Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Early Support Feline Chicken Dry Food

1 out of 3 cats may develop kidney disease in their lifetime. This disease can be difficult to spot in cats, as signs may not be clearly visible until 75% of kidney function is lost. However, a new test can now detect kidney disease months and even years earlier, when as little as 25% of kidney function is lost.

Kidney disease is more common at advanced age, but with early detection & intervention, kidney disease can be stabilized. If your cat's age is advanced - ask your veterinarian about the SDMA test, for early detection of kidney disease.  Feeding the right nutrition early in the disease can help transform the lives of cats with early kidney disease.  

NEW PRESCRIPTION DIET™ k/d™ Early Support is a food specifically designed to meet the needs of cats with early kidney disease.  The nutrition of k/d™ Early Support has been clinically shown to sustain kidney function and healthy body condition in cats with early kidney disease.

†SDMA trademark is owned by IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Used by permission 

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  • Clinically proven nutrition that can transform your pet’s life.

    1 out of 3 cats may develop kidney disease in their lifetime. This disease can be difficult to spot in cats, as signs may not be clearly visible until 75% of kidney function is lost. However, a new test can now detect kidney disease months and even years earlier, when as little as 25% of kidney function is lost.

    Kidney disease is more common at advanced age, but with early detection & intervention, kidney disease can be stabilized. If your cat's age is advanced - ask your veterinarian about the SDMA test, for early detection of kidney disease.  Feeding the right nutrition early in the disease can help transform the lives of cats with early kidney disease.  

    NEW PRESCRIPTION DIET™ k/d™ Early Support is a food specifically designed to meet the needs of cats with early kidney disease.  The nutrition of k/d™ Early Support has been clinically shown to sustain kidney function and healthy body condition in cats with early kidney disease.

    †SDMA trademark is owned by IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Used by permission 


    How It Works:

    • Controlled phosphorus & sodium to protect kidney function
    • High quality protein providing 160% of daily essential amino acid requirements
    • High protein digestibility (greater than 90%)
    • Antioxidants to help defend cells from free radical oxidation, promoting a healthy immune system
    • Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil to help fight inflammation
    • High level of L-carnitine to support muscle
    • With S+OX SHIELDTM - Formulated to promote a urinary environment that reduces the risk of developing struvite and calcium oxalate crystals

    How It Helps:

    The nutrition of NEW PRESCRIPTION DIET™ k/d™ Early Support is clinically shown to sustain kidney function and healthy body condition in cats with early kidney disease. In addition, the product is formulated to help the cat maintain muscle mass and to promote a urinary environment that reduces the risk of developing struvite and calcium oxalate crystals.


    100% Satisfaction Guarantee We're confident your pet will enjoy Hill's® Prescription Diet® foods. We're so confident that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.*

    Made in our own USA facilities with U.S. and imported ingredients.

    * 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.

    Recommended For:

    Cats diagnosed with early kidney disease. 


    Not Recommended For:

    Growing kittens, pregnant or nursing cats.


    Additional Info:

    Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Early Support for cats is a complete and balanced kidney care food that provides all the nutrition your cat needs. Please consult your veterinarian for further information on how our Prescription Diet® foods can help your cat to continue to enjoy a happy and active life.

    IMPORTANT : To maximize your cat's acceptance of the new food, GRADUALLY transition to the new food over a 3-4 week period.


    Other Products to Consider

    If you notice a change in your cat's condition, consult immediately with your veterinarian about changing the protocol of the treatment.  He may consider transitioning the cat to an advanced kidney care food, such as PRESCRIPTION DIET™ k/d™

    If your cat is also suffering from reduced mobility and/or cognitive decline - Ask you veterinarian about PRESCRIPTION DIET™ k/d™ + Mobility

     


  • How to adjust feeding amounts to maintain optimal weight.

    Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.

    For best results & safety practices:

    • Gradually transition to your cat's new food over a 3-4 week period.
    • Sticking with the food your veterinarian recommends is critical to successful treatment. Do not feed other foods as they may contain high levels of phosphorus which can cause further damage to the kidneys.
    • Make sure fresh water is always available and feed more wet food if possible (hydration is important for cats with kidney disease).
    • Bring your pet in for regular checkups.
    • To prevent suffocation, keep the packaging out of the reach of pets and children.

    Adult maintenance

    Weight of Cat - lbs (kgs) Amount per Day - (cups/grams)
    6 (2,7) 1/3 (45)
    8 (3,6) 3/8 (50)
    10 (4,5) 1/2 (65)
    12 (5,4) 1/2 (65)
    14 (6,4) 5/8 (80)
    16 (7,3) 2/3 (85)
    18 (8,2) 3/4 (95)

    Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Early Support Feline Chicken Dry Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult cats
  • High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    Chicken, Brewers Rice, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat, Wheat Gluten, Flaxseed, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, DL-Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Citrate, L-Arginine, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, 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, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), L-Lysine, L-Threonine, Iodized Salt, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, Calcium Sulfate, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene.

  • Balanced nutrition that exceeds AAFCO nutrition standards.

    4203 kcal/kg (536 kcal/cup†)

    Nutrient Dry Matter1
    %
    Protein 34.0
    Fat 21.0
    Crude Fiber 1.5
    Carbohydrate / NFE 38.4
    Calcium 0.75
    Phosphorous 0.56
    Sodium 0.25
    Potassium 0.75
    Magnesium 0.079
    Taurine 0.40
    Carnitine 550.0 ppm
    Vitamin E 1123 IU/kg
    DHA 0.200
    EPA 0.294
    Total Omega-3 FA 1.62
    Total Omega-6 FA 4.70
    Copper 15.8 ppm
    Total Dietary Fiber 5.9

    References

    1The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles with differing moisture contents.

    †An eight fluid oz. measuring cup of Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Early Support Feline Chicken Dry Food contains 4.5 oz. by weight.

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