Hill's PRESCRIPTION DIET

k/d Cat Food

Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Dry Cat Food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help manage Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Prescription Diet k/d Dry Cat Food is clinically proven to help protect vital kidney function, slowing the progression of the disease and is clinically proven to improve & lengthen quality of life.1,2,3,5

Prescription Diet k/d Dry Cat Food contains a proprietary technology, Enhanced Appetite Trigger (E.A.T.) for cats which is clinically proven to stimulate appetite and increase caloric intake of cats with kidney disease.2,6,7

In addition to high levels of essential amino acids and L-Carnitine, increasing caloric intake will support the cat's natural ability to build muscle mass daily.2,4


This dry food is made with tuna and has an irresistible taste that cats love.6,7

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  • Key Benefits

    Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Dry Cat Food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help manage Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Prescription Diet k/d Dry Cat Food is clinically proven to help protect vital kidney function, slowing the progression of the disease and is clinically proven to improve & lengthen quality of life.1,2,3,5

    Prescription Diet k/d Dry Cat Food contains a proprietary technology, Enhanced Appetite Trigger (E.A.T.) for cats which is clinically proven to stimulate appetite and increase caloric intake of cats with kidney disease.2,6,7

    In addition to high levels of essential amino acids and L-Carnitine, increasing caloric intake will support the cat's natural ability to build muscle mass daily.2,4


    This dry food is made with tuna and has an irresistible taste that cats love.6,7


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

    KEY FEATURES KEY BENEFITS
    Phosphorus & Sodium Reduced Help slow the progression of chronic kidney disease
    Enhanced Appetite Trigger (E.A.T.) Technology for cats. Added Stimulates appetite in cats with kidney disease and increases calorie intake
    Omega-3s (EPA/DHA) from fish oil Added Helps fight kidney inflammation
    Essential Amino Acids Increased Help the cat's natural ability to maintain muscle mass daily
    L-Carnitine Increased Helps improve utilization 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
    • All IRIS stages with proteinuria

    - Acute kidney insult

    - Uremic encephalopathy


    Other Indications:

    - CKD IRIS Stage 1 (non-proteinuric)

    - IRIS Stage 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 uremic episodes, while 26% of the control group experienced uremic 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


    Cats eating Prescription Diet k/d maintained their body condition and body weight.4


    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).5


    The only renal solution with breakthrough Enhanced Appetite Trigger (E.A.T.) Technology for cats, proven to significantly increase appetite in cats with chronic kidney disease.6,7

     

     

    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.


    Enhanced Appetite Trigger (E.A.T) for cats: Proprietary technology clinically proven to stimulate appetite and increase caloric intake of cats with kidney disease.

    S+OXSHIELD: Formulated to promote a urinary environment that reduces the risk of developing struvite & calcium oxalate crystals


    Other Products to Consider

    - For patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) IRIS Stage 2 (non-proteinuric), IRIS Stages 3-4, and all IRIS stages with proteinuria: Prescription Diet k/d+Mobility Cat Food

    - For patients with CKD and concurrent osteoarthritis: Prescription Diet k/d+Mobility Cat Food

    - For patients with acute kidney insult: Prescription Diet k/d+Mobility Cat Food

    - For patients with uremic encephalopathy: Prescription Diet k/d+Mobility Cat Food, Prescription Diet u/d Cat Food

    - For patients with early Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) IRIS Stage 1 (non-proteinuric): Prescription Diet g/d Cat Food, Prescription Diet k/d+Mobility Cat Food

    - For patients with hepatic encephalopathy: Prescription Diet l/d Cat Food, Prescription Diet u/d Cat Food

    - For patients with leishmaniasis with concurrent CKD: Prescription Diet k/d+Mobility 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. Kirk, CA, Hickman MA., Dietary protein requirement of cats with spontaneous renal disease (Abstr) J Veterinary Intern Med. 2000: 14 (3) 351


    5. 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


    6. Jewell et al, Taste Preference in Cats is Influenced by Physiological State. Abstract: FASEB J April 2015 29:755.1


    7. Only dry foods contain E.A.T. Technology. Hill's Data on File.



  • Feeding Guide

    How to adjust feeding amounts to maintain optimal weight.

    Provide specific feeding instructions for your patient.

    Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight.

    Reinforce with clients to feed Prescription Diet dry food, canned food & pouches exclusively.


    This is only a guide. Grams are the most accurate form of measurement. 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.

    Adult maintenance Mixed Feeding Guide

    Weight of Cat - kgs Amount per Day - 85 g pouches Amount per Day - grams
    2 1 + 15 g
    3 1 + 25 g
    4 1 + 40 g
    5 1 + 50 g
    6 1 + 60 g
    7+ 1 + 10 g per kg

    Adult maintenance

    Weight of Cat - kgs Amount per Day - grams
    2 35
    3 45
    4 60
    5 70
    6 80
    7+ 12 per kg

  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    with Tuna: Brewers' rice, maize starch, animal fat, maize gluten meal, rice protein concentrate, chicken and turkey meal, dried beet pulp, tuna meal (5%), pea protein, dried whole eggs, soybean oil, minerals, fish oil, digest, L-carnitine, taurine, vitamins, trace elements and beta-carotene. With a natural antioxidant (mixed tocopherols).

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    4099 kcal/kg (410 kcal/100g)

    Nutrient As Fed1
    %
    Dry Matter2
    %
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Moisture 5 %
    Protein 28.5 % 29.8 % 6.9 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 19.6 % 20.5 % 4.8 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 41.1 % 43 % 10 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 1.4 % 1.5 % 0.3 g / 100 kcal
    Ash 4.9 % 5.1 % 1.2 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.75 % 0.78 % 183 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorus 0.44 % 0.46 % 108 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.7 % 0.73 % 171 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.22 % 0.23 % 53 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.083 % 0.087 % 20 mg / 100 kcal
    Taurine 0.43 % 0.45 % 105 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin A 8460 IU/kg 8859 IU/kg 206 IU / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 108 ppm 113 ppm 2.63 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin D 756 IU/kg 792 IU/kg 18.4 IU / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 580 IU/kg 607 IU/kg 14.14 IU / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.97 % 1.01 % 236 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-6 FA 3.6 % 3.77 % 878 mg / 100 kcal
    Beta-Carotene 2.45 ppm 2.56 ppm 0.06 mg / 100 kcal

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