Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Feline Renal Health with Chicken Canned Cat Food
chewy guys are awesome!
My 16 years old Russian cat need science prescription food and chewy has absolutely the best $$$ and service online. They couldn't get hold of our vet because of the Thanksgiving holidays and instead of holding their shipment they send us food on good faith. I really appreciate that! Thank you so much! This is great food from great reseller! We are coming back to re order.
December 9, 2013
Junk food for cats
I ordered Hill's k/d for my 18-year old tabby cat Patricia, who has CRF, because her vet prescribed it. She likes it, but lost a pound during the first two months despite no change in appetite, thirst, or her litterbox. A blood panel and urinalysis showed a slight improvement - her BUN is normal again and creatinine went down by a whisker. No other explanation for the weight loss could be found. So there are only two possibilities: instestinal lymphoma or, more likely, muscle wasting caused by protein deficiency.
Here is the problem: Cats are obligate carnivores, so all of their protein must come from MEAT. Phosphorus is the nutrient that must be reduced. Hill's could have spent more money on higher quality protein that produces less BUN and creatinine and added eggs to keep protein high while reducing phosphorus. But being a greedy pet food company, they chose to do it the cheap way, which is exactly the opposite of what cats need: adding protein from plant sources and parts of the chicken that do not have as much of it. Most vets know almost nothing about feline nutrition because they get their education from the pet food companies who sell this junk food, so you have to do your own research to find out what they should really eat when their kidneys fail.
I did that. What I learned was the kidneys need more, not less, protein when they start failing, and there is a very easy way to restrict the phosphorus without limiting animal protein: aluminum hydroxide powder, which is tasteless and binds with phosphorus in the intestine. If your vet tells you to feed this junk food to a cat whose BUN and creatinine are slightly elevated, tell him/her no, ask for all lab results, and do homework.
August 26, 2014
My cat loved the ocean fish and just tried the chicken, he likes that too. Actually I caught my other cat eating the chicken too today, usually she keeps to her own non kidney food
November 19, 2014
This is the one he'll eat!
Tony is my 17 year old baby! His pure gray coat is not as silky as it once was and he walks a little slower...but so do I. He still jumps on to the couch and settles into my lap as always and each day with him is special. But he started losing weight and was found to have kidney disease. And to my surprise, I learned that protein was not good for his kidneys. At first the Vet put him on Royal Kanin renal but Tony did not like it at all... he's spoiled but he MUST eat! I'm so relieved that he's found a cat foof that will help him an he actually likes. I'd do anything to make my little guy happy!
November 12, 2014
nutritious, delicious renal health food
My fussy cat immediately took to her new diet with K/D renal health canned food. It's concerning that it says "with chicken," but at least it's truth in advertising: There's a lot in this can that is not chicken.
September 17, 2014
My cats' favorite
One of my cats was diagnosed renal failure a year and a half ago, and has been given a diet of 50% k/d (or similar) and 50% "regular" food. My other cat has liver problems and is also on a low-protein diet consisting solely of kidney diet food. Both cats eagerly eat the k/d, and so far so good. This is the chicken flavor, and they also like the fish flavor when I can get it.
September 9, 2014
Picky cat loved it!
I had to get a few cans of this at the vet for my cat with kidney problems and the cat loved it. The price at the vet was high, so I ordered it from Chewy and got a much better deal. Both of my cats now eat it and also get the same Hills k/d dry food. The automatic order makes it super-easy. Thanks Chewy!
August 24, 2014
I received a sample of this product from my vet for my 14 year old cat. It has less protein content than any canned food I was able to find in stores
My cat will eat this prescription food, but not all the time. I have to switch off with other brands having low protein content. I hope he will eat enough of the Hills to justify buying it on a regular basis. The product shipped very quickly and was received in good condition. I know buying it with Chewy was less expensive than ordering it with the vet.
August 23, 2014
This food was prescribed for my 15-year-old cat whose kidney function was starting to decline. Within a few weeks of starting this new food, my cat is much improved. He is now a lot more playful than he's been in years. He no longer sleeps all day long - his energy level has definitely increased. His fur also looks so much better. This food has done wonders for him.
August 7, 2014
Excellent choice for cat with kidney failure
Our cat was diagnosed with kidney failure and has to be on prescription food. We tried various brands and found that Hills was the best option. It was the moistest of all the wet can foods that we tried and he likes the taste of both the chicken and fish flavor.
August 2, 2014
What is there to say? It keeps my cat alive! Recommended.
July 15, 2014
Seems to be tasty
I had heard that renal soft food was unpalatable, so I was surprised when my cat seemed to enjoy this product. He was used to Friskies shreds/bits/tenders, and would really just lick the juice. He was never a fan of pate. However, when he had to go on a renal diet and went cold-turkey on the Friskies, this seemed to fit the bill! It's only been about a month, so I'm interested to see what his next blood work shows.
June 21, 2014
Effective and tasty to cats
This cat food's reduced protein level allows my cat's kidneys to function better, and he seems to enjoy the taste.
June 19, 2014
We are grateful to have our Maggie, our 12.5 year old feline playing and sleeping next to us again
We chose Chewy because they were the best priced, email with tracking on same day of order, and Chewy delivered Hills Prescription k/d promptly. Thank you.
By the 2nd day of k/d diet she stopped throwing up after eating and now it's just the usual fur balls about 3 times a week. By all appearances it looks like we may have another year or two of enjoyment with her.
Maggie has been on the K/D Feline Renal diet for 2 weeks now and has been acting frisky and affectionate. While I have not tasted her k/d food (yet), it actually smells very good and is the best quality I have seen in a wet food diet for felines.
All the Best
May 30, 2014
Cat appears better after just eating this food for 7 days.
My cat developed kidney disease and this food was recommended by the vet. She appears to tolerate and it seems to be helping her. I would recommend this food if you cat has similar issues.
May 2, 2014
I'm so thankful there is a food like this for my aging but still oh-so-loveable kitty
I don't have time to find the ingredients and prepare them for my cat, so this food is really a life saver (literally). This prescription will not only extend my beloved cat's life, but maximize the quality of that time as well.
March 18, 2014
Surprised with a great buy.
Ease of ordering was the key. Chewy called my vet who authorized the prescription, otherwise I wouldn't know what to do.
As for the product - it is pate style which is great for my kitty who has minimum teeth left. It helped that I was already feeding my cats Science Diet, so the transition was painless. It has only been a few days, and the cats love this. They lick the bowl clean. I haven't seen any adverse effects and don't expect to.
February 5, 2014
Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Feline Renal Health with Chicken Canned Cat Food
I only recommend if a vet says it is necessary. With out vet you have the possibility of kidney failure or even death. Prescription Food if bought at the vet costs more to feed the cat than for my husband and I to eat. Chewy's saves me 40% or more of that and delivers it on a regular schedule so I never have emergency food disasters.
January 19, 2014
The product came in a nice box and can food was not damaged. The product was recommended by the veterinarian for my older cat that is 14 yrs olds. The cat seems to enjoy the wet food. It is suppose to help with the cat loosing weight.
It is great that you can send it monthly. It would be nice if it was free shipping.
January 5, 2014
My cat loves this
Recently learned that my 14 year old had kidney failure. Was very worried that he would not take to this new food but he loves it. No worries about weight loss due to not eating. He loves both the wet and dry and makes sure I don't miss a meal time.
It doesn't smell strong like many foods but my cat dives right in.
December 19, 2013
Our kitty Masseuse loves the taste!
Our cats have been eating Hills food for quite a while. Our vet said our Masseuse had to eat this special food for the rest of his life. He is 18 years old. We were afraid it may not taste as good to him and he may not eat it. He loves it. He is a happy kitty!
December 12, 2013
My cat loves it!
Seriously, I think she'll knock me over one of these days trying to get it out of my hands. I tried this as part of a renal starter kit from my vet. This won the taste test against other brands such as Iams, etc. I also now mix in a glucosamine supplement which works fine. I feed my cat 1/2-2/3 in the morning and then the rest of the can in the afternoon. She's gotten pretty demanding about getting her food these days!
December 11, 2013
Great for all cats!
We began to use this, at Vets recommendations, for our older cat. Thing is, our other 2 cats love it also.
December 6, 2013
fish flavor is the doctor suggested but you do not order it.
your service is not good as you said because the doctor suggested fish flavor but you only have chicken flavor, and you told me you do not order fish flavor. You do not do the pet needed.
August 30, 2014
Love the product; great service.
This was my first time ordering from Chewy, but won't be my last. Ordering was easy, my product came quickly at the right price, and was well packaged to preserve the quality.
January 20, 2015
Cat loves it
I was worried when my vet initially recommended this prescription food, if my cat would turn her nose up. But she went right into it, no problems! We will see in a few months how her bloodwork is & I expect good results. Thanks Hills for making this pallatable to cats.
January 6, 2015
Really helped my cat
My cat has kidney disease and was very sick and not eating. Once we started him on this he started feeling a lot better and loves it!
January 5, 2015
great food-nonsense prescription requirement $$$
Hill's does a great job of marketing to vets and "requiring" a prescription for a non-rx item.
The food is gobbled down by our two kidney failing cats. The price, however, is obscene.
January 1, 2015
My kitty LOVED this prescription food!!
My kitty is often finicky, but he just gobbles up this food!
December 22, 2014
Pet-approved by a picky eater
When my vet informed me that my 19 year old cat had kidney disease and recommended this cat food, I worried desperately that my girl would refuse to change her diet. She is extremely picky, and throughout the years would only ever eat a specific brand and specific type of food. However, she eagerly eats the Hill's k/d food without hesitation. She is throwing up less, eating more, and generally much improved. I feel as though the food change has made a difference in her health and quality of life.
December 16, 2014