Hills Prescription Diet Feline K/D For the Nutritional Management of Pets with Kidney Disorders.
There are many causes for kidney disorders (also called kidney or renal disease) resulting in a variety of uncomfortable and even life threatening symptoms for your cat. Kidney disease can be either sudden (acute) or occur very gradually (chronic).
Hills Prescription Diet Feline K/D has been specially formulated by veterinarians to help manage kidney disease in cats. Kidney disease may develop because of other diseases or changes in health, breed/hereditary tendencies and even nutritional factors. Signs of kidney disease don't usually appear until more than two-thirds of kidney function are lost.
Urate urolithiasis and cystine urolithiasis.
Protein - High quality & reduced - Reduces accumulation of toxic protein-breakdown products whilst meeting essential requirement for protein. Limits recurrence of urate and cystine uroliths.
Non-protein calories - Increased - Ensures adequate energy, avoiding protein catabolism.
Phosphorus - Reduced - Slows progression of kidney disease.
Dietary buffering capacity - Increased Helps counteract metabolic acidosis. Lessens muscle wasting.
Omega-3 fatty acids - Supplemented - Improves renal blood flow.
Sodium - Reduced -Controls hypertension. Slows progression of kidney disease. Limits fluid retention in early heart disease.
Soluble fibre - Increased - Decreases ammonia reabsorption in the bowel. Lowers blood urea level.
B-complex vitamins - Increased - Combats increased urinary losses due to polyuria.
Superior antioxidant formula - Added - Reduces harmful free radicals to support kidney function.
Minced with Chicken (minimum 14%):, Liver, chicken, pork, ground rice, oat fibre, maize starch, glucose, animal fat, potassium citrate, psyllium, edible gums, calcium carbonate, calcium sulphate, menhaden oil, taurine, DL-methionine, iodised salt, vitamins and trace elements.
Not recommended for Kittens, Pregnant or lactating queens or Cats with sodium depletion.
By purchasing Hill's Prescription Diet Feline K/D, you confirm your pet has been examined by a vet who has recommended the use of this food on the basis of examination and diagnosis. You understand it is recommended while your pet is being fed Hill's Prescription Diet Feline K/D, you seek veterinary advice at least every 6 months regarding the usage of this food and the on-going care of your pet. Should your pet's condition deteriorate in any way while using Hill's Prescription Diet Feline K/D seek immediate veterinary advice.