Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Early Care Formula Canned Cat Food, 5.5-oz, case of 24

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Keep your kitty healthy with the veterinary exclusive nutrition of the Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Early Care Formula Wet Cat Food. Prescribed by veterinarians to support kidney health in cats, it’s made with restricted amounts of high-quality protein, lower phosphorus and sodium levels, and added B-complex vitamins to help maintain normal kidney function. Plus, it’s enhanced with vitamins and minerals, along with essential taurine to support overall feline well-being, from whiskers to tails.

Key Benefits
  • Veterinary exclusive wet food is specially formulated to support feline kidney health.
  • Lower levels of high-quality proteins like beef and chicken to support lean muscles while being easy on the kidneys.
  • Reduced phosphorus and sodium levels, plus added B-complex vitamins help maintain kidney function.
  • Enhanced with vitamins, minerals, and essential taurine for overall health, plus moisture to support healthy hydration in every can.
  • Provides a complete and balanced diet for adult cats with kidney concerns, on its own or as a kibble topper or mix-in.

Veterinary Authorization

This product requires a veterinary authorization. Simply provide your vet’s information during checkout and we’ll follow up to confirm. If you have a copy of your authorization, you can expedite the process by taking a photo and emailing it to vetdiet@chewy.com, or by faxing it to 1-800-619-7973.

Serving Suggestion:

Mix the wet recipe with the complementary Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Early Care Formula kibble for even more nutrition in every bite.

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    8.25 pounds
  • Packaging Type
  • Food Texture
  • Brand
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Lifestage
  • Special Diet
    Low-Protein, Pea-Free, Veterinary Diet
Nutritional Info

Water sufficient for processing, meat by-products, liver, rice, chicken by-products, powdered cellulose, potato protein, salmon, artificial and natural flavors, calcium sulfate, inulin, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, fish oil, guar gum, potassium citrate, carrageenan, salt, Vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, potassium chloride, DL-Methionine, taurine, magnesium sulfate, mono and dicalcium phosphate, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), zinc sulfate, niacin (Vitamin B-3), ferrous sulfate, calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 supplement, biotin (Vitamin B-7), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), Vitamin D-3 supplement, potassium iodide. A-2540.

Caloric Content

1039 kcal/kg, 162 kcal/can

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein6.5% min
Crude Fat3.0% min
Crude Fiber3.0% max
Moisture77.0% max
Ash2.5% max
Calcium0.14% min
Phosphorus0.21% max
Feeding Instructions

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Early Care Formula is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only.

The following feeding program is recommended as a guideline only, with discretionary clinical adjustments for proper weight maintenance.

WeightAdult Maintenance Daily Feeding (Cans)
5 LBS7/8
8 LBS1 1/4
12 LBS2
16 LBS2 2/3
20 LBS3 1/4
25 LBS4 1/8
Transition Instructions

With your veterinarian’s approval, offer increasing amounts of the new food with decreasing amounts of the old food.


Why should I buy Veterinary Diets online?

Shopping for Veterinary Diets is easy! Chewy experts are available 24/7 to answer your questions and guide you through the process. We offer competitive prices, free shipping on orders over $49, and more savings if you sign up for an Autoship subscription.

How do I order Veterinary Diets?

  1. Search our website for the diet your vet recommends, then add it to your cart. You can purchase your Veterinary Diets with any other goodies you need!
  2. At checkout, you’ll be asked for required information. Enter your pet’s name and your vet’s name & telephone number.
  3. Place your order, and we’ll take care of the rest!

How will you contact my vet?

Our Veterinary Diets team will personally contact your vet for approval. If your clinic needs more information from you or recommends a different diet, we’ll let you know immediately.

Does it help if I send you my veterinarian’s authorization?

Yes! If you have a paper copy of your vet’s authorization, email a picture to vetdiet@chewy.com, start a chat, or fax it to 1-800-619-7973.

Can I use a veterinarian’s authorization if it was written by a veterinarian out of state?

Of course! We can accept valid authorizations from anywhere in the United States and Canada—that includes US territories, like 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. If you don’t have a paper authorization, no sweat—once you provide your vet’s information, our team will take over.

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

Yes, but we’ll need them to provide us with the full name of the pet’s owner’s name via phone, email or chat after the order is placed, so the clinic can locate your pet’s records when we contact them.

How can I help expedite my order?

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Create your pet’s profile on Chewy.com.
  2. If you have an Autoship scheduled, but you’re running low on your Veterinary Diets, contact us ahead of time to let us know if you have a new clinic or if any authorization information has changed.
  3. If you have an authorization handy, send it to us before you order—by sending an email to vetdiet@chewy.com, starting a chat with one of our experts, or faxing us at 1-800-619-7973.

Do I need to set up a pet profile?

We recommend it, but it’s not required. You can create your pet’s profile by logging in at Chewy.com, hovering over your account, and choosing “pet profile.”

Do authorizations expire?

Yes. Your vet will tell us when your authorization will expire and how many times we can send before they’d like you to check back in with them.

Can I set up automatic refills?

Yep! Sign up for Autoship and 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 vet for a new authorization. If we hit any bumps in the road, we’ll let you know right away.

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.

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Chewy is the best

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    I have two cats in stage 2 renal failure. While this is manageable, I find that both cats are quite finicky.one prefers dry food, the other prefers wet. She is further compromised by metastatic CA to the liver. Chewy has been exceptional in understanding the fickleness of these 2 cats. I thank Chewy every day for their kindness and understanding.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My cat loves this stuff

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    It was time to put my 14 yr old cat on a diet that would hopefully ward off kidney disease and my vet suggested this produce. To my surprise my cat loves this food. The unexpected bonus is that he had always thrown up parts of his food, at least once a day, but since he began the new canned food he has not thrown up once and no more hairballs. It cost more than other brands but he loves it so much that I don't care.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Picky cat likes it

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    I had tried to get my cat to switch from her normal food to so many different types of mature cat food the vet had recommended, and she would not eat any of them. Then another vet turned me onto this food, and I mix it 1/2 and 1/2 with her other food and she eats it right down. I hope to be serving her only this food soon but for such a picky little eater, it is great that I am able to get her to at least take 1/2 and 1/2 of the other food. It is high in moisture content, you can see how the moisture in this food would be good for a cat with kidney disease, and my cat actually started to drink water now and she is looking healthier now on this food.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    No thank you

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    My cat would walk around the room to stay away from this plate of food. I bought all of prescription renal foods and she didn’t jump at any of them. I found non-prescription RC Aging+ with a low phos level and she eats it.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Palatable to the cats who don’t need it

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    Once again I’ve encountered a kidney diet wet food product that my elderly cat with compromised kidney function ate with relish the first time. He is generally a ravenous eater, requesting food several times a day. After the first feeding, I had to mix the can with regular food to get him to eat even a few bites. (My 3 healthy cats like it ). If I microwave a refrigerated leftover for 15 seconds on power level 2, bringing it to room temperature, he will eat a few bites. At this rate, though, it will take a very long time to use up the case of 5 oz cans, even feeding the other cats his leftovers.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My Vets and My Cats Approve

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    This food was recommended for my "geriatric" five cats. Fortunately, they like it. I want the best nutrition for them to make their quality of life the best possible. I use this in combination with the dry. Chewy called my Vet to get the prescription, making it truly easy for me.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely recommend

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    My vet diagnosed my kitty with kidney disease, and this was one of a few options that she recommended for his new diet. He absolutely loves it!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My 15 year old cat, Scarlett O'Hara, loves her new Purina prescription food!

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    My cat howled for me to hurry & feed her when I popped the top of a can for the 1st time. I ordered this brand because Scarlett O'Hara, while still eating her dry Hills Science Diet K/D prescription food [for impaired renal functioning] (which I leave out 24 hours a day), she had stopped eating her additional portions of prescription canned food in both Science Diet & Royal Canaan brand assorted varieties. She eats a small portion of this canned food every 4-5 hours, in addition to eating her dry food. This site will not allow a video of her "Anticipation"; & its too hard to edit a regular photo to the tiny 5MB, or "greater" vertical height allowed (I give up).

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My cat will eat it

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    Well I don’t think he is crazy about it, he typically will not eat any prescription food and he will eat this one so I’m very pleased with it.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    not reliable

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    My cat just isn’t taking to this brand. Sometimes if I add a topper but reliably not a good Choice. Expensive too, so wasting money.

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