Urine acidification

The Safe Choice for Cat Urinary Health

Decrease the Chances of Struvite Crystals and Calcium Oxalate Stones with a Safer Acidifier In some cat foods, higher grain volume can increase the likelihood that struvite crystals or calcium oxalate stones will form. SBS Pet is a safe, mineral acid that lowers urine pH without adding phosphorus to the diet. It also increases water consumption to help reduce the risk of urinary tract disease. Read More

Freezing Point: Using Acidifiers in Cold Weather

When using acidifiers in cat food formulations, sufficient concentrations must be used to effectively lower urine pH. While actual urine pH testing is the only way to determine the exact amount of acidifier required in a given diet, general guidelines recommend an average addition rate of 0.8%, with ranges from 0.5 to 1.0% based on meat/grain levels. Two common acidifiers, SBS Pet™ and 85% phosphoric acid, can be substituted at the rate of 1 kg SBS Pet™ per 1 kg of 85% phosphoric acid. That is where the similarities between these two products ends One of several issues associated with… Read More

SBS Pet™ in Cat Food: How Much is Enough?

Sodium bisulfate is used in extruded cat food to lower the urine pH of a cat, which helps reduce the risk of urinary tract disease. To be effective, urine pH must reach levels of 6.0 to 6.5. How much SBS Pet™ is needed to reach those levels? It depends on the amount of grain in the pet food—higher grain percentage in the diet will lead to higher urine pH in the cat. The general recommended addition rate of SBS in a cat diet for urine acidification is 0.8%. If the formulation contains a higher-than-average concentration of meat, the addition rate… Read More

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