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Supports kidney function and limits phosphorus absorption in dogs & cats.
 
  • Helps support kidney (renal) function
  • Limits phosphorus absorption from the intestines
  • Easy-to-administer sprinkle can be mixed with food
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    Epakitin Powder


     
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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:
    None


    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 4.5 5 16 17
    The numbers don't lie :) Last April our 14 year old chocolate lab was diagnosed with renal disease with approx 25% kidney function. By June it had dropped to approx 13% function. He was then started on Epakitin and was retested yesterday (approx 4 months after starting the product). We just got the call . . . his numbers have not changed since his June test. We are thrilled to say the least!! 10/19/2014
    Product is Awesome! 19-yr. old cat was diagnosed with kidney disease 18 mo. ago. Bloodwork numbers were going down (bad). A friend recommended Epakitin. Within 2 days, the cat got up off the sofa, started eating, he's gained weight, and got back to living again! Best of all, bloodwork numbers WENT UP (vet was amazed)!! I never ever thought this stuff would work, but it did!!! SO SO SO glad I bought this product, I highly recommend it!! 09/24/2014
    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
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    Use with k/d food?

    If a dog is already on food specifically for kidney health, such as Hill's k/d food, will using this product with that food have an added benefit?
    1 month, 3 weeks ago
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    This is prescribed however you are using a prescription food so you would definitely need to speak to your vet prior to using.
    1 week, 4 days ago
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    I have a 2 yr old that weighs between 10 to 13 bls....depends on the time of year. Can I use this as a preventative for renal failure and how much would I give her?
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    2 months, 1 week ago
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    Thank you for your question. Each container comes with a scoop which is equivalent to 1gram. 1 gram should be given per 11lbs of body weight. This is not used as a preventative so please consult your vet prior to using this if your furry pal does not have renal failure.
    2 months ago
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    Maureen PetMeds Pro
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    I was wondering how long would a bottle of Epakitin last for a 7 Pound cat?
    3 months, 3 weeks ago
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    Thank you for your question. One level dosing spoon (provided) contains 1 gram of Epakitin and this is to be given once in the morning and once in the evening; so it should last about 3 months.
    3 months, 3 weeks ago
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    Maureen PetMeds Pro
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    Epakitine dosage

    My cat has powder put into gel capsules and we give them twice a day, morning and evening. We are away overnight and wonder if we can give the 2nd capsule before we go instead of in the evening. We leave mid afternoon and and are home by 10.30 the next morning. She would have received her morning dose about 8am on the day we go away.. Thank you for your help
    6 months ago
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    Ideally, Epakitin powder should be administered in the morning and evening. Consult your veterinarian to see if the dosing regimen can be altered for your specific pet.
    6 months ago
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    Do I have to separate ipakitine from antibiotics with about 2 hours, as it contains lactose?
    6 months ago
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    This would be dependent on the class of antibiotic your pet is on. Please contact your veterinarian.
    6 months ago
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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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