Specific Kidney Support Dog (Wet)
Heart & Kidney support: SPECIFIC™ CKW Heart & Kidney Support has uniquely high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA derived from fish oil. In dogs with cardiac disease, EPA can help support maintenance of lean body mass and appetite, normal cardiac rhythm, blood pressure and platelet aggregation. In dogs with kidney failure, omega-3 fatty acids can help slow down the progression of kidney failure.
In congestive heart failure, sodium excretion is reduced as part of the compensatory response to the reduced cardiac output. and consequently sodium and water retention occurs. The reduced sodium level helps to break the vicious circle of water retention. This is essential for both kidney, liver and heart patients.
Kidney and Liver support: A restricted content of phosphorus is essential to reduce hyperphosphataemia and to slow down the progression of kidney insufficiency. The reduced content of protein in combination with protein of high biological value reduces azotemia in dogs with renal failure. In dogs with liver failure, it reduces the likelihood of hyperammonaemia and possible hepatic encephalopathy. The high biological value of the proteins supplies a sufficient amount of essential amino acids to the dog.
Healthy urinary tract support: The restricted protein level reduces the urinary concentrations of oxalate, cystine and urate. Together with the alkaline urine pH, this discourages precipitation of urinary calcium oxalate, cystine and urate crystals and supports a healthy urinary tract. Added potassium citrate helps keep calcium in solution.