Step 1 Early Kidney & Joint

Early Kidney & Joint Dry Diet

Health benefits and characteristics

  • Supports mobility in the case of osteoarthritis
  • Preserves kidney function and optimal body function, for cats with no to mild trouble 
  • High level of high quality protein mainly of animal origin
  • High Omega-3 and DHA content

Also available in delicious chunks in gravy for an optimal combined wet and dry nutritional programme.

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Available sizes:

  • 1.5 kg
  • 3 kg

Dogs and cats are carnivores regardless of their health status. The VETERINARY HPM Clinical Diets are based on a formulation high in protein and low in carbohydrate (HP-LC), of which an average of 90% of the protein is of animal origin.

38 % High in Protein of which92 % Animal Protein
26 % Low in carbohydrates


Dehydrated pork proteins(1), potato starch, hydrolysed pork and poultry proteins(1), animal fat, pea, minerals, lignocellulose, faba bean hulls, rice, fish oil, beet pulp, brewers yeast, hydrolysed fish protein, fructo-oligosaccharides, psyllium fibre, eggshell membrane, hydrolysed crustacean (source of chitosan), chondroitine sulfate, Lactobacillus acidophilus.

1) Protein sources

VETERINARY HPM® contains no artificial flavours or colours.  

Analytical Constituents 
(% as fed)
Moisture 5.5%
Protein  38%
Animal to vegetable protein ratio  92/08
Fat 16.5%
Minerals 7.5%
Crude Fibre  6.5%
NFE * 26%
Starch  21%
Calcium 0.9%
Phosphorus 0.6%
Sodium 0.4%
Potassium 0.8%
Omega-6 fatty acids 2.5%
Omega-3 fatty acids 1.5%
DHA 0.4%
* Nitrogen Free Extract 
Chondroitin Sulfate 1200mg/kg
Chitosan 1200mg/kg
Eggshell Membrane 1200mg/kg
Calcium carbonate 0.7%
Vitamin E 610mg/kg
Killed Lactobacilli 7 mg/kg
Bentonite 5g/kg



Daily Ration

It is advisable to follow the ration table and to provide fresh drinking water.  

Body Weight (kg) Daily Ration (g/day)
Overweight Normal* Underweight
2 20 25 30
3 35 35 40
4 45 50 55
5 55 60 70
6 65 75 85
7 75 85 95
8 90 100 110
9 100 110 125
10 110 125 140

*Normal: senior neutered indoor cat with optimal bodyweight 
The daily ration is based on the cat’s CURRENT bodyweight, and must be adjusted every month.

Frequently asked questions
  • How do you treat kidney disease in cats?

    Nutrition is key in kidney disease management. Early modifications of the diet can have a very positive influence on the cat's kidney function.
    If necessary, the veterinarian may also prescribe a daily medical treatment to help the cat to eliminate any toxins that may be building up in the cat's blood.

  • What are the symptoms of arthritis in cats?

    The main symptoms of arthritis in cats are:
    • Refusing or hesitating to jump up or down, no longer attempting to reach high spots
    • Less agile on stairs, becoming stiff
    • Grooming behaviour less frequent, coat matted or scruffy in some areas of the body
    • Less keen to interact
    These signs might show that your cat suffers from Chronic Kidney Disease. Don’t hesitate to consult your veterinarian if needed. 

  • What are the symptoms of kidney diseases in cats?

    The main symptoms of kidney disease in cats are:
    • Decreased appetite, feeling nauseous
    • Unintentional weight loss
    • Bad breath
    • Weakness, sleeping or resting more
    • Drinks more
    These signs show that your cat might suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease. Don’t hesitate to consult your veterinarian if needed. 

  • What causes arthritis in cats?

    As in humans, age, obesity, metabolic disease, sedentary lifestyle, joint trauma, and genetics are major risk factors for the development of OA in cats. Particularly, 90% of senior cats (aged over 10 years old) show radiological signs of osteoarthritis.