How to get it? With nutrition that thinks ahead.
Renal - Early Stage is designed to address the nutritional needs of your dog once kidney problems have been identified by your veterinarian. It provides optimum protein levels to help maintain body condition, muscular mass, and immune and organ function. There are special ingredients to minimize wastes building up in the bloodstream. It has reduced phosphorus levels to help slow the progression of renal damage. Your veterinarian can explain how the formulas may help and which one is right for your dog.
How can the Renal Management System help? br> Nutrition plays a critical role in managing the clinical signs and progression of kidney problems. Iams® Veterinary Formulas Renal -Early Stage/Canine nutritionally manage progression with:
Corn Meal, Corn Grits, Chicken, Brewer's Rice, Dried Beet Pulp, Soy Protein Isolate, Fish Meal, Chicken Flavor, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Dried Egg Product, Gum Arabic, Fructooligosaccharides, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Potassium Chloride, Flax Meal, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate [source of Vitamin B1], Pyridoxine Hydrochloride [source of Vitamin B6], Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement [source of Vitamin B2], Inositol, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Potassium Citrate, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Potassium Iodide, Cobalt Carbonate), Ethoxyquin (a preservative), Rosemary Extract
|Crude Protein, minimum||18.0|
|Crude Fat, minimum||12.0|
|Crude Fiber, maximum||4.0|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids, minimum||1.75*|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids, minimum||0.35*|
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles. Renal - Early Stage/Canine Dry Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Maintenance. Manufactured under U.S. Patent Nos. 5,616,569 and 6,093,418; other U.S. and foreign patents pending.
|Weight (lbs.)||Weight maintenance (dry cups/day)|
|3 to 10||1/2 to 1|
|10 to 20||1 to 1 3/4|
|20 to 30||1 3/4 to 2 1/3|
|30 to 40||2 1/3 to 2 3/4|
|40 to 60||2 3/4 to 3 2/3|
|60 to 80||3 2/3 to 4 1/2|
|80 to 100||4 1/2 to 5 1/4|
These guideline amounts are a starting point and your dog may need more food depending upon age, activity and temperament. In order to reach optimal body condition, you may need to adjust food intake. This chart represents the total recommended volume of food per day. You should divide the total recommended feeding amount by the number of times you feed your dog per day to get the actual portion size per feeding.
3,580 kcal/kg; 245 kcal/cup; 2.41-oz/cup