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Cystophan Sprinkle Capsules for Cats

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Cystophan is manufactured by Protexin and is used to treat bladder disease in cats. Cystophan contains glucosamine, hyaluronic acid and tryptophan in forms which are believed to be particularly helpful in protecting the bladder wall. It also has a tempting chicken flavour to make it palatable to cats.

Cystophan capsules can be given whole, or opened and sprinkled onto food. They should be given at a rate of one capsule per day, for as long as required. (Larger cats should receive two capsules daily until symptoms are controlled)

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Reviews (32)

Summary of Reviews for Cystophan Sprinkle Capsules for Cats

Overall 5
Effectiveness
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
31 out of 32 (97%) customers would recommend this product.
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55 Happy Cat
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By on 29 December 2019

Fantastic product for my girl cat. She suffers from UTI's and Cystophan really helps her. I use these as soon as I notice that she is uncomfortable. Great product. The contents of the capsule is sprinkled and then mixed in her food.

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45 Good
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By on 7 December 2019

I was recommended this item seems to be working

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45 Easy to administer
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By on 24 June 2019

Has kept my cat healthy for many years

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45 Help with my cats bladder struvites
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By on 2 June 2019

My cat Bob suffers with recurrent struvites. The vet prescribed Cystophan, and I've used them in the past for another cat who had bouts of stress induced cystitis. They work well and are easily mixed with wet food.

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55 My review of Cystophan tablets
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By on 31 March 2019

It appears to be a good product which we use daily to maintain our cat, SITA, main health by keeping her cystitis free.

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Cystophan Sprinkle Capsules for Cats, including answers from our team.

23 March 2018 at 4:30pm

Analytical constituents

doreen dembski

could you please tell me if yeast is added to Cystophan

  • VioVet Staff

The ingredients in Cystophan are N acetyl D glucosamine, L tryptophan, Hyaluronic acid, Artificial chicken flavouring, Magnesium stearate. So as far as I can see does not contain any yeast.

2 October 2017 at 8:46am

Amount of glucosamine and chondroitin within product

Ed Harwood

  • VioVet customer since 2017
  • From: Somerset, United Kingdom

hi please can you confirm the amount of glucosamine and chondroitin within product mg / kg

  • VioVet Staff

The 3 key ingredients within Cystophan are:

  • N-acetyl D-glucosamine 125mg
  • Hyaluronic acid 10mg
  • L-tryptophan 37.5mg

As far as I am aware it does not contain any Chondroitin.

10 January 2017 at 10:56pm

About this product

Sonya Coakes

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: Dorset, United Kingdom

Hello, my elderly cat who is 19 and a half years old has high thyroidism, high blood pressure and his kidneys are not working so well and he suffers from cystitis from time to time and he has a touch of this now. I was wondering if this product would be suitable for him? Kind Regards.

  • VioVet Staff

This would be an ideal supplement for your cat if he is prone to getting cystitis. It is intended to be given daily long term which I would recommend in your cats case. It is generally a safe supplement and should not have any adverse effects on his blood pressure, hyperthyroidism or kidneys.

2 October 2016 at 2:51am

Taking 5 weeks but had no improvement at all

Yin Man Daisy Li

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

My cat has idiopathic cystitis and he takes this for 5 weeks. For the first two week, he takes twice daily and then once daily, but still has no improvement. How much time it needs to have effect on my cat or should I try other product such as Feliway Cystease.

Before Cystophan, he takes Cystaid for 2 months but has no improvement

  • VioVet Staff

The Cystophan should really be have some effect by now. Changing to Feliway Cystease may help but using supplements such as these is only one of the things you can do to help prevent idiopathic cystitis. Dilute urine is the key to preventing it so feeding wet food rather than dry food and leaving bowls of water on various window sills may tempt your cat to drink more. Urine is often more concentrated when a cat is fed on dry food. Overweight cats are also more prone to cystitis so feeding a suitable low calorie food to reduce your cats weight would be helpful if there is a problem here. Stress can also be a trigger. If your cats seems stressed you could try a feliway diffuser which releases calm inducing pheromones undetectable to people.

25 September 2015 at 7:37am

Cystophan

Corinne

Our vet prescribed Cystophan for our cat (he's been having a problem with urinating outside the box and after trying everything else we tried giving him one tablet a day) since giving the tablets (5 months) it seems to be much better and he seems less stressed. But it still happens that he wees in a corner from time to time... Our cat is 4 years old and we have 2 cats (they don't get on) but it's definitely not spraying and it's not the litter etc (we tried all options). My three questions: 1) our vet said we can give him the medicine for the rest of his life if it works - is that true? Is it not bad for him or has side effects? 2) he seems to have put on quite a bit of weight recently, could this be because of Cystophan? 3) After feeding him the powder with a bit of wet food he sometimes goes a bit wild for about half an hour, running around and meawing (as if he was in pain or uncomfortable) could this be to do with the tablet? (Digestion) Thanks in advance for your advice. Best wishes, Corinne

  • VioVet Staff

Well it is safe to give this product for life - that is what is often required. That might not be the only or best way of dealing with the problem, but it is a possibility. The symptoms you describe are common in cats which are "stressed" and the mosts stressful thing to a cat is generally another cat. A small number of cats enjoy the company of other cats, most tolerate them and some find it very difficult to cope at all with others being around. Personally I would certainly try a Feliway Diffuser in the main living area, possibly other rooms as well. If you are not familiar these release a scent into the air which humans cannot detect but which has a pronounced calming effect on cats usually (a synthetic pheromone). You should also give some thought to enabling your cats to live as separately as possible, with different feeding, sleeping and toileting areas. They might well learn to "miss" each other a lot more in their daily routines, so reducing the stress of coming into contact.

4 March 2015 at 1:17pm

Can dogs take these?

victoria

Been looking for treatment for my dog as she has a urine infection and this keeps coming up on Google. Is it safe to use on a dog at all?

  • VioVet Staff

This is safe for dogs but is unlikely to be effective. There is a particular type of cystitis which occurs commonly in cats which can respond to this medication. The cystitis which dogs get is different and less likely to respond. Your dog might benefit from having Urinaid or perhaps Canine Cystaid. Personally I would try Urinaid, while encouraging fluid intake. Ideally stop dried food as well, so that more liquid is taken in with the food. This all helps to flush out the bladder and aids bladder health.Going for frequent short walks also helps, because the dog is encouraged to empty the bladder more often. Sitting around for many hours with a full bladder is something many dogs are able to do, but it makes them a bit more prone to trouble.

16 December 2013 at 2:28pm

Cystophan for cystitis in cats

Luke Talbot

Please can you advise how long it's safe for my cat to take cystophan. He's recently suffered from his first bout of urinary tract infection and is now thankfully symptom free. I'm still giving him one capsule daily and wondered if I should continue to do so for life?

  • VioVet Staff

Cystophan is intended to be given long-term and it is OK to give it for life. Having said that, it is difficult to be sure if that is really required. Some cats do get this form of cystitis regularly and repeatedly if they are not on treatment. It can be painful and distressing and so should be prevented if possible. Other cats might only get cystitis once in their life, or once every few years, so it might not be sensible to embark on daily medication life-long after one episode. There are a number of other risk factors for the idiopathic cystitis which this product is used for. These include eating mostly dried food, obesity and leading a very sedentary lifestyle. It is also more common in young cats than older cats. Personally I would use Cystophan for 3 months while trying to do what I could to improve the other factors, then I would stop. Obviously this increases risks of the problem returning, but on balance seems sensible. Try to increase your cat's water intake by using plenty of moist foods and offering water in places away from where you feed him (some cats seem to dislike drinking where they eat). A full glass of water placed on one or two windowsills will often tempt cats to drink, as will a cat water fountain. If your cat is plump, reduce the amount of food offered - it is healthy to be hungry sometimes! Offering limitless amounts of very tasty food is really a recipe for obesity, though we often do it for our cats. There are also special foods which reduce the chances of cystitis happening, such as Hills s/d prescription diet. You could ask your vet about this too.