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I simply must find out why my pet seems so sluggish. So I go to the experts. Hills Prescription Diet k/d Canine Kidney Care dog food is formulated by veterinarians and nutritionists to support your dogs kidney health. Kidneys are very important because they remove waste substances from the blood, and maintain the normal balance of fluid and minerals within the body. There are many causes for kidney, or renal, disease that result in a variety of uncomfortable and life threatening symptoms for your dog. The disease may develop either suddenly or gradually, and may a result from other diseases, changes in health, hereditary tendencies, and nutritional factors.

Prescription Diet k/d Canine Kidney Care therapeutic food for dogs is clinically proven to extend and improve quality of life in dogs. It contains reduced phosphorus to help maintain healthy kidney function, as well as reduced levels of protein to help alleviate kidney workload. Reduced sodium helps maintain normal blood pressure. Blood flow to the kidneys is boosted by increased levels of omega-3 fatty acids, while increased levels of B-complex vitamins compensate for vitamin losses in the urine.

Features & Benefits

  • Poor kidney function
  • Loss of vitamins due to frequent urination
  • Kidney disease
  • Compromised quality of life as result of kidney disease

Ingredients

Brewers Rice, Pork Fat, Chicken, Egg Product, Flaxseed, Whole Grain Corn, Whole Grain Sorghum, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Liver Flavor, Powdered Cellulose, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Pork Liver Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Choline Chloride, Potassium Citrate, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement,  Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), L-Threonine, Iodized Salt, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, L-Tryptophan, DL-Methionine, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene. 

Analysis:

Protein min 12.00%
Fat min 16.00%
Crude Fiber max 2.80%
Calcium min 0.50%
Sodium max 0.28%

Reviews

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Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Canine Dry Food
 
4.5

(based on 168 reviews)

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    (107)

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    (46)

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    (10)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dog likes it (41)
  • Easy to digest (29)
  • Nutritional (23)
  • Good value (18)
  • Tasty (8)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (23)
  • Dog doesn't like it (5)
  • Bad taste (3)

Best Uses

  • Older dogs (31)
  • Special needs (27)
  • Larger dogs (9)
  • Active dogs (4)
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    • Long-time pet owner (54)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Convenient Way to Treat Kidney Disease

Since being diagnosed with kidney disease, my 12-year-old Lab had been eating Science Diet Mature Adult Large Breed food along with 3 capsules a day of Azodyl. The Azodyl was inconvenient and...Read complete review

Since being diagnosed with kidney disease, my 12-year-old Lab had been eating Science Diet Mature Adult Large Breed food along with 3 capsules a day of Azodyl. The Azodyl was inconvenient and expensive, but more importantly, my Lab began to resist eating at all, knowing the Azodyl was hidden in his food. Any time he discovered that capsule hidden in a treat, he would spit it out, necessitating shoving it down his throat. I finally turned to Prescription Diet K/D and what a difference! Jake still gets prescription anti-inflammatory and pain pills in his food, but now he has no resistance to eating. While expensive, this food is definitely worth it because now I have a happy, healthy dog again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Awfully expensive for what it's made of

It may be great stuff, but the #1 and #2 ingredients are brewer's rice, and pork fat. Other ingredients are inexpensive as well. Sure it may be "just the right...Read complete review

It may be great stuff, but the #1 and #2 ingredients are brewer's rice, and pork fat. Other ingredients are inexpensive as well. Sure it may be "just the right mix" but the actual cost of the ingredients in a 35 lb bag amounts to a pittance compared to the cost. Surely they (Hills) have recouped their R&D costs by now, and ought to lower the price.

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5.0

Saved my baby from seizures

By puddin pop

from Gallatin, TN, United States

Comments about Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Canine Dry Food:

My beagle kept having seizures just every so often. My vet wanted to try K/D because he said she was getting to much protein and it was sending to much blood at one time to her brain. Finally, she was 7 and now 13 so 6 years and seizure free.

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5.0

Our 14 year old dog really loves this product

By Kirby

from Sherman, TX, United States

Comments about Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Canine Dry Food:

We've had our dog on this diet for about the last 18 months now and he really enjoys it and has been able to maintain same weight through out the entire eighteen months!

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2.0

my dog won't eat the jibble

By vfr1960

from East Stroudsburg, PA, United States

Comments about Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Canine Dry Food:

she turns away from the kinble even if I put some canned in with it. prior to change in food she always ate her food. now I have to worry about weight loss on top of her kidney condition. any ideas would be appreciated

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5.0

Keeping my old girl going!

By rvtbmckee

from Lucas, TX

Comments about Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Canine Dry Food:

I have a 14 year old Shih Tzu that showed early signs of kidney insufficiency over a year ago. We started her on K/D and for the past 6 months, her kidney values have been in the normal range. She also has heart disease and pretty severe arthritis which we maintain with medications. She loves the new stewed K/D and cannot wait to eat her breakfast and dinner. She used to be a pretty picky eater, but not anymore. We are so happy to see how well K/D is working for her and keeping her healthy and happy. Thank you so much for making a diet that helps keep our fur babies healthy longer. We know they are only with us for a while, but with Hills diets we can extend that quality time to keep them with us longer.

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4.0

Has helped my dog's health

By MannyL

from Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Comments about Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Canine Dry Food:

Since his vet has put my golden/chow mix on this diet, it has helped him greatly.

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