|Top Ingredients||Lactose, 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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|Lifestage||Adult||Adult, Puppy, Senior||Adult||Adult, Senior||Adult, Puppy, Kitten, Senior|
|Health Feature||Urinary Tract Health||Urinary Tract Health||Urinary Tract Health||Urinary Tract Health, Kidney Care||Urinary Tract Health, Immune Support, Vitamins & Minerals|
|Food Flavor||Unflavored||Unflavored||Unflavored||Bacon, Meat||Unflavored|
|Food Form||Supplement, Food Topping||Supplement||Supplement||Supplement||Powder|
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.