A team of researchers from the  College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University  is hopeful that its new diet will help cats dissolve certain bladder stones and prevent future occurrences and help prevent a disorder known as feline idiopathic cystitis, in which cats suffer from bladder inflammation.

John Kruger, PhD, a professor in the  Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences , is leading the four separate clinical studies on the new commercial diet funded by a leading petfood manufacturer.