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SPECIFIC Heart & Kidney Support is a nutritionally complete and balanced dry food for dogs with reduced heart, kidney and/or liver function. Ideal for adult dogs with kidney or heart disease. Also suitable for dogs with calcium oxalate, urate, or cystine stones.

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Specific

Manufacturer

Dechra

Species

Dog

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£21.39
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What is SPECIFIC Canine Special Care Heart & Kidney Support dry food?

 

SPECIFIC Heart & Kidney Support is a complete and balanced dry food for dogs with reduced heart, kidney and/or liver function. It is also designed to help prevent the formation of calcium oxalate, urate or cystine stones.

 

The high levels of Omega-3 fish oils support heart rhythm and blood pressure, as well as also helping to support kidney function. The reduced protein content helps to lower the workload on the kidneys.

 

A restricted phosphorus content slows the decline of kidney function and, alongside reduced salt content, helps support normal blood pressure. The added L-carnitine and taurine helps support the heart muscle function.

 

SPECIFIC Heart & Kidney Support helps prevent the formation of calcium oxalate, urate and cystine stones due to the lower protein levels and raised potassium citrate levels. To further aid stone formation prevention, this diet promotes alkaline urine.

 

This diet is packed under nitrogen to preserve the fragile Omega-3 fish oils.

 

Who is this food suitable for?

 

This food is suitable for adult dogs with kidney and/or heart disease.

Also suitable for dogs suffering from calcium oxalate, urate or cystine stones.

 

SPECIFIC product code:  CKD

What are the benefits of using SPECIFIC Canine Special Care Heart & Kidney Support dry food?

 

Complete & nutritionally balanced

Helps slow decline of kidney function

High levels of Omega-3 fish oils

Supports kidney function

Supports heart rhythm & blood pressure

Helps prevent formation of calcium oxalate, urate & cystine stones

Packed under Nitrogen to preserve the Omega-3 fish oils

With natural antioxidants

Contains no artificial colours or flavourings

Ideal for adult dogs with reduced heart, kidney or liver function

Suitable for adult dogs with calcium oxalate, urate or cystine stones

2.5kg

What is in SPECIFIC Canine Special Care Heart & Kidney Support dry food?

 

Ingredients:

Maize starch, wheat, rice, fish oil, pork fat, potato protein, eggs, Antarctic krill, minerals (including zeolite), fish meal, hydrolysed poultry protein, whey powder, powdered cellulose, vitamins and trace elements, tripotassium citrate, taurine, L-carnitine, methionine.

 

Antioxidants:

EC approved additives: BHA, BHT, propyl gallate.

 

Contains no artificial colours or flavourings.

 

Analytical Constituents (per 100g):

Crude Protein 13.7g, Crude Fat 16g, Carbohydrate 55.5g, Crude Fibre 1.7g, Calcium 0.38g, Phosphorus 0.26g, Magnesium 0.07g, Sodium 0.13g, Potassium 1.17g, Zinc 28mg, Copper 0.36mg, Taurine 0.24g, L-carnitine 72mg, Omega-3 2.44g, EPA 0.64g, DHA 1.03g, Water 8.5g, Ratio n-3:n-6 1:1.

 

Energy kJ: 1758

Energy kcal: 420

How much SPECIFIC Canine Special Care Heart & Kidney Support dry food should I feed?

 

Feeding Guide in grams per day

  Feeding Guide

 

The daily requirement may vary depending on factors such as breed, environment, season and activity level. It is recommended that you monitor your dog and adjust the feeding amount to fit their individual needs.

 

How do I know if my dog is the right weight?

Body Condition Score

 

Steps to ideal bodyweight

 

Weight check:  Get your dog's body condition checked and weighed.

 

Planning:  Work with your vet to decide what is the target weight. Choose a suitable food for your dog's needs, and then calculate the daily feeding amount.

 

Implement the feeding:  It’s important that you measure out the food so, if you need to you can easily and accurately adjust it.

 

Regularly weigh your dog:  A simple way to do this is weigh yourself, then weigh yourself while holding your dog then subtract the two numbers. If you have a larger breed or are unable to carry the dog, it is advised to get your dog to sit on some bathroom scales, or pop into your vets to use the scales in the waiting room!

 

Be patient – It’s not going to happen overnight but if you stick with it your dog will reach their target weight, and it will all be worth it with a happier healthy dog.

 

Maintain weight:  Once you have reached target weight you need to make sure they stay there by choosing a suitable food for your dog's needs.

 

Remember: If your dog is on a diet, be careful not to spoil the good work with treats (especially table scraps), and make sure everyone knows what you are doing!