What is a therapeutic diet?
Have you ever heard the saying “You are what you eat?”. Nutrition is an important part of your health and wellbeing, this includes for your dog and cat as well. Having a balanced diet helps support vital functions in the body, support growth, and encourage longevity. Nutrition also plays a significant role in helping the body manage illness and health conditions. Certain types of diets may be used to help control or manage problems associated with a disease. These therapeutic diets may also be used in long-term treatment plans accompanied by medications or other treatments. Veterinarians may choose a therapeutic diet for your dog or cat to help manage a condition or disease they have been diagnosed with. Some of these may include food allergies, kidney disease, urinary stones, gastrointestinal disorders, or diabetes. Discuss your dog or cat’s specific needs with your vet to see if a therapeutic diet is right. Therapeutic diets require a prescription because it is important for your vet to monitor your pet’s condition. Feeding a therapeutic diet for a dog or cat who does not need it may lead to problems.
Blue Natural Veterinary Diets
Blue Natural Veterinary Diets are prescription, therapeutic diets that contain certain types of nutrients and specially balanced levels of ingredients. Each diet contains complete nutrition for dogs and cats with additional to omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and nutrients. Blue Natural Veterinary Diets are made “cold-formed” to help maintain the potency of their ingredients and minimize heat exposure, and are made using:
- No corn, wheat, or soy
- No chicken or poultry by-product meals
- No artificial preservatives, colors or flavors
VetRxDirect now offers Blue Natural Veterinary foods for your dog and cat. Talk to your veterinarian about whether a therapeutic diet is right for your pet.
Designed for dogs and cats with gastrointestinal or pancreatic conditions, Blue Natural GI is formulated with ingredients that are easily digested and absorbed. It also includes prebiotic fibers to help reduce diarrhea and encourage healthy microflora in the GI tract. Available in wet or dry formulas for dogs and cats.
Weight Management + Urinary Care
This diet contains reduced levels of fat and calories to help prevent weight gain and encourage weight loss. Dietary fiber keeps dogs and cats feeling satisfied. Blue Natural WU uses controlled levels of magnesium and sodium to help balance urine pH and limit the formation of calcium oxalate stones. Available in wet or dry formulas for dogs and cats.
Hydrolyzed For Food Intolerance
For dogs and cats with food intolerance, allergies, and special dietary needs. Made with hydrolyzed salmon, a novel protein, and easily digestible ingredients. Blue Natural HF uses hydrolyzed, low molecular weight protein to help reduce the chance of immune reactions. Available in dry food for dogs and cats.
Kidney + Mobility Support
Designed for dogs and cats with kidney disease and renal conditions. It contains controlled levels of protein, phosphorus, and sodium to help manage kidney workload. Blue Natural KS helps balance urine pH and limit the formation of calcium oxalate stones. Blue Natural KM supports mobility for cats with joint disease. Available in wet or dry food formulas for dogs and cats