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Cheaper alternative to Hill's Prescription Diet Feline K/D?



 
 
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Old July 16th 04, 04:58 AM
googler
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Hello,

My 18 year old cat was just diagnosed with "typical" kidney
disfunction for his age and was prescribed Hill's Prescription Diet
Feline K/D soft food. They are charging $1.50 a can (5.5 oz), and I
can't really afford that. I am used to the 3 or 4 for a dollar cans.
I checked the ingredient list and I didn't see anything that is
"prescription" in the list (no drugs)...just the stuff that is in
regular food, but in different percentages.

So my question is, is there another brand out there that costs less
and has similar ingredients? Or maybe a place where I can buy it for
(much) less than $1.50 a can?

Thanks so much!
Bob
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Old July 16th 04, 02:29 PM
Karen
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Well, you could call to different vets in your area and find their price. It
may vary a bit but not much I imagine. Will your cat EAT the k/d? At 18, I'd
sure be tempted to jsut let kitty eat what it likes.

Karen

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Hello,

My 18 year old cat was just diagnosed with "typical" kidney
disfunction for his age and was prescribed Hill's Prescription Diet
Feline K/D soft food. They are charging $1.50 a can (5.5 oz), and I
can't really afford that. I am used to the 3 or 4 for a dollar cans.
I checked the ingredient list and I didn't see anything that is
"prescription" in the list (no drugs)...just the stuff that is in
regular food, but in different percentages.

So my question is, is there another brand out there that costs less
and has similar ingredients? Or maybe a place where I can buy it for
(much) less than $1.50 a can?

Thanks so much!
Bob



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Old July 16th 04, 02:29 PM
Karen
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Well, you could call to different vets in your area and find their price. It
may vary a bit but not much I imagine. Will your cat EAT the k/d? At 18, I'd
sure be tempted to jsut let kitty eat what it likes.

Karen

"googler" wrote in message
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Hello,

My 18 year old cat was just diagnosed with "typical" kidney
disfunction for his age and was prescribed Hill's Prescription Diet
Feline K/D soft food. They are charging $1.50 a can (5.5 oz), and I
can't really afford that. I am used to the 3 or 4 for a dollar cans.
I checked the ingredient list and I didn't see anything that is
"prescription" in the list (no drugs)...just the stuff that is in
regular food, but in different percentages.

So my question is, is there another brand out there that costs less
and has similar ingredients? Or maybe a place where I can buy it for
(much) less than $1.50 a can?

Thanks so much!
Bob



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Old July 16th 04, 04:25 PM
Cathy Friedmann
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"googler" wrote in message
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Hello,

My 18 year old cat was just diagnosed with "typical" kidney
disfunction for his age and was prescribed Hill's Prescription Diet
Feline K/D soft food. They are charging $1.50 a can (5.5 oz), and I
can't really afford that. I am used to the 3 or 4 for a dollar cans.
I checked the ingredient list and I didn't see anything that is
"prescription" in the list (no drugs)...just the stuff that is in
regular food, but in different percentages.

So my question is, is there another brand out there that costs less
and has similar ingredients? Or maybe a place where I can buy it for
(much) less than $1.50 a can?

Thanks so much!
Bob


Purina makes n/f, which is also specifically for CRF cats. But whether or
not it comes in canned, besides dry, I don't know. And I also don't know
its relative price. The prescription diet foods don't have drugs in them;
as you noticed, it is in the percentages - how much protein, for ex., that
is important in renal failure diets. If your cat likes the k/d, I'd
personally keep her on it, despite the higher cost. If she won't eat it,
then it's a whole 'nother story.

Cathy




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Old July 16th 04, 04:25 PM
Cathy Friedmann
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"googler" wrote in message
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Hello,

My 18 year old cat was just diagnosed with "typical" kidney
disfunction for his age and was prescribed Hill's Prescription Diet
Feline K/D soft food. They are charging $1.50 a can (5.5 oz), and I
can't really afford that. I am used to the 3 or 4 for a dollar cans.
I checked the ingredient list and I didn't see anything that is
"prescription" in the list (no drugs)...just the stuff that is in
regular food, but in different percentages.

So my question is, is there another brand out there that costs less
and has similar ingredients? Or maybe a place where I can buy it for
(much) less than $1.50 a can?

Thanks so much!
Bob


Purina makes n/f, which is also specifically for CRF cats. But whether or
not it comes in canned, besides dry, I don't know. And I also don't know
its relative price. The prescription diet foods don't have drugs in them;
as you noticed, it is in the percentages - how much protein, for ex., that
is important in renal failure diets. If your cat likes the k/d, I'd
personally keep her on it, despite the higher cost. If she won't eat it,
then it's a whole 'nother story.

Cathy




 




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