Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Feline

Prescription Diet® k/d® Feline is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help manage Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and is clinically tested nutrition to improve & lengthen quality of life.1

Prescription Diet® k/d® Feline contains a proprietary technology (E.A.T. TechnologyTM) for cats which is clinically proven to stimulate appetite and increase caloric intake of renal cats.4 This technology in addition to high levels of essential amino acids and L-Carnitine will support the cat's natural ability to build muscle mass daily. 

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  • Prescription Diet® k/d® Feline is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help manage Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and is clinically tested nutrition to improve & lengthen quality of life.1

    Prescription Diet® k/d® Feline contains a proprietary technology (E.A.T. TechnologyTM) for cats which is clinically proven to stimulate appetite and increase caloric intake of renal cats.4 This technology in addition to high levels of essential amino acids and L-Carnitine will support the cat's natural ability to build muscle mass daily. 


    Made in our own USA facilities with U.S. and imported ingredients.

    * 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - if you are unsatisfied for any reason, return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

    Indications:

    • Kidney disease 
    • Urate & cystine urolithiasis management 
    • General liver disorders 

     

    Not Recommended For:

    Growing kittens, pregnant or nursing cats.


    Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition:

    A two-year clinical study of cats with naturally occurring chronic kidney disease compared the effects of feeding the nutrition of Prescription Diet® k/d® Feline versus a typical adult grocery food:1

      • Improved Quality of Life - Fed Prescription Diet® k/d® Feline to cats with IRIS stage 2 and 3 kidney disease (serum creatinine between 2.1-4.5 mg/dL) resulted in no uremic episodes, while 26% of the control group experienced uremic crises.
      • Body Condition and Body Weight Maintenance - Cats eating Prescription Diet® k/d® Feline maintained their body condition and body weight.2 3

    Other claim: 

      • The only renal solution with breakthrough Enhanced Appetite Trigger (E.A.T.)™ Technology for cats, proven to significantly increase appetite on cats with chronic renal disease.4

     

    Additional Info:

    • Urine is targeted to be more alkaline. Note: Urine pH of individual cats may vary due to complicating factors such as time of feeding before urine collection, type of urine collection, individual animal variation, or test methodology.
    • Feeding Prescription Diet® k/d® Feline to an animal with a uremic crisis could/may induce food aversion.
    • Leading renal products compared against include Royal Canin® Renal Support A,F,S
    • Stimulating appetite in cats with chronic renal disease:
        --Improves clinical signs
        --Sustains vital lean muscle tissue
        --Extends & improves quality of life
    • S+OXSHIELDTM: Formulated to promote a urinary environment that reduces the risk of developing struvite & calcium oxalate crystals

    Other Products to Consider

    • For cats with kidney disease: Prescription Diet® k/d® Feline comes in a variety of flavors both wet and dry.
    • For cats with non-proteinuric early-stage chronic kidney disease: Prescription Diet® k/d® Early Support Feline 
    • For cats with chronic kidney disease and concurrent osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease (DJD): Prescription Diet® k/d®+ Mobility Feline 

    References:

    1. Ross SJ, Osborne CA, Kirk CA et al., Clinical evaluation of dietary modification for treatment of spontaneous chronic kidney disease in cats, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2006; 229 (6): 949-957.
    2. Yamka RM, Mendelez L., Maintenance of lean body mass in senior cats fed a low protein therapeutical renal food. (Abstr) ACVIM Forum 2010.
    3. Kirk, CA, Hickman MA., Dietary protein requirement of cats with spontaneous renal disease (Abstr) J Veterinary Intern Med. 2000: 14 (3) 351

    Only dry foods contain E.A.T.™ Technology. 2016 Data on File.


  • How to adjust feeding amounts to maintain optimal weight.

    Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. Monitoring your patient's condition will assure the nutritional recommendation provides the best results.

    • Reinforce with clients to feed Prescription Diet dry food, canned food, & treats exclusively.
    • Gradually transition to the new food over at least a 7 day period. Some cats may need up to 3-4 weeks for full acceptance. 
    • Avoid transitioning to the new food during periods of illness or hospitalization. A food aversion may develop, causing decreased acceptance of the food when the pet is feeling better.
    • To increase compliance with the nutrition: Offer different varieties of flavors & textures from Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® such as Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® stews or Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® canned food.

    Adult maintenance

    Weight of Cat - lb (kg) Amount per Day (cups/grams)
    6 lb (2,7 kg) 1/3 cup (45 g)
    8 lb (3,6 kg) 3/8 cup (50 g)
    10 lb (4,5 kg) 1/2 cup (65 g)
    12 lb (5,4 kg) 1/2 cup (65 g)
    14 lb (6,4 kg) 5/8 cup (80 g)
    16 lb (7,3 kg) 2/3 cup (85 g)
    18 lb (8,2 kg) 3/4 cup (95 g)

    Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Feline provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult cats
  • High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    Brown Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken, Pork Fat, Whole Grain Wheat, Cracked Pearled Barley, Wheat Gluten, Chicken Liver Flavor, Pea Protein, Egg Product, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Potassium Citrate, Calcium Sulfate, L-Lysine, L-Arginine, Choline Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K)), L-Threonine, Taurine, Iodized Salt, DL-Methionine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Potassium Chloride, L-Carnitine, L-Tryptophan, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene.

  • Balanced nutrition that exceeds AAFCO nutrition standards.

    4239 kcal/kg (541 kcal/cup†)

    Nutrient As Fed1
    %
    Dry Matter2
    %
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Protein 28.7 30.1 6.8 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 22.1 23.1 5.2 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 0.9 0.9 0.2 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 38.7 40.5 9.1 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.72 0.75 169 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.24 0.25 56 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.72 0.75 169 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.078 0.081 18 mg / 100 kcal
    Taurine 0.27 0.28 64 mg / 100 kcal
    Carnitine 524.8 ppm 549.5 ppm 12.38 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 137 ppm 143 ppm 3.23 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 786 IU/kg 823 IU/kg 18.54 IU / 100 kcal
    DHA 0.203 0.213 47.9 mg / 100 kcal
    EPA 0.287 0.300 67.6 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.82 0.85 192 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-6 FA 4.04 4.23 952 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorous 0.49 0.51 116 mg / 100 kcal

    References

    1Differs from label guarantees which are either maximums or minimums.
    2The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles with differing moisture contents.
    3Nutrient intake for every 100 kilocalories consumed.


    †An eight fluid oz. measuring cup of Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Feline contains oz. by weight.

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