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What is Epakitin?
Epakitin is a nutritional supplement powder for dogs and cats that helps support kidney function and also limits phosphorus absorption from the intestines.

For: Dogs and Cats
 
Benefits:
Palatable easy-to-administer powder
Helps support kidney (renal) function

How it works:
Epakitin's active ingredient, chitosan, is a natural polysaccharide derived from shells of shrimp and crab. This ingredient naturally binds phosphorus, which limits the absorption of phosphorus from the intestines. This limitation helps pets with chronic kidney (renal) disease by slowing down damage caused by the disease.

Cautions:
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More Information:
Brand Name
Epakitin Powder
Active Ingredient(s): Lactose, Calcium carbonate, Chitosan, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein.

What is this product used for: Epakitin is a nutritional supplement used to safely and effectively support kidney function as well as helping to slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease.

Availability: Epakitin is an OTC nutritional supplement

How this product should be used: Give 1 gram per 11 lbs (5 kg) of body weight n the morning and the evening mixed with food. One level dosing spoon (provided) contains 1 gram of Epakitin. Allow free access to fresh water while using this product. Administration can be life long.

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

What special precautions are there: Epakitin is a nutritional supplement for use in dogs and cats. Allow free access to fresh water while using this product.

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

How should I store this product: Store this product in a cool dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.

Directions:

Epakitin is a nutritional supplement powder for dogs and cats that helps support kidney function and also limits phosphorus absorption from the intestines.
Tip: Allow free access to fresh water during administration.
Dosage:
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs/Cats All weights 1g/5Kg body weight given orally in the morning and the evening mixed with food. One level dosing spoon (provided) contains 1 gram of Epakitin.
Horses:
Storage: Store in a cool dry place.
Epakitin:
Active Ingredients
Lactose
Calcium Carbonate
Chitosan
Hydrolyzed Soy Protein

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 4.6% Min.
Crude Fat 0.5% Max.
Moisture 1.35% Max.
Crude Fiber 0.5% Max.
Ash 10.5% Max.
Calcium 3.7% Min.
Phosphorus 0.01% Max.
Potassium 0.024% Min.
Sodium 0.015% Min.
Epakitin Powder 4.4 5 14 15
Wonderful After my adopted cat was diagnosed with renal failure, this was prescribed. Just 1 spoonful mixed in with her food has brought great results. After only one week, she has put on one ounce! This is definitely a step in the right direction. This supplement works! 03/14/2014
Windy was in total Kidney failure in Sept 2013. Using this and Azodyl. Her #'s went fromm BUN77 to BUN 33!! This doesn't happen!! Between Prayers and GODs guidance she is doing great!! 02/11/2014
Remarkable product...a lifesaver Buttercup was diagnosed with severe kidney failure in Spring of 2010 and i was told that I should probably put her down....she was only 6 years old and by the time they had her stabilized and diagnosed I was $1200 in. I had the choice of having a $1200 dead cat or seeing her through and hoping for the best. While the total initial care rose to about 3x that amount and the special food and meds have added a few thousand more over the time since then, she is now nearly 10 years old and her kidney failure has gone from severe down to moderate....very rare for that to happen I am told. The only meds she has been on that entire time is Epikitin....so needless to say, it come HIGHLY recommended by me. I am very grateful for the extra time I have had with my sweetie Buttercup 12/10/2013
significant improvement in 2 week My cat's vet prescribed epakitin for my 16 year old cat after his test results showed his phosphorous levels were above normal. he has chronic kidney disease. After about 2 weeks of daily use twice a day, went for a recheck and the phosphorous levels are now normal. 6/14/2013: Phosphorus 9.200 mg/dL 6/29/2013: Phosphorus 5.7 mg/dL normal range is 2.400 - 8.200 mg/dL 07/06/2013
A Lifesaver... Seriously. In October 2010, my 11-ish-year-old Bella hid under the bed for almost a solid week. When we were finally able to get her to come out, she could barely walk a straight line and even collapsed to the floor once or twice before I scooped her up a took her to our vet. She was diagnosed with acute kidney failure and spent 5 days in the hospital. The doctor started her on Azodyl twice a day, Epakitin once a day, and subcutaneous fluids every other day. We were able to stop the fluids after 3 months. (Actually, we HAD to stop the fluids: she had recovered so well that her fight was back in full force.) Nine months later, her labs were within normal limits. We almost lost her, but now we look forward to another few years with our girl. 04/22/2012
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Thank you for your question. Epakitin does not come in a pill form at this time.
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Absolutely! Mine is underweight at 4 lbs 2 oz. One piece of advice would be to ask your vet first, but my girl has no problems with it.
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yes, you can use it.
Give your cat one gram which is a level dosing spoonful. The spoon comes with the product. You
may mix it with food. Provide plenty of fresh water with use.
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Hi there, depending on how much your Furry Friend weighs you will give 1 gram per 11 lbs of body weight in the morning and the evening mixed with food. One level dosing spoon (provided) contains 1 gram of Epakitin. There you can determine how long this product will last for you.
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This concerns my 13 yr. old Shepard Mix. She takes Epakitin and I do not have the money to buy any for at least a few weeks. I have at home, milk thistle, Omega 3 fish oil, Euchanasia, flax seed oil, Liv-52 (liver support). She has been having seizures and is taking phinabarbatol and a Thyroid medication (which I am almost out of).
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There is not a generic form of this.
Please consult your veterinarian about
alternative treatments. Since your pet has
a few different medical conditions, it is best
to have your vet advise on possible alternatives to hold you over for now.
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Epakitin Powder does come in different sizes. However, we only carry the 150 Gm size.
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This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.
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