Helps protect vital kidney function. Stimulates appetite & increases food intake. Supports the cat’s natural ability to build and maintain muscle mass daily. Promotes a healthy immune system.

What does K’d cat food do?

Hill’s nutritionists and veterinarians developed Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d clinical nutrition to help protect your cat’s vital kidney function, enhance appetite and increase food intake. This dry food is made with chicken and has an irresistible taste that your cat will love.

How does Hill’s K D work?


Quote from video: They allow the body to successfully create muscle proteins. But if just one of the essential amino acids required for muscle protein is missing muscle protein synthesis stops.

How much kd should I feed my cat?

– Gradually transition to this new food for 7 days or more. Some cats may need longer than 7 days to transition to a new food. Be patient and consistent.



Adult maintenance – using 5.5 oz (156 g) can.

Weight of Cat – lb (kg) Amount per Day – 5.5 oz (156 g) can
6 (2,7) 1
8 (3,6) 1 1/4
10 (4,5) 1 1/2
12 (5,4) 1 2/3

Is urinary tract cat food good for kidney disease?

What’s Different about Feline Renal Diets? Remember renal diets are not the same as urinary tract diets available at grocery or feed stores. Urinary diets are for cats that suffer from lower urinary tract disease including, but not limited to bladder stones. Feline urinary diets are not for cats with kidney disease.

What food is best for cats with kidney disease?

Examples include Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® (both early and late state diets exist), Royal Canin® Renal Support, Purina® ProPlan® Veterinary Diet NF Kidney Function®, and Rayne Clinical Nutrition™ Adult Health-RSS™.

How long do cats live with kidney disease?

CKD is a progressive disease that slowly worsens, but the rate of progression is highly variable. Cats diagnosed with early disease have an average survival time of 3 years. Those with moderate disease live an average of 2 years. Those with advanced disease generally succumb to CKD within months.

What is enhanced appetite trigger?

™ (enhanced appetite trigger), a revolutionary taste technology found in k/d and k/d plus mobility, that helps to trigger food intake in cats with CKD. It is basically a taste enhancer, which is important in CKD where the need for nutritional efficacy and natural inclinations that drive taste preference don’t line up.

How much phosphorus is in hills KD dog food?

Adult maintenance

Nutrient Dry Matter1 %
Crude Fiber 3.9 %
Calcium 0.74 %
Phosphorus 0.25 %
Potassium 0.86 %