Orthomolecular Specialties Carpon Dog & Cat Supplement 100 ct Bottle
Magnesium ammonium phosphate is a mineral compound found in alkaline urine of some canines and felines. This compound initially in crystal form, which in time, can coalesce to form bladder stones. This mineral is often referred to as “struvite.” The condition in females of both species and male canines tend to be less severe than in male cats. The crystals, in male cats, can cause an obstruction in the tiny urethra thereby disabling urine flow that can lead to uremia and possibly death if the obstruction is not surgically removed.
Carpon Tablets is derived from vaccinium macrocarpon, a member of the cranberry family and has been found, clinically, to render alkaline urine acidic (pH 6.0 to 6.5) which will dissolve the crystals within five hours after being administered orally. During this five hour window, the struvite crystals dissolve and maintaining the treatment protocol will prevent future formation of the struvite crystals.