60g Ipakitine Powder for Kidney Failure in Cats & Dogs. Ipakitine is a complementary feeding stuff for the support of renal function in cases of chronic renal insufficiency in cats and dogs
Warning: Last items in stock!
Availability date: 2013-06-07
|Product Name:||Ipakitine Powder for Kidney Failure - 60g|
|Target Animal:||Dogs and Cats|
|Pet Prescription Required?:||No|
Numerous studies have shown the benefits of phosphate reduction in cats and dogs suffering from kidney failure and it is now widely accepted that there is a direct link between the length and quality of life of a cat or dog with kidney failure and the amount of phosphates they get through their food.
The ingredients in Ipakitine act as phosphate binding agents and lower the absorption of phosphates from the intestines. Thus in respect of phosphate restriction they can mimic or enhance the effects of a phosphate restricted food. There is also a reduction in the absorption of some uraemic toxins that can affect normal kidney function.Through this double action Ipakitine supports normal kidney function.
Calcium carbonate – proven phosphate binding properties
Chitosan – derived from chitin by a process of de-acetylation. Chitin is a natural substance the main building material of exoskeletons of arthropods. Due to chitosan’s specific molecular properties it acts as an absorbent in the intestines and thus lowers the absorption of certain substances that can be harmful to the kidneys including phosphates and some uraemic toxins.
Ipakitine Dosage: 1g Ipakitine per 5kg body weight twice daily mixed with food for up to 6 months initially. One level scoop measures 1g of Ipakitine. It is recommended that a check up is performed every 6 months. Administration of Ipakitine can be life-long. Allow free access to fresh water during Ipakitine administration.
Body weight of cat or dog - Number of scoops per day
3-5kg - 2 Scoops
10kg - 4 Scoops
15kg - 6 Scoops
20kg - 8 Scoops