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Epakitin for Dogs and Cats (300 gm)

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Epakitin for Dogs and Cats Your pet’s kidneys are constantly cleaning their blood. As your pet ages however, the performance of the kidneys can diminish. This can lead to Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) or kidney failure, a leading cause of illness in dogs and cats. Signs of CRF can include a loss of energy in your pet, drinking excess water and urination, and ultimately a loss of appetite. It can be a sad, slow process to witness. There is help however, with Epakitin.

Epakitin for Dogs and Cats from Vétoquinol USA, Inc., is a nutritional supplement that can help slow down the progress of chronic kidney disease. Epakitin comes in a powder form that is great tasting for your dog or cat. When used with a prescription renal diet, or mixed with your pet’s regular food, Epakitin supports kidney function safely, and effectively. Its effectiveness and ease of use makes it a popular choice among owners looking for CRF relief for their pets.

With Epakitin for Dogs and Cats, your pet will begin to regain energy, will feel better and live longer. There is hope for pets suffering from kidney disease with easy to use, safe and effective Epakitin for Dogs and Cats.

  • Nutritional supplement for cats and dogs to help slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease
  • Great-tasting, easy-to-administer powder, just sprinkle over dry food or mix with a small amount of canned food
  • 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 and that limitation helps pets with chronic kidney disease by slowing down damage caused by the disease
  • Effective as a phosphate binder, decreasing serum phosphorus levels and has been shown to reduce urea and creatinine levels
  • Administration can be lifelong and there are no reported side effects
  • Ingredients

    Crude Protein 2.8% min
    Moisture 1.35% max
    Crude Fiber 10.0% max
    Ash 2.0% max
    Calcium 3.7% min
    Crude Phosphorous 0.0008% min
    Potassium 0.0245 min

    INGREDIENTS: Lactose, Calcium Carbonate, Chitosan, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein.

    Useful Information

    For use in cats and dogs. Allow free access to fresh water during administration. Administration can be life long. This is a nutritional supplement. Store in a cool dry place.

    1g/5kg body weight given orally in the morning and the evening mixed with food. One level spoonful (provided contains 1 gram of Epakitin.

    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    79 Reviews
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    99% Recommend this product (78 of 79 responses)
    By Diana C.
    Boca Raton
    March 8, 2024
    My cat doesn't mind the addition of it to his food. Helps keep his kidney disease in check.
    • Easy to administer. Simple to use measured spoon.
    By Lillian K.
    January 10, 2022
    I rescued a cat (Felux) in our backyard as he felt at home here. He started looking bad as weight loss and fur was looking shabby. Took him to my vet and bloodwork showed bad kidneys. I thought he was a good ten years old, but vet figured about two. She was surprised how bad his kidneys were. She didn't have much hope for his living and said if he was still around that I should get him neutered which I did. I also had EPAKITIN on hand from previous cats so I got him on it that same day. It's been two plus years since diagnosis and he looks great!
    • No side effects
    • Easy to use
    • None
    By Karen
    Excellent Bloodwork
    October 20, 2020
    Since using Epakitin and changing my dog’s diet to canned and raw her blood work is perfect. The combination is perfect for her.
    • Easy to use.
    By hildesigner
    Barrington, Illinois
    Dog Won't Eat Food with Epakitin
    May 25, 2017
    A veterinary nephrologist prescribed Epakitin as a supplement to help my dog, who has cysts on his kidneys as well as kidney disease. However, after a willingness to ingest his food with this supplement the first few meals, he suddenly stopped. Now he will not eat anything sprinkled with Epakitin. Not sure what to do.
    By Blue
    Glen Ellyn, IL
    Its working well
    January 17, 2017
    My rescue dog "Blue" turns out to be born with small kidneys. The renal specialist suggested Epakitin to help his kidneys function. His blood work has improved to normal phosphorus levels and he is now able to hold his urine. He's a sweet boy and I believe he was over looked at the shelter because of his potty problems. Although this is an expense I didn't plan on, I'm glad Epakitin is a supplement and not a prescription medication. He eats it without a problem and is a very happy boy!
    By dmr
    This product works excellent
    January 5, 2017
    Ive been giving this to my cat and she has been doing great. It has helped her medical condition and i will continue to give it to her!
    By Karina
    This Product Saved My Cat's Life!
    July 7, 2016
    Thank you so much to the manufacturer's of Epakitin! My cat was diagnosed with kidney disease and was fading fast. She was vomiting a lot, and meowing all night. Now, after this medication, she's back to her old self. She's gained weight, she runs around and she plays outside. I am so grateful for how this product has given her life.
    By Judy
    May 11, 2016
    Recommended by my Vet .... helping my dog with kidney issues ... Seems to be working!
    By Candace
    April 12, 2016
    Epakitin seems to really help deal with our dogs digestive and renal issues. Entirely pets has the best price for this food additive. Easy to order and ships promptly.
    By The H.
    Beverly Hills, FL
    Good Supplement for Kidney Issues
    March 7, 2016
    Epakitin is a good supplement for kidney issues. It is easy to use with included scoop. Pay attention if you purchase a different size jar, the dosages are different. We medicate lots of dogs every day and this is a convenient product as it can be sprinkled on food, squirted in with water or hidden in a treat.
    By whynotpugs
    Surprisingly effective!
    September 29, 2015
    I'm actually using this product in conjunction with Azodyl. My vet recommended these products along with a kidney diet food to treat my aged Pug who's beginning to show early stages of kidney disease. In 10 days, his numbers were nearly back to normal. We're all impressed with the results!
    By Aspen
    It Works!
    July 15, 2015
    I wish I had the exact #'s from my dog's blood work, but this used in combination with Azodyl did reduce the elevated #'s in my 14 year old husky's blood. She had been diagnosed with kidney disease and her levels were very high. Vet said probably 85% kidney failure. He was skeptical of this product but said it couldn't hurt to try. 2 months or so after we started Epakitin and Azodyl, sure enough her levels had decreased by a fair margin. It also greatly improved her life. She ended up passing from non related heart failure. I can't thank you all enough for the extra year we were given with out beloved Husky. Bottom line, these products do actually work!
    By pcdoc
    Allamuchy, NJ
    Excellent Product
    June 12, 2015
    My pooch lived until she was 16 with failing kidney function. Epakitin was part of a wellness regimen that helped my dog live a long life. It helped maintain her kidney function after it was found to have declined. Be sure to dose properly, it makes a difference.
    By Big D.
    Chicago, IL
    It works
    April 15, 2015
    Since my dog has been using Epakitin, her protien levels dropped from 8 to 4.7. This stuff works. The only downside is that my dog does not like the flavor of this stuff. If they could make it in a flavor/texture that dogs like, it would be perfect.
    By Sagan14
    Saint Joseph, MI
    April 3, 2015
    Within 14 days I have seen my cat's energy & appetite improve. Will have a blood test in 10 days to see if #'s are lower.
    By Dolly
    Works great!
    March 24, 2015
    Last summer my kitty, 12 years old, was not wanting to eat, drank lots of water and was very lethargic for him. A trip to the vets office diagnosed kidney problems and not a very good prognosis. He prescribed Epakitin to mix in with the prescription cat food. Well, the cat wouldn't eat the expensive food, but he started eating his preferred "junk" food, Friskies with the Epakitin mixed in. 9 months later he is active, seemingly has no issues, runs and plays and enjoys his life. Epakitin made a huge difference. Much cheaper here than at the vet's office
    By Dolly
    BEST STUFF!!!!!!!!!
    March 23, 2015
    I use Epakitin on my domestic cat, 17 years old, and my Serval, 12 years old. Both have shown MUCH improvement with their kidney function. Just mix it with their food and they eat it right away. Will not stop using it. Great price and fast shipping.
    By Madguitar
    Review for Epakitin for Dogs and Cats (300 gm)
    March 15, 2015
    We have been using this product because our dog is in kidney failure. He is 7.5 years old and we have been using the product for at least 3 or more years. It appears to be helping and we do blood work at least twice a year to monitor him.
    By Sandysays
    gladstone NJ
    this stuff was amazing
    February 16, 2015
    my vet recommended using Epakitin when my cats kidney functioning began to go down hill and her pancreatitis flared. Her condition made her very nauseous and she would throw up repeatedly and not eat. She ate the first dose of Epakitin powder mixed into her canned food with vigor and continued to enjoy her food thereafter. She was a very fussy eater and I doubted she would get enough of a dose to make a difference. I was wrong. Epakitin helped prevent her from feeling sick and she actually ate more and gained weight. It helped to improve her quality of life and comfort level. Speak to your vet about dosage levels.
    By dogman
    Good product
    September 18, 2014
    I have used this product for three years now for my Shiloh Shepherd who was diagnosed with renal failure 5 years ago. It has kept his numbers consistent and he is doing well. It is expensive and prices vary quite a bit.
    By Dreamcatcher
    Virginia Beach, VA
    July 31, 2014
    Very good product. Does what it says it will. I would consider this a medicine and only give under vet's advice ofr after consulting with the pros at the manufacturer.
    By Dorae
    July 26, 2014
    I have been using this product for over a year. I believe that it has help extend the life of my sweet dog who is suffering with kidney issues. I treasure anytime she has left.
    By Thapu1
    Great purchase
    July 8, 2014
    My small dog was diagnosed with renal failure in 12/2012. Mid-last year we started him on Epakitin & Azodyl (small caps) twice a day with food. His phosphorous count reduced dramatically & his appetite improved. I believe that these two products contributed in the improved phosphorous count which is a big problem in renal failure.
    By dog m.
    winston, GA
    Great kidney support highly recommended for dog
    June 27, 2014
    We use this for our 100 pound sherpherd and he has bone cancer, but is doing very well. He is 10 yrs old. This actually improved his creatine and his kidney function levels after using for 8-12 weeks a great deal!!! I love this product!!
    By NWTN G.
    June 2, 2014
    My cat of 20 years took this for 3 years and it prolonger her life. She did not like needles so this was the best treatment for her instead of subcutous fluids daily.
    By freedom
    Review for Epakitin for Dogs and Cats (300 gm)
    March 18, 2014
    This product is recommended for my dog with kidney failure. This size makes it easier to order!!
    By Seong
    Great value!
    March 9, 2014
    This item is awesome~ I buy this regularly for my poodle and she has chronic kidney failure. It's a great supplement that keeps her phosphorus level stable. She needed to increase the dosage recently therefore I had to order more than I normally do. Great value~
    By Sheila
    Chicago, IL
    November 30, 2013
    We have a samoyed that was diagnosed with renal dysplasia as a puppy. Her kidneys are the same size a cat's should be as well as mishapen. She was not expected to live past 2 years of age. We found a nephrologist that prescibed a combination of an ace inhibitor, baby aspirin, omega 3 fish oil, Epakitin, & Azodyl. She turned 5 this past October. Needless to say, we are thrilled these products exist. She would not be alive without them.
    By cb
    lowers triglycerides too
    November 19, 2013
    My schnauzer was diagnosed with hypertriglyceredemia which was causing her to be ill and have pain. The specialist recommended this product even though it is made for renal care because they found it helps to bind the fats and lower triglycerides. I am happy to say that my girl's triglycerides dropped almost 250 points in one month. We are on the right track! She has been spunkier and loving life once again.
    By slamina
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Honestly a life saver
    November 17, 2013
    Our 14 yr. old male cat was found to be in late stage kidney failure during a vet. visit in April 2012. His BUN read very high at 102 and CREATININE at 2.8. Those are 2 tests that show the progression. My vet. rx'd him Epakitin. His next visit in May showed a 1 lb. weight gain, BUN at 42 and CREATININE at 2.7. Today, 19 months later he is doing fine. Amazing how this powder changed his blood levels. And it has no smell or taste, easy to give to your pet. I paid my vet. $105 for a 150 gm. jar. Here I pay under $70. for a 300 gm size.

    Questions and Answers

    2 Questions & 2 Answers
    from Chesapeake City, MD asked:
    July 31, 2015
    how many gm is one scoop? Trying to figure out how often it needs to be ordered.
    1 Answer
    The directions state "One level spoonful provides 2.5 grams of Epakitin."
    Submitted by: Customer Service on August 4, 2015

    from San Jose, CA asked:
    April 3, 2015
    How to store this? Does it need to be stored in the fridge like Azydole or just a shade area?
    1 Answer
    The storage directions suggest keeping it in an area that is between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius (59 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit).
    Submitted by: Customer Service on April 7, 2015

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