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Vet Ther. 2004 Fall;5(3):187-201.

Evaluation of the efficacy of a commercial diet in the dissolution of feline struvite bladder uroliths.

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Veterinary Medical Diets, 67 Watson Road South, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 6H8.


Clinical signs of struvite urolithiasis resolved in an average of 19 days in cats fed either a canned or dry urine-acidifying, magnesium-restricted diet, and stones completely dissolved in 31 of 39 cats in an average of 30 days. Stones were surgically removed from five cats, and analysis revealed that these stones were not composed of struvite. The results of this study strongly suggest that the diet will dissolve naturally occurring feline struvite bladder uroliths.

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