You want to provide patients with the best possible care. Detect, protect, connect is a single system that offers 3 ways to integrate pet care. Detect begins with products to support diagnosis. Protect is about balanced, targeted nutritional support. Connect is providing proactive educational tools, with professional resources always at your fingertips.
Royal Canin Hematuria Detection, technology by Blücareis a litter box granule for at-home hematuria detection. Use this novel tool, backed by science to catch FLUTD earlier. It’s a simple way to partner with cat owners to deliver proactive feline urinary care. Available only through veterinarians.
Validated in a multiphase study that measure sensitivity. For a positive result of 1+ higher, sensitivity was 91.5%, specifically was 90.9%, and the positive and negative predictive values (PPV and NPV) were 93.5% and 88.2%, respectively1:
Be sure to talk to cat owners about the benefits of proactive monitoring their cat with FLUTD.
References: 1. Khenifar E. et al, 2018. 2. Khenifar E. et al, 2018
Multifunction Urinary SO® + Calm offers complete and balanced nutrition in a formula that is palatable and highly digestible for adult cats. Recommended to help support patients with FLUTD, Urinary SO® + CALM promotes a urinary environment unfavorable to the development of both struvite and calcium oxalate crystals while providing calming nutrients.
Formulated to increase the urine volume and help in the management of both struvite and calcium oxalate crystals through the use of Relative Supersaturations (RSS) methodology.
Contains hydrolyzed milk protein and L-tryptophan to help manage cats exhibiting fearful behaviors in stressful environments and social situations.
Stress is known to impact health, and cats with Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) appear to have an over-active stress response. As a result, lower urinary tract signs may arise from stressful home environments of behavioral circumstances.
Cat owners may not recognize the signs of stress and its impact on urinary health. Talking to them about their cat’s response and reactions could be a good proactive step.
FLUTD is associated with inappropriate elimination and clinical signs such as stranguria, pollakiuria, hematuria and periuria. No matter the underlying cause, recurrent episodes of FLUTD occur in >50.0% of cats1 and many of these cats may suffer from multiple relapses. Recurrent episodes with inappropriate elimination can lead owners to give their cats up to animal shelters or to decide on euthanasia. 2,3
References: 1. Kaul E, Hartmann K, Reese S, Dorsch R. Recurrence rate and long-term course of cats with feline lower urinary tract disease. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 2019;22(6):544-556. 2. Patronek GJ, Glickman LT, Beck AM, et al. Risk factors for relinquishment of cats to an animal shelter. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1996;209: 582–588. 3. Hetrick PF and Davidow EB. Initial treatment factors associated with feline urethral obstruction recurrence rate: 192 cases (2004–2010). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2013; 243:512–519.
Relative Supersaturation (RSS) technology uses a complex calculation that measures the concentration of key substances including those that form struvite or calcium oxalate crystals in urine. In the late 1990s, the researchers who developed the RSS methodology for humans collaborated with scientists at the Waltham Petcare Science Institute to validate Relative Supersaturation technology for use in cats and dogs.
We know that you’re continually adapting the way you work to meet the needs of your pet owners and patients, and to keep with the with latest in cat care. For busy professionals like yourself, we offer feline-focused opportunities in continuing education:
June 14 at 5 pm CST
Anne-Marie Germain, DVM
July 7 at 7 pm CST
Julie Bryon, DVM, MS, DACVIM
August 23 at 12 pm CS
Dr. Kelly St-Denis, MSc, DVM, DABVP