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
Conditions that require high protein or phosphorus intake.
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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.
Total Omega-6, %2.51%
Total Omega-3, %0.27%
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.