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jkey
Posted 3 years ago
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Brought kidney levels down
We had a 18 yr. old male kitty come down with kidney failure. His BUN and Creatine levels were off the chart and the vet. recommended immediate sub Q fluids. I went to a different vet. that very same day and he agreed the levels were extremely high but didn't see the need for subQ's. He introduced Epakitin and for a month we religiously gave him the proper dose. His next blood check showed his BUN and creatine levels down to at almost normal. We kept him on this for 3 more years. He passed from old age, stroke and possible kidney failure. It has no taste or scent. I swear by it
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Couper the lab!
Posted 6 years ago
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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!!
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Bubba
Posted 6 years ago
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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!!
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kittykat55
Posted 7 years ago
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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!
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Billie
Posted 7 years ago
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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!!
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kimeelyun
Posted 7 years ago
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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
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Dee
Posted 7 years ago
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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
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Highsmith
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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.
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Speedy
Posted 2 weeks ago
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If I give this powder to my dogs and cats that have kidney issuse. Do I still need to add probiotic or digestive enzyme to their diets?
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Linus
Posted 3 weeks ago
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can this be taken with Galliprant?
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Jack
Posted 4 months ago
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What medical condition is Epakitin used for?
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Thank you for your question. Epakitin is a nutritional supplement powder for dogs and cats that helps support kidney function and also limits phosphorus absorption from the intestines..
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Crystal RPTechnician
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Peggy
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Sachi
Posted 1 year ago
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Hi, just wanted to know if i can i dissolve the epakitin powder with water and give it to my furr baby through syringe directly to her mouth? 
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Mixing this medication with water may make this medication less effective. Give 1 g/5 kg of body weight given orally in the morning and the evening, mixed with food. One level dosing spoon (provided) contains 1 gram of Epakitin. Allow free access to fresh water during administration.
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Cherley Petmeds Pro
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Janimal
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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My cat seems to feel sick after having this is there a side effect of nausea?
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Epakitin Powder has no reported side effects. Please consult with your veterinarian so he/she can rule out what is causing your furry baby to have nausea after taking this medication.
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Nancy
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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If my cat is already on a Renal diet would he still benefit from Epakitin?
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Thank you for your question. Yes, but you should consult your DVM for his/her opinion
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Crystal RPTechnician
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CariP
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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Hi, I see people continue to ask for the correct dosage and the answer each time is.   All weights 1 g/5 Kg of body weight.  1g, I understand but the 5 Kg of body weight I think is where I begin  to question if weight changes the dose. U should reword
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Thank you for your suggestion in regards to the dosing instructions for the Epakitin Powder. The dosing instructions to be more specific is 1g per 5kg , 5kg would equal 11lbs of body weight . You would give 1g per 11lbs of body weight orally in the morning and the evening, mixed with food. A dosing spoon is provided which contains 1 gram of Epakitin. So that would mean you would give one dosing spoon per 11 lbs of your pets weight. Tip: Allow free access to fresh water during administration. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact us directly at 1-800-738-6337 and we would be more than happy to assist you.
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Crystal RPTechnician
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What is Epakitin Powder?

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 does Epakitin work?

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:

Consult your veterinarian before using Epakitin. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is currently being given medications or supplements for kidney disease or calcium/phosphorus regulation, such as Calcitrol.

Epakitin 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.

Epakitin Dosage:

Epakitin Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights 1 g/5 kg of body weight given orally in the morning and the evening, mixed with food. One level dosing spoon (provided) contains 1 gram of Epakitin.
Epakitin Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights 1 g/5 kg of body weight given orally in the morning and the evening, mixed with food. One level dosing spoon (provided) contains 1 gram of Epakitin.
Epakitin Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.

Epakitin Ingredients:

Epakitin
Guaranteed Analysis Amount
Crude Protein (min) 4.6%
Crude Fat (max) 0.5%
Moisture (max) 1.35%
Crude Fiber (max) 0.5%
Ash (max) 10.5%
Calcium (min) 3.7%
Phosphorus (max) 0.01%
Potassium (min) 0.024%
Sodium (min) 0.015%
Ingredients: Lactose, Calcium Carbonate, Chitosan, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein.

What is Epakitin Powder?

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 does Epakitin work?

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:

Consult your veterinarian before using Epakitin. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is currently being given medications or supplements for kidney disease or calcium/phosphorus regulation, such as Calcitrol.

Epakitin 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.

Epakitin Dosage:

Epakitin Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights 1 g/5 kg of body weight given orally in the morning and the evening, mixed with food. One level dosing spoon (provided) contains 1 gram of Epakitin.
Epakitin Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights 1 g/5 kg of body weight given orally in the morning and the evening, mixed with food. One level dosing spoon (provided) contains 1 gram of Epakitin.
Epakitin Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.

Epakitin Ingredients:

Epakitin
Guaranteed Analysis Amount
Crude Protein (min) 4.6%
Crude Fat (max) 0.5%
Moisture (max) 1.35%
Crude Fiber (max) 0.5%
Ash (max) 10.5%
Calcium (min) 3.7%
Phosphorus (max) 0.01%
Potassium (min) 0.024%
Sodium (min) 0.015%
Ingredients: Lactose, Calcium Carbonate, Chitosan, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein.
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jkey
Posted 3 years ago
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Brought kidney levels down
We had a 18 yr. old male kitty come down with kidney failure. His BUN and Creatine levels were off the chart and the vet. recommended immediate sub Q fluids. I went to a different vet. that very same day and he agreed the levels were extremely high but didn't see the need for subQ's. He introduced Epakitin and for a month we religiously gave him the proper dose. His next blood check showed his BUN and creatine levels down to at almost normal. We kept him on this for 3 more years. He passed from old age, stroke and possible kidney failure. It has no taste or scent. I swear by it
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Couper the lab!
Posted 6 years ago
Posted 6 years ago
Breed Labrador
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
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!!
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Bubba
Posted 6 years ago
Posted 6 years ago
Breed Long-hair male
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5.0
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!!
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kittykat55
Posted 7 years ago
Posted 7 years ago
Breed Tonkinese
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5.0
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!
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Billie
Posted 7 years ago
Posted 7 years ago
Breed Sheltie
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
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!!
Review photo
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kimeelyun
Posted 7 years ago
Posted 7 years ago
Breed dsh
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
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
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Dee
Posted 7 years ago
Posted 7 years ago
Breed siamese
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5.0
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
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Highsmith
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
Breed Domestic Short Hair
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5.0
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.
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Speedy
Posted 2 weeks ago
Posted 2 weeks ago
QUESTION
If I give this powder to my dogs and cats that have kidney issuse. Do I still need to add probiotic or digestive enzyme to their diets?
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Linus
Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
QUESTION
can this be taken with Galliprant?
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Author avatar
Jack
Posted 4 months ago
Posted 4 months ago
QUESTION
What medical condition is Epakitin used for?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Epakitin is a nutritional supplement powder for dogs and cats that helps support kidney function and also limits phosphorus absorption from the intestines..
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 4 months ago
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Peggy
Posted 4 months ago
Posted 4 months ago
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Can I use it on cats?
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Sachi
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
QUESTION
Hi, just wanted to know if i can i dissolve the epakitin powder with water and give it to my furr baby through syringe directly to her mouth? 
ANSWERS (1)
Mixing this medication with water may make this medication less effective. Give 1 g/5 kg of body weight given orally in the morning and the evening, mixed with food. One level dosing spoon (provided) contains 1 gram of Epakitin. Allow free access to fresh water during administration.
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Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 1 year ago
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Janimal
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
My cat seems to feel sick after having this is there a side effect of nausea?
ANSWERS (1)
Epakitin Powder has no reported side effects. Please consult with your veterinarian so he/she can rule out what is causing your furry baby to have nausea after taking this medication.
Author avatar
Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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Nancy
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
If my cat is already on a Renal diet would he still benefit from Epakitin?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Yes, but you should consult your DVM for his/her opinion
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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CariP
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
Hi, I see people continue to ask for the correct dosage and the answer each time is.   All weights 1 g/5 Kg of body weight.  1g, I understand but the 5 Kg of body weight I think is where I begin  to question if weight changes the dose. U should reword
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your suggestion in regards to the dosing instructions for the Epakitin Powder. The dosing instructions to be more specific is 1g per 5kg , 5kg would equal 11lbs of body weight . You would give 1g per 11lbs of body weight orally in the morning and the evening, mixed with food. A dosing spoon is provided which contains 1 gram of Epakitin. So that would mean you would give one dosing spoon per 11 lbs of your pets weight. Tip: Allow free access to fresh water during administration. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact us directly at 1-800-738-6337 and we would be more than happy to assist you.
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