Hill's PRESCRIPTION DIET

r/d Cat Food

Prescription Diet r/d Dry cat Food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help with weight loss and is clinically proven nutrition for healthy weight loss in just 4 weeks. This dry food is made with chicken and has an irresistible taste that cats love.

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  • Key Benefits

    Prescription Diet r/d Dry cat Food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help with weight loss and is clinically proven nutrition for healthy weight loss in just 4 weeks. This dry food is made with chicken and has an irresistible taste that cats love.


    These characteristics make Prescription Diet r/d Dry cat Food a useful nutritional aid for obese cats or cats with Fibre-responsive disease or diabetes mellitus.

    KEY FEATURES KEY BENEFITS
    Fat Low Decrease caloric intake, which helps reduce body fat and lower blood lipid levels in patients with hyperlipidemia.
    Fibre High Soluble and insoluble Fibre to trigger satiety and maintain gastrointestinal health.
    L-carnitine High Helps cats burn fat while maintaining lean muscle mass, resulting in more effective weight loss.
    Lysine High Helps metabolise fat for energy production and maintain lean body mass.
    Antioxidants High Defend cells from free radical oxidation, promoting a healthy immune system.

    * 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - if you are unsatisfied for any reason, return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

    Indications:

    - Weight loss

    - Diabetes in obese cats

    - Constipation (motility present)

    - Fibre responsive enteropathies (large bowel diarrhea)

     

     

    Not Recommended For:

    Growing kittens, pregnant or nursing cats.

    Patients with concurrent use of urinary acidifiers, moderate to advanced heart failure, kidney disease, hepatic disease, debilitation, hypermetabolism, dehydration or underweight.


    Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition:

    Prescription Diet r/d Feline dry is clinically tested nutrition to reduce weight by 7% and body fat by 21% in two months.1

     

     

    Additional Info:

    High levels of lysine and carnitine to maintain lean muscle mass during weight loss.

    Provides an optimal blend of soluble and insoluble fibre to trigger satiety and to fill the upper GI tract to give cats a feeling of fullness.

    Suggested feeding amounts may sometimes need to be decreased to produce optimum weight loss. Note: Encourage increased water intake. Veterinary supervised exercise may be beneficial in combination with weight loss.

    For optimum results, full client cooperation must be obtained, and all food intake must be strictly controlled. After reaching the target body weight, a cat should be fed Prescription Diet Metabolic Feline, Prescription Diet w/d Feline or Vet Essentials Neutered cat food to maintain optimum body weight, and avoid weight gain.

    Realistic weight loss is approximately 1% of body weight per week.

    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 m/d Cat Food, Prescription Diet c/d Multicare+Metabolic Cat Food

    - For patients with constipation (GI motility present) or fibre responsive enteropathies (large bowel diarrhea): Prescription Diet Gastrointestinal Biome Cat Food, Prescription Diet w/d Multi-Benefit Cat Food.


    References:

    1. 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.

    Veterinary supervised exercise may be beneficial in combination with weight loss programs.


    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.

    Weight loss Mixed Feeding Guide

    Ideal Weight of Cat - kgs Amount per Day - 156 g cans Amount per Day - grams
    2 0.25 + 15 g
    3 0.5 + 10 g
    4 0.5 + 20 g
    5 0.5 + 30 g
    6 0.5 + 35 g
    7+ 1 + 4 g per kg

    Weight loss

    Ideal Weight of Cat - kgs Amount per Day - grams
    2 30
    3 40
    4 50
    5 60
    6 70
    7+ 10 per kg

  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    with Chicken: Chicken (18%) and turkey meal, maize, maize gluten meal, cellulose, digest, animal fat, minerals, L-carnitine, taurine, vitamins, trace elements and beta-carotene. With a natural antioxidant (mixed tocopherols).

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    3155 kcal/kg (316 kcal/100g)

    Nutrient As Fed1
    %
    Dry Matter2
    %
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Moisture 6 %
    Protein 36.9 % 39.1 % 11.7 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 9.8 % 10.4 % 3.1 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 29.1 % 30.8 % 9.2 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 12.6 % 13.4 % 4 g / 100 kcal
    Ash 5.9 % 6.3 % 1.9 g / 100 kcal
    Soluble Fiber 0.4 % 0.5 % 0.1 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.9 % 0.95 % 284 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorus 0.78 % 0.82 % 246 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.87 % 0.92 % 275 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.35 % 0.37 % 111 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.072 % 0.076 % 23 mg / 100 kcal
    Taurine 0.21 % 0.22 % 66 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin A 7176 IU/kg 7593 IU/kg 227 IU / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 118 ppm 125 ppm 3.75 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin D 585 IU/kg 619 IU/kg 18.5 IU / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 662 IU/kg 701 IU/kg 20.99 IU / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.16 % 0.16 % 49 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-6 FA 2.3 % 2.44 % 729 mg / 100 kcal
    Beta-Carotene 2.41 ppm 2.55 ppm 0.08 mg / 100 kcal
    Carnitine 567 ppm 600 ppm 17.97 mg / 100 kcal
    Glucosamine 922 ppm 976 ppm 29 mg / 100 kcal

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