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Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Canine Formula Dry

Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Diet Canine formula dry food may be prescribed for dogs with the following conditions:
• Renal failure
• Hepatic disease associated with... Learn More

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Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Diet Canine formula dry food may be prescribed for dogs with the following conditions:
• Renal failure
• Hepatic disease associated with encephalopathy
• Early stages of congestive heart failure
NF Kidney Function® also features many of the characteristics that have been recommended for dogs with a history of the following condition:
• Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis

Purina Veterinary Diets NF KidNey Function Canine Formula Dry provides complete and balanced nutrition for adult maintenance and has been formulated to achieve the following characteristics:

• Low phosphorus
• Reduced protein
• Added potassium
• Reduced sodium
• Target urine pH-alkaline (6.7-7.5)
• Source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids

The role of dietary management in canine kidney conditions is to provide a proper balance of total nutrients while meeting the special dietary needs of the patient. Low phosphorus intake helps to protect against hyperphosphatemia and the associated renal damage. Restricted but high quality protein in the diet minimizes the intake of nonessential amino acids. This helps decrease the production of nitrogenous waste products. Reduced levels of sodium help compensate for the diseased kidney’s inability to regulate this important mineral. Increased omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce glomerular hypertension.

Caloric Content : 459 kcal/cup

Medical Contraindications
Conditions that require high protein or phosphorus intake.

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Purina Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Canine Formula Dry
 
4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dog likes it (16)
  • Easy to digest (12)
  • Nutritional (9)
  • Tasty (8)
  • Good value (4)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Special needs (12)
  • Older dogs (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Long-time pet owner (19)

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 has...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

 

Impact uncertain

I can't make a solid case for either recommending this food or not and here is why. My vet recommended this food "formula" since my dog drinks a ton of water and a...Read complete review

I can't make a solid case for either recommending this food or not and here is why. My vet recommended this food "formula" since my dog drinks a ton of water and as expected, urinates quite frequently. He has gone through a battery of tests to determine if he has diabetes, kidney or liver issues and they still don't know what is wrong with him. They recommended this, assuming it would help, but I'm not seeing any difference in his condition. Based on other reviews and dogs not eating the other brands, I purchased this and he will eat it, but it's not making the impact I had hoped for.

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5.0

great results

By pammysue

from kansas

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Dog Likes It

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Smaller Dogs
  • Special Needs

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

Our 6 yr old had 2 previous surgeries to remove bladder stones. After vet switched from SDiet to Purina NF, she has not formed anymore bladder stones! Great results. She eats the food, tho not as well as her SD, but she eats it,, It is very hard to get in my area.

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4.0

Great service from Pet Food Direct

By Jan

from Menlo Park, CA

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Good For My Dog
  • Nutritional

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Older Dogs

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

Great service/fast delivery from PetFoodDrirect

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4.0

Tolerated much better than the rival KD

By LC

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Dog Likes It

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Dogs
    • Special Needs

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

    Bought this on vet recommendation when my dog could not digest Prescription KD.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Purina NF Kidney Fuction Dog Food

    By Andy

    from Waldwick NJ

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Dog Likes It
    • Easy To Digest

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Older Dogs

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

    My 16 year old Dog was having problems with his Kidneys. Drinking was out of control and of course he needed to relieve himself frequently. He also had problems with unpredictable stools.
    Soon after using this formula it all turned arround 100 percent. Water drinking has regulated and his stool is very consistent. THIS PRODUCT WORKS GREAT. Highly recomended.

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    3.0

    Per our veterinarian's recommendation

    By I love my Wheaton

    from Maplewood, NJ

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Digest
    • Nutritional

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Special Needs
    • Vet recommended

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

    This was recommend for our soft coated Wheaton terrier as a proactive measure to their predisposition to kidney issues. Though he eats it, he isn't quick to run to his bowl like his previous food. It is expensive and not readily available at stores.

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    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.


    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%

    Manufacturer


    When your pet needs specialized nutrition to help manage a health condition, Purina Veterinary Diets has the answer. With different formulas which help manage Diabetes, Gastrointestinal issus, arthritis, urinary crystals and stones, food allergies, skin issues, kidney problems, cardiovascular problems, obesity, and dental issues, Purina Veterinary Diets provide a complete line, formulated as nutritional aids in the dietary management of dogs and cats. Purina also has therapeutic treats to use with certain formulas and to help keep your pet healthy.

    Purina Veterinary Diets start with input from veterinary nutritionists, clinicians and academicians, who develop these nutritional solutions in Purina's research and development laboratories. Diets are then developed and tested at Purina's Pet Care Center, the world's oldest and largest research facility dedicated to developing pet foods.

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