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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.
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 Dog Weight (lbs.)||Feeding Amount per Day (cup)|
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.
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.
Chicken: Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Sorghum, Chicken, Dried Beet Pulp, Egg Product, Hydrolyzed Chicken Flavor, Corn Gluten Meal, Fish Oil, Pork Liver Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Lactic Acid, Soybean Oil, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Betaine, Whole Grain Oats, DL-Methionine, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Potassium Citrate, Choline Chloride, L-Threonine, Iodized Salt, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Tryptophan, L-Carnitine, Magnesium Oxide, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene.
Lamb: Brown Rice, Brewers Rice, Chicken Fat, Lamb, Soybean Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Dried Beet Pulp, Egg Product, Hydrolyzed Chicken Flavor, Fish Oil, Soybean Oil, Pork Liver Flavor, Lactic Acid, L-Lysine, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Citrate, Betaine, Whole Grain Oats, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, 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-Tryptophan, L-Carnitine, Magnesium Oxide, 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.
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