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A Dog's Guide to Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Canned Dog Food
If a domesticated dog could speak human, digestive care would be top of the list. 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.
It is a good thing that there are dog food brands that prioritize digestive health and kidney care. 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 (kidney diet) 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 again, your dog would ruff.
Why should your dog eat Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Canned Dog Food?
Hill's nutritionists and veterinarians manufactured Prescription Diet k/d to support their kidney function, for renal health, and help sustain muscle mass. The nutrition of k/d is clinically tested nutrition to improve and lengthen quality of life.
How does Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Canned Dog Food work?
A kidneys' role is to filter waste and toxins from the blood, such as phosphorus and sodium, and maintain the normal balance of fluid and minerals within the body. As dogs are getting 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.
The product creates an unfavorable environment for excess materials, such as phosphorus and sodium, in the kidney to form bladder stones and crystals. The recipe controls their levels, protects essential kidney and heart function with L-Carnitine and omega-3 fatty acids, and supports building lean muscle with high amino acids.
The well-known pet food brand Hill's new Enhanced Appetite Trigger (E.A.T.) technology is specially tailored for renal dogs to improve their 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 (2.5 %) 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 (4.5 %) is the term for fat-soluble materials such as lipid content in your dog's food when ingested.
Crude Fiber (2.5 %) is a measure of indigestible cellulose, pentosans, lignin, and other components of this type of chemical fibers. It has little food value but 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. Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Canned Dog Food products are the 12-packs of 13 oz. cans of Chicken Flavor and cans of Lamb Flavor, including the 12.5 oz. cans of Beef and Vegetable Stew Flavor and cans of Chicken and Vegetable Stew Flavor.
Available are also the 24-packs of 5.5 oz. cans of Chicken and Vegetable Stew Flavor and cans of Beef and Vegetable Stew Flavor.
Adult Canine maintenance
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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 Canned Dog Food
For best and safe results, gradually transition over seven days by decreasing the amount of current dog 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 diet. On days 3 and 4, mix 50% of each. On days 5 and 6, mix 25% of the current food with 75% of the new diet. 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. To increase compliance with the nutrition, offer different varieties of flavors and textures exclusively from the Hill's Prescription Diet k/d, such as Hill's Prescription Diet k/d stews or Hill's Prescription Diet k/d dry food.
After using a portion of the can, cover and refrigerate the unused food.
The most important thing that you should know about Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Canned Dog Food is its clinically tested nutrition that improves and lengthens a dog's 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.
Water, Pork Liver, Corn Starch, Lamb, Chicken Fat, Dextrose, Flaxseed, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Liver Flavor, Turkey, Powdered Cellulose, Fish Oil, Calcium Carbonate, L-Lysine, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Oxide, L-Threonine, Taurine, Egg Whites, L-Carnitine, L-Tryptophan, 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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