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Epakitin, 60 gm
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  • Supports kidney function in dogs and cats
  • May be used along with other kidney health supplements like Azodyl
  • Contains natural chitosan derived from shrimp and crab shells
  • May lower elevated phosphate levels in the blood
  • Formerly known as Epakitin, 50 gm
  • Manufacturer information and usage PDF
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    Description

    Support your pet's kidney health with Epakitin

    Epakitin Nutritional Supplement, 2.16 oz (60 gm) is an over-the-counter supplement that is intended to help support kidney function in dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This palatable powder contains Chitosan, a naturally occurring polysaccharide derived from shrimp and crab shells. While there is no cure for CKD, the Chitosan in Epakitin works as a phosphate-binder to reduce elevated phosphate levels. This may slow down the destructive progression of CKD and improve your pet's quality of life.

    Epakitin, 60 gm is simply added to your pet's food. It can be used with special low phosphorus CKD diets or your pet's regular food. The manufacturer also states that Epakitin can be used with other kidney disease therapies, including Azodyl. Consult wtih your veterinarian before beginning a new supplement regimen with your car or dog.

    Directions

    Pet Weight Dosage
    Dogs/Cats: All weights

    1 gm of Epakitin per 5 kg (11 lb) body weight given orally in the morning and the evening mixed with food.
    One level spoonful (provided) contains 1 gram of Epakitin.


    Epakitin Customer Reviews

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    Overall Customer Rating of 4 Reviews:
    texas

    Epakitin Nutritional Supplement

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    Pros:
    Cons:
    The purchase was safe and easy.

    However, my cat will not eat this stuff when mixed with food. I'm going to have to find another way to get these nutrients in her.

    It can be a little pricey for a small amount, but for those of us looking to give our cats the best, it's worth it sometimes.

    Thanks.

    Chicago

    Great price for this product

    Rating:
    Pros:
    • price
    Cons:
    My vet recommended this supplement but charges twice as much for it. My Maltese doesn't mind the powder mixed in with her food and it seems to be helping with her kidney issues. My experience with Vet Depot has been great. I will definitely reorder this product.

    Minneapolis

    Epakitin - a good choice for treating CKD in cats

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    My cat was recently diagnosed with end - staged CKD. We have been treating her with low magnesium & phosphorus pet food, sub-Q fluid supplements & recently added Epakitin. We see the Vet on Monday & will have labs drawn to determine her progress. Will get back yo everyone & let you know how she is doing.

    United States

    Epakitin Nutritional Supplement

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    Pros:
    • Savings from vet
    Cons:
    This is the first time I dealt with VetDepot and I am very pleased with the product and prompt service!

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    This information is for general reference only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition of your pet. Because is intended as a general reference, this information may not include all possible uses, precautions, directions, reactions (including allergic), drug interactions, or withdrawal times. Always consult your local veterinarian and have your pet examined for any advice concerning the diagnosis and treatment of your pet, including which products and doses are most appropriate. Any trademarks are the property of their respective owners. VetDepot is not a pharmacy. All prescription products are dispensed by our Pharmacy Partner.

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