Hill's Prescription Diet

k/d with Chicken Dry Cat Food

Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Dry Cat Food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help manage Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Prescription Diet k/d Dry Cat Food is clinically proven to help protect vital kidney function, slowing the progression of the disease and is clinically proven to improve & lengthen quality of life.1,2,3,5

Prescription Diet k/d Dry Cat Food contains a proprietary technology, Enhanced Appetite Trigger (E.A.T.) for cats which is clinically proven to stimulate appetite and increase caloric intake of cats with kidney disease.2,6,7 In addition to high levels of essential amino acids and L-Carnitine, increasing caloric intake will support the cat's natural ability to build muscle mass daily.2,4

This dry food is made with chicken and has an irresistible taste that cats love.6,7

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  • Key Benefits

    Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Dry Cat Food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help manage Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Prescription Diet k/d Dry Cat Food is clinically proven to help protect vital kidney function, slowing the progression of the disease and is clinically proven to improve & lengthen quality of life.1,2,3,5

    Prescription Diet k/d Dry Cat Food contains a proprietary technology, Enhanced Appetite Trigger (E.A.T.) for cats which is clinically proven to stimulate appetite and increase caloric intake of cats with kidney disease.2,6,7 In addition to high levels of essential amino acids and L-Carnitine, increasing caloric intake will support the cat's natural ability to build muscle mass daily.2,4

    This dry food is made with chicken and has an irresistible taste that cats love.6,7


    These characteristics make Prescription Diet k/d, veterinary exclusive dry cat food, a useful nutritional aid for cats with kidney disease:

    KEY FEATURES KEY BENEFITS
    Phosphorus, Sodium Reduced, Low Helps slow the progression of chronic kidney disease.
    Essential Amino Acids Increased More than 150% of AAFCO minimum to help the cat's natural ability to build muscle mass daily.
    Enhanced Appetite Trigger (E.A.T.) Technology for cats Added Stimulates appetite in cats with kidney disease and increases caloric intake.
    L- Carnitine Increased Helps improve utilization of fat as an energy source to prevent muscle catabolism.
    Antioxidants Added Defend cells from free radical oxidation, promoting a healthy immune system.
    B-Complex Vitamins Added Help compensate for urinary losses due to kidney disease.
    Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA) from fish oil Added Helps fight kidney inflammation.


    100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back. If you are not satisfied for any reason, return the unused portion to your Hill's authorized retailer for a full refund or replacement.

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

    Indications:

    Primary Indications:

    - Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD):

    • IRIS Stages 3-4
    • All IRIS stages with proteinuria

    - Acute kidney insult

    - Uremic encephalopathy


    Other Indications:

    - CKD IRIS Stages 1-2 (non-proteinuric)

    - Urate & cystine urolith management

    - Hepatic encephalopathy

    - Hepatic lipidosis (encephalopathic)

     

    Not Recommended For:

    Growing kittens, pregnant or nursing cats.

    Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition:

    A 2-year clinical study of cats with naturally occurring chronic kidney disease compared the effects of feeding the nutrition of Prescription Diet k/d versus a typical adult grocery food.1


    Improved Quality of Life

    - Fed Prescription Diet k/d 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 crisis. There were significantly less CKD-related deaths in the group of cats fed Prescription Diet k/d (0%) compared with the group of cats fed the maintenance control food (22%).1

    - A 6 month clinical study demonstrated that cats with CKD consuming Prescription Diet k/d had a significant increase in body weight and no change in lean body mass, while cats with CKD fed a positive control food had significant loss of body weight and lean body mass. Cats also consumed 23 per cent more calories when fed Prescription Diet k/d as compared with cats fed the positive control food.2

    - A prospective study involving 128 cats with various stages of CKD fed Prescription Diet k/d for 12 months demonstrated that 94% of cats successfully transitioned onto the food, while 89% of cats moderately or extremely liked the food and 68% of cats were moderately or extremely enthusiastic while eating the food. Markers of kidney function were stable and pet parent assessed quality of life improved.3


    Body Condition and Body Weight Maintenance

    - Cats eating Prescription Diet k/d maintained their body condition and body weight.4

    - A retrospective study demonstrated that cats with CKD fed Prescription Diet k/d dry had significantly longer median survival time and lower serum creatinine levels (18.1 months, 242 umol/l) as compared to cats with CKD fed a non-therapeutic food (8.5 months, 277 umol/l).5


    The only renal solution with breakthrough Enhanced Appetite Trigger (E.A.T.) Technology for cats, proven to significantly increase appetite in cats with chronic kidney disease.6,7

     

    Additional Info:

    Prescription Diet k/d has increased dietary buffering capacity. This helps counteract the tendency for metabolic acidosis, a common complication as kidney disease progresses.

    Ideal for long-term feeding of cats with kidney disease.

    Dry and canned formulas can be mixed or fed concurrently.


    Other Products to Consider

    - For patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) IRIS Stages 3-4 and all IRIS stages with proteinuria: Prescription Diet k/d+Mobility Cat Food

    - For patients with early Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) IRIS Stages 1-2 (non-proteinuric): Prescription Diet k/d Early Support Cat Food, Prescription Diet k/d+Mobility Cat Food

    - For patients with CKD and concurrent osteoarthritis: Prescription Diet k/d+Mobility Cat Food

    - For patients with acute kidney insult: Prescription Diet k/d+Mobility Cat Food, Prescription Diet k/d Early Support Cat Food

    - For patients with uremic encephalopathy: Prescription Diet k/d+Mobility Cat Food

    - For patients with urate or cystine urolithiasis: Prescription Diet k/d Early Support Cat Food, Prescription Diet k/d+Mobility Cat Food

    - For patients with hepatic encephalopathy, including hepatic lipidosis: Prescription Diet k/d Early Support Cat Food


    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. Hall et al, Cats with IRIS stage 1 and 2 chronic kidney disease maintain body weight and lean muscle mass when fed food having increased caloric density, and enhanced concentrations of carnitine and essential amino acids. Veterinary Record, 2018. doi: 10.1136/vr.104865 DMS 10000130867

    3. Fritsch et al, Acceptance and effects of a therapeutic renal food in pet cats with chronic kidney disease. Vet Rec Open 2015;2:e000128. doi:10.1136/vetreco-2015-000128

    4. Kirk, CA, Hickman MA., Dietary protein requirement of cats with spontaneous renal disease (Abstr) J Veterinary Intern Med. 2000: 14 (3) 351

    5. Plantinga et al, Retrospective study of the survival of cats with acquired chronic renal insufficiency offered different commercial diets. Veterinary Record; 2005; 157, 185-187

    6. Jewell et al, Taste Preference in Cats is Influenced by Physiological State. Abstract: FASEB J April 2015 29:755.1 7. Only dry foods contain E.A.T. Technology. Hill's Data on File.

    7. Only dry foods contain E.A.T. Technology. Hill's Data on File.

  • Feeding Guide

    How to adjust feeding amounts to maintain optimal weight.

    Provide specific feeding instructions for your patient.
    Daily Feeding Recommendations are only a guide and a place to start.
    Grams are the most accurate form of measurement; cups are estimated from grams.
    Monitoring your patient's condition will assure the nutritional recommendation provides the best results.
    Gradually transition to this new food for 7 days or more. Some cats may need longer than 7 days to transition to a new food. Be patient and consistent.
    Reinforce with clients to feed Prescription Diet dry food, canned food, & treats exclusively.

    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 cat is feeling better.

    Adult maintenance

    Weight of Cat - lb (kg) Amount per Day cup (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
  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    Brown Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken, Pork Fat, Whole Grain Wheat, Cracked Pearled Barley, Wheat Gluten, Pea Protein, Egg Product, Chicken Liver Flavor, 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.

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    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 28.6 % 30 % 6.8 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 22 % 23 % 5.2 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 39 % 40.8 % 9.2 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 0.8 % 0.9 % 0.2 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.69 % 0.73 % 163 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorus 0.49 % 0.52 % 116 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.72 % 0.75 % 169 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.25 % 0.26 % 58 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.077 % 0.081 % 18 mg / 100 kcal
    Taurine 0.27 % 0.29 % 65 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 133 ppm 139 ppm 3.13 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 787 IU/kg 824 IU/kg 18.57 IU / 100 kcal
    DHA 0.2 % 0.209 % 47.2 mg / 100 kcal
    EPA 0.286 % 0.3 % 67.5 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.79 % 0.83 % 187 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-6 FA 3.85 % 4.04 % 909 mg / 100 kcal
    Carnitine 582.1 ppm 609.5 ppm 13.73 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 k/d with Chicken Dry Cat Food contains 4.5 oz. by weight.

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