Intelligent Design KS Kidney Support Formula for Canines

Intelligent Design KS Kidney Support Formula for Canines

Intelligent Design™ Veterinary Formulas for Canines are specialized meals designed to provide extra support to dogs facing certain health issues. These highly palatable and nutritious meals use only hormone-free (no added hormones), antibiotic-free, and pesticide-free meats and organic vegetables, with no grains, added fillers or chemical preservatives. 1 package = 2 lbs.

$17.80 / package
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Ingredients

About the raw ingredients

Ingredients

Beef Meat, Sweet Potatoes, Beets, Beef Livers, Beef Hearts, Egg Whites, Cabbage, Yellow Squash, Beef Kidneys, Celery, Fish Oil, (Source of DHA), Parsley, Gelatin, Sunflower Seed Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Cod Liver Oil, lnulin, Spirulina, Dandelion Root Powder, Corn Silk, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Vitamin E, Cranberry Powder, Chitosan, Magnesium Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Zinc Proteinate, Aloe Vera Powder, Vitamin Bl2, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Iodine
 


Key Benefits

•    A species-appropriate diet that does not contain any pro-inflammatory grains, refined carbohydrates, or high-starch ingredients
•    Appropriate protein levels to support muscle maintenance and healthy kidney function
•    Restricted phosphorus
•    Includes natural phosphorus binder Chitosan to help manage phosphorous levels
•    Increased calcium levels to minimize phosphorus absorption
•    Enhanced long chain Omega 3 Fatty Acids for glomerular health
•    Increased vitamin B levels to replace those lost in the urine
•    Added botanicals and extracts

Beef Meat, Beef Organs

The free-range, grass-fed beef is rich in protein and free of added hormones, steroids, and antibiotics. Darwin’s visits each farm that raises its meat to ensure good farming practices, quality animal feed, and proper treatment of workers.

Fish Oil 

Generally speaking, smaller fish contain less contamination than larger fish. This EPA/DHA 18/12 fish oil derived from wild caught sardines is one of the safest and healthiest forms of omega.

Sunflower Seed Oil

Sunflower seed oil balances alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA).

Cod Liver Oil

Research reveals that vitamin D supports normal kidney function. Cod liver oil is a whole-food source of vitamin D and natural alternative to synthetic vitamin D.

Spirulina

This super green food, a micro-algae similar to phytoplankton, contains key micro-nutrients to help maintain kidney health.

Inulin

Inulin (Extract of Chicory Root), a prebiotic, nourishes probiotics to promote gut health.

Dandelion Root Powder

Dandelion is a blood purifier, and prebiotic.

Corn Silk

In traditional Chinese medicine, corn silk is a kidney tonic and is also used to support a healthy bladder wall lining.

Turmeric

Turmeric provides natural support for the immune system.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon balances blood pressure and helps regulate blood sugar that is already in the normal range. The antioxidant-rich ingredient also has supportive neuroprotective effects, offers cognitive support, and promotes dental health.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E supports kidney membranes.

Cranberry

Cranberry is a urinary tract tonic that is rich in antioxidants.

Chitosan

Chitosan is derived from chitin obtained from the shell of coldwater shrimp, Pandalus borealis, harvested off the coast of Iceland. This all-natural substance helps the body manage phosphorous levels.

Aloe Vera

Armed with soothing and cooling properties, Aloe Vera supports whole-body health.

B Vitamins

Because B vitamins are excreted in urine this formula contains high levels to replace the vitamin systemically.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our number one goal is to keep your dog healthy and active for as long as possible. That’s why we’ve worked with leading veterinarians to develop a diet specifically to meet the nutritional needs of dogs with kidney disease.

Our Intelligent Design KS Kidney Support provides your dog with appropriate protein levels, and a restricted phosphorous diet. Intelligent Design meals are available by prescription only, and we invite you to discuss if Intelligent Design is right for your dog with your veterinarian and with our customer support team. 

Dogs should be fed 2-4% of their body weight per day. One Darwin meal patty is equivalent to an 8oz. cup of dry dog food. For weekly and monthly calculation, the following can be used as a guide:

  • A 10Ib dog will eat 2-2 ½Ibs per week or 10Ibs per month
  • A 25Ib dog will eat 8Ibs per week or 32Ibs per month 
  • A 75Ib dog will eat 10-10 ½Ibs per week or 42Ibs per month
  • A 100Ib dog will eat 14Ibs per week or 56Ibs per month

Feeding guidelines may vary based on your dog’s age, size, weight, and activity level. If you are confused about how much to feed your dog, we offer free menu consultation by phone or email. We also recommend monitoring your dog’s weight so you can adjust his diet for weight gain or loss.

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How to Prepare + Feed Raw

 

In this article, you’ll find expert information from a noted holistic veterinarian, the pros and cons of raw food, how to prep it at home, and a comprehensive buyers guide to raw dog food commercial brands.

 

Congrats on making the healthiest choice for your pet by switching them to a fully raw, grain-free diet. We’ve put together a complete guide to help you transition from conventional dog food to your new fresh, raw meals.