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Medicus Bladder Health Diets for dogs are therapeutic meals designed to provide the nutritional framework for the needs of dogs with bladder inflammation and struvite formation.

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Diet Overview

Designed to protect the bladder and decrease the factors that contribute to struvite crystals.

The Bladder Health Diet is made with 100% whole foods picked for their unique properties.

Highlights

• High-quality digestible meat proteins
• Moderate carbohydrate
• Low calcium, phosphorus, and ash
• Moderate pH
• Healthy fats – .57:1 Omega 6: Omega 3 Ratio
• Antioxidants

Who would benefit from this diet?

Designed to protect the bladder and decrease the factors that contribute to struvite crystals.

How It Works.

The kidney support is designed to nourish the body and protect the kidneys by lessening their workload.

Nourishes the Body with Clean, Whole Food

  •  Moderate levels of high-quality protein from meat and organs 
  •  Moderate levels of healthy fats 
  •  Rich in antioxidants

Limits the Nutrients that the Kidney has to Process

  • Low phosphorus ingredients like rice and red meat reduce phosphorus intake 
  • Chitosan and eggshells bind phosphorus in the gut. 

Replaces Nutrients Lost to Symptoms of CKD

  • Potassium and B vitamins must be added to replace those lost with increased urination. 

Supports Crucial Kidney Function

  • Omega-3 fatty acids help the integrity of the kidney’s filter.

Ingredients

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Chicken

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We Have Standards

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100% Real, Whole Foods

NO Meat Meals

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Provides exactly what the body needs to nurture healing. Real food is more bioavailable, easier on digestion, and improves immune health, all crucial for immunocompromised pets. Grass-fed meats, wild-caught fish, and organic veggies are all responsibly sourced to provide clean, wholesome nutrition when your pet needs it most.

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Rendering converts animal carcasses into ingredients for animal feed. They are ground, heavily cooked, pressed to remove fats, ground again, and then dried. Included in this process are bones, organs, blood, feathers, and slaughter floor waste. Meal is a heavily-processed ingredient before it’s added as an ingredient to kibbles.

Locally Sourced Ingredients

No High-Heat Cooking

Responsibly Sourced

Responsibly sourced from local, trusted food suppliers who prioritize the quality and safety of their ingredients. This gives us the ability to ensure we only use human-grade ingredients like USDA organic produce, wild-caught fish, and pasture-raised beef.

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Ingredients that are cooked in any way lose essential nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, active enzymes, and antioxidants. Kibble goes through four different cooking processes that reach 400℉, eliminating almost all nutrients that the ingredient had in its raw state. The freeze-drying process in all Medicus diets allows for the majority of the nutrients found in food to stay intact.

USDA-Inspected Meats

NO Corn

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We use only high-quality, digestible animal proteins–wholesome cuts of meats from healthy USDA-Inspected animals being used for human consumption. They are processed and stored according to strict USDA standards.

corn

Corn is commonly used as a filler for commercial kibble companies, as it is inexpensive and easily accessible. Corn is used as a plant-based protein and isn’t as digestible or bioavailable for carnivores.

Organic Produce

No Antibiotics

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USDA-organic produce means whole, unadulterated fruits and vegetables free from synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, growth hormones, sewage sludge, and irradiation that are utilized in conventional farming methods.

Chicken

Because we only source meats from USDA-Inspected facilities, our animal-based proteins meet the same standards as human meat production. No antibiotics, hormones, or other medicines are administered to the animals prior to slaughter.

Freeze-Dried

No Pesticides

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Medicus Veterinary Diets are the first ever freeze-dried pasteurized therapeutic diets. The gentle freeze-drying process makes the food safe for immunocompromised pets as well as shelf-stable for easier feeding. Freeze-drying preserves about 97% of every single ingredient’s nutrients.

Barley Grass

Consumption of pesticides can increase the rate of oxidative damage to cells and inflammation The produce used in our formulas is grown organically, meaning no pesticides or herbicides, like glyphosate, are used in the growing process.

Veterinary Developed

No Hormones

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With over 30 years of veterinary experience, Dr. Chris Bessent utilized whole foods and a research-led approach to develop the first freeze-dried, whole food therapeutic diets for dogs and cats.

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The beef in our formulas is pasture-raised and free from hormones.

Independently Reviewed

No Artificial Preservatives

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We consulted with some of the brightest minds in the industry, including Independent Nutrition Consultants, to formulate these diets.

Ingredient Icons_Mixed Tocopherols

We only use mixed tocopherols, a natural preservative, in all Medicus Diets. While it functions as a way to keep each bag of food shelf-stable and fresh, it is also an antioxidant.

Made in WI

No Artificial Flavoring

Made in the USA

Dr. Chris Bessent is the owner and operator of the Wisconsin-based facilities where Medicus is made. This gives her the ability to provide strict oversight of every step of the production phases, from when the ingredients enter the door to when the finished food leaves the facility to be delivered to your door. Every ingredient, each production phase, and every batch of food is logged for complete traceability.

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Because all of our ingredients are freeze-dried, the original flavor remains, making it similar to a fresh or home-cooked diet in taste.

Limited ingredient

No Artificial Dyes

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Our ingredient decks are small because we only use extensively researched foods that address your pet’s unique nutritional needs. The select few ingredients and proportions are chosen by the architecture of whole food and an intimate understanding of disease and its treatment.

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Artificial dyes are used in pet foods to add color to brown kibble in an attempt to give them a more desirable and aesthetically pleasing color.

For Sick Pets

No Byproducts

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These therapeutic diets address the nutritional needs of sick pets, so you can give your pet exactly what they need when they need it most.

Oat Flour

Byproducts are the result of whole foods being broken down into smaller parts, like peas being broken down into pea protein, pea flour, pea fiber, and pea starch. This allows pet food companies to list these as separate ingredients on their ingredient decks.

Antioxidant-Rich

No Cellulose

Blueberries

Every Medicus formula is flooded with antioxidants like polyphenols from blueberries, the carotenoids and zeaxanthin found in spinach, and astaxanthin from krill. Antioxidants help protect pets from free radicals and oxidative damage.

chitosan

Cellulose is used as a filler for many kibbles. Dogs do not have the enzyme necessary to metabolize and break down cellulose, so it is difficult for them to digest and utilize the nutrients.

High levels of Omega 3 fatty acids

No Soy

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Omega 3 fatty acids promote a robust immune system and healthy heart, nourish the skin & coat, and support renal function. The key to getting all these benefits is the ratio of Omega 6:3. Every Medicus formula has the optimal 1:1 Omega 6:3 (or even <1:1 ratio), ensuring your pet benefits from all the whole food Omega 3 fatty acids.

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Medicus Diets only contain fragile B vitamins and zinc proteinate. B vitamins (Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vitamin B12, Pyridoxine, and Folic Acid) play an essential role in helping a variety of enzymes do their jobs, like turning food into energy. Zinc proteinate binds to amino acids and protects against oxidative stress.

Anti-Inflammatory Diets

No Rendered Fats

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Each diet is flooded with high levels of antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids from organic produce and grass-fed beef, krill, or wild-caught fish. 

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Rendered fats in kibble are typically low quality and from unidentifiable animals. They may also contain fat-soluble toxins that can be harmful when consumed. All the healthy fats in Medicus Diets come from clean, whole food sources.

3rd-Party Tested

No Brewers Rice

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Each Medicus diet went through complete comprehensive 3rd party testing. Several rounds of AAFCO Nutrient Profile testing ensured that both macro and micronutrient levels are tending to your pet’s specific nutritional needs.

Ingredient Icons_White Rice

Many kibble diets contain brewers rice, which is a low-quality carbohydrate source. It is the leftovers of white rice after it has been processed and offers very few nutrients. We only use white rice that provides highly-digestible nourishment.

Minimally Processed

No Wheat

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Utilizing a gentle process like freeze-drying preserves all of the benefits food offers – from the macro and micronutrients, including high levels of antioxidants that are vulnerable to heat processes.

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Wheat is commonly used as a filler for commercial kibble companies, as it is inexpensive and easily accessible. Wheat is used as a plant-based protein and isn’t as digestible or bioavailable for carnivores.

Bioavailable Proteins

No Feed-Grade Ingredients

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We use high-quality, bioavailable animal proteins in all of our formulas, like grass-fed beef, guinea fowl, and chicken. Real, whole ingredients are easily digestible and allow the body to absorb and use more of the nutrients in the food.

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That means no 4D meats, meat meals, or any other ingredient or supplement not considered human edible.

Ingredients

Chicken, Organic Sweet Potato, Antarctic Krill, Organic Whole Eggs, Organic Oats (Gluten Free), Organic Guar Fiber, Organic Beets, Organic Pumpkin, Organic Blueberry, Organic Veggie Blend, Organic Pomegranate, Omega 3 Fish Oil, Organic Tart Cherry, Organic Vinegar, Organic Quinoa, Non-GMO Sunflower Oil, Yeast Postbiotic, Organic Kelp, Organic Rosemary

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude protein (min)………….….. 35%
Crude fat (min)…………….………. 20%
Crude fiber (max)……….…………… 6%
Moisture (max)……………………….. 5%
Carbohydrates (max)…….……….. 23%
Taurine ………………..……………. 0.14%
Omega-3 fatty acid* (min.……… 4.5%
Omega-6 fatty acid* (min)……… 4.2%
Omega 3 to 6 ratio* ……….……….. 1 : 1

Nutritional Facts

How to Feed

Feeding Guide

Start with these daily feeding guidelines and consult with your veterinarian to establish the number of meals per day and whether the daily recommendation is right for your dog.

MUST REHYDRATE

Water helps with digestion, circulation, and other bodily processes like perfusion (movement of fluids through the organ), which helps move the harmful byproducts through the filtration system and out of the body.

Palatibility Suggestions

Start with these daily feeding guidelines and consult with your veterinarian to establish the number of meals per day and whether the daily recommendation is right for your dog.

Start with these daily feeding guidelines and consult with your veterinarian to establish the number of meals per day and whether the daily recommendation is right for your dog.

Start with these daily feeding guidelines and consult with your veterinarian to establish the number of meals per day and whether the daily recommendation is right for your dog.

Start with these daily feeding guidelines and consult with your veterinarian to establish the number of meals per day and whether the daily recommendation is right for your dog.

Transitioning

Day 1-2

Feed 25% | 75%
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Day 3-4

Feed 50% | 50%
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Day 5-6

Feed 75% | 25%
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Day 7

Feed 100%
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FAQs

Store freeze-dried food like you would any of your dry goods. Keep them in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight for peak freshness.

It is important to note that because these foods are freeze-dried, moisture can affect the shelf life. To prevent that, reseal the product properly after every use by pushing out all residual air. If you live in a hot, humid environment, the product may be exposed to more moisture and shorten shelf life, so follow the above and store it in the fridge.

We recommend keeping the food in its original packaging since that bag was picked specifically to keep oxygen out. Our recipes are only packaged in individual, resealable bags to ensure the freshest food. And if you order more than 24 oz, you’ll get multiple individually packaged bags, so you only have to open one at a time.

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