My cat has urinary tract issues/crystals. Can I feed Weruva?
For cats with urinary tract issues or crystals, Weruva can be helpful in these two ways:
1. High Moisture
As with kidney difficulties, high moisture in Weruva food keeps toxins diluted and cats hydrated, which can alleviate urinary tract issues. In the wild, a cat “eats” its water by preying upon animals comprised of 75% water – not primarily by drinking from a stream or lake.
To put this in perspective, dry cat food contains, at most, 10% water. Therefore, a cat gets over eight times less water bite-per-bite eating dry food instead of Weruva wet food. Cats are not built to catch up in the water bowl, often leaving them dehydrated and dealing with kidney and urinary tract issues.
2. High Quality Meat
As obligate carnivores, cats must eat meat, and quality meat helps promote healthy urinary pH levels. The proper urinary pH for cats skews slightly acidic which, along with appropriate hydration, may help prevent crystal formation.
When cats eat Weruva foods, they have the proper fuel to promote healthy urinary tract function. Calories come from three places: protein, fat and carbohydrates. Meat contains protein and fat, but little if any carbohydrates; therefore, while cats needs protein and fat, carbohydrates are not metabolically necessary. In fact, they can impact the pH level of a cat’s urine, creating an environment in which crystals can form. (This is another argument against feeding cats dry kibble which, on top of supplying inadequate moisture for cats, cannot be made without carbohydrates.)
It’s not enough to fuel cats with any protein: they must eat species-appropriate protein like fleshy meat. Inferior proteins, including by-products and proteins that come from plants such as corn gluten, wheat gluten and potato protein, may negatively impact urinary pH levels.
Weruva foods’ magnesium content is also low, as high levels of magnesium (hypermagnasemia) can result from kidney malfunction.