Kidneys role is to filter waste and toxins from the blood, and maintain the normal balance of fluid and minerals within the body. As pets are getting older, damage to kidney tissues may occur. This process is irreversible, and will lead to further loss of kidney function. Renal dogs may also experience loss of appetite and their caloric intake might decline, which may lead eventually to loss of muscle mass.
Hill's nutritionists and veterinarians developed Prescription Diet® k/d®, clinical nutrition to support your dog's kidney health. In fact, The nutrition of Prescription Diet® k/d® is clinically proven to improve & lengthen quality of life.
How it works:
Controlled phosphorus & low sodium
High level of essential amino acids - The building blocks of muscle protein
Therapeutic levels of L-Carnitine and Omega-3 fatty acids
How it helps:
Protects vital kidney & heart function
Boosts vitality & energy
Supports your dog's natural ability to build lean muscle daily
Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine is a complete and balanced food that provides all the nutrition your dog needs. Please consult your veterinarian for further information on how our Prescription Diet® foods can help your dog to continue to enjoy a happy and active life.
Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian. For best results & safety practices:
Cover and refrigerate unused portion.
Reinforce with clients to feed Prescription Diet dry food, canned food, & treats exclusively.
Gradually transition to the new food over a 7 day period.
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 pet is feeling better.
To increase compliance with the nutrition : Offer different varieties of flavors & textures from Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® such as Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® stews or Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® dry food.