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

The nutrition of Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine pet food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help manage dogs with kidney disease and is clinically proven to improve & lengthen quality of life.

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  • Key Benefits

    The nutrition of Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine pet food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help manage dogs with kidney disease and is clinically proven to improve & lengthen quality of life.

    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.


    Kidney disease


    Not Recommended For:

    • Growing puppies, pregnant or nursing dogs.
    • Patients with hyperlipidemia, pancreatitis, history of pancreatitis or at risk of pancreatitis.

    Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition:

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

    • Delayed Onset of Clinical Signs - Feeding Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine to dogs with early IRIS Stage 3 kidney disease (serum creatinine between 2-3.1 mg/dL) delayed onset of uremic crises by approximately 5 months.
    • Longer Survival Time - Dogs with chronic kidney disease lived more than three times longer when fed Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine (median survival time).
    • Reduced Risk of Uremic Crises - Dogs fed Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine were 72% less likely to suffer clinical signs associated with kidney disease.2


    Additional Info:

    • Dogs fed the nutrition of Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine had slower progression of chronic kidney disease and a longer survival time.1,2
    • Monitor the urine. Note: Urine pH of individual dogs may vary due to complicating factors such as time of feeding before urine collection, type of urine collection, individual animal variation, or test methodology.
    • S+OXSHIELDTM: Formulated to promote a urinary environment that reduces the risk of developing struvite & calcium oxalate crystals


    Other Products to Consider

    • For dogs with kidney disease: Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine comes in a variety of flavors and textures in both wet and dry food.
    • For dogs with non-proteinuric early-stage CKD: Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine. 
    • For dogs with cardiovascular disease: Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine or Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine.
    • Prescription Diet® Treats are an excellent nutritional complement to Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine.


    1 Jacob F, Polzin DJ, Osborne CA, Allen TA, Kirk CA, Lekcharoensuk C, Swanson LL, Clinical evaluation of dietary modification for treatment of spontaneous chronic renal failure in dogs, JAVMA, 220, 1163-1170, 2002.
    2 Jacob F, Osborne C, Polzin D. Effect of dietary modification on health-related quality of life (HRQL) in dogs with spontaneous chronic renal failure (Abstr) Proceedings, 22nd ACVIM. Minneapolis, MN 2004:828.

  • Feeding Guide

    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 a 7 day period.

    Adult maintenance - using 13 oz (370 g) can

    Weight of Dog - lb (kg) Amount per Day
    5 lb (2,3 kg) 1/2 Can
    10 lb (4,5 kg) 3/4 Can
    15 lb (6,8 kg) 1 Cans
    20 lb (9,1 kg) 1 1/3 Cans
    30 lb (14 kg) 2 Cans
    40 lb (18 kg) 2 1/3 Cans
    50 lb (23 kg) 2 3/4 Cans
    60 lb (27 kg) 3 1/4 Cans
    70 lb (32 kg) 3 1/2 Cans
    80 lb (36 kg) 4 Cans
    100 lb (45 kg) 4 2/3 Cans
    120 lb (54 kg) 5 1/3 Cans

    Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs.
  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    Water, Pork Liver, Corn Starch, Chicken, Chicken Fat, Dextrose, Flaxseed, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Liver Flavor, Fish Oil, Powdered Cellulose, Calcium Carbonate, L-Lysine, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, Magnesium Oxide, L-Threonine, Taurine, L-Carnitine, L-Tryptophan, Beta-Carotene.

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    Balanced nutrition that exceeds AAFCO nutrition standards.

    422 kcal / 13 oz (370 g) can

    Nutrient As Fed1
    Dry Matter2
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Protein 4.1 16.0 3.6 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 6.6 26.0 5.8 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 0.9 3.5 0.8 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 12.4 48.7 10.9 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.21 0.81 180 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorous 0.07 0.28 62 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.05 0.20 45 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.23 0.90 201 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.038 0.150 34 mg / 100 kcal
    Carnitine 190.9 ppm 748.6 ppm 16.73 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 26 ppm 103 ppm 2.29 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 238 IU/kg 934 IU/kg 20.88 IU / 100 kcal
    DHA 0.071 0.279 62.4 mg / 100 kcal
    EPA 0.076 0.300 67.0 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.66 2.59 579 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-6 FA 1.04 4.09 915 mg / 100 kcal


    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.

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