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

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.1,2

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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.1,2

    These characteristics make Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine veterinary exclusive pet food useful as a nutritional aid for dogs with kidney disease:

    Phosphorus & Sodium Reduced Help slow the progression of chronic kidney disease
    Essential Amino Acids Increased More than 130% of AAFCO minimum to help the dog's natural ability to build muscle mass daily
    Enhanced Appetite Trigger (E.A.T.)™ Technology for dogs Added Stimulates appetite in renal dogs and increases caloric intake
    L-Carnitine Increased Helps support fat utilization as a source of energy, sparing muscles
    Antioxidants Added Defend cells from free radical oxidation, promoting a healthy immune system
    EPA/DHA fatty acids from fish oil Added Helps fight renal inflammation
    B-complex Vitamins Added Help compensate for urinary losses due to kidney disease

    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
    • Improved Quality of Life - Dogs fed Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine were 72% less likely to suffer clinical signs associated with kidney disease.2


    Additional Info:

    • Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help manage Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and is clinically tested nutrition to improve & lengthen quality of life.1,2
    • Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine contains a proprietary technology (E.A.T. TechnologyTM) for dogs which is clinically proven to stimulate appetite and increase caloric intake of renal dogs up to 12.6% vs key competitor.3
    • This technology in addition to high levels of essential amino acids and L-Carnitine will support the dog's natural ability to build muscle mass daily.4,5
    • 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.


    1Jacob F, Polzin DJ, Osborne CA, et al. Clinical evaluation of dietary modification for treatment of spontaneous chronic renal failure in dogs. J AM Vet Med Assoc 2002; 220:1163-70.
    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.

    3 Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® dry canine food vs. Royal Canin® Renal Support A, F and S.  2016 Data on File.

    4 Yamka RM, Mendelez L., Maintenance of lean body mass in senior dogs fed a low protein therapeutical renal food. (Abstr) ACVIM Forum 2010.

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

  • 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.

    • Recommend feeding Prescription Diet dry food, canned food, and treats exclusively.
    • Gradually transition to the new food over a 7 day period.

    Adult maintenance

    Weight of Dog - lb (kg) Amount per Day (cups/grams)
    5 lb (2,3 kg) 1/2 cup (55 g)
    10 lb (4,5 kg) 3/4 cup (85 g)
    15 lb (6,8 kg) 1 cup (115 g)
    20 lb (9,1 kg) 1 1/4 cups (140 g)
    30 lb (14 kg) 1 3/4 cups (200 g)
    40 lb (18 kg) 2 1/4 cups (255 g)
    50 lb (23 kg) 2 1/2 cups (285 g)
    60 lb (27 kg) 3 cups (340 g)
    70 lb (32 kg) 3 1/4 cups (365 g)
    80 lb (36 kg) 3 2/3 cups (415 g)
    100 lb (45 kg) 4 1/4 cups (480 g)
    120 lb (54 kg) 5 cups (565 g)

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

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

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

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    Balanced nutrition that exceeds AAFCO nutrition standards.

    4048 kcal/kg (459 kcal/cup†)

    Nutrient As Fed1
    Dry Matter2
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Protein 14.7 16.0 3.6 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 20.8 22.6 5.1 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 1.7 1.8 0.4 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 50.4 54.8 12.5 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.70 0.76 172 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorous 0.30 0.33 75 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.16 0.18 41 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.63 0.69 156 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.091 0.098 22 mg / 100 kcal
    Carnitine 506.3 ppm 550.3 ppm 12.51 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 116 ppm 126 ppm 2.87 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 672 IU/kg 730 IU/kg 16.59 IU / 100 kcal
    DHA 0.202 0.220 50.0 mg / 100 kcal
    EPA 0.276 0.300 68.2 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.83 0.91 206 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-6 FA 3.68 4.00 910 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.

    †An eight fluid oz. measuring cup of Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine with Lamb contains 4.0 oz. by weight.

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