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Epakitin is a nutritional supplement for support of kidney function for dogs and cats.
WHAT THIS PRODUCT CURES
Epakitin limits the absorption of phosphorus from kidneys with the help of chitosan, the active ingredient. Chitosan is a natural compound that binds phosphorus and that way slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease in animals.
Chronic Kidney Disease affects both cats and dogs of all ages. However, it is frequently seen in older animals. Kidney damage usually happens very slowly and at first undetectable. Clinical signs of kidney failure mostly appear once the significant and irreversible damage to the kidney tissue is already done. Although Chronic Kidney Disease cannot be cured or reversed, it is a manageable condition whose progression can be slowed. The common symptoms of renal failure in both cats and dogs include frequent urination, increased amounts of excreted urine, the appearance of blood in urine, thirst. The animals are weak, lethargic, without appetite. They are losing weight, suffering from diarrhea, vomiting, constipation and seizures.
There are several conditions that can lead to chronic kidney failure, such as tumors (e.g. lymphoma), diabetes mellitus, urinary blockage and certain hereditary factors.
RELATIVE INFO ON BREEDS MOST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS AILMENT
All dogs and cats can develop chronic kidney disease, but there are certain breeds that are genetically predisposed to this condition. Samoyed, English Cocker Spaniel, Cairn terrier, German Shepherd and Bull terrier dogs, as well as Persian and Abyssinian cats, are prone to chronic kidney disease.
QUESTIONS FOR MY VET
1. What is Epakitin?
Epakitin is a nutritional supplement for dogs and cats. It supports the function of kidneys in animals suffering from chronic renal disease.
2. How does Epakitin work?
Epakitin contains chitosan, a natural compound that binds phosphorus and reduces its absorption from the intestines. The reduced amounts of phosphorus support the kidney function and slow down the progress of the disease.
3. What are the side effects of Epakitin?
There are no reported side effects during the administration of Epakitin.
4. What drugs interact with Epakitin?
There are no reported drug interactions with Epakitin. However, be sure to mention all prescription and over the counter drugs as well as other nutritional supplements your pet is taking to your vet.
5. How is Epakitin used?
Epakitin should be used according to the veterinary and product label instructions. Follow the dosing instructions when mixing epakitin powder with your pet’s food. Be sure to ensure enough fresh water for your pet while using Epakitin.
6. What in case of accidental overdose with Epakitin?
In case of accidental overdose stop administering Epakitin and seek veterinary help immediately.
This product is intended for animal use only. Keep it away from children and pets.
Use only in dogs and cats.
Provide enough fresh water for the animal when administering Epakitin.
STORAGE AND DISPOSAL
Store in a dry and cool place in the original container.
GENERIC VS. BRAND COMPARISON
There is no generic equivalent of Epakitin available on the market.
HOW IT WORKS
Epakitin’s active ingredient is chitosan. It is a phosphorus-binding compound naturally found in the shells of crab and shrimp. Chitosan limits the absorption of phosphorus in the intestines of cats and dogs. Reduced amounts of phosphorus are beneficial for the damaged kidney tissue; the progression of chronic renal disease is slowed down and the symptoms are eased.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Epakitin is used according to the veterinary and product label instructions. In case you do not understand the provided instructions, consult your veterinarian or pharmacist. Epakitin powder is palatable to most animals and easy to administer. The appropriate amount of Epakitin powder is mixed with the usual pet food and offered twice daily. Make sure to offer lost of fresh water while administering this supplement. Epakitin is safe to administer for the entire life of the animal.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Epakitin powder is mixed with the food. The dosing of the powder is done with the dosing spoon provided in the package. One dosing spoon contains 1 g of Epakitin. the powder is administered twice daily. Give 1 g of Epakitin per 5 kg of body weight in the morning and the same
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