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Bladder stones? Urinary stress? Urine luck. Dig in to these diets to tackle three conditions in your veterinary patients.

When a pet is suffering, the pet owners and veterinary team suffer along with it. To help stop the stress (and worry) that comes with these ailments, we've taken the liberty of searching out diets for your veterinary patients in need.

Photo: Bladder stones be gone 

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets introduces their dry UR Urinary Ox/St Canine Formula as an additional dietary option for managing struvite or calcium oxalate bladder stones in dogs. To promote a urinary environment that works against sterile struvite and calcium oxalate crystal development, this new diet was formulated with controlled mineral levels. Calorie content is provided for those weight-wary adult-dog owners.

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Research has indicated that feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) can often be the result of complex interactions between the bladder, nervous system and adrenal glands-and is a very important factor here as well. To combat this, Hill's Pet Nutrition presents their Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Urinary Stress, which has been shown to reduce the recurrent signs of FIC by 89 percent.

Photo: royalcanin.comPut stress to rest

Searching for a complete, balanced diet for the nutritional management of stress in dogs and cats? Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Calm contains three calming nutrients (alpha-casozepine, L-tryptophan and nicotinamide, for those asking) to help reduce anxiety and stress in pets. This formula was designed with cats and dogs under 33 pounds in mind.

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