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Epakitin - 2.16 oz (60 gm)

A powerful tool for advanced renal support in cats and dogs

Vetoquinol Epakitin - 2.16 oz (60 gm) 017030073614
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Epakitin - 2.16 oz (60 gm)
Product #: PET170
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Innovative Treatments For Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects, on average, 10.8% of cats and 5.2% of dogs brought in for
consultation and is a leading cause of death. While there is no cure, it is possible to slow down the auto-destructive cycle of CKD and increase life expectancy by limiting the increase of phosphatemia. Studies show that this can be accomplished through use of a low phosphorous diet and/or by adding a phosphate binder to the diet.

Results of dietary trials indicate the addition of an intestinal phosphate binder not only lowers serum phosphorous and parathyroid hormone levels in cats with impaired renal function, but also creates persistent effectiveness which was observable at a six month and nine month interval in the trials.

Epakitin Results Proven Clinically
Epakitin is a chitosan-based nutritional supplement which operates in the intestines. In clinical trials at the University of Vienna and the University of Georgia, the chitosan in Epakitin has been proven effective as a phosphate binder:
• Decreasing phosphatemia
• Reducing urea
• Reducing creatinine
• Reducing calcium absorption
• Increasing life expectancy
• Without affecting food consumption

UPC 017030073614
Brand Epakitin
Manufacturer Vetoquinol
Size 2.16 oz
Size Options No
Color Options No
Cost/Feeding No
Product Condition new

Indications For Use :

For use in cats and dogs.

 Epakitin should be adminstered at the first signs of hyper-phosphatemia in cases of CKD. For best results, it is suggested to use Epakitin in combination with a low phosphorous diet. However, Epakitin's highly palatable formulation can be used with their regular food in animals that refuse to change their diet.

Administration:

Epakitin should be administered at the rate of 1 scoop (provided) of Epakitin per 10 lbs (5 kg) of body weight, twice daily, with food. The measuring spoon supplied within delivers 1g of Epakitin. Fresh water should always be available for the animal.

Ingredients:

Protein4.6%
Fat<0.5%
Moisture1.35%
Ash10.5%
Calcium3.7%,
Phosphorous<0.7%
Potassium0.024%
Sodium0.015%
Cellulose<0.5%.

A 'Must-Have' for Senior Pets!

5 stars

We were skeptical when the vet suggested adding Epakitin to our cat's daily routine last year. After all, we've been holding steady on the pre-renal borderline for 5 years by taking Azodyl twice daily. But when my cat began showing facial ticks and twitching, we immediately started her on the Epakitin. Since this product is made by the same company that makes Azodyl, it seemed like a solid bet. She loves the taste, her kidneys are holding strong, and the twitching has all but disappeared. Jet turns 15 this month, and I swear her great health is due, in part, to Vetoquinol suppliments. If you've got senior pets, this product should definitely be in your daily routine.

Review by Heather and JetCityKitty on 7/24/13

Epakitin

5 stars

This product has saved my little shizu he is now 18 going on 19yrs!

Review by Ray on 6/9/13

Great Product Helps my cat!

5 stars

My cat has severe Kidney failure and this product is helping her maintain her dietary needs. My vet charges 35.50 per 50gm bottle so thank goodness for PSCPets.com!!!!

Review by cherie/Jypsy on 10/2/12

Great product!!

5 stars

Our dog really seems to love it! We mix it with her special kidney formula dog food and she eats it right up! She is acting like she feels better and it seems like this stuff really helps! We will continue to use this product for as long as it helps her!

Review by Holly on 8/3/12

It helps our 12 year old dog.

5 stars

Our 12 year old dog was having kidney problems, so our Vet recommended we switch to canned dog food (from dry kibble because she wasn't drinking enough water) and put Epakitin in her food at each feeding (twice per day). Since we made two changes at the same time, I can't say for sure it was the Epakitin alone that helped her, but she is better. We give her the canned dog food in a cereal bowl sized dish of water twice a day, so it's more like soup. She finishes it all immediately. Buying the Epakitin here is FAR less expensive than directly from the Vet.

Review by Stu on 8/3/12

It helps our 12 year old dog.

5 stars

Our 12 year old dog was having kidney problems, so our Vet recommended we switch to canned dog food (from dry kibble because she wasn't drinking enough water) and put Epakitin in her food at each feeding (twice per day). Since we made two changes at the same time, I can't say for sure it was the Epakitin alone that helped her, but she is better. We give her the canned dog food in a cereal bowl sized dish of water twice a day, so it's more like soup. She finishes it all immediately. Buying the Epakitin here is FAR less expensive than directly from the Vet.

Review by Stu on 8/3/12

Our 12 year old dog was having kidney problems

5 stars

Our 12 year old dog was having kidney problems, so our Vet recommended we switch to canned dog food (from dry kibble because she wasn't drinking enough water) and put Epakitin in her food at each feeding (twice per day). Since we made two changes at the same time, I can't say for sure it was the Epakitin alone that helped her, but she is better. We give her the canned dog food in a cereal bowl sized dish of water twice a day, so it's more like soup. She finishes it all immediately. Buying the Epakitin here is FAR less expensive than directly from the Vet.

Review by Stu on 8/3/12

Noticeable Improvement

5 stars

I noticed an improvement in my cat's health using Epakitin.

Review by Marvin on 8/3/12

Approve 100%

5 stars

This powder seems to really help my dog out with his kidney failure treatment. It gets a thumbs up from me.

Review by Soulshine1129 on 8/3/12

So far so good

4 stars

My dog is really picky and she's been taking this medication without a problem. We haven't checked her BUN/Creatin levels since beginning the medication so I'm not sure if it's working well or not.

Review by LMC32 on 8/3/12

Wonderful

5 stars

My pup just loves this!

Review by Beth on 8/3/12

just what i expected

5 stars

this powder is exactly what i get from my local vet, except it's a lot cheaper here! :) delivery was as expected.

Review by Althea on 8/3/12

Great product at a great price.

5 stars

Odie is 11 and has kidney disease. Treating his disease on a fixed budget was dificult until we found it at 1/2 the price as we were paying at the Vet. Now he is better and is back to playing with his toys.

Review by Patricia on 8/3/12

Epakitin

5 stars

Gracie my 6 year old cat who has only 15% function of her kidneys has been taking this since August of last year. Three months after putting it in her food her labs improved. We were able to avoid changing her meds. She is on 4 liquid meds that I get from a compounding pharmacy in addition to the Epakitin. She is doing well. She was diagnosed with Kidney failure in 2010.

Review by Jen on 8/3/12

Excellent

5 stars

Our vet recommended it. Probioticsmart had it reasonably priced. Ordering was easy. It was shipped and delivered quickly.

Review by Stu on 8/3/12

Epakitin is a great kidney supplement

5 stars

My 14 year old cat Misty was disagnosed with reduced kidney function a bit over a year ago. She is an extremely fractious little lady so the injections of fluids would not work for her. I have maintained her on Epakitin for the past year with great results. The vet cost of the product is prohibitive, so I have begun to purchase it from ProbioticSmart. Their price is about one third of the price of the identical product at the vet's office. They deliver promptly and you earn points with every purchase which then reduce the cost of future purchases. I definitley will continue to buy this product from them.

Review by BraidsL on 8/3/12

Great product

5 stars

I have 3 cats that have been diagnosed with renal failure. My vet has prescribed Epakitin for all of them along with special cat food. It seems to have helped all of them, so I will keep buying it. PSC has the best price on the web for this, and very quick shipping!

Review by Deb on 8/3/12

Excellent

5 stars

Great item for a great price

Review by soulshine1129 on 8/3/12

Excellent product, and very friendly staff

5 stars

We have an older cat that 4 months ago didn't look like she would make it.
She lost a lot of weight, and with obvious kidney problems. She looked terrible, her coat dingy, lethargic, extremely weak, she could barely walk, and jumping up on the the bed was not possible for her, loss of appetite as well.
We have been rescuing strays for years and have lots of experience with all kinds of feline maladies, so we knew that the vet would have said that at her age there wouldn't be much he could do.
After poking around the internet seeing if there was more we could do to make her as comfortable as possible, I ran across this product, researched it, and ultimately decided to order it, as well as the Azodyl. (more on that in another review)
Well, while the first week show not much change, by the 2nd week she seemed to be regaining her appetite, and by the end of the month she was eating like a horse, her fur was getting shiny, she had definitively gained weight, and was walking, even trotting around the house, and able to jump up on the bed!
She now, 4 months later, is even a heavier than she has ever been, even when she was young!
Don't know if the Epakitin would work on it's own, but from my research, people recommended using it together with the Azodyl, and all I know is in this case, they worked!
I'm about to re-order now!

Review by David on 8/3/12

Excellent

5 stars

This was prescribed by our vet for a stray cat we took in. The cost from the vet was very costly. I researched the medicine with my red laser app. on my phone and PSC pets was first on the list. The main selling point was that I could purchase a larger container at a much lower price. The free shipping was an added bonus.

Review by Fran on 8/3/12

good results so far

5 stars

our 10 year old Mastiff was diagnosed with chronic renal failure. The vet prescribed Epakitin. After a few weeks, Raven's appetite improved and her energy level also improved. It is not a cure, but it seems to slow the progression of the disease somewhat. After buying the first container from the vet, I found it on PSC Pets.com for $25 less. Thanks to them, I am able to afford to keep Raven on this.

Review by Raven and Al on 8/3/12

Epakitin has been excellent .

5 stars

Kassie was 14 years old in September. Shortly after her birthday we noticed she was drinking copious amounts of water and then followed some very unusual accidents because of all that water. She had blood tests which showed that her kidneys were somewhat comprised. Our vet prescribed a special low protein food and suggested the epakitin. After several months of this regime, Kassie's kidney numbers are close to normal. She is drinking normally and no more accidents! She is doing so well.

Review by My name is Joanie. Kassie is my cockapoo. on 8/3/12

Excellent

5 stars

This product has been great for my pup!

Review by soulshine1129 on 8/3/12

Made such a difference!!

5 stars

I know that without Epakitin our friend Casey a 10 year old Golden Retriever would not be with us today! Nine months ago she was diagnosed with kidney failure. Since then we have been giving her Epakitin and it has helped her immensely. She has more energy and has an appetite. Knowing that her illness is progressive and has taken a toll on her body this medicine has helped her to maintain along with IV fluids subcutaneously a happy life. I have learned through trial and error that adding the medicine into a little bit of fat free cottage cheese is her favorite. We will continue to enjoy each day with our friend and I am very thankful for the last nine months we have had together. She is as much a part of the family as my children are and will be greatly missed. I hope this helps someone make the decision to try Epakitin I know you will not be disappointed!

Review by Sue on 8/3/12

Great Product

5 stars

Great Product for dog kidney!!

Review by Kevin on 8/3/12

Awesome

5 stars

My dog loves this stuff!!

Review by soulshine1129 on 8/3/12

Great product and value

5 stars

Glad I found the best place to buy this product. It is making a noticeable difference in my dog's health, so I intend to keep using it. PSCPets makes it much more affordable than getting it from my vet.

Review by Peeps on 8/3/12

Great Product

5 stars

Piper has been on this product for 1 1/2 yrs now. As a puppy had bad kidney #s. Added this to his diet and his kiddney #s have been normal ever sinse. Has had no side effects. Thanks Vetoquinol.

For Piper

Review by Piper on 7/19/12

4 years along and still going strong!

5 stars

Our cat was diagnosed with kidney disease at 16 years of age. Though her age was quite advanced, we decided to try and help her stick around a bit longer and immediately started with Epaktin and Azodyl. Now at 20 years old, she's still kickin' and YELLING for her twice daily kidney-cure! Wonderful products and very thankful for them.

Review by Linda G. on 7/14/12

Epakitin

5 stars

I found this place to be excellent. The price is 1/2 of the price that I USED to pay at the vet. The same size cost me $35.00 at my vet. I highly recomment Probioticsmart and will always use them.

Review by Linda on 7/13/12

great product

5 stars

I believe Epakitin helped our kitty who had chronic kidney failure. We didn't find out about this product until about 6 months after the diagnosis. I only wish we'd started using it sooner. It appeared to help, and was easy to use. She ate it right up with her food, which was impressive because she had very little appetite most of the time. I think it works well and would recommend anyone talk to their vet, or do their own research and try it.

Review by llillypad on 7/10/12

Epakitin is geat!!!

5 stars

My Beagle was diagnosed with early stages of kidney disease. After 1 week of being on Epakitin and Azodyl, her values came down. 2 months later, her bun is at the lowest she's had been! Will continue to purchase these 2 great products!

Review by BellaLiu on 7/2/12

Great product

5 stars

About two years ago, Trixie,my 15 year old Jack Russell/Boston Terrier mix was diagnosed with kidney disease. The vet prescribed epakitin to bind the phosphorus in her food to have it pass through her intestinal tract, to keep it from further damaging her kidneys. She is still doing well and I know much of this is due to epakitin plus the homemade food I prepare for her.I love this company and they have the best price I have found.

Review by john on 6/21/12

Epakitin This Stuff Works!

5 stars

This stuff really works!
Our cat was so weak that she could barely walk (without exaggeration)
She looked to be at death's door as we waited for this and the Azodyl to arrive. We really thought it was too late for anything to help. even if we had the stuff already. But, everything arrived within a few days of ordering, and we immediately gave her the first doses.
The NEXT DAY she seemed a slight bit better, and within a week she was on her feet again!
So, if you have a cat that you suspect has kidney problems, try this.
And I've shopped around and this is the best deal, especially if your total purchase is 50.00, because then the shipping is free.
The Epakitin, and the Azodyl will put you below the 50 dollars by about 5 bucks, so I recommend a product called VET's Best Urinary Health Tablets. At just over five bucks, this is another great product that WILL cure bladder infections practically overnight, (I will review that as well) Plus, it's like getting the product for free, because now your shipping is free!

Review by Hunter on 4/20/12

Seems to Be Very Helpful in Stabilizing Compromised Kidneys

5 stars

I am currently using Epakitin with one dog and 2 cats at my home, all of whom have compromised kidneys, 2 of them severely. It seems to be extremely helpful in stabilizing creatinine levels in my pets. (It is my understanding that you need to use it on a continual basis, but it's easy to dose & the results are worth it.) I just add it to their (wet) food and they don't even seem to notice. It's a relief to know that using this easy to feed product will help my pets' kidneys and there's no beating PSCPets' pricing anywhere.

* I am also using Azodyl in these pets to stabilize B.U.N. (blood urea nitrogen) levels. Both (vet recommended) products are incredibly easy to give and work well together. We're getting very good results, as reflected in bloodwork. (Pricing at PSCPets is unbeatable for this supplement, too...)

Review by Petitzoo on 4/12/12

WONDEFUL PROTECTION

5 stars

I put both my dogs on this as a precaution. My dog had elevated kidney values but a normal urine... enough scare for me....

Review by jamie on 2/29/12

Good results!

5 stars

My cat has kidney disease. I give it to him twice a day mixed with wet food. My cat likes it! and his kidneys are functioning well.

Review by Alma on 2/19/12

GREAT PRICE

5 stars

THIS IS THE BEST PRICE HERE AND FAST DELIVERY!!!!

Review by ZMOONMAIDEN on 11/28/11

I found you through this product

5 stars

I have a cat with only one kidney due to the other crushed by a huge tumor attached to the stomach. The surgery was two years ago and one would not believe he has but one kidney. One of my other cats has suffered with severe urinary tract problems to the point the vet wanted to reroute him. No further problems since he has been on Epakitin. Highly recommended!

Review by Mary on 11/22/11

senior cats

4 stars

My mother-in-law's old cat has failing kidneys. Her vet recomended Epakitin. After several months her cat has been holding it's own. I have now started my senior cats on this as a prophylaxis. My vet is not versed in holistics. He felt that by the time the cat is brought in it is too late. It makes me sad to think that I might have prolonged one old cat's life for her kidneys failed after two years of large water consumption. Also a Westie I had failed of kidney disease that it might have helped. Yes, these pets were under vet care and had blood work.

Review by GJR on 11/16/11

Excellent Product

5 stars

I never would have thought that 1/2 spoon, twice a day of this powder could make a cat with chronic renal issues feel better. B. is now purring, running around, playing and enjoying life again as if she was a 5 year old! Truly amazing stuff (and best pricing on probioticsmart.com!)

Review by Nevarte on 10/23/11

Excellent product

5 stars

This powder is pretty amazing. I'd never thought that half a spoon twice a day would make a cat with chronic renal issues feel better. B. is 14 years old and is playing, purring and enjoying life as if she was a 5 year old. Truly amazing stuff (and excellent pricing on probioticsmart!)

Review by Nevarte on 10/23/11

Great Supplement

5 stars

Our dog was feeling so much better only a week after starting Epakitin. We also use Adodyl supplements and I think using them both if you can afford it will give you the best results. We also have him on the Hills k/d diet. This site has pretty good prices..glad we found it.

Review by Rhonda on 6/6/11

Revived my English Bulldog

5 stars

My vet recommended this for our 9 year old English bulldog. He has kideny failure and he was quite sick before we started him on Epakitin. We also use Azodyl supplements. He is like a new dog! In only a few weeks we have seen a dramatic improvement in the way he feels. Our vet just took another blood test and we are waiting on the results to see just how low his BUN and Creatine levels have gone down. I think the results should be promising.
I want to also mention our dog is also on the Hills k/d diet for dogs with rental failure. We are on a tight budget and these supplements can be pricey but Probioticsmart.com has very good prices...way better than our vet. Thanks Probioticsmart.com!

Review by Bulldoggirl on 6/6/11

4 months and improvement

5 stars

I have to order this stuff online, but it is definitely worth it. My dog, Oscar, was diagnosed with kidney failure, and it was definitely affecting him. I started him on this, and I have definitely seen a huge change in his ease of movement and appetite. I think he's definitely feeling better and seems happier. It's been 4 months now, and I think he's really improved.

Review by john d on 1/13/11

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