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
INGREDIENTS: Water, Chicken, Carrots, Rice, Chicken Fat, Pork Liver, Rice Starch, Dextrose, Green Peas, Sugar, Egg Whites, Fish Oil, Chicken Liver Flavor, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Beet Pulp, Potassium Alginate, Calcium Lactate, Calcium Gluconate, Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Potassium Citrate, Choline Chloride, Brewers Dried Yeast, L-Lysine, Guar Gum, Calcium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K), Vitamin D3 Supplement), Monosodium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, L-Threonine, Taurine, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Tryptophan, L-Carnitine, L-Arginine, Calcium Carbonate, Beta-Carotene.