specific Dog CKD heart & kidney Support
The SPECIFIC CKD Heart & Kidney Support has particularly high levels of omega-3 EPA and DHA derived from fish oil. In dogs with heart disease, EPA helps maintain lean body mass and appetite, as well as heart rate, blood pressure and normal platelet aggregation. In dogs with renal failure omega-3 fatty acids help slow the progression of renal failure. In congestive heart failure sodium disposal is reduced as part of the compensatory response mechanism, with consequent retention of sodium and water. The reduced sodium level helps to break the vicious circle of water retention, which is essential in patients with kidney, liver and heart failure. A restricted phosphorus content is essential to reduce hyperphosphataemia and to slow the progression of renal failure. The reduced content of protein in combination with its high biological value reduces azotemia in dogs with renal failure. In dogs with liver failure reduces the likelihood of hyperammonemia and the possibility of hepatic encephalopathy. The high biological value of the proteins supplies the needs in essential amino acids dog. The protein restriction reduces urinary concentrations of oxalate, urate and cystine, which together with the alkaline urine pH prevents precipitation of calcium oxalate crystals, urate and cystine and contributes to a healthy urinary tract. Potassium citrate helps keep the added calcium oxalate solution.
Corn starch, wheat, rice, fish oil, animal fat, potato protein, minerals (including zeolites), fish flour, eggs, hydrolyzed pork protein, powdered whey, powdered cellulose, vitamins and trace elements, tripotassium citrate, taurine, L-carnitine, methionine, sunflower oil. Antioxidants: additives approved by the European Community (EC): BHA, BHT, propyl gallate ascorbyl palmitate. It contains no artificial colors or artificial flavors.