It’s common sense to conclude that a well fed dog is a happier and healthier dog. However, at Hill’s, researchers wanted to target specific issues that plague large numbers of dogs despite getting their basic nutritional requirements met. That notion brought about Hill’s Prescription Diet foods.
Think about it, not every dog is afflicted with the same issues within their lifespan. Whilst almost all dogs become somewhat arthritic as they age, some dogs, large breeds in particular, tend to suffer from severe arthritis or hip and joint troubles. Miniature dogs lean toward skin and allergy problems. Other dogs may develop kidney and urinary tract issues.
Using a combination of balanced nutrition plus vitamin supplements targeted toward specific symptoms and problems, it’s been proven that dogs and cats feel better, live longer and require less medication over the course of their lifespan. This is good news for dogs and the pet parents that love them.
TARGETED PRESCRIPTION FOODS FOR DOGS AND CATS
Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic - Some time ago, veterinarians noticed that just like the human population, cats and dogs are experiencing a weight problem. Almost 50% of cats and dogs seen in a vet’s office are overweight. Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic is targeted to work with your pet’s metabolism to lose weight while remaining satisfied between meals.
Hill’s Prescription Diet I/D Digestive Care - Many pets suffer from inefficient digestion leading to stomach upset and regular vomiting. Hill’s Prescription Diet I/D Digestive Care includes supplements designed specifically to aid in easy digestion for a healthier happier pet.
Hill’s Prescription Diet Z/D Skin/Food Sensitivity - Some pets seem to react negatively to so many foods, pet parents begin to wonder if they can feed them at all. Many times, the particular problem is an abnormal response to the protein in the dry or canned food. Hill’s developed Prescription Diet Z/D Skin/Food Sensitivity with helpful enzymes that aid in digestion and expelling waste without causing hypersensitivity.
Hill’s Prescription Diet C/D Urinary Care - For some pets, excessive minerals in their foods can lead to crystalline structures forming in the urinary tract causing pain. Nobody likes to see their pet struggling to take care of business in an effort to avoid paid. Hill’s Prescription Diet C/D Urinary Care is formulated to decrease excessive mineral absorption while maintaining optimum nutrition, all in tasty morsels dogs and cats love.
Hill’s Prescription Diet K/D Kidney Care - Most adults understand the importance of kidneys as removers of waste from the bloodstream. Once major kidney damage occurs, there is no turning back. However, for dogs and cats with difficult but still functioning kidneys, Hill’s Prescription Diet K/D Kidney Care has been clinically proven to improve and lengthen quality of life for pets. Included in the formula are real bite sized chunks of tuna plus a balance of nutrients and vitamins that support proper function.
Hill’s Prescription Diet JD Joint Care - Since most dogs suffer from arthritis as they age, and still others have severe hip and joint issues, Hill’s Prescription Diet J/D Joint Care is the best food for them. The addition of Omega-3 fatty acids and EPA come together to support healthy cartilage. Healthy cartilage means joints move better with less pain.
EFFECTIVENESS OF HILL'S PRESCRIPTION DIETS
Studies have shown the effectiveness of these targeted prescription diet foods. A double blind study using owner assessment plus veterinarian evaluation, looked at dogs with joint problems. Those fed Hill’s Prescription Diet J/D for Joint Care, showed significant improvement in the ability to go from resting to activity like running and jumping with comfort and fuller mobility.
Another Study found that NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can often be reduced when fed Hill’s Prescription Diet J/D Joint Care.
HILL’S LOVE OF PETS
The Hill's Food, Shelter & Love® program feeds over 100,000 dogs and cats daily so they’re healthier, happier and ready to join their new family. Join us in giving these pets a loving home.