Does Your Cat Have Uri­nary Stones? This Sup­ple­ment Could Help!; Does Your Cat Have Hot Spots or Other Skin Prob­lems?; The Find

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All cats are prone to uri­nary stones, though some breeds are more sus­cep­ti­ble than oth­ers, in­clud­ing Per­sian, Ba­li­nese, Burmese, Si­amese, and short- and long­haired do­mes­tic cats. Though the cause of uri­nary stones is un­known, it is known that they are of­ten formed by nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring min­er­als, the most com­mon be­ing cal­cium ox­alate and stru­vite. These min­er­als form crys­tals that ac­cu­mu­late and grow into painful stones.

What’s a cat lover to do?

A re­cent study has found a herbal sup­ple­ment may be ben­e­fi­cial in low­er­ing the risk of stru­vite crys­tals, a phos­phate min­eral found in uri­nary stones, in healthy young cats.

The sup­ple­ment, called Tripsy, was de­vel­oped by NHV Nat­u­ral Pet Prod­ucts, mak­ers of vet­eri­nar­ian-ap­proved plant-based nat­u­ral sup­ple­ments de­rived from or­gan­i­cally grown and wild crafted herbs. The study was con­ducted under the su­per­vi­sion of Joe Bart­ges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN, Pro­fes­sor of Medicine and Nu­tri­tion, Depart­ment of Small An­i­mal Medicine and Surgery Vet­eri­nary Med­i­cal Cen­ter at The Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia Col­lege of Vet­eri­nary Medicine.

Ac­cord­ing to Dr. Joe Bart­ges, “When given to young cats and adult dogs, in a rel­a­tively short pe­riod of time of two weeks, the col­lected urine sam­ples in­di­cated that Tripsy sig­nif­i­cantly de­creased the risk of de­vel­op­ing uri­nary stones in both groups. Al­though fur­ther eval­u­a­tion is on­go­ing, the ini­tial study re­sults in­di­cate that Tripsy may be ben­e­fi­cial in man­ag­ing stru­vite crys­tals and stones in young cats and in man­ag­ing cal­cium ox­alate crys­tals and stones in adult dogs.”

Con­tain­ing a blend of nat­u­ral herbs (stone root, pars­ley piert, wild hy­drangea, gravel root, echi­nacea pur­purea, marsh­mal­low, and Ore­gon grape), Tripsy helps to dis­solve the stones and may also aid in al­le­vi­at­ing painful symp­toms and in­hibit­ing in­fec­tion. This pro­pri­etary for­mu­la­tion was de­vel­oped by a holis­tic vet and a master herbal­ist to help pets suf­fer­ing from stones, kid­ney dis­ease, uri­nary tract in­fec­tions, and more. Talk to your vet and find it at nhv­nat­u­ralpet­prod­ucts.com.

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