- do 22 jul 2004, 16:00
Study Examines Effect of Carbohydrates On Formation Of Struvite Crystals
A recent study evaluated the effects of dietary carbohydrates on urine volume, struvite crystal formation and calcium, phosphorus and magnesium balance in clinically normal cats. The study, documented in the American Journal of Veterinary Research, concluded that starch and fiber in diets may stimulate the formation of struvite crystals. Therefore, in order to prevent the formation of struvite crystals, pet owners should reduce dietary carbohydrates in their cat’s diet. In addition, feeding of a high fiber diet caused a net loss of body calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. This suggests that dietary inclusion of insoluble fiber could increase macromineral requirements of cats.1
1. Funaba, M., et al., 2004. Evaluation of effects of dietary carbohydrate on formation of struvite crystals in urine and macromineral balance in clinically normal cats. Amer J Vet Res 65(2):138-142.
Laatst gewijzigd door meesmerel1 op do 22 jul 2004, 16:01, 1 keer totaal gewijzigd.