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Epakitin for Dogs and Cats (60 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
    48 Reviews
    85% (41)
    10% (5)
    2% (1)
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    2% (1)
    94% Recommend this product (45 of 48 responses)
    By Viktoriya
    Wilmington, Delaware
    Healing my old cat
    January 22, 2023
    A 15-year-old cat has chronic kidney problems. I started giving her Epakitin twice a day, along with food. The condition began to improve, the cat became more cheerful and active. I give this drug together with Azodyl.
    By Redge
    Healing my cat
    September 15, 2020
    Seems to be working well with my cat who suffers from kidney failure, I also changed her food to raw meat. I recommend.
    Easy to mix with meat
    By BreesMom
    Austin Tx
    Helped my older dog
    August 2, 2017
    I have a 12yr old heeler who had become very picky and had to be coaxed to eat. Within two days of putting her on this she is no longer turning away from her food bowl. She is eating twice a day with no coaxing. I add it to her morning and evening meal that she is now happily eating! Great product.
    By Bob
    May 31, 2017
    The cat I bought it for isn't crazy for it like the other users comments I read. I have to mix it in real cream and then he will eat/drink some of it. There is always left overs that the others drink also. And, I can't get him to drink it regularly some days he won't touch it. It also doesn't go as far as the other reviewer's said. I bought the small bottle and, if he took it regularly I would have been out in a month. I give him the Azodyl also and being on a fixed income makes me wonder if I can afford both. I hope so though, and will continue until I can't or he won't. He does seem better but, not extremely. He still pees a ton several times a day. Well, all I can do is wait and see. If you can afford this, I say use it. With so little research done to help animals we need to find what will ease our precious ones illness'
    By Daniel
    Love the med, love the service
    December 29, 2016
    This works great for our needs, EntirelyPets is great for deliverying this to us.
    By saintnash
    good for Kidney problems in cats
    August 13, 2016
    We were already using Azodyl 100 mg once a day for our cat with "chronic renal issues" He had started to drink a lot of water which means they are trying to flush toxins. Added Epakitin at about 1/2 the recommended dosage 2x day. He started drinking less and perking up. He's really doing well after two weeks of this regimen. Using Azodyl and Epakitin together is apparently the best treatment in addition to reducing phosphorus in the diet.
    By wildcottontail
    Product Works
    June 23, 2016
    Our family veterinarian recommended this for my dog, Kodi. Her blood work values were elevated and the phosphorus levels have come down to within normal limits.
    By Stevie
    Just what the doctor ordered
    April 3, 2016
    My kitty's specialist recommended using Epakitin
    for her kidney problems. Said Entirelypets was
    the best place to order. Ordering is easy and the
    products come quickly. Very happy with Entirelypets and Epakitn.
    By JodieK
    Denver, CO
    Because it's good to see her eat
    June 24, 2015
    My 19-year-old (you go girl!) cat, Astrid, is in the early stages (two) of kidney failure. After much online searching and advice form message boards, I came across this phosphate binder product. I was beyond skeptical that she would eat it...and she digs it. Derived in part derived from crab and shrimp shells, recommend this sprinkle for even the pickiest of eaters.
    By Lynne
    San Diego
    Saved My Furbaby
    May 27, 2015
    My dog has been in renal failure for over 2 1/2 years. I believe the Epakitin along with her other meds and fluids has given her a new lease on life
    By cat m.
    garner, nc
    epakitin for cats
    May 18, 2015
    my cat was diagnosed with renal failure and I began using this product recommended by my vet and 9months later his creatinine is now normal. I think this is a great product!
    By Spinster
    Long Island, NY
    Baby takes Epakitin like a good girl!
    April 13, 2015
    Baby eats Epakitin with her dinner. She doesn't mind the taste. I hope she feels better soon!
    By Colorfulstar1
    My cat eats it!
    March 9, 2015
    I bought this supplement to help my cat's declining kidneys. She eats it right away and hasn't had any issues getting her entire daily dose in. I mix it with a little chicken broth and it's gone.
    By Deb-o
    Sunnyvale, Ca.
    Good stuff!!
    September 15, 2014
    I give my older cat Epakitin for her weight and it really helped her appetite. Would highly recommend it. She has gained a little which she really needed.
    By uncrazy l.
    works great
    July 3, 2014
    I was told my 5 yr old himalayan cat would probably not survive the weekend. That was 3 months ago. Her phosphorous level is NORMAL after being very high before the Epakitin. I put it into empty gelation capsules as she doesn't eat canned food to sprinkle it on.

    Also using the Azodyl and RX Renal Feline which has made her Creatinine normal and BUN came down from 109 to 36! Great products.
    By luckythecatsmom
    Works for cats with renal issues
    June 16, 2014
    When our aged cat was diagnosed with early stages of chronic renal failure 2 years ago, our vet recommended Epakitin and also, a prescription dry cat food for kidney health. We immediately began giving our cat the vet recommended amount of Epakitin daily on her canned cat food. She is a picky eater and had no problems eating her food with the Epakitin supplement. However, she really didn't like the prescription dry food so we still have to mix in a little of her old dry food in with the prescription food. After 1 year on the Epakitin and prescription dry food, her urine test came back normal and her weight loss has slowed. Her activity level increased shortly after we started her on the supplement, we noticed. We highly recommend Epakitin as a supplement for cat with renal issues. Our cat is acting like a much younger cat now.
    By Robin B.
    Great Product!
    May 7, 2014
    I highly recommend Epakitin for cats with failing kidneys. My older cat, with failing kidneys, has been on Epakitin for almost 2 years. When I first found him, and took him to our vet, she didn't think he had long to live. Between Epakitin, quality canned food, and Renafood from Standard Process, 'Shadow' beat the odds. Every day is a gift. Your pet is worth it!
    By kitty l.
    Racine, WI
    Hoping it will help
    April 4, 2014
    Epikitin was recommended by both a holistic veterinarian as well as the traditional veterinarian to help support my cats kidney function. It is easy to use. I simply mix it with his food. He is a picky eater and doesn't seem to mind the taste and much easier than giving him a pill. I am hoping to see improvement in his kidney function, but already I see that he is appearing more playful and energetic. There hasn't been much change in his blood work though. I am very happy that it was available through entirely pets.
    Absorbs phosphorus
    March 19, 2014
    Can't get my cat to eat low protein, low phosphorus prescription food. I don't even know why they sell it. In researching, since cats are meat eaters, some vets think that the protein is okay and to cut the phosphorus. Epakitin is a phosphorus absorber. Works well but should be monitered by a vet as calcium can build up in the blood and that can be harmful too. Mixes in food and cat doesn't mind it.
    By PetloverC
    Epakitin Works
    March 3, 2014
    Recommended by my vet for my cat that is in the stage of renal failure where phosphates are high. It has done wonders. The calcium carbonate in it settles his stomach and other component lowers his phosphate. He is eating and doing much better.
    By Diabetic O.
    Good for diabetic cat
    February 23, 2014
    Helps lower phosphorus in Diabet Cat food
    By Janet
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    saved my cats life
    January 12, 2014
    This product brought my cats blood levels to a manageable range and drs. gave him (maybe) a year. It's been 2 now and his levels are even better. It has no taste or smell so any cat will eat it in his food.
    Was a bit concerned to find the product had gone up in price considerably but I'll continue using..
    By Susan N.
    Norco, CA
    My cat likes it
    October 28, 2013
    It's a good phosphate binder and my cat likes it. Her phosphate is still in normal range after a couple of years of this once daily with her canned food.
    By Molly c.
    Cats w/renal issues can eat their favorite foods!!
    October 2, 2013
    Cats with renal issues can eat their favorite foods. Just sprinkle Epakitin on food and they can enjoy as usual. Molly has been on Epakitin for 2 years with no problems. She is 15 years old and doing well.
    By Sassy
    Great Purchase
    August 28, 2013
    Saved money by purchasing through Entirely Pets. It is the same product that I have been buying through the vet. It is nice to save money and still give my sweet old dog the medicine that she needs.
    By Lori
    Just what the "Doctor" ordered!
    July 7, 2013
    I was pleasantly surprised to find this product available on line through Entirely Pets. My cat was recently diagnosed with kidney disease and EPAKITIN was suggested by our vet, in addition to prescription food. Not only was the cost considerably cheaper through Entirely Pets, but the supplement was received through the mail very quickly. I will continue to check this site for our future pet needs.
    By sheila
    July 5, 2013
    This was recommended by my vet for a cat with kidney failure. He is doing very well and I feel part of his wellbeing is due to this product
    By Bill
    Wake Forest, NC
    April 29, 2013
    We are using this as another support mechanism along with Azodyl for our cat with kidney disease.

    Too early to report on the results however, he apparently likes the taste (which is half the battle) when giving meds to cats.
    By Amelia
    San Diego, CA
    Definetely a great product
    March 3, 2013
    This has improved my Labrador's kidney function tremendously. He has gotten his appetite back, increased his weight, feels and looks so much better since starting Epakitin twice daily in November of last year. Before, he had to be syringe fed with a lot of struggle. The best supplement ever. I truly believe in it!
    By furstlady
    March 3, 2013
    I highly recommend this product.My cat has kidney failure and though this will not cure it ,it has helped him greatly .

    Questions and Answers

    1 Question & 1 Answer
    from attleboro mass asked:
    February 12, 2015
    it says on the bottle 60 g I got this same exact bottle from my vet, but he put his label over it and on his it says epaktitin 300GM now is that GM on the vets label different ? does it mean the same thing? and he charged me 104.00 for this exact bottle and its sealed.
    1 Answer
    it sounds like your veterinarian accidentally applied the wrong label. This bottle contains 60 gm of the supplement- the 300 gram container looks different. You can find the 300 gm container at the link below:
    Submitted by: Customer Service on February 12, 2015

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