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Specific (VetXX) CKD Heart & Kidney Support Dog Food

Specific (VetXX) CKD Heart & Kidney Support Dog Food
Dry » 2.5kg Bag

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  • Dry » 2.5kg Bag £24.49
  • Dry » 6.5kg Bag £54.49
  • Dry » 12kg Bag £73.99
  • Wet » 6 x 300g Alutrays £13.00

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Specific Heart & Kidney Support is a complete food dogs with heart and kidney problems. It has been specially formulated to be fed to dogs with heart failure (with concurrent kidney failure), hypertension, oedema, chronic renal insufficiency, hepatic insufficiency (except patients with cholestasis), urate, oxalate or cystine urolithiasis. This food contains high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids which help to slow down kidney failure. EPA will help dogs with heart disease as it helps to counteract cachexia, improves arrhythmia and reduces hypertension and platelet aggregation. The food also has reduced sodium levels which will help to prevent water retention, which is dangerous for dogs with heart, kidney or liver problems. It also has reduced protein levels and an alkaline PH which will help to prevent hyperammonaemia in dogs with liver failure and reduce azotemia in dogs with renal failure. The food also has reduced phosphorus levels which are key in slowing kidney insufficientcy and will help to prevent hyperphosphataemia.


  • Heart & kidney support - CKD Heart & Kidney Support has uniquely high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA derived from fish oil. In dogs with cardiac disease, EPA can help support maintenance of lean body mass and appetite, normal cardiac rhythm, blood pressure and aggregation. In dogs with kidney failure, omega-3 fatty acids can help to slow down the progression of kidney failure
  • Heart & kidney support - In congestive heart failure, sodium excretion is reduced as part of the compensatory response to the reduced cardiac output, and consequently sodium and water retention occurs. The reduced sodium level helps to break the vicious circle of water retention. This is essential for both kidney, liver and heart patients
  • Kidney support - A restricted content of phosphorus is essential to reduce hyperphosphataemia and to slow down the progression of kidney insufficiency
  • Liver & kidney support - The reduced content of protein in combination with protein of high biological value reduces azotemia in dogs with renal failure. In dogs with liver failure, it reduces the likelihood of hyperammonaemia and possible hepatic encephalopathy. The high biological value of the proteins supplies a sufficient amount of essential amino acids to the dog
  • Healthy urinary tract support - The restricted protein level reduces the urinary concentrations of oxalate, cystine and urate. Together with the alkaline urine pH, this discourages precipitation of urinary calcium oxalate, cystine and urate crystals and supports a healthy urinary tract. Added potassium citrate helps keep calcium oxalate in solution


Dry Food

Maize starch, wheat, rice, fish oil, animal fat, potato protein, minerals (including zeolite), fish meal, eggs, hydrolysed pork protein, whey powder, powdered cellulose, vitamins and trace elements, tripotassium citrate, taurine, L-carnitine, methionine, sunflower oil.

Contains no artificial colours or flavourings.

Wet Food

Pork, rice, maize, wheat, fish oil, eggs, powdered cellulose, minerals, psyllium husk, vitamins and trace elements, taurine, tripotassium citrate, L-carnitine.

Contains no artificial antioxidants,colours or flavouring.


Dry Food

Nutrient Contents
per 100 g
per MJ
Energy kJ 1797
Protein (g) (crude) 13.5 7.5
Fat (g) (crude) 16.9 9.4
Carbohydrate (g) (NFE) 55.9 31.1
Fibre (g) (crude) 1.8 1
Calcium (g) 0.36 0.2
Phosphorus (g) 0.25 0.14
Magnesium (g) 0.063 0.035
Sodium (g) 0.13 0.07
Potassium (g) 1.17 0.65
Zinc (mg) 25.2 14
Copper (mg) 0.36 0.2
L-carnitine (mg) 72 40
Taurine (g) 0.2 0.11
Omega-3 fatty acids (g) 2.45 1.37
EPA (g) 0.61 0.34
DHA (g) 0.9 0.5
Ratio n-3:n-6 01:01:00 01:01:00
Water (g) 8

Wet Food

Nutrient Contents
per 100 g
per MJ
Energy kJ 502
Protein (g) (crude) 4.2 8.4
Fat (g) (crude) 4.5 9
Carbohydrate (g) (NFE) 15.7 31.3
Fibre (g) (crude) 1.2 2.4
Calcium (g) 0.1 0.2
Phosphorus (g) 0.07 0.14
Sodium (g) 0.04 0.07
Potassium (g) 0.33 0.65
Zinc (mg) 7 14
Copper (mg) 0.1 0.2
L-carnitine (mg) 20 40
Taurine (g) 0.08 0.16
Omega-3 fatty acids (g) 0.68 1.35
EPA (g) 0.24 0.48
DHA (g) 0.3 0.6
Ratio n-3:n-6 01:01:00 01:01:00
Water (g) 73.5

Feeding guidelines

The daily individual requirement may vary depending on factors such as breed, environment, season, activity etc. It is therefore advisable to continue monitoring condition and body weight, adjusting the amount fed accordingly.

Dry Food

Daily feed amount in grams
Dog Weight (kg) Lean Average Overweight
2.5 55 45 35
5 95 80 65
10 160 130 105
15 215 180 145
20 265 220 175
25 315 260 210
30 360 300 240
35 405 335 270
40 445 370 295
50 525 440 350
60 605 505 405
70 680 565 450
80 750 625 500

Wet Food

Daily feed amount in grams
Dog Weight (kg) Lean Average Overweight
1 100 85 65
2 170 140 110
3 230 190 150
4 285 235 190
5 335 280 225
6 385 320 255
8 475 400 320
10 565 470 375
12 645 540 430
14 725 605 485
16 805 670 535
18 875 730 585
20 950 790 635
25 1120 935 750

Recommended for

  • Heart failure, hypertension, oedema
  • Chronic renal insufficiency
  • Hepatic insufficiency (except patients with cholestasis)
  • Urate, oxalate or cystine urolithiasis

Not recommended for

  • Puppies and pregnant or lactating bitches
  • Dogs with a relatively high protein requirement
  • Patients with cholestasis: a diet with a reduced fat content is more suitable (such as Weight Reduction or Senior diets)
  • Dogs with struvite urolithiasis
  • Dogs with hyperlipidaemia or pancreatitis

Need help or advice? Contact us:

  • Landline: 01582 842096
  • Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm (Collections only)
  • Email: [email protected]

All prices include VAT where applicable.

Delivery Information

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What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

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Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as non-ambient items and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (7)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Specific (VetXX) CKD Heart & Kidney Support Dog Food, including answers from our team.

8 January 2016 at 9:47am

Is this food alright for a dog with urinary tract problem

Susan Hill

My dog has been eating Hills u/d wet food for 3 yrs the vet thinks I might have to change to helphelp him

  • Non-Executive Director

The two diets are not comparable alternatives. If your dog has been on u/d for 3 years then that would normally be to help with control of certain types of bladder stone. The new diet you are talking about is for heart &/or kidney problems. Hills do diets for heart and for kidney problems, as do a number of other manufacturers. The main thing is to decide what medical condition(s) may be affecting your dog, what the priorities are, then pick a diet which is most likely to be beneficial for that. If your dog has developed heart trouble, or failing kidneys, then indeed you should change the diet I think, but really this is a decision for you to make in conjunction with your own vet, who will better understand the priorities affecting your particular dog.

5 January 2016 at 12:15am

Congenital kidney disease stage 3 no heart problems is this food suitable?

Sandra Quinton Smith

  • VioVet customer since 2009
  • From: East Lothian, United Kingdom

2.1/2 years golden retriever kidney disease since state 3 given k/d and hills renal food. Recent hormonal problem looking for something different to eat. No heart problems
Is this food suitable for my dog?

  • Non-Executive Director

This diet is formulated to be suitable for dogs with chronic renal insufficiency and so should be comparable in this regard to the other diets you have used. Generally dogs with this problem do not eat well and so it might always be difficult to get your dog to eat enough food, but changing diets can be a help. It should be fine to try on your dog.