pH equilibrated water for pets

VETWATER (Sainte-Brigide-d'Iberville, QC) produces pet equilibrated water under the commercial name of "VETWATER urinary solution for cats" (VC), which helps preventing urinary crystals and stones (urolithiasis) by equilibrating pH strictly in the 6.2-6.4 range. Besides urolithiasis, feline lower urinary tract diseases (FLUTDs) affect the urinary bladder and urethra of cats without any obvious underlying cause- so called "feline idiopathic cystitis" (FIC). Differently, depending on various patterns, dogs are prone to urolithiasis either due to struvite (pH< 6.4) or cysteine, oxalate and urate (pH > 7.0), requiring the formulations of two different "VETWATER urinary solution for dogs" (VD). VETWATER aims at launching on the market two new product lines. i) A new VC that prevents a wider spectrum of urinary pathologies in cats, i.e. urolithiasis and FIC at the same time, by the addition of LT to the current commercial formulation; ii) A new VD line with pH balanced either at 6.2-6.4 or 7.1-7.4 and containing bioactive antioxidants at the same time. In this project we formulate stable "VETWATER urinary solution for cats" and "VETWATER urinary solution for dogs" that minimize urolithiasis by equilibrating the pH and TBC.

Intern: 
Ndifreke Usen
Faculty Supervisor: 
Daria Camilla Boffito
Project Year: 
2019
Province: 
Quebec
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