Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Dry Dog Food
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Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Dry Dog Food

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A Dog's Guide to Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Dry Dog Food

If a domesticated dog could speak human, we might hear something about their digestive care. A dog's digestive health can be negatively affected by a great many things that upset their stomach, disrupt their normal kidney function, and generally their bodily system.

Good thing that there are dog food brands that prioritize a dog's digestive healthcare, specifically Hill's Prescription Diet k/d. Hill's pioneering research and great nutritional formulas drastically transform a pet's life The dog food brand Hill conducts 5 million quality and safety checks per year to ensure the highest standard of quality.

Hill's nutritionists and veterinarians developed the #1 vet-recommended Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Canine to balance a dog's highest nutritional needs and to specifically care for the dog's kidneys. The Hill's Prescription k/d dog foods are therapeutic and guarantee a happy and active life, your dog would ruff.

Why should your dog eat Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Dry Dog Food?

Hill's nutritionists and veterinarians manufactured Prescription Diet k/d specifically for renal dogs to support their kidney function and help sustain muscle mass. The nutrition of k/d is clinically tested nutrition to improve & lengthen quality of life.

How does Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Dry Dog Food work?

The kidneys' role is to filter waste and toxins from the blood, such as phosphorus and sodium, to maintain the normal balance of fluid and minerals within the body. As pets get older, decreased kidney function (i.e., renal dogs) is more likely to occur. Dogs then experience a decreased appetite, caloric intake, and loss of muscle mass.

This recipe creates an unfavorable environment for the formulation of kidney crystals and stones by controlling the kidney's phosphorus and sodium levels, protects essential kidney and heart function via its amount of L-Carnitine and omega-3 fatty acids, and supports dogs' natural ability to build lean muscle via the food's high level of amino acids.

Hill's new Enhanced Appetite Trigger (E.A.T.) Technology has specially tailored to renal dogs in the future in Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Canned Cat Food improved kidney care by stimulating their appetite and increasing their caloric intake.

Nutritional Value

The Hill's Prescription Diet k/d products list their specific ingredients. Below are the crude nutritional values in protein, fat, and fiber:

Crude Protein (12.0 %) is the measure of all sources of nitrogen and includes nonprotein nitrogen, which may have no human value. Crude protein is a chemical analysis of the protein (e.g., chicken, milk, etc.) and non-protein (e.g., grains) amounts in the food.

Crude Fat (18.0 %) is the term for fat-soluble materials such as lipid content in your dog's food when ingested.

Crude Fiber (5.0 %) is a measure of indigestible cellulose, pentosans, lignin, and other components of this type of chemical fibers. A highly digestible fibrous food boosts the healthy absorption of essential vitamins and minerals. It provides major intestinal tract peristalsis, a wave-like muscle contraction to relax the stomach muscles.

Daily Feeding Guide and Care Instructions

A dog's body weight, age, and condition affect how much your canine is given daily. The Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Dry Dog Food products are the 8.5 lb. and 17.6 Bags with Liver Flavor as well as the 8.5 lb., 17.6 lb., and 27.5 lb. Bags of Chicken Flavor with 402 kcal (kilocalorie is 1,000 calories) per cup.

Adult maintenance
Adult Dog Weight (lbs.) Feeding Amount per Day (cup)
5 cup
10 cup
15 1 cup
20 1 cup
30 2 cups
40 2 cups
50 3 cups
60 3 cups
70 3 cups
80 4 cups
100 4 cups
120 5 cups

Adjust your dog's daily feeding to a necessary amount to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.

Transition to Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Dry Dog Food

For best and safe results, gradually transition over seven days by decreasing the amount of current pet food while increasing the amount of new pet food.

On days 1 and 2, start by mixing 75% of the current food with 25% of the new food. On days 3 and 4, mix 50% of each. On days 5 and 6, mix 25% of the old diet with 75% of the new food. On day 7, exclusively feed the Hill's Prescription Diet k/d diet.

Keep fresh water available at all times. Have your veterinarian monitor your pet's condition. Exclusively feed the recommended Hill's Prescription Diet k/d dry and canned food.

Concluding Thoughts

The most important thing that you should know about Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Dry Dog Food's clinically tested nutrition improves and lengthens quality of life!

Official AAFCO (The Association of American Feed Control Officials) states that Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Hill's Prescription Diet k/d provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs.

  • k/d Hill's Product Code
  • Hill's Prescription Diet Brand
  • Hill's Prescription Diet Food Brands
  • Pea-Free Special Diet / Food Allergies
  • Dry Food Food & Nutrition
  • Hill's Prescription Diet Pharmacy
  • Kidney Health Pharmacy
  • Renal Dysplasia Kidney Health
  • Kidney Disease Kidney Health
  • Fanconi's Syndrome Kidney Health
  • Familial Nephropathy Kidney Health
  • Renal Amyloidosis Kidney Health
  • Kidney Failure Kidney Health
  • Prescription Pharmacy Type
  • Urination, Excessive Symptom
  • Drinking, Excessive Symptom
  • Dry Food Type
  • Prescription Special Diet / Food Allergies
  • Chicken Flavor
  • Adult Life Stage
  • Small Breed Pet Size
  • Medium Breed Pet Size
  • Large Breed Pet Size
  • Dog Pet Type

What is the canine renal diet offered by Hills?

The Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Dry Dog Food is a clinically proven nutrition enriched veterinary diet for dogs. It is given to them so that dogs can carry out all sorts of vital kidney functions without any problem while helping them sustain muscle mass. Like in the case of humans, a dogโ€™s kidney too can suffer from any kind of kidney disease. And as a result of that, your dog will not be able to carry on with its regular happy and active life. Hence, the canine renal diet offered by Hills makes sure that no vital kidney function in your dog is hampered due to such diseases or problems.

What is the best dog food for kidney disease?

The Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care is the best dog food for kidney diseases. This prescription dry food will help support your dogโ€™s vital kidney functions. It is not only nutritious but tasty as well (for your dogs, of course). The dry food contains a chicken flavor, which makes the Hillโ€™s k/d Kidney Care diet more appealing to your dogs (in terms of taste and smell).

How quickly does Hills C D work?

Hillโ€™s C/D takes around 7 days to work.

Do you need a prescription to buy Hill's Prescription Diet?

Yes, you need a prescription to buy Hillโ€™s prescription diet. Since it is a clinically manufactured food, it needs to be provided in the right amounts, and under the right circumstances. Your vet will be able to determine all those things for you. Hence, you should consult your veterinarian before feeding your pet dog Hillโ€™s prescription diet.

What dog food is best for urinary tract health?

The Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care is the best dog food for urinary tract health. Your dogโ€™s urinary tract health depends on how well-functioning its kidneys are. For some reason, if its kidneys are damaged or not working properly, it will not have sound urinary tract health. This is where the Kidney Care diet from Hillโ€™s comes into play. It provides the necessary nutrients at the right amounts to ensure healthy kidney functioning, as well as a healthy urinary tract.

What foods are hard on the dog's kidneys?

Foods that contain protein, sodium (salt), or phosphorus are hard on the dogโ€™s kidneys. Protein diets not only worsen kidney functions but can also trouble the heart. Due to protein metabolism, your dog has to eliminate a lot of waste products. Now, what happens when you increase the amount of protein in their diet? The answer is simple โ€“ they have to excrete an increased amount of waste products. However, since the dogโ€™s kidneys are not functioning properly, it will be hard for them to get rid of the excess waste. Sodium (salt), on the other hand, will lead to the removal of less water, which in turn will increase blood pressure. That will end up putting pressure on the kidneys. Phosphorus can lead to blocks inside the kidney and its tubes. Hence, the already damaged kidneys will become more damaged.

What foods help repair dog kidneys?

Foods with low phosphorus, protein, and sodium content, and a decent amount of omega-3 fatty acids (obtained from fish oil) help repair dog kidneys. Since their kidneys are not functioning as normal, it is better not to give your dog food with excessive amounts of protein, sodium, or phosphorus. The number of toxins produced from these food items will be too much for their kidneys to deal with. Omega-3 fatty acids, on the other hand, will help repair your dogโ€™s kidneys. Their presence inside the dogโ€™s body helps limit the pressure in certain kidney structures that are vital to the toxin elimination process. Besides, they also help remove creatinine, a protein waste, which in turn improves the kidneyโ€™s functioning.

What human food can dogs with kidney disease eat?

Human food that dogs with kidney diseases can eat include baby carrots, broccoli, slices of apple, banana, green beans, and air-popped popcorn (make sure it has no salt or butter content in it). The most important job of the kidneys is to expel toxins out of the body. They do so by getting rid of excess protein content in the body. And since your dog is suffering from kidney-related diseases, its kidneys must be having difficulties in expelling the toxins. Hence, you need to provide low-protein and low-sodium food options to your dogs. That way, it does not have to put too much pressure on its kidneys while trying to get rid of the excess protein from high-protein or sodium diets.

Protein: Min. 12.0 %
Fat: Min. 18.0 %
Crude Fiber: Max. 5.0 %
Phosphorous: Min. 0.15 % Max. 0.50 %
Sodium: Max. 0.30 %

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

Your pet may need less or more food to maintain proper weight. Adjust as needed. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian. With your veterinarian's approval, mix increasing amounts of your dog's new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period. For maximum benefit, this product must be fed as the only food. Supplementation is unnecessary and may decrease the effectiveness of the food.

Adult maintenance
Daily Feeding Guide
Weight of Dog - lb (kg) Amount per Day (cups/grams)
5 lb (2,3 kg) 1/2 cup (55 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg) 3/4 cup (85 g)
15 lb (6,8 kg) 1 cup (115 g)
20 lb (9,1 kg) 1 1/4 cups (140 g)
30 lb (14 kg) 1 3/4 cups (200 g)
40 lb (18 kg) 2 1/4 cups (255 g)
50 lb (23 kg) 2 1/2 cups (285 g)
60 lb (27 kg) 3 cups (340 g)
70 lb (32 kg) 3 1/4 cups (365 g)
80 lb (36 kg) 3 2/3 cups (415 g)
100 lb (45 kg) 4 1/4 cups (480 g)
120 lb (54 kg) 5 cups (565 g)

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 pet's new food over a 7 day period.Exclusively feed the recommended Prescription Diet dry food, canned food & treats.Keep fresh water available at all times.Have your veterinarian monitor your pet's condition.To prevent suffocation, keep the packaging out of the reach of pets and children.

Option UPC/SKU
17.6 lb Bag, Chicken Flavor 052742862200
8.5 lb Bag, Chicken Flavor 052742862101
27.5 lb Bag, Chicken Flavor 052742000367
17.6 lb Bag, Lamb Flavor 052742005973
8.5 lb Bag, Lamb Flavor 052742005966

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