The role of dietary management in feline kidney conditions is to provide an appropriate 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 helps compensate for the diseased kidneys inability to regulate this important mineral. Increased omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce glomerular hypertension.Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Feline Formula offers dietary benefits that provide optimal nutrition while meeting your adult cat's special needs.
Directions & Dosage
Using a standard 8 oz/250 ml measuring cup which contains approximately 101 g of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Feline Formula. The following feeding program is recommended as a guideline only, with discretionary clinical adjustments for proper weight maintenance. With your veterinarians approval, offer increasing amounts of the new food with decreasing amounts of the old food.Body Weight: Canned Approximate number of 5.5 oz cans/day
5 lbs: 7/8
8 lbs: 1 3/8
12 lbs: 2
16 lbs: 2 2/3
20 lbs: 3 1/3
Water sufficient for processing, meat by-products, chicken hearts, rice, liver, poultry by-products, powdered cellulose, salmon, artificial and natural flavors, calcium gluconate, inulin, potassium citrate, fish oil, guar gum, potassium chloride, magnesium sulfate, salt, carrageenan, Vitamin E supplement, choline chloride, taurine, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin (Vitamin B-3), calcium pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Vitamin A supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (Vitamin K), copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), riboflavin supplement (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin B-12 supplement, biotin (Vitamin B-7), folic acid (Vitamin B-9), potassium iodide, Vitamin D-3 supplement, sodium selenite.
- Reduced amount of high-quality protein
- Restricted phosphorus to support the kidneys
- Contains omega-3 fatty acids, a source of EPA and DHA
- Contains antioxidants
- Requires referral and direction from veterinarian