VETOQUINOL Epakitin Powder Urinary Supplement for Cats & Dogs, 60g -

Vetoquinol Epakitin Powder Urinary Supplement for Cats & Dogs

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  • Nutritional supplement for cats and dogs to help slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease
  • Great-tasting, easy-to-administer powder, just sprinkle over dry food or mix with a small amount of canned food
  • Epakitin's active ingredient, chitosan, is a natural polysaccharide derived from shells of shrimp and crab. This ingredient naturally binds phosphorus, which limits the absorption of phosphorus from the intestines and that limitation helps pets with chronic kidney disease by slowing down damage caused by the disease
  • Effective as a phosphate binder, decreasing serum phosphorus levels and has been shown to reduce urea and creatinine levels
  • Administration can be lifelong and there are no reported side effects

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22 Customer Questions

Our 2-year-old cat is on Epakitin for kidney failure. He will not eat wet food. We have been giving it mixed with water by syringe, but he hates that. He is good with capsules. Can we put it in capsules for administration?
Answer by ChewyJul 02, 2019
Epakitin needs to be in contact with the food for it to work. If the pet refuses to eat if it is mixed with the food, then the owner can mix the Epakitin with water in a small syringe and squirt it down the throat immediately after they eat. They will need to shake the syringe vigorously because Epakitin will not go into solution. It will only be a suspension and will settle out again.

Why do the different sizes of this product have different nutritional levels?
Answer by ChewyOct 09, 2018
The nutritional level on the 300 gram size is different because it's based on scoop size and the scoop in that bottle is bigger. The 60 and 180 grams features a 1 gram scoop. The 300 gram features a 2.5 gram scoop.

Any idea how long a 60 gram bottle lasts at 1 level scoop twice daily as directed on the bottle?
Answer by ChewyMar 13, 2019
If you're feeding 1 gram a day with 60 grams in a bottle, it'll last 60 days.

Dosage says “1g /11 lbs body weight given orally in the morning and the evening.” Does that mean the 1g/11 lbs dose is split between the a.m./p.m. feeding or 1g/11 lbs. at Each Feeding - i.e. 2g/11 lbs total daily?
Answer by ChewyJun 20, 2020
It is recommended to give 1 gram per 11-pounds twice, once in the morning and once in the evening.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By jeannie on Feb 23, 2023

epakitin for kidneys

Our little setters BUN and CR are going up and the vet told us to get a phospate binder. Shes only been on it for a couple of weeks. Wont know if its helping until bloodwork repeated.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By cfcfdoll on Mar 2, 2023

Seemed to do the trick.

It seemed to do the trick and correct the problem. but of course the cat got picky so I backed off. I will use again if the problem arrises again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ChrisC on Dec 1, 2022

Amazing results for my old dog

I put my 15-year old hound dog on this medicine after phosphorus levels in her blood were much higher than normal, as a result of chronic kidney disease. She has bounced back - is more alert, more playful, happier, and is eating again! I don't know if it was entirely due to this drug, as I have her on a couple of other drugs / supplements, and it might be just coincidence. But with this having virtually no side effects, it's surely worth a try!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SachasMom on Mar 23, 2023

Good stuff!

It comes highly recommended by my vet, and just as importantly my very picky cat is willing to eat it.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Katie on Feb 19, 2023

Worth a try for treating CKD

Wish it would have worked. My cat could detect it on any food we tried. She is a very picky eater and other cats may have better luck with it.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Joyfully444 on Feb 18, 2023

Gave my dog loose stool

This gave my dog loose stools after a small dose. Why would they put lactose in it? Dogs do not digest lactose. I recommend Phos Bind instead.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Janicei on Mar 17, 2023

Tastes good

My dog will eat this without even mixing it with food,must taste really good

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CrazyCatLady on Dec 4, 2022

It works!!

My vet recommended Epakitin for my cat's kidney issues. His tummy is more settled and the doctor said it's keeping his health stable. Not only is my kitty's tummy better but my little darling is happy and spazzy as ever.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dogmom on Dec 3, 2022

Brings Kidney Numbers Down

My older dog has had elevated kidney & liver values for a while. My veterinarian recommended this powder, and it has helped to reduce his numbers. I just mix it in a little bit of canned food, and he gobbles it down.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CocoJo on Nov 30, 2022

Urinary Kidney Supports

Every other month, give this to the dogs. It helps, especially for one of the dogs that pees dark yellow a little at a time. His pee is clear after taking this.