Hills Prescription Diet K/D Cat Food

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Most cats with reduced kidney function will benefit from Hills k/d diet. Cats with poor kidneys are particularly sensitive to problems arising from eating too much protein, or proteins of lower biological value. Hills k/d is formulated to supply proteins which will not give the kidneys extra work to do. It also has increased levels of vitamins and carefully balanced minerals, all designed to benefit the kidney patient.
There are many causes for kidney disease resulting in an variety of uncomfortable and life threatening symptoms for your cat. Kidney disease can be either sudden (acute) or occur gradually (chronic).

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Hills K/D prescription Diet Disclaimer - VioVet

Feeding Guide

These ranges are a starting point only, because cats' needs vary.Adjust the feeding amount to maintain optimal body weight

An 85g pouch is equal to 20g of the dry food and a 156g can to 45g.

Dry

Body Weight kg Dry grams
2 30 - 40
3 40 - 55
4 50 - 65
5 55 - 80
6 65 - 90
7 + 11 - 13 per kg

Cans

Body Weight kg Cans 156g
2 2/3 - 3/4
3 3/4 - 1 1/4
4 1 - 1 1/2
5 1 1/4 - 1 3/4
6 1 1/2 - 2
7 + 1/4 per kg

Pouches

Body weght kg Pouches 85g
2 1 1/3 - 2
3 2 - 2 2/3
4 2 1/3 - 3 1/4
5 2 3/4 - 4
6 3 1/4 - 4 1/2
7 + 1/2 per kg

Mixed Feeding Guide

Body weight kg k/d pouch k/d dry grams
2 1 15
3 1 25
4 1 35
5 2 25
6 2 35
7 + 2 7 per kg

Hills Prescription Diet k/d key benefits

Key Features Key Benefits
Protein High quality & reduced quantity Helps reduce accumulation of toxic protein-breakdown products whilst meeting essential requirement for protein. Decreases urinary concentration of constituents of urate and cystine uroliths.
Non-protein calories Increased Helps ensure adequate energy intake and avoid protein catabolism.
Phosphorus Reduced Helps slow progression of kidney disease.
Dietary buffering capacity Increased Helps counteract metabolic acidosis.
Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) Supplemented Helps improve renal blood flow.
Sodium Reduced Helps slow the progression of kidney disease.
Limits fluid retention in heart disease.
Soluble fibre Increased Helps decrease ammonia reabsorption in the bowel.
Helps lower blood urea level.
B-complex vitamins Increased Combats increased urinary losses due to polyuria.
Superior antioxidant formula Added Neutralises free radicals to support kidney function.

Ingredients

Dry

Rice, maize gluten meal, animal fat, poultry meat meal, dried whole egg, minerals, fish oil, cellulose, digest, dried beet pulp, flax seed, DL-methionine, L-lysine, vitamins, taurine, L-tryptophan, trace elements, beta-carotene.

Can

Minced with Chicken (minimum 14%):, Pork liver, chicken, pork, ground rice, oat fibre, maize starch, glucose, animal fat, potassium citrate, psyllium, calcium carbonate, calcium sulphate, fish oil, taurine, DL-methionine, iodised salt, vitamins and trace elements.

Pouch

with Chicken (24%): Chicken, pork, maize starch, wheat flour, tapioca starch, glucose, salmon, cellulose, calcium carbonate, fish oil, protein powder, sunflower oil, vegetable protein concentrate, magnesium oxide, potassium chloride, vitamins, trace elements and caramel colour.

Analysis

Dry

Average Nutritional Contents

As Fed Dry Matter kcal/100g
Beta-carotene 1.5 mg/kg 1.6 mg/kg 0.04 mg
Calcium 0.71 % 0.75 % 173 mg
Carbohydrate (NFE) 40.7 % 43.1 % 9.9 g
Fat 20.5 % 21.7 % 5 g
Fibre (crude) 1.6 % 1.7 % 0.4 g
Magnesium 0.05 % 0.05 % 12 mg
Moisture 5.5 % - 1.3 g
Omega-3 fatty acids 0.94 % 0.99 % 229 mg
Omega-6 fatty acids 2.89 % 3.06 % 703 mg
Phosphorus 0.46 % 0.49 % 112 mg
Potassium 0.74 % 0.78 % 180 mg
Protein 27 % 28.6 % 6.6 g
Sodium 0.24 % 0.25 % 58 mg
Taurine 2270 mg/kg 2402 mg/kg 55 mg
Vitamin A 8740 IU/kg 9249 IU/kg 213 IU
Vitamin C 70 mg/kg 74 mg/kg 1.7 mg
Vitamin D 894 IU/kg 946 IU/kg 22 IU
Vitamin E 550 mg/kg 582 mg/kg 13 mg

Metabolisable Energy

As Fed Dry Matter
kcal/100g 411 435
kJ/100g 1720 1820
Non-protein calories 77 %
Target urinary pH 6.6 - 6.9

Can

Average Nutritional Contents

As Fed Dry Matter kcal/100g
Beta-carotene 0.4 mg/kg 1.5 mg/kg 0.03 mg
Calcium 0.17 % 0.65 % 145 mg
Carbohydrate (NFE) 9.2 % 26.9 % 7.7 g
Fat 7.1 % 27 % 6.1 g
Fibre (crude) 0.9 % 34.8 % 0.8 g
Magnesium 0.01 % 0.04 % 9 mg
Moisture 73.6 % 61.6 g
Omega-3 fatty acids 0.19 % 0.71 % 158 mg
Omega-6 fatty acids 1.16 % 4.41 % 973 mg
Phosphorus 0.1 % 0.38 % 85 mg
Potassium 0.31 % 1.18 % 261 mg
Protein 7.6 % 28.8 % 6.4 g
Sodium 0.08 % 0.3 % 68 mg
Taurine 1100 mg/kg 4200 mg/kg 92 mg
Vitamin A 17600 IU/kg 66667 IU/kg 1472 IU
Vitamin C 19 mg/kg 72 mg/kg 1.6 mg
Vitamin D 425 IU/kg 1610 IU/kg 36 IU
Vitamin E 160 mg/kg 606 mg/kg 13 mg

Metabolisable Energy

As Fed Dry Matter
kcal/100g 120 453
kJ/100g 500 1894
kcal/can 186
Non-protein calories 78 %
Target urinary pH 6.6 - 6.9

Pouch

Average Nutritional Contents

As Fed Dry Matter kcal/100g
Beta-carotene 0.5 mg/kg 2.2 mg/kg 0.05 mg
Calcium 0.17 % 0.75 % 172 mg
Carbohydrate (NFE) 9.4 % 41.2 % 9.5 g
Fat 5.1 % 22 % 5.1 g
Fibre (crude) 0.6 % 2.5 % 0.6 g
Magnesium 0.02 % 0.07 % 17 mg
Moisture 77.3 % 78.7 g
Omega-3 fatty acids 0.22 % 0.95 % 219 mg
Omega-6 fatty acids 0.88 % 3.8 % 893 mg
Phosphorus 0.1 % 0.43 % 100 mg
Potassium 0.19 % 0.85 % 196 mg
Protein 6.6 % 29.2 % 6.7 g
Sodium 0.06 % 0.25 % 57 mg
Taurine 574 mg/kg 2535 mg/kg 59 mg
Vitamin A10] 7439 IU/kg 32793 IU/kg 757 IU
Vitamin C 35 mg/kg 154 mg/kg 3.6 mg
Vitamin D[sup:10 108 IU/kg 477 IU/kg 11 IU
Vitamin E 170 mg/kg 749 mg/kg 17 mg

Metabolisable Energy

As Fed Dry Matter
kcal/100g 98 433
kJ/100g 491 2163
kcal/pouch 83 366
Non-Protein calories 76 %
Target urinary pH 6.6 - 6.9

Additional information

  • Clinically proven in a 2-year study that cats fed k/d™ Feline showed significantly fewer uraemic episodes and a reduced mortality rate.
  • Other products to consider: For early chronic kidney disease (IRIS stages 1-2): Prescription Diet™ g/d™ Feline

Recommended for

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Cardiac insufficiency
  • Urate urolithiasis and cystine urolithiasis

Not recommended for

  • Kittens
  • Pregnant or lactating queens
  • Cats with sodium depletion

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  • Email: support@viovet.co.uk

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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews for Hills Prescription Diet K/D Cat Food

Overall Rating:
4 out of 5
  • Value For Money
    4.4 out of 5
  • Quality
    4.6 out of 5
  • Tastiness
    4.2 out of 5
  • Effectiveness
    4.2 out of 5
  • Pet's Opinion
    4 out of 5

4 out of 5 (80%) customers would recommend this product.

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5 out of 5

Tinned k/d so much better than pouches!

9th May 2013
  • VioVet Customer Since: April 2011
  • From: Suffolk, United Kingdom

My dear 18yr old cat was prescribed the k/d diet two years ago after being diagnosed with thyroid and kidney problems. Vets prices very high so found Viovet on line and have been a very satisfied customer since 2011. Prices and service great, but, have been struggling to get Megan to eat the pouches! I have to mash it up and put various treats on it to get her to eat it! This week I decided to try the tinned k/d.It arrived yesterday and when I put her dish down she immediately ate the lot and asked for more! What a relief, a happy cat and no more waste!

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    4 out of 5
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  • Pet's Opinion
    5 out of 5
Angela Chapman would recommend this to a friend!
Number of people who found this review helpful:
4 out of 5

Essential Product at reduced prices.

9th May 2013
  • VioVet Customer Since: March 2013
  • From: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

The vet has prescribed our cat, Charlie, with a restricted diet and having cringed at the price at the vets, I decided to look for it online and found it here! Was a bit concerned that the only 'flavour' was chicken but Charlie doesn't seem to mind and loves licking the gravy off first. Am ordering again as just about to run out and at the last check-up, the vet said he had put a little weight back on so good news. Also tried the salmon and Charlie likes that too.

  • Value For Money
    4 out of 5
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    3 out of 5
  • Pet's Opinion
    4 out of 5
Anne Dawson would recommend this to a friend!
Number of people who found this review helpful:
5 out of 5

K/D gets a 4 paws up rating

7th May 2013
  • VioVet Customer Since: May 2013
  • From: Leicestershire, United Kingdom

My little treasure Bilbo has been instructed by his wonderful vet (a.k.a. Uncle Ali) to go on the kidney diet as he is getting on a bit (17 years old in June) and his thyroid cancer medication is stressing his little body. We were worried about how well this would be received, but it was a needless worry as Bilbo has really loved the food and despite having very few teeth, he loves switching between the dry and wet food. As a cat guardian, it smells ok but I haven't tasted it myself! Bilbo's latest blood results have shown that his kidneys are working really well and are better than they have been in years. Thank you Hills for this wonderful diet, we should have many more years of love and furry hugs. Also thank you Viovet for your prompt deliveries. :)

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    5 out of 5
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  • Pet's Opinion
    5 out of 5
Tigerback71 would recommend this to a friend!
Number of people who found this review helpful:
5 out of 5

So much cheaper than buying at the Vet

7th May 2013
  • VioVet Customer Since: April 2008
  • From: Fleet, United Kingdom

Following a Veterinary consultation on our 15 year old neutered female cat, a slight kidney problem was diagnosed which required k/d biscuits to be included in her diet. Having checked on the Viovet website, I can purchase these direct from Viovet at a considerably reduced price. Pif enjoys the biscuits and I enjoy knowing I am treating her the right way at a fraction of the price!

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    5 out of 5
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  • Pet's Opinion
    5 out of 5
Kay Newby-Driscoll would recommend this to a friend!
Number of people who found this review helpful:
1 out of 5

Not great

6th May 2013
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  • VioVet Customer Since: December 2012
  • From: East Sussex, United Kingdom

Our CRF cat Harry didn't enjoy this prescription food. He loves the k/d biscuits though.

  • Value For Money
    4 out of 5
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    3 out of 5
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    1 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    1 out of 5
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