mentioned ingredient your Wysong Uretic contains. I have a cat that has had urinary tract issues , and has been eating your food without any problems, but my vet asked me to find out from your company the exact amount.

Please let me know ASAP.

Answer:
The Uretic™ is 0.75% DL-Methionine based upon dry matter analysis.

Please keep in mind that natural methionine is only one of the beneficial features in Uretic™ to help achieve urinary health.

Search the Internet for the dangers of high level synthetic methionine: dangers of synthetic methionine in cats.

If you desire higher levels of methionine, we recommend our supplement Biotic pH-™ to add to Uretic™.


Question:
I have purchased the Feline Uretic dry cat food for years. The main reason is that it contained DL Methionine, an ingredient that helps control crystals in my cat's urine. It was listed as the 7th ingredient in the food that I have purchased in the past. The new packaging does NOT list this critical ingredient. Has it been removed from the new "improved" urinary food? Please email me back

Answer:
The sesame in the new formulation is one of the highest natural sources of DL-Methionine and that is what we are using in lieu of the synthetic. There is recent research which questions the use of isolated DL-Methionine. Do an Internet search: dangers of synthetic methionine in cat food.


Question:
One of my cats was recently diagnosed with idiopathic hypercalcemia and I am interested in using Wysong Biotic pH+ to help raise the pH of his overly alkaline urine. It is my understanding that DL-Methionine is commonly used as an acidifier in many cat foods, while Potassium Citrate is used to accomplish the opposite. Because of this, I am trying to reduce, or eliminate DL-Methionine in my cat's diet. It seems counter-productive to me to include DL-Methionine in a supplement intended to lower urine pH. Could you please explain the reasoning behind its inclusion in Wysong Biotic pH+ to me?

Answer:
The Biotic pH+™ contains a trace amount of DL-Methionine as part of an amino acid pre-mix. It is in too small of an amount to make an impact on the urine pH.

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