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

Hill'sTM Prescription DietTM k/dTM Canine pet food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help manage dogs with kidney disease and is clinically tested nutrition to improve & lengthen quality of life.

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  • Key Benefits

    Hill'sTM Prescription DietTM k/dTM Canine pet food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help manage dogs with kidney disease and is clinically tested nutrition to improve & lengthen quality of life.


    These characteristics make Hill'sTM Prescription DietTM k/dTM Canine veterinary exclusive pet food useful as a nutritional aid for dogs with kidney or cardiovascular disease:


    Sodium Low Helps control clinical signs associated with ascites/edema and hypertension.
    Phosphorus Low Helps slow the progression of kidney disease.
    Protein
    Non-protein Calories
    Reduced
    Increased
    Help meet nutritional needs while reducing kidney workload by avoiding excessive by-products that require kidney excretion.
    Antioxidants Added Defend cells from free radical oxidation, promoting a healthy immune system.
    B-complex Vitamins Increased Help compensate for urinary losses due to kidney disease.
    Essential Amino Acids Increased More than 130% of the AAFCO minimum to help support 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 utilisation as a source of energy, sparing muscles.
    EPA/DHA Fatty Acids from fish oil Added Helps fight renal inflammation

    * 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:

    Kidney disease and cardiovascular disease.

     

     

    Not Recommended For:

    • Growing puppies, pregnant or nursing dogs.
    • Patients with hyperlipidaemia, 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 Hill'sTM Prescription DietTM k/dTM Canine versus a typical adult grocery food:1

    • Delayed Onset of Clinical Signs -- Feeding Hill'sTM Prescription DietTM  k/dTM  Canine to dogs with early Stage 3 kidney disease (serum creatinine between 2 and 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 Hill'sTM  Prescription DietTM  k/dTM  Canine
    • Improved Quality of Life -- Dogs fed Hill'sTM Prescription DietTM k/dTM Canine were 72% less likely to suffer clinical signs associated with kidney disease.2

     

     

    Additional Info:

    • 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

      k/dCanine contains a proprietary technology (E.A.T.™ Technology for dogs) which is clinically proven to stimulate appetite and increase caloric intake of renal dogs.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


    Other Products to Consider

    • For dogs with kidney disease: Hill'sTM Prescription DietTM k/dTM Canine comes in a variety of flavours both wet and dry. Other alternatives include: Hill'sTM Prescription Diet® u/d® Canine.

    References:

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

    • Delayed Onset of Clinical Signs -- Feeding Hill'sTM Prescription DietTM  k/dTM  Canine to dogs with early Stage 3 kidney disease (serum creatinine between 2 and 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 Hill'sTM  Prescription DietTM  k/dTM  Canine
    • Improved Quality of Life -- Dogs fed Hill'sTM Prescription DietTM k/dTM Canine were 72% less likely to suffer clinical signs associated with kidney disease.2


  • Feeding Guide

    How to adjust feeding amounts to maintain optimal weight.

    Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. Monitoring your patients condition will assure the nutritional recommendation provides the best results.

    • Recommend feeding Prescription Diet dry and wet foods 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 (50 g)
    10 lb (4.5 kg) 7/8 cup (85 g)
    15 lb (6.8 kg) 1 1/8 cups (110 g)
    20 lb (9.1 kg) 1 1/2 cups (150 g)
    30 lb (14 kg) 2 cups (200 g)
    40 lb (18 kg) 2 1/2 cups (250 g)
    50 lb (23 kg) 3 cups (295 g)
    60 lb (27 kg) 3 1/3 cups (330 g)
    70 lb (32 kg) 3 3/4 cups (370 g)
    80 lb (36 kg) 4 cups (395 g)
    100 lb (45 kg) 4 3/4 cups (470 g)
    120 lb (54 kg) 5 1/2 cups (545 g)

    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.

    Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Pork Fat, Cracked Pearled Barley, Chicken, Egg Product, Dried Beet Pulp, Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Fish Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Lactic Acid, L-Lysine, Pork Liver Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Citrate, 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), L-Threonine, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, Taurine, Magnesium Oxide, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, L-Tryptophan, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene.

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    Balanced nutrition that exceeds AAFCO nutrition standards.

    4050 kcal/kg (402 kcal/cup†)

    Nutrient As Fed1
    %
    Dry Matter2
    %
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Protein 14.2 15.5 3.5 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 21.1 23.0 5.2 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 1.6 1.7 0.4 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 50.2 54.5 12.4 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.79 0.86 195 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorous 0.30 0.33 75 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.17 0.19 43 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.77 0.84 191 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.133 0.144 33 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 116 ppm 126 ppm 2.86 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 672 IU/kg 730 IU/kg 16.58 IU / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.88 0.95 216 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 Hill's™ Prescription Diet™ k/d™ Canine contains 3.5 oz. by weight.

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