VETOQUINOL Epakitin Powder Urinary Supplement for Cats & Dogs, 180g -

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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Top IngredientsLactose, Calcium Carbonate, Chitosan, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein.Active Ingredients: Cranberry Extract (Vaccinium Macrocarpon)., Inactive Ingredients: Mannitol, Natural Liver Flavor...Active Ingredients: Dandelion Leaf, Dandelion Root, Wild Carrot...Active Ingredients: Stoneroot root (Collinsonia canadensis), Hydrangea root (Hydrangea arborescens), Marshmallow root (Althea officinalis)...Active Ingredients Per Enclosed 1 cc Scoop: Cranberry Extract 236 mg, Echinacea purpurea 118 mg, Calcium Ascorbate (Vitamin C) 79 mg...
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Questions & Answers

22 Customer Questions

What color is this supposed to be? Thank you.
Answer by AndreaGJan 30, 2023
This color of the supplement can range from tan to white.

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.

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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 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 CuriousGeorge on Oct 20, 2022

Feline Hospice approved

I care for aging felines, many of which have the typical kidney issues cats get. This product was recommended by our Vets over a year ago. Every one of the "kids" get a dose mixed into wet food- plus a pre&probiotic. I believe since this protocol started, it has extended and improved quality of life of the ones we have now over others in the past.

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MabelsMom on Jul 30, 2022

IMO Best Phosphate Binder

Our mini schnauzer, Mabel, has had CKD for 2.5 years, well managed barely creeping creatinine levels. Recently her condition took a big turn and creatinine was above measurable levels (over 13) for about 2 weeks, had to be in the ER, etc. We got her on the 2x per day, an appetite stimulant (when needed), cerenia, and intermittent sub q fluids at home. Phosphate is less than half the results from two weeks ago, and creatinine is back down to 5. Not normal levels, but a big jump! It’s hard to say what made the biggest difference or if it’s all of the above, but as soon as we started the phosphate binder, she seemed clinically better and pep back in step and trotting around like nothing ever happened. I mix this into a tiny smear of peanut butter with a fork. She doesn’t like it in her wet food, but even if it’s a quite chalky peanut butter consistency, she seems to think this is gods gift to dog and will devour without resistance. If you have a pet with CKD, check with your vet if a phosphate binder would be helpful to have on hand before things escalate, I wish I had. More importantly, this product does not have aluminum in it as some of the others do, it is much less complicated but the proof is in the pudding.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By OLGH on Nov 8, 2022

Senior Small Dog Hospice & Sanctuary

One of our very experienced Vets introduced us to this product in the 1990's and we find it invaluable in the support of our renal Residents.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Hans on Aug 11, 2022

Must have!

I just recently began using Epakitin for my 18 year old CKD cat companion, Shoshoni, to level the phosphate level in his food. Since I began the Epakitin, Shoni's pee size reduced by about 1/3, which gives me a small sense of relief. I have scheduled a vet appointment to get more lab work done next week, hopefully the lab results will be improved.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AshleysMama on Aug 2, 2022

A must if your pup has kidney disease

I have a small sheltie that is in the late stages of kidney failure. I was noticing weight loss. The vet explained that without a food binder like Epakitin, she was unable to absorb nutrients from her food. I immediately bought this and within a few weeks I noticed such a difference. She's bright eyed and bushy tailed again. I would highly recommend this if you have a dog in renal failure.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lori on Aug 9, 2022

Epakitin phosphate binder

My cat is stage 4 CKD. Her phosphate numbers were so high that it pegged out the machine. She has been on this for a week and it has already lowered her values to a readable number. It is still very high, but coming down. I did a taste test and it has little or no flavor. I mix it in with her food and she doesn’t know. It is more soluble than Phosbind and doesn’t leave a gritty texture. Also, it is not aluminum hydroxide so I don’t have to worry about toxicity. Highly recommend this product.