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Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Canine Formula Dry Food

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    Product Details

    For dogs with kidney problems and early stages of congestive heart failure, Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Canine Formula Dry Food provides complete and balanced nutrition with reduced protein, sodium and phosphorus and added potassium. It’s rich in heart-healthy fatty acids and formulated to combat kidney and bladder stones.

    Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Canine Formula Dry Food:
    • Contains reduced levels of protein, sodium and phosphorus
    • Great source of potassium, Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids
    • Complete and balanced nutrition
    • Target urine pH-alkaline
    • Vet prescription required for this formula

    • Caloric Content: 459 kcal/cup
    SKU: 5835

    Ingredients

    Ground yellow corn, brewers rice, egg product, beef tallow preserved with mixed tocopherols (source of Vitamin E), sugar, dried whey, sodium caseinate, calcium carbonate, vegetable oil, animal digest, potassium citrate, potassium chloride, fish oil, choline chloride, salt, ferrous sulfate, vitamin supplements (E, A, B-12, D-3), zinc oxide, riboflavin supplement, manganese sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, biotin, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, garlic oil, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, sodium selenite.

    Analysis:

    Phosphorus, %0.26%
    Protein, %14.40%
    Carbohydrate, %56.94%
    Fat, %14.20%
    Fiber, %0.82%
    Calcium, %0.69%
    Sodium, %0.20%
    Potassium, %0.78%
    Chloride, %0.52%
    Magnesium, %0.06%
    Total Omega-6, %2.51%
    Total Omega-3, %0.27%

    Reviews

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    Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Canine Formula Dry
     
    4.4

    (based on 31 reviews)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Dog likes it (25)
    • Easy to digest (17)
    • Tasty (12)
    • Nutritional (11)
    • Good value (8)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (11)

    Best Uses

    • Special needs (18)
    • Older dogs (16)
    • Smaller dogs (3)
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      • Long-time pet owner (29)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Marked Improvement

    Last year our 14 year old pointer went on this diet after getting bloodwork back that she was in the beginning stages of kidney failure. Since she has been on this food her bloodwork...Read complete review

    Last year our 14 year old pointer went on this diet after getting bloodwork back that she was in the beginning stages of kidney failure. Since she has been on this food her bloodwork has come back within normal range. She has done really well on this formula. She is 15 this year and her blood work was good enough to allow her to go under for a much needed dental appointment.

    Our 6 year old pointer likes this food as well. I try to feed her her own food, but if she has a choice, she will even opt for this food over her own!

    I just wish these veterinary formulas didn't cost so much but the proof is in the bloodwork. She also hasn't had a bladder/kidney infection since she started on this food.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Dry vs Canned - a dilemma.

    15 year old Maltese with advanced heart failure - needed very low sodium diet due to lasix medication. First low sodium food he hated because it was too hard to chew (he has several...Read complete review

    15 year old Maltese with advanced heart failure - needed very low sodium diet due to lasix medication. First low sodium food he hated because it was too hard to chew (he has several teeth missing at his age). Tried the dry NF food as an alternative and he likes the taste just fine but the size of the food is too big for his liking. He can break the kibble down with effort but after a few minutes I think it hurts his teeth and he gives up. I ended up cutting each piece of food in half for him so he would finish his 3/4 cup feeding. After months of this, I thought there has to be a better way so I tried the canned food thinking it would be of similar content. He likes the flavor and I mash up the dry with the canned and add a little water to create a "hash" if you will. He devours it but now I learn the canned ingredients are WAY different and by-product is the largest ingredient after water. I am really sad to learn this - it almost seems they should be sold under different labels and now I'm questioning the health benefit in total when you compare the two versions side by side. The best option would be to make a Dry NF in a small kibble size for small breeds. It feels like at the cost of this food that wouldn't be asking so much. I appreciate the product - at least the dry formula but it's still a struggle for small dog owner to deal with the situation. I don't doubt the dry food has helped him stay surprisingly strong despite his condition and heavy medication, but a little fine tuning of the canned product to use more reputable protein and some form of small bite dry food would probably find a much more appreciative customer and consumer base. After looking like we'd be lucky to get a month out of him he's heading into his 5th month with the condition (coughing as fluid builds up from heart failure) which requires the lasix that are hard on his kidneys so this food helps ease their work load. So I can't complain too much because he's still here and energetic and likes to eat again after being stubborn to eat even half his food with other low sodium foods.

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    3.0

    Dry vs Canned - a dilemma.

    By Tony

    from Ohio, United States

    Comments about Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Canine Formula Dry:

    15 year old Maltese with advanced heart failure - needed very low sodium diet due to lasix medication. First low sodium food he hated because it was too hard to chew (he has several teeth missing at his age). Tried the dry NF food as an alternative and he likes the taste just fine but the size of the food is too big for his liking. He can break the kibble down with effort but after a few minutes I think it hurts his teeth and he gives up. I ended up cutting each piece of food in half for him so he would finish his 3/4 cup feeding. After months of this, I thought there has to be a better way so I tried the canned food thinking it would be of similar content. He likes the flavor and I mash up the dry with the canned and add a little water to create a "hash" if you will. He devours it but now I learn the canned ingredients are WAY different and by-product is the largest ingredient after water. I am really sad to learn this - it almost seems they should be sold under different labels and now I'm questioning the health benefit in total when you compare the two versions side by side. The best option would be to make a Dry NF in a small kibble size for small breeds. It feels like at the cost of this food that wouldn't be asking so much. I appreciate the product - at least the dry formula but it's still a struggle for small dog owner to deal with the situation. I don't doubt the dry food has helped him stay surprisingly strong despite his condition and heavy medication, but a little fine tuning of the canned product to use more reputable protein and some form of small bite dry food would probably find a much more appreciative customer and consumer base. After looking like we'd be lucky to get a month out of him he's heading into his 5th month with the condition (coughing as fluid builds up from heart failure) which requires the lasix that are hard on his kidneys so this food helps ease their work load. So I can't complain too much because he's still here and energetic and likes to eat again after being stubborn to eat even half his food with other low sodium foods.

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    5.0

    great service

    By khenderson@

    from Iowa

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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        • Special Needs

        Comments about Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Canine Formula Dry:

        I live in a very rural area and would have to drive 90 miles one way to find a store that carries this product which is necessary for my dog who has kidney disease. I appreciate your quick service!

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        5.0

        I buy this product again and again.

        By Di

        from Smolan,Ks.

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Pros

        • Dog Likes It
        • Easy To Digest
        • Good Value
        • My Dog Is Back To Her Old
        • Tasty

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Shipping Price

        Best Uses

        • Older Dogs
        • Special Needs

        Comments about Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Canine Formula Dry:

        My dog is back to her old self sence being on this food.

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        5.0

        My Dog Loves this Food

        By Schnauzer Lover

        from Lake Arrowhead, CA

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Pros

        • Dog Likes It

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Special Needs

          Comments about Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Canine Formula Dry:

          Our Mini Schnauzer was diagnosed with kidney disease and while she was in the hospital for a week she would not touch any of the other brands of special diet food. We took her home and I tried to feed her a homemade diet but her protein levels were still too high. We had tried the other brands at home too, but she would literally pick out the dog food and leave it on the floor. Purina NF was our last hope to get her diet on track. She now only eats the dry kibble which she loves. We did try the canned NF also, but she does not like it. We are very grateful that she loves the kibble.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great stuff!

          By econut1

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Pros

          • Dog Likes It
          • Easy To Digest
          • Good Value
          • Improves Coat
          • Nutritional
          • Tasty

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Older Dogs
            • Special Needs

            Comments about Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Canine Formula Dry:

            Great stuff - the taste must be OK as he eats it. Has done the trick and it's well worth paying a bit more.

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