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Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Early Support Chicken Dry Cat Food

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If your feline friend has early kidney disease, nourish him with the specialized nutrition of Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Early Support Chicken Dry Cat Food. Designed to meet the needs of cats with early kidney disease, its nutrition has been scientifically formulated to sustain your pal’s kidney function and healthy body condition. This dry cat food is a great way to help your cat maintain muscle mass and promote a urinary environment that reduces the risk of developing kidney stones. It contains antioxidants to help defend cells from free radical oxidation while promoting your cat’s healthy immune system. With controlled amounts of phosphorus and sodium, it helps protect his kidney function, plus high-quality proteins provide 160% of his daily essential amino acid requirements. It contains omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil to help fight inflammation and a high level of L-carnitine to support your furry companion’s muscles.

Key Benefits
  • Dry cat food scientifically formulated to help support kidney function and a healthy body condition in cats with early kidney disease.
  • Prescription diet with thoughtfully sourced ingredients promote your cat’s urinary environment and helps maintain his muscle mass.
  • Contains phosphorus and sodium to protect kidney function, plus high levels of L-carnitine to support muscles.
  • Includes high-quality proteins from chicken to provide essential amino acid and antioxidants to promote a healthy immune system.
  • Includes omega 3 fatty acids to help fight inflammation, plus it’s made in their own USA facility with U.S. and imported ingredients.

Veterinary Authorization

This item needs authorization from your veterinarian. Simply provide your pet and vet clinic information at Checkout and we'll follow up with your veterinarian to confirm. If you have a copy of your authorization, you can expedite the process by uploading a scan or photo of it to the Prescriptions section in your account or your order confirmation. You can also email it to vetdiet@chewy.com.

Diet Transitioning

Pets can be sensitive to sudden changes in their diets. For this reason, it is extremely important to follow a gradual transition plan to best support your pet's health and product effectiveness. Ask your Veterinarian about the best way to transition your pet to a new food.

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  • Item Number
    148480
  • Weight
    8.5 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Brand
    Hill's
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Pea-Free, Veterinary Diet
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken, Brewers Rice, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Fat, Wheat Gluten, Flaxseed, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, DL-Methionine, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Citrate, L-Arginine, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, 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, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), L-Lysine, L-Threonine, Iodized Salt, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, Calcium Sulfate, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene.

Caloric Content

535 kcal/8 oz cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein29.0% min
Crude Fat17.0% min
Crude Fiber0.6% min
Crude Fiber4.0% max
Moisture8.0%
Calcium0.4%
Calcium1.0%
Phosphorous0.30% min
Phosphorous0.8% max
Feeding Instructions
Weight of CatAmount per Day (cups)
6 lbs1/3
8 lbs3/8
10 lbs1/2
12 lbs1/2
14 lbs5/8
16 lbs2/3
18 lbs3/4

Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. Monitoring your patient's condition will assure the nutritional recommendation provides the best results.

Transition Instructions

Pets can be sensitive to sudden changes in their diets. For this reason, it is extremely important to follow a gradual transition plan to best support your pet's health and product effectiveness. It is recommended to follow at least a 7-day transition plan before exclusively feeding your pet a new food. Cats will often refuse mixed diets, so we recommend adding the new food to a separate bowl from the old food. Start by mixing 75% of your pet's current diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the current diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the current diet with 75% of the new diet. On Day 7, you can feed your pet the new food exclusively. Ask your Veterinarian about the best way to transition your pet to a new food.

Transition DayCurrent DietNew Diet
Days 1-275%25%
Days 3-450%50%
Days 5-625%75%
Day 70%100%
FAQ

Why should I buy veterinary diets from Chewy?

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How do I order veterinary diets?

  1. Search for the diet your veterinarian recommends and add it to your cart. You can purchase your veterinary diets along with any other items you need.
  2. At Checkout, you'll be asked for your pet's name and veterinary clinic information so we can confirm that the item is authorized by your veterinarian.
  3. Place your order and we'll take care of contacting your veterinarian. If you have a copy of your authorization, you can expedite the process by uploading a scan or photo of it to the Prescriptions section in your account or your order confirmation. You can also email it to vetdiet@chewy.com.

If your clinic needs more information from you or recommends a different diet, we'll let you know immediately.

I have a copy of the authorization from my veterinarian. Can I send it to you?

Yes. If you have a paper copy of your veterinarian's authorization, you can upload a scan or photo to the Prescriptions section in your account or your order confirmation. You can also email it to vetdiet@chewy.com.

Can I use a veterinarian's authorization if it was written by a veterinarian out of state? Yes. We accept valid authorizations from anywhere in the United States, Canada, and U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico.

Why do I need a veterinarian's authorization?

Veterinary diets are formulated with the precise ingredients and nutrients needed to address specific medical issues. Because these diets are formulated for medical issues, veterinary authorization is needed to advise you on the best way to give them to your pet and to monitor your pet's health while they are on the diet.

Can someone else (such as a caretaker or family member) place an order for my pet?

Yes, but we'll need them to contact us and provide the full name of the pet's owner after the order is placed. This is so the veterinary clinic can locate your pet's records when we contact them. Email us at vetdiet@chewy.com or call us 24/7 at 1-800-672-4399.

Do authorizations expire?

Yes. Your veterinarian will tell us when your authorization expires and how many refills you have before they'd like you to check back in with them.

Can I set up automatic refills? Yes. Sign up for Autoship at Checkout and select how often you need refills. We'll automatically ship your veterinary diets for as long as your authorization allows. If you run out of refills or your authorization expires, we'll automatically contact your veterinarian for a new authorization.

What if I have more questions? How can I reach the veterinary diets team at Chewy?

Email us at vetdiet@chewy.com, start a chat on Chewy.com, or call us anytime at 1-800-672-4399. We're here for you 24/7.

Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Early Support for Cats

Groundbreaking Nutrition for Kidney Health

Groundbreaking Nutrition for Kidney Health

Like humans, felines need their kidneys in tip-top shape, and Hill's k/d was thoughtfully crafted to protect them. Controlled levels of phosphorous and sodium help protect kidney function while omega-3 fatty acids help fight inflammation. Specially made for cats with the first stage of kidney disease, it gives your kitty the care she needs for better tomorrows.

Clinical Nutrition

With Hill's, it's not just high-quality ingredients that count. Their focus is on the proper balance of nutrients in every recipe. So, Hill's designed food to help pets with health conditions, providing the right nutrients to support their health. Hill's alliance with veterinarians puts them in a position to find a nutrition recommendation for your pet, no matter what health issue your pet is facing.

Formulated by Veterinarians

Hill's Prescription Diet started with a veterinarian's belief that some health issues could be managed through nutrition. What began as a theory has now been proven through extensive research by a team of over 220 vets, PhD nutritionists and food scientists. The results can be seen in Hill's Prescription Diet therapeutic pet foods.

Meeting the Highest Standards

Providing a food that delivers exactly what it says it does is Hill's number one priority. In fact, they perform over five million safety and quality checks every year. They've established relationships with trusted suppliers and will only accept ingredients that meet stringent standards.

The Taste Factor

The Taste Factor

You might know that Hill's Prescription Diet is good for your pet, but she's only concerned with the taste. Even though they place a heavy emphasis on nutrition, Hill's hasn't forgotten about palatability. Savory ingredients are combined to produce foods with enticing aromas, textures, and shapes that your pet can't resist.

How Hill's k/d Keeps Kidneys Healthy

Key Nutrients

  • Targeted levels of high-quality protein
  • Controlled phosphorus levels
  • Low in sodium
  • High level of L-carnitine to support muscle

Health Benefits

  • Protects vital kidney and heart function
  • Boosts vitality and energy
  • Supports healthy appetite
  • Sustains healthy body condition
Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Early Support for Cats

About Hill's Prescription Diet

Hill's mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pet. Their Prescription Diet product line delivers clinically proven nutrition that supports common pet health concerns, from digestive and urinary health to aging and weight management.

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About Hill's Prescription Diet
Rating: 4.0 of 5 stars 37 Reviews 37 Reviews 4 out of 5 Stars

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Fussy Feline

    By MerMak on Jan 21, 2021

    Food is great. While my finicky cat will not eat it on its own, I mix in with his favorite kibble for more hydration. Each time I add more until the cat wont eat it. Only negative - the bags are very small and do not last long.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Improved kidney functions

    By Aricak64 on Jan 8, 2021

    Started feeding my 17 yr old cat with early stage kidney disease this food in October. By January his kidneys have already improved.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cats approve

    By Renee on Jan 19, 2021

    My cat has early stage kidney disease and is a picky eater. He seems to like this dry food.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    I cannot rate this

    By Merrie on Oct 4, 2020

    My cat will not eat this product. I tried mixing it with his favorites, mixing it with water and much more. Nothing worked. I am sure it is a good product and a good alternative to the kidney disease diet( which he also refuses to eat and mwhen he does eat a little his BG goes crazy. But this is not for my Mellie.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    She likes it

    By Fabuliz on Oct 3, 2020

    My cat isn’t particularly finicky but she does like the food. She’s in very early stage kidney failure. Basically her blood work is starting to show a decline but not enough to declare her in the realm of kidney failure. We’re hoping to delay the onset. Fingers crossed.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cat loves it!

    By Sunflower on Jan 3, 2021

    My cat in early renal failure loves this food. I also feed the wet food, equally popular!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    My cat Dublin likes it and is doing well.

    By jackie on Oct 26, 2020

    What Dublin likes, Dublin gets. He has gained weight and seems to be feeling much better with Hills k.d.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    KD diet food

    By marmot on Sep 9, 2020

    My vet put one of my cats on KD for kidney support. I feared he would not like it/eat it. Not only does he love it, my other 2 cats try to get to the food too.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast delivery

    By winston on Sep 14, 2020

    As soon as my vet got the prescription to Chewy they shipped it out fast and I got it a day early.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    We don't know, make sure you do

    By Kittygrama on Jul 21, 2020

    Sadly didn't get to use much of the bag before the end. Try and get samples from the vet to see what flavor they like.

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