Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Early Care Dry Cat Food

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About This Item

  • Great-tasting dry cat food for early kidney care.
  • Specially formulated to help support kidney function.
  • Crafted in collaboration with nutritionists, researchers and veterinarians.
  • Features omega-3 fatty acids with EPA and DHA as well as healthy antioxidants.
  • Developed to contain a moderate amount of high-quality protein and restricted phosphorous.
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Serving Suggestion:

Mix the kibble recipe with the complementary Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Early Care Formula wet food for even more tasty nutrition in every bite, and to add healthy hydration to meals.
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About Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets for Cats

The PPVD Approach

Some cats experience health conditions that need to be managed by a veterinarian, sometimes through a special diet. Each formula from Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets (PPVD) is specifically formulated to help vets do just that! A group of Purina nutritionists, scientists and veterinarians have teamed up to establish different therapeutic diets and science-based recipes tailored to meet the unique needs of felines with certain health concerns.

Targeted Nutrition

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets offers multiple nutritional options specifically tailored to a variety of cats with special needs. This product line includes gastroenteric formulas, kidney function formulas and more. Each diet is crafted with a specific nutrient profile to support your cat’s unique nutritional needs. Now he can enjoy delicious nutrition with a therapeutic purpose.

The Delicious Taste Cats Love

Not only is every recipe designed with your cat in mind, but they are also made with a great taste felines love. So every time you feed your cat, you can feel good knowing that he's not only getting a flavor he'll enjoy, but also the specific, targeted nutrition he needs.

Formulated by Experts

Trusted by pet parents, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets' advanced nutrition is established through decades of research that has been supported by over 500 scientists, including veterinarians, behaviorists and nutritionists. This knowledge and experience have laid the groundwork for therapeutic pet foods designed to meet the nutritional needs of feline companions.

About Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets

Purina believes that every pet should eat well. That's why they've created a robust range of diets that tailor to the unique nutritional needs of dogs and cats with certain health conditions. From wet food to dry food and even treats, Purina crafts every recipe with high-quality, flavorful nutrition to help pets get the most out of every meal. Pets are their passion, safety is their promise, and innovation is their pledge.
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Questions & Answers

19 Customer Questions


What is the main difference between the Early and Advanced Care
Answer by ChewyNov 10, 2019
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Early Care is specially formulated to support feline kidney health. Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Advanced Care has been specifically formulated to minimize the sign of kidney failure and help slow the progression of the disease.

my cat is elderly...20 years old... with difficulty chewing but won't do moist food...what size are the NF Kidney Function dry kibbles?
Answer by ChewyOct 29, 2018
This kibble is small, flat, and round in shape. Because this kibble is extruded, it does not have specific dimensions and will vary slightly in size.

What kind of flavor does NF Early Care dry food have?
Answer by ChewyAug 25, 2018
This formula has a tuna flavor.

Is it ok for my healthy cat to share this with my cat with ckd? I have a hard time feeding them different foods, they always like the other better.
Answer by ChewyOct 17, 2020
We do not recommend feeding your healthy cat the Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Early Care Formula Dry Cat Food.


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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By mali on Apr 12, 2022

Cat actually likes the taste

My cat is on an early ckd preventative diet per vet. I tried him on the dry hills version of this and he wasn’t too into it. He will devour the wet food but he didn’t like the hill’s dry taste. The wet food is just too pricey to feed him on exclusively. Fortunately he LOVES this version. I will from now on be ordering the purina line of early ckd. If your cat is not eating the hill’s dry give this a try. Something about the taste or smell makes him eat it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Holly on Mar 28, 2022

16 YO Eating it!

After trying every dry & wet Royal Canin & Hills flavor of renal food, spending over $250, my sweet Little Buddy finally likes something! Trying the canned now which the vet said is great. Cannot find it locally at all. Vet says buy wet food in gravy for this condition if Fancy Feast, etc., so I pray all babies get better eating this brand from an American institution.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sammy on May 3, 2022

Sam loves it!

My cat is a very fussy eater and I was nervous about finding an early stage kidney food for her. Purina was the first one I tried and she loves it! Thank you Purina.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Gwenndolyn on May 19, 2022
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My renal need cat didn't eat

My special needs renal cat didn't eat any of this. My piggy cat that eats everything ate it. The cat this was intended for didn't like it.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Audrey on Apr 19, 2022

Not a fan of this dry food

Chloe said Ehh to this dry food. Trying to get her to eat it because it is a prescription and is expensive . Have to look for another brand .


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kidney on Jan 21, 2022

My cats loves it.

I have 2 cats & one was recently diagnosed with early stages of kidney disease. I was worried he wouldn’t like this food as he is a very picky eater. To my surprise, he loves this food. So does my other cat that has no kidney problems. *Early detection is key. I wish I had known all the signs of kidney problems. We recently had to say goodbye to our big Orange cat (Cheeto) We didn’t find out about his kidney problems until he was in stage 4.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Charlotte on Apr 8, 2022

Not a big hit at first..

My cats didn't like it at first.. I left a bowl of it sit out for a few days and they slowly started to eat at it. Now they love it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Doebal on May 10, 2022

Kidney kibbles

So far so good my kitties are eating this dry food hopefully it lasts as finicky as they are.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Lainie on Feb 9, 2022

CHD Bentley Cat won't touch this food.

I am trying very hard to get Bentley to eat this food, but he just turns his nose up at it, even mixed with his loved Fans Feast Chicken & Turkey. I must find some renal diet that he will eat. Even my Lola cat, who eats most everything, won't touch it.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Suse on Feb 17, 2022

Food that Cat with Kidney Disease Will Eat

Finding a food my cat with kidney disease will actually consume is hard. She eats this food, though I can't say she loves it. Getting her to eat any approved food is a plus. Better than many alternatives.