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Uretic™

Question:
A Customer called and said ever since she has been feeding Uretic both of her cats drink and urinate excessively. She wants to know what is causing this.

Answer:
If the food is the cause, it is likely due to the mineral content of the food. The foods are designed to encourage fluid intake and increased urinations and thus decrease the risk of common urinary tract diseases.


Question:
I am very concerned with the Uretic formula reviews. Some customers are claiming that it is now a new formula, changed as of 5/2013, and is causing struvite crystal formation, not preventing it. Can you please supply some documentation/testimonials that show otherwise?

Answer:
With regard to your question, please see this link: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/methionine-in-feline-diets.php.


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:
I have a cat with FLUTD and my vet suggested Wysong Uretic since I was very unhappy with the ingredients in the prescription food I was giving him. The ingredients in your food are excellent, but I am curious as to why it has such a high carb content at 32%?

Answer:
All dry kibble foods (with the exception of the Wysong Epigen™ products) must use a starch source to bind the kibble. This necessity creates the carbohydrate content, and Uretic has an average carbohydrate content compared to other foods. It is not considered a high percentage. In fact, Wysong diets boost a lower glycemic index than other foods on the market. For instance, Uretic™ is lower in carbohydrate content than some other popular diets for urinary health, such as Hill's C/D (41%).

Also keep in mind that Uretic™ is just one diet option that Wysong offers for cats prone to urinary problems. For the best health, Wysong recommends feeding a variety of foods.

A good starting point for cats with urinary problems is Uretic™ and Epigen™ (starch free™) dry, supplemented with Archetype™ and the Au Jus Canned Diets™ or fresh meat. We also have a supplement, Biotic pH-™ for those cats requiring additional help maintaining a more acidic urine pH. Biotic pH-™ also enhances digestion and absorption by supplying probiotics (good bacteria) and enzymes. Also, consider supplementing with Wysong E.F.A.™ (essential fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory).

The Wysong Rx diet for struvite crystals is Urinary™. It would be recommended to supplement the diets mentioned above with the Rx diet, either as a top dressing or a snack (see intermittent and varied article).

You can order Rx diets directly from Wysong as long as we have a prescription on file from your vet stating the name of the diet, your name, the pet's name and the number of refills. You can fax that information to us at 989-631-9280. If your veterinarian wishes, they can also order the Rx diet for you.

Please see these links for more help:

Rationale For Feline Diets: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/rationale-for-feline-diets.php

Urinary Problems: http://www.wysong.net/bladder-stones-struvite/

Myth of the 100% Complete Pet Food: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/the-100-percent-complete-pet-food-myth.php

How To Rotate Diets: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/how-to-rotate-diets.php