Iams® Veterinary Formula™ Renal Plus

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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? 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:

  • patented Nitrogen Trap Fiber System, which diverts the waste products of protein metabolism from the bloodstream into the colon, thereby reducing the workload on the failing kidneys. This allows for optimal protein intake to maintain muscle mass, immune system, and glomerular filtration (filtering of fluids through the kidneys).
  • omega-6:omega-3 fatty acid ratio targeting 5:1, which helps reduce intrarenal blood pressure (canine), helps minimize inflammation (canine), and helps slow progression.
  • potassium citrate to counter the effects of metabolic acidosis (a condition in which the pH of the blood is too acidic), which occurs when the kidneys lose ability to filter waste products from the bloodstream.
  • reduced phosphorous content compared with that in many maintenance diets. Dietary phosphorous is essential for cell structure/function and bone development in dogs and cats. However, in animals with kidney problems, phosphorous levels are often abnormally high. Phosphorus is believed to play a role in the progression of kidney problems in dogs and cats.


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

Nutrient (percent)
Crude Protein, minimum 18.0
Crude Fat, minimum 12.0
Crude Fiber, maximum 4.0
Moisture, maximum 10.0
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