How To Take Care Of Your Sick Pet With Medicated Food

Dr Salman Abid DVM(RVMP), Mphil (Pathology)
Introduction

For any pet, having a well-balanced diet is important. Vet recommended medicated foods are formulated to help manage or treat medical conditions many pets live with. If you believe your pet benefit from therapeutic diet, have your veterinarian examine and diagnose them. Medicated pets’ food is designed by veterinary nutritionists and backed by scientific research, prescription pet foods take your pets age, breed, lifestyle, and health conditions into considerations when selecting ingredients. Because of this, they are not interchangeable and can only be licensed veterinarian. Veterinarian identifies an illness or health concern, you can make necessary changes to their diet. You will find vet recommended dog foods that help manage kidney disease, urinary tract crystal/stones, heart diseases, diabetes mellitus, allergies, vomiting and gastrointestinal issues.

Weight Management

Weight management works with your pet’s unique metabolism to help them feel full and satisfied between meals to avoid weight gain. Skin and food sensitivities contain optimal amounts of vitamins and amino acids to help maintain the skin natural barrier, limited ingredients to avoid common food allergies. Kidney care helps enhance appetites, increase food intake, supports the natural ability to build lean muscle, and protects vital kidney and heart functions.

Your Pawy Friend's Digestion

muscle, and protects vital kidney and heart functions.

Complete nutrition diet for pets for alleviating absorption problems in digestive system and compensating for inadequate digestion. Persistent diarrhea leads to loss of vital minerals. Increased electrolyte content in food compensates for these deficits.  Psyllium seed husk can bind liquid and alleviate diarrhea and constipation. Mannan oligosaccharides (MOS)block the ingestion of germs through intestinal mucosa & activate the immune system. docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) can alleviate inflammation in the digestive system and stabilize healthy digestive flora. It is also beneficial for heart disease and high cholesterol.  Omega-6- and omega-3 fatty acid provides your cat with shiny coat and healthy skin. Antioxidants support the immune system. The protein and carbohydrate sources that are used in pets medicated feed are easy to digest and therefore relieve the gastrointestinal tract of animal.

There are some indications in which gastrointestinal feed is used for diseased pets

  • Acute & chronic diarrhea
  • Gastritis
  • Inflammatory digestive diseases
  • Colic
  • Affected gut flow
  • Constipation

Urinary Support Medicated Diet

Pets affected with renal insufficiency and kidney malfunctioning, urinary support medicated diet is used. Pets with kidney problems are often no longer in position to excrete phosphorus and cause dysuria. Proteins that are not required for body development are removed via the liver and kidneys. This strain can be avoided by having a low renal protein content. Easily digestible protein so that the urinary tract is not put under additional strain with decomposition products. Chronic kidney problems often lead to hyperacidity in the organism and this can be contraindicated with a specific mineral material ratio which is present in medicated feed of pets. Indication for use of urinary support medicated feed. Medicated feed helps to support a healthy urinary tract in pets. Reducing urine ph. is an important component of promoting urinary tract health. Levels of zinc, selenium and vitamin E supports healthy immune system.

  • Chronic kidney insufficiency
  • Urate, cystine and xanthine stones
  • Urinary obstruction
  • Oxalate calculi

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