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What is Azodyl?

Azodyl is a nutritional supplement for cats and dogs that reduces azotemia, an increased concentration of compounds that impair the kidneys' ability to filter and eliminate waste. Azodyl requires refrigeration and must be kept at refrigerator temperatures at all times. To ensure proper temperature, it requires overnight shipping at an additional cost.
Azodyl Nutritional Supplement for Dogs and Cats
For: Cats and Dogs
 
Benefits:
Breakthrough product that focuses on the reduction of toxin buildup in the blood
Supports continued healthy kidney function
No reported side effects – can be safely used with conventional renal failure treatments
Helps animals feel better in as little as 48 hours

How it works:
Azodyl is a patented formulation of naturally-occurring beneficial bacteria that metabolizes and flushes out uremic toxins that have diffused into the bowel. It supports kidney function by providing natural enteric dialysis and slows down uremic toxin buildup in the blood to help prevent further kidney damage.

Cautions:
The Azodyl capsules should be given whole, not opened or crushed. Also allow easy access to fresh water during administration. Azodyl is a refrigerated item, so it requires overnight shipping at an additional cost.


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Brand Name
Azodyl

Manufacturer:
Vetoquinol

What is this medication used for:
Azodyl for cats and dogs is a nutritional supplement for supporting renal (kidney) function. Azodyl contains Kibow Biotics [E. thermophilus (KB 19), L. acidophilus (KB 27), B. longum (KB 31), psyllium husk].

Availability:
Azodyl is available as a non-prescription (OTC) product.

How this medication should be used:
The usual dose of Azodyl in cats and dogs weighing up to 5 lbs is 1 capsule daily. For animals weighing 5-10 lbs give 2 capsules daily (1 in the AM and 1 in the PM). For animals weighing greater than 10 lbs give 3 capsules daily (2 in the AM and 1 in the PM). Capsules should be given whole and not opened or crushed. If necessary, administer capsule with a piece of the animal's favorite food or treat.

What are the side effects:
There are no reported side effects.

What special precautions are there:
This medication is for animal use in dogs and cats only. The capsule should be given whole and not opened or crushed. Allow free access to fresh water during administration. Administration can be for the life of the animal.

In the event of overdose:
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.

How should I store this medication:
Store Azodyl in the refrigerator. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.

Directions:

Azodyl is a nutritional supplement for supporting renal (kidney) function in dogs and cats.
Azodyl is a new, breakthrough bacterial product for the reduction of azotemia in dogs and cats.
Azodyl must be kept in the refrigerator when not being used.

Tip: Azodyl capsules should be given whole and not opened or crushed. If necessary, administer the capsule with a piece of the animal’s favorite food, treat, or with a pill pocket. Keep plenty of water available for the pet to drink.
Dosage:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs/Cats: Up to 5 lbs

Give 1 capsule daily

5–10 lbs

Give 2 capsules daily (1 in the AM and 1 in the PM)

Over 10 lbs Give 3 capsules daily (2 in the AM and 1 in the PM)
Horses:
Storage: Store Azodyl in the refrigerator.
Azodyl Renal Function Support:
Active Ingredients (per capsule)
[Kilbow Biotics® [E. thermophilus (KB 19), L. acidophilus (KB 27), B. longum (KB 31), Psyllium husk].
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Bengal on Azodyl Fall 2007 Nala was diagnosed with an infection in her pancrease that in turn, poisioned her kidenys. Reasulting in acute renal falure. Not from the bad pet food at the time as she was never fed any of it. She seemed to recover and was doing quiet well untill her late summer checkup 2 years ago when her kidney vaules started to rise. My vet put her on high blood pressure meds and Rubenal, another Vetoquel product and was doing extremely well. Well now the US FDA has stepped in and blocked the sle of Rubenal until is passes their tests. Nala is now of Azodyl. Unlike Rubenol, that heals the scaring and reverses some of the damage to the kindeys, Azodyl work by removing the toxins from her blood and rerouting them to the bowels where the never pass through the kidneys releaving them of that burden. Nala's lates blood work had come back much better. The BUN is still a bit beyound the high range of normal, but all other blood factors are well within norms. Azodyl has helped prolong her life a much as possible. Time will tell just how much. For now she is very happy, healthy, hungry, thirsty, and beatsth snott out of her twin brother. :) Thats all a dad can hope for. 06/12/2011
AZODYL PRODUCT REVIEW: As a conventionally trained veterinarian, who also has additional training in holistic veterinary medicine, I am always looking for natural products or supplements that can help manage difficult chronic medical conditions. Certainly chronic kidney failure in both dogs and cats falls under that category. When I read about how this product worked in providing healthy bacteria by mouth(called a probiotic), which would actually draw out toxins/poisons from the blood stream into the digestive tract, I could not wait to try this in my practice. After also reading some clinical trials and reports in a few journals about how using this product significantly improved blood creatinine and BUN values in pets suffering from chronic kidney disease, I was equally as excited. I have not been disappointed in using this product over the past several years!!! There are no side effects that I have seen in practice and with regular use, such a wonderful natural product comes as close to dialysis as one can get, except in this case using the digestive tract as the dialysis route in ridding the body of poisons in those patients with chronic failing kidneys. I find it most effectively used when combined with other supportive measures in managing chronic kidney failure patients such as low protein diets, fatty acids like nordic naturals pet cod liver oil from 1800petmeds, as well as teaching clients how to give extra fluids at home by a method known as subcutaneous fluids. Most vets across the country will offer teaching their clients to provide fluids to their client for such home use, and this will also significantly prolong quality of life in many cases. The only problems I have seen with this product is that it is difficult to get it it into some pets, especially those finicky cats. Also when dealing with a pet above 20 or 30 pounds, regular use of this product can be quite expensive. However given its efficacy and the clinical results I have seen with regular use, I highly recommend it as part of a comprehensive approach to managing patients with chronic kidney disease, and give it an overall rating of a 4.5. Its efficacy a 4.5 and its ease of use a 3.5. 12/29/2008
Saved my dog My dog was diagnosed with stage 4 Kidney failure. After being in the vets for three days they told me to bring my dog home and keep her comfortable because she will pass within a few days to a few weeks. After crying my eyes out with the thought of losing my baby, Princess, I took to the web. My baby was throwing up everything, and she lost weight rapidly. I put her on Azodyl and Epakitin Powder. I changed her diet to cream of chicken soup, gluten free pasta and potato rolls. Within a little over two weeks she made a complete turn around. She gained back some weight, she runs and plays like before and her breath no longer smells like ammonia. She looks great! She should have passed way over three months ago. I am so glad I did the research and did not listen to the vet. They don't know everything. I wholeheartedly recommend these two products. 10/19/2014
It works! After $1,300 in tests, our vet told us that our 16 1/2 year old Yorkshire Terrier Jet had kidney failure and would only last a couple of weeks. I went to work and my boss told me about how Azodyl was keeping his dog, which also had kidney failure, alive. Another person at work also said the same thing about how it was helping her dog. I called the vet and asked him about it and he said he had heard about it but didn't beleived that it actually worked. I ordered it anyway. Within two weeks, Jet was back to his normal self. We have to open up the capsule, as he will not swallow it, mix it with a little cold filtered water, and syringe it into in mouth twice a day. Two year later he is still alive! Our vet calls him the "wonder dog" but still isn't sure it works. The next dog will get a new vet! 02/21/2014
Saving my cat's life for over 4 years Back in '09, my 14-year old cat was diagnosed with early stages of renal failure. She's been taking Azodyl ever since. It will not cure kidney disease but it will slow the progression significantly. We're approaching 5 years since onset and I've recently had to add daily subcutaneous fluids to her regimen. The fluids & Azodyl has allowed her to maintain & continue a high quality of life. Well worth the money. 11/12/2013
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Yes it its the same size. They are not very big at all. It is cheaper to get it on the web then to get it through the vet
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Thank you for your question. Yes, these are the same exact capsules you would purchase from your vet's office.
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Hi, I feed my cat with a little few vegetables (and meat, rice, oils, etc) for the fibers, according to the nutritionnist veterinarian.
The vet is ok for starting giving Azodyl to my cat:
Can we know how much psyllium per cap there is in Azodyl, so that the food could be adjusted in fibers if needed ?
Thank you very much
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Contact the manufacturer for more information regarding the ingredients. Azodyl is made by Vetoquinol.
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Thank your for your question. Please consult with your vet in regards to stopping the medication.
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Will it still be effective! Much easier to only pill my cat once a day.
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No you cannot open the capsule. It must be taken as is or it loses its strength.
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Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, you cannot slit the capsule open to add an additional pill into it.
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Our 7.5 lb. Yorkshire Terrier developed diabetes almost 2 years ago. With her increased BUN levels, the vet recommended Azodyl once a day. We saw great results with decreased BUN levels in about 4-6 weeks. I think because she was doing so well, he decided that the once a day dosage was sufficient. Last week her blood work indicated her BUN levels had gone over 130. In light of the new BUN levels (although her Creatine levels were in the normal range), we decided to follow the recommended dosage on the bottle, and administer twice a day to see if we could bring her BUN level down.

Last night when she had a bowel movement, I noticed that the Azodyl capsule had passed through and was in its original state. The capsule had never dissolved. Tonight when she had a bowel movement, you could see the capsule had split apart but never dissolved, and the contents of the capsule appeared to be a small wad. We are quite alarmed, as we had never noticed the Azodyl capsule in her bowel movements before. Is the Azodyl supposed to pass through whole like this? Should I be able to see parts of the capsule and a wad of the bacterial contents? We are very concerned as we want to be sure that the Azodyl is benefiting her.
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Our Yorkshire Terrier, which has kidney failure, would not swallow the capsule. We tried sprinkling it on his food, but he had become so finicky he would not eat his food that we put it on. Now we open it up and mix it with a little cold filtered water and then syringe into his mouth. Even though we have given it to him twice a day for over two years he still fights us. However, we win and he is still alive!
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The azodyl capsule (the shell) does not dissolve in the intestine so it is normal to see it in the stool intact. The drug is released slowly from the capsule but depending on how long it is in the intestine not all of it may be released by the time it passes out in the stool. However, I would not worry about this since most of the drug would have been absorbed already.
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