Potassium Citrate Tablet for Dogs and Cats
Manage and maintain urinary health for just pennies a day.
Published research has shown a marked increase of Urolithiasis (recurring urinary stones) especially calcium oxalate (CaOx) stones in both dogs and cats1. Some increasingly popular breeds are most susceptible to these stones2, as well as male dogs approaching middle age. In fact, the total number of pets at risk may be higher than documented. As surgery is often the only treatment option, urinary health management should be the first line of defense.
Pets at risk produce calcium and oxalate, which can lead to stone formation. Liver-flavored CitraVet™ tablets contain 675 mg of potassium citrate to increase citrate levels in the bladder. Calcium then binds to the citrate instead of the oxalate, (which could result in the formation of calcium oxalate stones3). Other less common stones, such as urate and cystine, can also be controlled with the same mechanism.
The supplemental potassium in CitraVet also increases urine alkalinity. This alkaline environment is easily monitored and can also further inhibit oxalate stone formation in the bladder. CitraVet can also be used as part of a maintenance program to support overall urinary health in dogs and cats. It is packaged to be a cost effective part of your total management program for at-risk patients.
1 Minnesota Urolith Center, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, www.urolithcenter.org.