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.

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

20 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 TraceySFla on Jun 5, 2022

A Kidney food he will eat!

We accidentally adopted a 4 year old little boy with FIV and early kidney disease. (We found him laying in the parking lot looking beaten up and ill, so we took him to our vet before surrendering him.) We were told no local groups could take an FIV pos cat, so he's ours, we're very lucky. We are so excited, after 3 brands, wet and dry, our finicky new friend loves this! We still can't get him to eat more than a few bites of any wet prescription kidney food. He has been eating this dry food for about 6 weeks, hope this continues. This is Early Care Kidney food, not for more advanced kidney disease. But if you can't get your cat to eat the other, this would still be better than regular food. It would be great if these companies sold sample sizes of these expensive prescription diets.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KronasHuman on Jun 22, 2022

Happy with purchase

My precious boy Krona is appx 14 and has recently been diagnosed with kidney function issues. I’ve given him soft pate foods the last six months due to dental surgery and overall preference. After reintroducing dry food into his diet, he took to this no problem. We are working on week two. Even for a senior with missing teeth, the small kibbles are easy for him to digest. I also bought the kidney care wet food cans. He prefers the dry.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Slick on May 25, 2022

Ordering Prescription food and meds

I thought ordering prescription items outside the vets office would be a pain. But Chewy actually made it simple. You put the order in, they contact the vet's office or you get the script and upload it during the ordering. In a few days presto the order shows up at your doorstep and you don't have to lug a 20 pound bag of cat food out of your car. And to make it every easier just have them auto ship! Way easy!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nuisance on May 22, 2022


YOU ARE SUCH SCHMUCKS FOR WASTING MY TIME WITH THIS REQUEST! You spoil this transaction & this is what I will remember when I simply ordered something & you delivered it! Why do you do something so lame? The food for my cat was determined by his vet.

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 1 out of 5 stars
By Cappie1277 on May 20, 2022

Need other flavors like chicken

Wanted so bad for my cat to prefer this food, but as much as he loves tuna; he wants nothing to do with tuna flavored cat food. Had to switch to Hill’s for picky cat flavor preferences

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 Reba on Jun 8, 2022

Excellent food!

My 17 year old cat has had kidney issues for a few years now, and this formula seems to be keeping any serious issues at bay.

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
Top 500 Contributor

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.