Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets UR Urinary St/Ox feline formulas are formulated to help reduce the risk of urinary stone formation. Made with high-quality ingredients, these veterinary diet recipes are available in several flavor and texture varieties to help you find your kitty’s favorites.
Made with the specific nutrition your cat needs, in flavors and textures that help ensure adequate nutrient intake.
Science-based recipes developed by a collaborative network of scientists, veterinarians and nutritionists.
In a typical day, Purina conducts 100,000+ quality checks on ingredients, processing, packaging, packing and receiving.
Each ingredient can be traced back to its trusted supplier, so quality may be evaluated all the way back to the source.
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets is committed to the health of every pet, especially those with unique nutritional needs. Established through decades of research and supported by a global network of scientists, each recipe is formulated to deliver advanced nutrition for your pet. For innovative therapeutic products trusted by pet owners and veterinary professionals alike, you can always count on Purina Pro Plan.
I have been feeding my two cats Purina ProPlan for well over a year now, since one of my cats developed bladder stones. I chose Purina after carefully evaluating the nutritional content and comparing it to Hills and Royal Canin (It compared favorably). I like Purina, and was very happy with the food (as were my cats), that is UNTIL they changed the formula a few months back. The appearance of the bag changed, but otherwise, the changes in the formula were NOT made clearly evident, unless you read the fine print. I was told by a Purina agent the new formulation is better for overweight cats, but my cats--and I assume those of many others--are not overweight. The new formulation requires larger portions to achieve the same nutrition as the old formulation. This important information is NOT clearly communicated except in small print, so many people who have already been feeding their cats the OX/St diet may not notice that they now need to feed their cats larger portions of the new formulation, compared to the old formulation, in order to achieve adequate nutrition. It was only after noticing that my two cats were unusually hungry after eating the same portion of the new formula as they always received with the old formula, that I became aware of the issue. When I read the feeding instructions I realized why the cats were so hungry(Purina should have made this clearly evident on the new formula bags, so people don't underfeed their cats). The necessity of larger portions means that I am running out of catfood earlier than I would have with the old formula. Compared to the comparable formula offered by Hills in a 7 LB. bag, Purina's UR cat food comes in a smaller, 6 LB. bag. I am now running out of food sooner because of the change in formula. Because I receive orders of the food once a month, this is creating real headaches for me in terms of ordering! The texture of the kibble has changed in the new formula of Ox/St kibble. It is more porous and it deteriorates into crumbs more easily, so that by the time I get down to the final fifth of the bag, I am having to sift through crumbs to get primarily kibble and not crumbs, because the cats won't eat the crumbs. They don't like the crumbs, and neither do I. Please see the photograph of the large quantity of crumbs at the bottom of the bag, if the photo comes through. Sifting through the excessive crumbs is a royal pain! Whereas in the old formula, the second ingredient after corn gluten meal was chicken and poultry byproduct meal was third, now the second ingredient is chicken byproduct meal and there is no pure "chicken" ingredient at all. In summary, I am so disappointed with the new St/Ox, and I am hoping Purina will revert to the old formula, or at least offer both the old and new, lower-calorie formulas; otherwise, I will be investigating other brands to purchase.
Started using about 5 yrs ago when Simon had crystals and a bladder blockage requiring surgery. He was not a fan of Royal Canin but Purina has stuck and no further issues. He is quite active and vocal for a 14 yr old. Wish the price was lower but glad it is made in the USA.
My cat was diagnosed with bladder stones and this food was recommended for her condition. Having multiple cats, we were told we could feed to all of them. The cat with stones - her head and neck are covered in scabby sores. The other cats' coats and skin are a mess (mats and dandruff for days). I'm sad that there isn't a higher quality bladder diet considering the price of this product.
Our vet tells us the ProPlan UR has the same urinary benefits as similar higher-priced products from Royal Canin and Hills Science Diet...and our cats love it. Also, the ProPlan nutritional label shows it is higher in protein and lower in fat than the others, making it a better all around choice for at-risk cats whose parents are on a tight budget.
My cat will not touch the dry or wet versions of this food. I’m at a loss as to what to do because he has urinary crystals. Unfortunately, this food is a no-go for our house.
Cats love it! I was desperate for a solution to one of my kitties urinary issues. It keeps him happy and the rest of the babies love it too win win!
One of my cats struggles from frequent bladder stones which was greatly reduced when we switched him to the over the counter Pro Plan urinary health. While that OTC food helped him a lot he would still get there occasional bladder stone. This most recent visit to the vet he recommended we switch him to this prescription food. Since switching him to the pro plan Vet diet we have not had anymore issues with bladder stones forming.
When I started this food it was a solid white bag and the only protein was chicken. Three months later cat is vomiting. Vet said ita Tuna allergy. When the company rebranded they added tuna with no notice.
One of my cats gets UTI's, so my vet recommended Purina ProPlan UR dry food. Both of my cats love it!!! And it does just what it's supposed to do, which is to encourage your cat to drink water. Both cats are drinking a lot of water and urinating more often, so they are being flushed out, which will help my cat that gets the UTI's a lot. Thank you Purina!!!
Alas....she is eating it! My contact person at Chewy was wonderful. Helpful, professional, and knows her stuff. Thank you!