Cats and dogs with chronic kidney disease or other metabolic diseases can have low levels of potassium, a mineral that is critical to the healthy function of the heart, nerves, and muscles. Renal-K is a prescription nutritional supplement that helps rebalance potassium levels in the blood.
Veterinarians prescribe Renal K+ for cats and dogs with potassium loss, also known as “hypokalemia.” This condition can be caused by chronic kidney disease, metabolic diseases, poor diet, or as a side effect of taking some medications. Muscles, nerves, the heart, and proper fluid balance in the body all require the certain potassium levels. Prescription Renal K+ restores potassium levels in dogs and cats and improves the healthy organ function so your pet feels better and enjoys a better quality of life. Renal K+ also contains essential B-complex vitamins. Renal K+ is available in a flavored oral gel that you can dose directly or a powder that can be sprinkled on food.
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The amount of gel and the amount of powder that you are and have been administering contain the same amount of potassium. One level scoop of Renal K+ powder contains 2.2mEq of potassium and 1/2 teaspoon of Renal K+ Gel contains 2mEq of potassium. The gel has the potassium gluconate dissolved in solution and may result in higher potassium levels. We would recommend speaking to your veterinarian regarding your cats dislike of the gel dosage form. Medication palatability in animals can be a challenge; especially in cats.
Renal K+ is an over-the-counter pet med and is available to purchase online without prescription authorization from your pet's veterinarian.
It is always important to consult with your pet's veterinarian before starting your pet on any prescription or OTC drug. It would also be important to ask your pet's veterinarian if they have any special instructions when giving Renal K+.
Each 530mg (1 level scoop) of Renal K+ Powder contains 2.2mEq of Potassium (as potassium gluconate).