Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care Early Support with Chicken Dry Cat Food, 4-lb bag

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About This Item


  • Provides early kidney support by avoiding excess phosphorus and sodium—plus, it's enriched with omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Formulated with ActivBiome+ Kidney Defense, a proprietary blend of prebiotics designed to activate the gut microbiome and help protect kidney function.
  • Developed with Enhanced Appetite Trigger, or E.A.T., to help stimulate your pet's appetite and increase their food intake.
  • Helps your cat maintain a healthy weight and muscle mass with high levels of amino acids and L-carnitine.
  • Includes antioxidants to promote a healthy immune system.

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

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

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

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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Questions & Answers

7 Customer Questions

What size are the kibbles? My cat needs 1/2", otherwise swallows small pieces whole (and throws them up!)
Answer by LuisaAug 04, 2023
4.5mm x 8.5mm, so less than 1/2"

What is the difference between this one and the regular Kd?
Answer by ChewyAug 31, 2018
The Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Early Support Food is designed to meet the needs of cats with early kidney disease.

What is phorphorus on dry matter per cup?
Answer by ChewyMay 02, 2021
This formula has a phosphorus content of 0.56 % on a dry matter basis.

How many cups are in a 8.5 lb bag?
Answer by ChewyAug 18, 2018
There's approximately 4 cups in every pound of dry kibble food. The 4 pound bag contains 16 cups and the 8.5 pound bag contains 34 cups.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jes on Aug 18, 2023

Renal medicated food for cat

We were so greatful for the quick delivery our cat Snow has hyperthyroid disease and kidney disease. Sadly she refuses to eat the medicated food. She has gone from 12+ Pounds to 5 1/2 pounds greatest loss of weight the last month. We plan to get food to someone who has a cat needing this food. We opened it and tried to get her to eat a very small amount she refused Thank you for your quick response. Our Snow will be crossing the rainbow bridge soon

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer on Sep 15, 2023
Top 1000 Contibutor

Recommended by vet one cat loves it one doesn't

I have 2 cats in early renal failure. My vet felt that this particular diet would be better for them as they don't need a ton of support yet (very thankful for that). My chow hound cat loves it. My other cat, who won't eat the prior renal diet anyway gave me look like: What exactly are you trying to pull lady! This isn't edible (he's VERY picky). So I'll settle for one out of two!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By yodathemaincoon on Sep 1, 2023

much better

I’m so glad I made the switch to this one!! Yoda eats again and is finally gaining some weight back. He’s 14 and I have been managing his disease since 2017 with their canned food but he does like a little bit of dry. My cat was originally on Royal canin early renal but they changed the ingredients and first one is corn, yuck! But science diet has chicken listed first so I feel much better offering this and he eats with gusto now. I’m sticking with this brand!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Mutrok on May 11, 2023

Better Than You Would Expect

My vet recommended this for my 17 year old kitty based on blood tests that indicated her kidneys are in decline. She actually seems to prefer this over the "Science Diet" she was eating before.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By UnaR on May 24, 2023

Kidney care dry cat food

As usual, delivery was very fast and the quality of the food excellent. My cat Draco loves it.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Lily on Jun 24, 2023

Kidney care chicken dry cat food

My cat ate a few morsels, then spit out one. He will not eat it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Honhon on May 24, 2023

Always keeping traditions of excellence !

Performing above and beyond expectation with their operations.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Fefe on May 15, 2023


My cat loves his food. Thanks for shipping fast. Great job Chewy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ak on May 19, 2023

they eat it

they eat it- great, since it wouldn't do any good otherwise.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MissAnnaHere on Dec 15, 2022
Top 250 Contributor

Everyone likes this kibble....

So far, this is a hit with my early stage CKD kitties. I am transitioning very slowly so they don't spit up, as we all know how delicate their digestion is. I was going to buy the competitor kidney formula (also from Chewy), but their main ingredient was mussels which did not thrill me. This one is chicken.