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Hill's Prescription Diet

k/d Chicken & Vegetable Stew Cat Food

Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Wet Cat Food with ActivBiome+ Kidney Defense is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help manage chronic kidney disease (CKD). A proprietary blend of prebiotics activate the gut microbiome to reduce harmful waste products within the intestinal, slowing the progression of the disease and is clinically proven to improve & lengthen quality of life. 1-5

In addition, high levels of essential amino acids and L-carnitine support the cat's natural ability to build muscle mass daily. 2

Available in multiple wet forms & flavors to entice even the pickiest of eaters, this canned food has tasty bite-sized chunks in gravy and is made with wholesome ingredients like chicken & vegetables that cats love.

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  • Key Benefits

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    Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Wet Cat Food with ActivBiome+ Kidney Defense is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help manage chronic kidney disease (CKD). A proprietary blend of prebiotics activate the gut microbiome to reduce harmful waste products within the intestinal, slowing the progression of the disease and is clinically proven to improve & lengthen quality of life. 1-5

    In addition, high levels of essential amino acids and L-carnitine support the cat's natural ability to build muscle mass daily. 2

    Available in multiple wet forms & flavors to entice even the pickiest of eaters, this canned food has tasty bite-sized chunks in gravy and is made with wholesome ingredients like chicken & vegetables that cats love.


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

    KEY FEATURES KEY BENEFITS
    Phosphorus, Sodium Reduced Helps slow the progression of chronic kidney disease.
    ActivBiome+ Kidney Defense Added A proprietary blend of prebiotics shown to activate the gut microbiome to reduce uraemic toxins.
    Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA) from fish oil Added Helps fight kidney inflammation.
    Essential Amino Acids Increased More than 150% of AAFCO minimum to help the cat's natural ability to build muscle mass daily.
    L- Carnitine Increased Helps improve utilisation of fat to avoid muscle breakdown for energy
    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.

    * 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:

    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. Cats with IRIS stage 2 and 3 kidney disease (serum creatinine between 2.1-4.5 mg/dL) fed Prescription Diet k/d had no uraemic episodes, while 26% of the control group experienced uraemic crises. 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
    • 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).4
    • Cats eating Prescription Diet k/d maintained their body condition and body weight.6

     

     

    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 + j/d Cat Food For patients with early chronic kidney disease (CKD) IRIS Stages 1-2 (non-proteinuric): Prescription Diet k/d + j/d Cat Food For patients with CKD and concurrent osteoarthritis: Prescription Diet k/d + j/d Cat Food For patients with acute kidney insult: Prescription Diet k/d + j/d Cat Food For patients with uremic encephalopathy: Prescription Diet k/d + j/d Cat Food For patients with urate or cystine urolithiasis: Prescription Diet k/d + j/d 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. 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

    5. Hall JA, Jewell DE, Ephraim E (2022) Feeding cats with chronic kidney disease food supplemented with betaine and prebiotics increases total body mass and reduces uremic toxins. PLoS ONE 17(5): e0268624. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0268624

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


  • 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 - lbs (kgs) Amount per Day - 2.9 oz (82 g) cans
    6 (2,7) 2 1/2
    8 (3,6) 3
    10 (4,5) 3 1/2
    12 (5,4) 4
    14 (6,4) 4 1/2
    16 (7,3) 5
    18 (8,2) 5 1/2

    Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Chicken & Vegetable Stew Cat Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult cats
  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    Water, Chicken, Pork Liver, Carrots, Rice, Rice Starch, Spinach, Natural Flavor, Chicken Fat, Pea Protein, Powdered Cellulose, Fish Oil, Potassium Alginate, Soybean Oil, Calcium Lactate, Calcium Gluconate, Betaine, Guar Gum, Choline Chloride, Whole Grain Oats, Potassium Citrate, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Taurine, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Calcium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, L-Arginine, L-Threonine, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Monosodium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, L-Carnitine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Calcium Carbonate.

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    Balanced nutrition that exceeds AAFCO nutrition standards.

    71 kcal / 2.9 oz (82 g) can

    Nutrient As Fed1
    %
    Dry Matter2
    %
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Protein 5.8 % 29.8 % 6.7 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 4.8 % 24.5 % 5.5 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 7.4 % 38 % 8.5 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 0.6 % 3.1 % 0.7 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.14 % 0.7 % 158 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorus 0.1 % 0.52 % 117 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.19 % 1 % 223 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.05 % 0.25 % 55 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.011 % 0.058 % 13 mg / 100 kcal
    Taurine 0.08 % 0.43 % 96 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 36 ppm 186 ppm 4.17 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 142 IU/kg 730 IU/kg 16.37 IU / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.22 % 1.13 % 254 mg / 100 kcal
    Carnitine 117.7 ppm 606 ppm 13.59 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.

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