Hill's PRESCRIPTION DIET

m/d Cat Food

For the Nutritional Management of Cats with Diabetes

Prescription Diet m/d cat food is a high protein food that features consistent carbohydrate levels across all product forms, which helps manage blood glucose levels in diabetic cats

Prescription Diet m/d cat food is also an alternative nutritional therapy for weight loss in cats. High levels of L-Carnitine helps burn fat and maintain muscle mass.

Prescription Diet m/d cat food has added Omega-3s from fish oil to help combat inflammation. Diabetes and obesity are inflammatory conditions.

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  • Key Benefits

    For the Nutritional Management of Cats with Diabetes

    Prescription Diet m/d cat food is a high protein food that features consistent carbohydrate levels across all product forms, which helps manage blood glucose levels in diabetic cats

    Prescription Diet m/d cat food is also an alternative nutritional therapy for weight loss in cats. High levels of L-Carnitine helps burn fat and maintain muscle mass.

    Prescription Diet m/d cat food has added Omega-3s from fish oil to help combat inflammation. Diabetes and obesity are inflammatory conditions.


    These characteristics make Prescription Diet m/d dry cat food a useful nutritional aid for diabetic or obese cats:

    KEY FEATURES KEY BENEFITS
    Protein & Carnitine High Helps ensure cats maintain lean muscle mass during weight loss. High carnitine also increases energy metabolism to improve glucose utilisation in diabetic cats, and helps obese cats burn fat during weight loss and decrease the accumulation of fat in liver cells.
    Antioxidants High Defend cells from free radical oxidation, promoting a healthy immune system.
    Arginine High Has been shown to improve insulin secretion.
    Omega-3s from fish oil Added Helps combat inflammation. Diabetes and obesity are inflammatory conditions
    Prebiotic Fibre Added Supports healthy digestion

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    Indications:

    Primary Indications:

    - Diabetes in underweight, normal weight, mildly overweight, or obese cats

    - Hepatic lipidosis (non-encephalopathic)


    Other Indications:

    - Weight loss & maintenance (obese-prone or post weight loss)

    - Mild to moderate stages of heart disease, including asymptomatic

    - Neoplasia, most forms

     

     

    Not Recommended For:

    Growing kittens, pregnant or nursing cats.

    Patients with kidney disease, concurrent use of urinary acidifiers, debilitation or dehydration.


    Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition:

    Prescription Diet m/d dry food is clinically proven to alter a cat's metabolism for effective weight loss. 1, 2

    In a clinical study of overweight cats fed m/d dry food1, 2:

    – 75% reached their ideal body weight within 20 weeks

    – Average weight loss was 25%, consistent with appropriate medical guidelines

    – Lean muscle mass and liver health were maintained during weight loss

    In a clinical study of diabetic cats fed m/d dry food 3:

    – Glucose levels were controlled

    – Owners reported their pets experienced improved quality of life

     

     

    Additional Info:

    For optimum results, full client cooperation must be obtained, and all food intake must be strictly controlled. After reaching the target body weight, feed according to Adult Maintenance feeding guide, and adjust as needed to avoid weight gain and maintain optimum body weight.

    Determine the amount to feed based on the TARGET WEIGHT rather than the current weight.

    S+OXSHIELD: Formulated to promote a urinary environment that reduces the risk of developing struvite & calcium oxalate crystals


    Other Products to Consider

    - For patients with obesity, including those with diabetes: Prescription Diet Metabolic Cat Food, Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Stress+Metabolic Cat Food, Prescription Diet r/d Cat Food

    - For patients requiring a weight maintenance food (obese-prone or post weight loss) or with diabetes at a normal weight or mildly overweight: Prescription Diet w/d Multi-Benefit Cat Food, Prescription Diet Metabolic Cat Food, Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Stress+Metabolic Cat Food

    - For patients with hepatic lipidosis (non-encephalopathic): Prescription Diet a/d Dog/Cat Food

    - For patients with mild to moderate stages of heart disease, including asymptomatic: Prescription Diet j/d Cat Food, Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Cat Food, Prescription Diet d/d Cat Food, Prescription Diet k/d Early Stage Cat Food, Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Stress Cat Food, Prescription Diet Gastrointestinal Biome Cat Food

    - For patients with neoplasia (most forms): Prescription Diet a/d Dog/Cat Food, Prescription Diet i/d Cat Food


    References:

    1, 2, 3. Data on file, Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc.


  • Feeding Guide

    How to adjust feeding amounts to maintain optimal weight.

    Determine the amount to feed based on the ideal weight rather than the current weight.

    Provide specific feeding instructions for your patient.

    Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight.

    Reinforce with clients to feed Prescription Diet dry food, canned food & pouches exclusively.


    This is only a guide. Grams are the most accurate form of measurement. Monitoring your patient's condition will assure the nutritional recommendation provides the best results.

    Gradually transition to this new food for 7 days or more.

    Adult maintenance Mixed Feeding Guide

    Weight maintenance
    Weight of Cat - kgs Amount per Day - 156 g cans Amount per Day - grams
    2 0.5 + 15 g
    3 0.5 + 25 g
    4 1 + 15 g
    5 1 + 30 g
    6 1 + 40 g
    7+ 1 + 8 g per kg

    Weight Control

    Ideal Weight of Cat - kgs Amount per Day - (grams) - Weight loss Amount per Day - (grams) - Weight maintenance
    2 25 35
    3 35 50
    4 40 60
    5 50 70
    6 55 80
    7 60 90
    7+ 8 per kg 12 per kg

  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    Chicken: maize gluten meal, chicken (32%) and turkey meal, pea protein, animal fat, wheat, cellulose, minerals, digest, dried beet pulp, L-carnitine, taurine, vitamins, trace elements and beta-carotene. With a natural antioxidant (mixed tocopherols).

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    3950 kcal/kg (395 kcal/100g)

    Nutrient As Fed1
    %
    Dry Matter2
    %
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Protein 47.7 % 50.7 % 12.1 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 19.1 % 20.3 % 4.8 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 17.9 % 19 % 4.5 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 3.4 % 3.6 % 0.9 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.82 % 0.87 % 207 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorus 0.72 % 0.77 % 183 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.79 % 0.84 % 200 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.28 % 0.29 % 70 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.085 % 0.091 % 22 mg / 100 kcal
    Taurine 0.3 % 0.32 % 77 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 108 ppm 115 ppm 2.73 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 599 IU/kg 637 IU/kg 15.17 IU / 100 kcal
    Carnitine 577.2 ppm 614.1 ppm 14.61 mg / 100 kcal

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