Rabbits have a very unusual calcium metabolism. In cats and dogs, calcium absorption is regulated at gut level, and is adjusted according to the body's requirements.
Any excess dietary calcium passes through and is excreted in the faeces. However, in rabbits, calcium absorption appears to be less well regulated, and indeed appears to be proportional to dietary calcium levels, irrespective of requirements.
Excess absorbed calcium is therefore excreted through the urinary tract, often resulting in urine high in calcium precipitate. Sludge in the bladder can result in discomfort and disease in predisposed animals.
Vetcare Urinary Health Rabbit Food, provides a nutritionally complete and balanced, daily diet for rabbits of all breeds and life stages (from 20 weeks+). It is suitable for long-term feeding to rabbits that are susceptible to urinary tract disorders.