Ipakitine (phosphate binder) for Dogs & Cats

Ipakitine (phosphate binder) for Dogs & Cats
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Ipakitine is useful for reducing the levels of phosphates and other substances which are present in many normal foods, but which cause trouble for cats and dogs with reduced kidney function. Ipakitine should be given every day to animals along with their normal food.

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of phosphate reduction in cats and dogs suffering from kidney failure and it is now widely accepted that there is a direct link between the length and quality of life of a cat or dog with kidney failure and the amount of phosphates they get through their food.

The ingredients in Ipakitine act as phosphate binding agents and lower the absorption of phosphates from the intestines. Thus, in respect of phosphate restriction they can mimic or enhance the effects of a phosphate restricted food. There is also a reduction in the absorption of some uraemic toxins that can affect normal kidney function.

Through this double action, Ipakitine supports normal kidney function.

Ipakitine contains

Calcium carbonate – proven phosphate binding properties*

Chitosan – derived from chitin, by a process of de-acetylation. Chitin is a natural substance, the main building material of exoskeletons of arthropods. Due to chitosan’s specific molecular properties, it acts as an absorbent in the intestines and thus lowers the absorption of certain substances that can be harmful to the kidneys, including phosphates and some uraemic toxins.*

Feeding Guidelines

1g / 5kg body weight twice daily, mixed with food, for up to 6 months initially. One level scoop measures 1g of powder. It is recommended that a check up is performed every 6 months. Administration can be life-long. Allow free access to fresh water during administration.

  • Body weight of cat or dog - Number of scoops per day
  • 3-5kg - 2
  • 10kg - 4
  • 15kg - 6
  • 20kg - 8

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Reviews (32)

Summary of Reviews for Ipakitine (phosphate binder) for Dogs & Cats

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
30 out of 32 (94%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (26 reviews)
4 stars (6 reviews)
3 stars (0 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (0 reviews)

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55 Good to aid renal function
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By on 27 September 2020

Recommended by our vet for our dogs with chronic kidney disease, seems to help. Mix with food & must be tasteless because Lucky will not eat food with crushed tablets etc in!!! Defo worth a try certainly not doing any harm!!!

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55 Excellent product for my cats
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By on 5 August 2020

Ipakitine has prolonged the longevity of my cats with Renal Failure. It doesn't put them off their food.

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55 Ipakitine
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By on 27 October 2019

My vet recommended this for my cat’s failing kidneys. It has given him a new lease of life. I built up to the required dose slowly mixing the powder into wet food.

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45 Ipakitine
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By on 26 August 2019

Dog seems not to notice the taste and seems to have reduced her thirst (which was becoming excessive). So has had a positive effect.

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45 Every little bit helps
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By on 10 September 2018

This product is invaluable in the treatment and support of CKD animals. It allows them to eat well (most wont even look at renal health foods) which is essential in keeping CKD pets as well as possible. The phosphate binder helps with isolating these so they don’t impact the kidneys as they pass through them y understand. It may not cure your pet but it does help in many ways. And they will happily eat it mixed with their food.

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Ipakitine (phosphate binder) for Dogs & Cats, including answers from our team.

13 November 2021 at 9:53am

Period of use

Linda Logan

My diabetic cat's kidney values were creeping up over a period of months during a time when his diabetes became uncontrolled due to a U T I. I started giving him Ipakitine on the advice of a friend, and his latest blood profile shows that his kidney values, along with his phosphorous levels, are now in the normal range. Do I continue putting Ipakitine in his food please ?

  • VioVet Staff

Ipakitine is primarily a phosphate binder. This means it binds to phopshate in the food and prevents absorption of phosphate into the body. Phosphate is removed from the body by the kidneys and when they are injured this removal process is reduced, therefore phosphate binders like this prevent the build up of phosphate in the body reaching toxic levels.
It should only be used if your pet needs their phosphate levels reducing. This is usually picked up on a blood test. I therefore strongly advise discussing it's use with your vet, they will be best to advise on whether there are ongoing kidney issues and it needs to be continued.

30 July 2021 at 12:12pm

Small cat dose


My small senior cat is struggling to change to renal diet due to diarrhoea so I brought this for her regular food.
How much should I give her a day?She weighs 2.7kg.Thanks

  • VioVet Staff

Your 2.7kg cat will need just under 1/2 a scoop of this supplement twice daily. You should run it's use past your vet as if they have recommended a renal diet then it is important to feed only this wherever possible.

6 April 2021 at 8:46pm

Suitable for stage 1?

Phillipa bent

It’s this product suitable for cats in stage 1 ckd?

  • VioVet Staff

Ipakitine is a phopshate binder and can be very useful to help manage kidney disease in cats. It can be used in any stage of CKD but it should only be used as part of a treatment plan. If your cat is already on a renal veterinary diet then they may not need the ipakitine. I recommend discussing it's use with your vet.

6 January 2021 at 1:20pm

Feed Ipakitine before food


Can I mix ipakitine in water and feed my dog before food?
Or can I feed Ipakitine on its own before food?

  • VioVet Staff

Ipakitine works by binding phosphate in any food it is applied to, preventing it being absorbed and so reducing blood posphate levels. It must be given with food and cannot be given separately otherwise it cannot carry out this effect.

29 November 2020 at 12:19pm

Ipakitine and pancreatitis


My dog has chronic kidney disease and has just recovered from a recent bout of pancreatitis will ipakitine aggravate the pancreas

  • VioVet Staff

In general you want to avoid any flavoured or high fat supplements with pancreatitis as any dietary changes can set off the condition. Ipakitine contains just the active ingredients and so is safe to use even with pancreatitis. I recommend discussing with your vet the treatment plan though as it is important to follow their advice closely, especially with multiple underlying conditions.

27 October 2020 at 2:00am

Mixed with other medicines


May I ask is there any impact if I mix this powder with other medicines in my pet meals?

  • VioVet Staff

Ipakitine is a phopshate binder and should not interact with other medicines put into the same food. It is safe to use alongside drugs prescribed by your vet.

23 September 2020 at 8:20pm

Confused on how many times


My dog is fed twice a day.
She weighs around 35kg
Do I give her a split dose each meal or a full dose each meal?

  • VioVet Staff

Ipakitine is a phosphate binder. This means it binds phosphate in any food it is added to, so prevents excess phosphate being absorbed by the body which is important in animals with kidney disease.
It therefore needs to be presented in any food that is eaten. I recommend working out the daily dose and splitting this into each meal given, in your case half in the morning feed and half in the evening. For your 35kg dog this is a total of 14 scoops (    14g) split into 7 scoops (7g) twice daily for each meal.

20 September 2020 at 4:23pm

Once daily

Brenda Cameron

My dog has one meal a day. Can the whole dose of ipakitine be given? Can you dissolve it in water?

  • VioVet Staff

Ipakitine is a phopshate binder that will prevent excess phosphate in food from being absorbed by the body. It therefore needs to be included in every meal, if that is once daily then give the whole dose in that food. If you feed at other times then split accordingly.
If you need any more information or further explanation then please contact us on [email protected].

16 July 2020 at 8:01pm

How much to feed a toy dog?


  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

If the dog is 2.4kg, how much should I feed him?

  • VioVet Staff

The dose is 1g per 5kg bodyweight twice daily, so you will need to feed 1/2g to your 2.4kg dog twice daily. This equates to 1/2 a scoop twice daily.

7 November 2017 at 2:59pm

Ipakitin storage


Hi, can I store Ipakitin in the fridge?
Thank you, Catharina

  • VioVet Staff

The storage instructions for Ipakitine are to store in a cool, dry place. The best place would be a cupboard out of direct sunlight rather than the fridge.

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