For cats to support the liver function
Liver problems are common in cats, with fatty liver as the most common problem. We speak of a liver problem when a large part of the liver is diseased and can no longer carry out its functions properly. Prins VitalCare Veterinary Diet Liver Support is a complete dry food especially formulated for cats with liver disease. This liver diet contains easily digestible ingredients, a low protein content, a high energy content and omega-3 fatty acids. L-carnitine, choline and lecithin have also been added to the diet to support lipid metabolism. A cat with liver disease must be fed a liver diet for the remainder of its life. Due to the specific properties of this diet, it is also suitable for cats with urate and cystine stones.
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|Essential fatty acids||5,6%|
|Sulfur-containing amino acids||0,9%|
Animal fats (poultry), dehydrated chicken, corn, rice, barley, corn gluten, animal protein extract, peas, beet pulp, hydrolysed chicken liver, salmon oil, linseed oil, choline chloride (0.4%), inulin, potassium chloride.
VitalCare Veterinary Diet LIVER SUPPORT can be fed dry. Preparation is not necessary. Always ensure your dog has access to clean drinking water at room temperature. Divide the daily ration of VitalCare Veterinary Diet LIVER SUPPORT over several small meals a day. Other supplementary feeding is not recommended. Additional diet food information VitalCare Veterinary Diet LIVER SUPPORT is particularly suitable for adult cats to support the liver function in the event of chronic liver disease. Special nutritional purpose: supports the liver function in cats with chronic liver disease. Also suitable for the reduction of urate and oxalate stone formation. Essential nutritional characteristics: high-quality proteins, low protein content and high content of essential fatty acids, low purine content, moderate content of sulphur-containing amino acids and urine-alkalising properties. Contraindications: kittens, pregnant and nursing cats, long-term feeding without checks being carried out by a vet. Recommended duration of use: in the case of liver disease, initially 6 months at most; for the reduction of cystine formation, initially 1 year at most; and for the reduction of urate stone formation, 6 months at most (but for the rest of your cat’s life in the case of a permanent uric acid metabolism disorder). Consulting a veterinarian before use or before extending the duration of use is recommended.
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It would be preferable if you could get your cat used to the new diet in one go. If your cat needs more time to get used to the new diet, mix increasing amounts of the new food with the old food over a period of seven days until you have entirely switched to the new diet.
Warning: in some cases, transitioning to the new diet can result in a disturbance of the intestinal flora and the stool could look slightly different to how it normally looks. This is nothing serious and in most cases the stool will look normal again within three days.
• Do not feed extras in addition to the new diet. Extra snacks are often protein and mineral-rich and could reduce the effect of the liver diet.
• If you also wish to feed your cat wet food, then choose only wet food that is particularly suitable for cats with chronic liver disease. Regular wet foods often contain a higher protein content. • It is important that cats drink sufficient water. Cats like to drink from running water so access to a water fountain would be ideal.
• Place several sufficiently large water bowls along the walking routes of the cat because cats do not like their whiskers touching the edges of the bowl. Ensure there are water bowls in every room. Offer a choice of different types of water, e.g. well water, tap water or rain water and do not place the water bowl too near the feeding bowl.
• Ensure there are enough suitable and clean litter trays in various places around the house to prevent a cat from deliberately withholding urination. As a rule of thumb: one litter tray for every cat, plus an extra tray. Litter trays placed next to each other are seen as one toilet. Place the trays in quiet places and ensure that they are large enough. The choice whether to have a cat flap or a cover, the type of litter material and the step-in height depends on the cat in question. Hygiene is important!
• Additional veterinary treatment may be necessary.
Our specially composed diet feeds have been scientifically proven, and developed in collaboration with veterinarians, scientists and universities. They are completely safe for your pet, even when used for longer periods of time.