Step 2 Kidney & Joint

Kidney & Joint Wet

Health benefits & characteristics

  • Support of the metabolism of joints in case of osteoarthritis
  • Support of renal function in case of chronic renal insufficiency at stage 2 of IRIS classification
  • High palatability
  • Moderate level of high quality protein of animal origin
  • Low Phosphorus + Chitosan

Can be used alone or combined with Kidney & Joint dry or Advanced Kidney & Joint dry diet. 

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Available sizes:

  • Box of 14x85 gr. pouches
Specifically designed to meet your preferred carnivore’s needs

Cats are strict carnivores

Even domesticated, cats are strict carnivores. They prefer and need to get their energy mainly from proteins and fat and their body is not adapted to large amounts of carbohydrate, which can result in digestive discomfort and weight gain.

Our goal is to be as close as possible to natural cat’s nutritional preference profile, as for the rest of VETERINARY HPM® range.

So tasty

Our wet diets are made of high quality animal ingredients that naturally provide a flavour and taste that your cat will love.

So rest assured that not only will it be good for their health, but your cat will also love their new diet.



Mousse: chicken liver, pork kidney, pork heart, pork lung lobe, fish oil, sunflower oil, chicken neck, egg white, minerals and vitamins, pork plasma, lignocellulose, digest, cellulose, caramel, hydrolysed crustacean (source of chitosan), eggshell membrane.

VETERINARY HPM® contains no artificial flavours or colours.  

Analytical Constituents 
(% as fed)
Moisture 76%
Protein 11%
Animal to vegetable protein ratio  100/100
Fat 9%
Minerals 2%
Crude Fibre  0.8%
NFE * 1.2%
Starch  0.4%
Calcium 0.28%
Phosphorus 0.15%
Sodium 0.2%
Potassium 0.28%
Omega-6 fatty acids 2.5%
Omega-3 fatty acids 1.1%
DHA 0.3
*Nitrogen Free Extract
Bentonite 1000mg/kg
Chitosan 300mg/kg
Eggshell Membrane  300mg/kg
Daily Ration

If exclusive feeding with WET

Body weight (kg) Normal* Underweight
pouch/day pouch/day
2 1 1
3 1 1.5
4 1.5 2
5 2 2.5
6 2.5 3
7 3 3.5
8 3 4
9 3.5 4.5
10 4 5
*normal senior neutered cat with optimal body weight


Mixed feeding is possible, combining Veterinary HPM® Wet and Dry Early Kidney Joint diets. We propose to provide 50% of the energy needed with wet and 50% with dry, but all combinations are possible depending on the individual case. 


Body weight (kg) Normal* Underweight
Wet (pouch) Dry (g/day) Wet (pouch) Dry (g/day)
2 0.5 5 0.5 10
3 0.5 20 0.5 25
4 0.5 30 1 25
5 1 25 1 35
6 1 35 1 50
7 1 45 1 60
8 1 55 2 45
9 1 65 2 60
10 2 50 2 70
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.

Nutrition can make all the difference

When it comes to your cat’s health, apart from your love, nothing is more important than offering the right nutrition. Nutrition is key to keeping them in good shape and limiting the risks of developing health issues. 

Nutrition needs to be balanced, which means it has to meet cats’ nutritional needs as well as specific requirements related to their age, lifestyle, bodyweight and health condition. And regardless of their lifestage or health status, cats are carnivores, and their nutrition should reflect this. A Low-Carbohydrate High-Protein formulation is the closest to their needs and preferences. A high share of high-quality animal protein is also essential to help promote urinary and skin health, as well as maintaining optimal bodyweight.

VETERINARY HPM® is an advanced range of lifestage and clinical diets, and both follow the same nutritional philosophy: cats are carnivores and should be fed accordingly, with high levels of high-quality protein, mainly of animal origin, and low levels of carbohydrate. 

By nature, cats are small drinkers, which in some cases may lead to very concentrated urine and urinary issues such as crystals, stones and cystitis. This is why VETERINARY HPM® diets offer advanced solutions to help with this. High protein content helps to naturally stimulate drinking, and built-in supplements such as chitosan help to limit phosphorus excretion. Furthermore, the wet diets contain high levels of moisture, which means the amount of water ingested will naturally be higher. Combining VETERINARY HPM® wet and dry diets is a great solution for your cat, providing high-quality nutrition and optimal body water turnover. For instance, you may choose to give your cat one pouch a day of Adult Cat Wet with salmon alongside Adult Neutered Cat dry diet. Or if your cat has been diagnosed with urinary issues and your vet has advised feeding our Urology diet, it is possible to mix Urology Cat Wet with the Urology dry diets.