Specifically formulated to meet the needs of cats with early-stage kidney disease, featuring carefully modulated levels of protein, phosphorus and other kidney-sensitive nutrients.
One in three cats may develop kidney disease during their lifetime. This feline disease is not easy to detect because there may not be any obvious signs until the loss of kidney function reaches 75%. But a new test can detect kidney disease months or years in advance, when only 25 percent of kidney function is lost.
Kidney disease is more common in old age, but through early detection and interventional treatment, kidney disease can be kept stable. If your cat is very old, ask your veterinarian about the SDMA™ test for early detection of kidney disease. Feeding the correct nutrition early in the disease can help improve the lives of cats with early kidney disease.
Hill's Prescription Foods k/d Early Support is a food specially designed to meet the needs of cats with early kidney disease. k/d Early Support nutrition is clinically proven to maintain kidney function and healthy body condition in cats with early kidney disease.
†SDMA trademark is owned by IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Used by permission
How the product works
Appropriate phosphorus and sodium to protect kidney function
High-quality protein provides 160% of daily essential amino acid requirements
Highly digestible protein (over 90%)
Antioxidants protect cells from free radical oxidative damage and promote immune system health
Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil to help block inflammation
High concentration of L-carnitine helps maintain muscle mass
S+OX SHIELD: This formula reduces the risk of crystallization of magnesium ammonium phosphate and calcium oxalate in the urinary system
Hill's Prescription Foods k/d Early Support has clinically proven nutrition to support kidney function and healthy body condition when used in cats with early kidney disease. In addition, the product formula can help cats maintain muscle mass and reduce the risk of crystallization of magnesium ammonium phosphate and calcium oxalate in the urinary system.
Hill's Cat Prescription Food k/d Early Support is a complete and balanced kidney care food that provides all the nutrients your cat needs. Talk to your veterinarian to learn more about how our prescription foods can help your cat continue to live a happy and active life.
IMPORTANT: In order for your cat to accept the new food as much as possible, switch to the new food gradually over a period of 3-4 weeks.
If you notice a change in your cat's condition, consult your veterinarian immediately for a change in treatment plan. The veterinarian may transition the cat to a more advanced renal care food, such as a prescription k/d.
If your cat is also experiencing reduced mobility and/or cognitive decline, ask your veterinarian about k/d+ Mobility, a prescription food.
Cats diagnosed with early kidney disease.
Not recommended for
Growing kittens, pregnant and lactating female cats.
Chicken, Beer Rice, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Flour, Chicken Fat, Wheat Gluten, Flaxseed, Chicken Liver Flavor, Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, DL-Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Citrate, L-Alcohol Acid, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbic Acid-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, manganese oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), L-carnitine, calcium sulfate, mixed tocopherols for freshness, natural flavors, beta-carotene
4203 kcal/kg (536 kcal/cup†)
Nutrition Analysis :
Nutrients dry matter 1%
Fat 21 %
Carbohydrates (NFE) 38.3 %
Crude fiber 1.5 %
Calcium 0.75 %
Phosphorus 0.56 %
Potassium 0.75 %
Sodium 0.25 %
Magnesium 0.079 %
Taurine 0.4 %
Vitamin C 137ppm
Vitamin E 1123 IU/kg
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 0.2 %
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 0.294 %
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1.62 %
Total Omega-6 Fatty Acids 4.7 %
Carnitine 550 ppm
It is the percentage of nutrients contained in a product after water has been removed, and is often used to directly compare products with different water contents.