Friday, February 24, 2023

Has Your Pet Been Diagnosed With Urinary Crystals?

Updated: 4/29/24

Has your pet been diagnosed with urinary crystals? Urinary crystals in pets can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
  • Diet: Pets that are fed a diet that is high in minerals, such as magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium, or one that has a low water content, are at an increased risk of developing urinary crystals.
  • Hydration: Pets that do not drink enough water or that are unable to access fresh water can develop urinary crystals as a result of dehydration.
  • pH imbalances: The pH of a pet's urine can affect the formation of crystals. An acidic urine (pH below 7) can cause struvite crystals, while alkaline urine (pH above 7) can cause calcium oxalate crystals.
  • Genetic predisposition: Some breeds of dogs and cats are predisposed to developing certain types of urinary crystals based on their breed genetics.
  • Medications: Certain medications such as steroids can increase the risk of crystals formation.
Treatment depends upon the specific type of crystal that forms in a pet's urinary tract. Preventative measures such as adjusting the diet, increasing water intake and using Renelix to flush out toxins can help reduce the formation of urinary crystals in pets. When making these changes, it is important to have your pet's urinary pH monitored by your veterinarian.

Natural Supplements Help Artsy!

So nice to share this happy tail about Artsy! Sara got Artsy and her brother, EdanSe, as 8-week-old kittens. Artsy started having problems urinating. Artsy has been using Renelix for over 3 years now and her mom sent us an update:

“We got Artsy as a kitten. Artsy ended up having a lot of trouble with the litterbox. At first we thought she didn’t like certain litters. But over time it ended up where she was screaming in pain when she went to pee and we saw blood. Numerous vet visits and tests confirmed crystals in her urine. The recommended solution was a prescription diet and to get used to her having troubles. We tried this for a while but couldn’t seem to get used to the idea that Artsy was going to always have this issue. There had to be a way that aligned with our beliefs.

We spoke to our naturopath and his recommendation was Renelix along with a few other supplements. Within a week Artsy was doing great! She has never had those issues again and loves her herbs. She runs when we call her and we syringe them into her. We get her urine and bloodwork taken once a year to ensure all is good and the problem is literally gone!

Our holistic vet loves Artsy’s story & has recommended Renelix for other kitties going through similar problems.” - Sara, Connecticut

Author: Susan Davis, pet nutritionist
Original post: 2/24/23
Updated: 4/29/24