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Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Kidney Function Diets
Both the Early Care and Advanced Care Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) formulas are designed to provide complete nutrition for cats with CKD—an important consideration, given that cats can live for many years with renal disease. The Early Care diet contains restricted phosphorus to help minimize the release of parathyroid hormone and prevent secondary hyperparathyroidism; omega-3 fatty acids to help reduce inflammatory mediators; moderate protein, which may help maintain lean body mass in early stages of CKD; and a non-acidifying formulation to help counteract metabolic acidosis. The Advanced Care formula, for cats in later stages of CKD, has similar benefits to the Early Care diet, but is formulated with reduced amounts of high-quality protein to minimize the production of filtered nitrogenous waste products, which contribute to azotemia.