A urolith is a collection of crystals that clump together to form a stone.
Urinary crystals are typically microscopic and are able to dissolve or pass naturally in the urine unnoticed.
Crystals that do not dissolve or pass can clump together, forming a stone. Not only can the stone cause irritation in the bladder, it can presdispose to infection and in some cases cause a urinary obstruction. Obstructions are life-threatening and are a true medical emergency.
For struvite dissolution:RSS <1 (undersaturated)
For prevention of struvite stones:RSS <2.5 (metastable)
For calcium oxalate prevention:RSS <12 (metastable)
* Note:Calcium oxalates cannot be dissolved
The Adult Health-RSS diets are specifically formulated to meet nutritional parameters of concern in many adult pets - those at risk of developing uroliths, and those with uroliths. Made from a unique protein, pork, these diets will be appropriate for some patients with novel protein needs.View the Adult Health-RSS Collection