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Hill's PRESCRIPTION DIET

y/d Cat Food

Hill's Prescription Diet y/d wet food is an easy and convenient way to manage a cat's overactive thyroid. Prescription Diet y/d is the only clinically proven nutrition to decrease T4 hormone production in 3 weeks when fed as the sole source of nutrition. Supports kidney and heart health and has shown visible improvements in skin & coat of hyperthyroid cats. Cats with hyperthyroidism are prone to lose muscle mass and Prescription Diet y/d helps maintain lean muscle mass with high quality protein and high levels of L-Carnitine.

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  • Key Benefits

    Hill's Prescription Diet y/d wet food is an easy and convenient way to manage a cat's overactive thyroid. Prescription Diet y/d is the only clinically proven nutrition to decrease T4 hormone production in 3 weeks when fed as the sole source of nutrition. Supports kidney and heart health and has shown visible improvements in skin & coat of hyperthyroid cats. Cats with hyperthyroidism are prone to lose muscle mass and Prescription Diet y/d helps maintain lean muscle mass with high quality protein and high levels of L-Carnitine.


    These characteristics make Prescription Diet y/d, veterinary wet cat food, a useful nutrition for cats with hyperthyroidism:


    KEY FEATURES KEY BENEFITS
    Iodine Limited Levels Reduces T4 hormone production to manage hyperthroidism
    Phosphorus and Sodium Controlled Levels Helps support kidney health
    L-Carnitine High Helps maintain lean muscle mass
    Omega-6 fatty acids Added Promotes healthy skin & coat
    Omega-3s from fish oil Enriched Supports kidney & heart health

    Indications:

    Hyperthyroidism

     

     

    Not Recommended For:

    Growing kittens, pregnant or nursing cats.

    Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition:

    Limited iodine intake to control thyroid hormone (T4) production1-3

    Helps manage hyperthyroidism in 3 weeks* (when fed as the sole source of nutrition)1

    Clinically proven nutrition to restore thyroid health, no pilling necessary1-3

     

    Additional Info:

    For best results, consistent long term feeding of this product is critical for efficacy of the product benefits.

    Dry and canned formulas can be mixed or fed concurrently.

    IMPORTANT - These are suggested guidelines; always use your clinical judgment to make recommendations for individual patients :


    Perform baseline assessment prior to beginning nutritional maintenance. If you choose to change your patient to nutritional maintenance, specialist recommend discontinuing the drug prior to beginning Hill's PRESCRIPTION DIET y/d cat food.

    Most cats transition to the food over 7 days; however, some may need longer (several weeks). Cats with concurrent diseases should be monitored very closely.

    Because iodine intake from other food sources — treats, another pet's food, etc. — can compromise the effectiveness of restricted-iodine nutrition, it's critical that your patient is fed EXCLUSIVELY with Hill's PRESCRIPTION DIET y/d cat food.

    Some cats may experience a transient increase in TT4 (rarely associated with recurrence of clinical signs), which usually resolves once the cat has been eating y/d cat food as the sole source of nutrition for 4-8 weeks. If values are still high at 12 weeks, check the owner's compliance. For cats with concurrent disease, start re-check at 2 and 4 weeks after the transition to food is complete.

    Long-term re-check should be done every 6 months. Cats with concurrent disease should be re-checked more regularly.


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


    References:

    1. Yu S, Wedekind KJ, Burris PA, et al. Controlled level of dietary iodine normalizes serum total thyroxine in cats with naturally occurring hyperthyroidism. J Vet Intern Med 2011;25:683-684. Abstract.

    2. Melendez LD, Yamka RM, Forrester SD, et al. Titration of dietary iodine for reducing serum thyroxine concentrations in newly diagnosed hyperthyroid cats. J Vet Intern Med 2011;25:683. Abstract.

    3. Melendez LD, Yamka RM, Burriss PA. Titration of dietary iodine for maintaining normal serum thyroxine concentrations in hyperthyroid cats. J Vet Intern Med 2011;25:683. Abstract.


  • DAILY Feeding Guide

    IMPORTANT: Because iodine intake from other food sources – treats, another pets food, flavored medicines, etc. – can compromise the effectiveness of low-iodine nutrition, it is critical that your client exclusively feed Prescription Diet y/d.


    Provide specific feeding instructions for your patient.

    Daily Feeding Recommendations are only a guide and a place to start.

    Grams are the most accurate form of measurement; cups are estimated from grams.

    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.

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


    Adult maintenance Mixed Feeding Guide

    Weight of Cat - kgs Amount per Day - 156 g cans Amount per Day - grams
    2 0.5 + 10 g
    3 0.5 + 25 g
    4 1 + 10 g
    5 1 + 20 g
    6 1 + 30 g
    7+ 1 + 7 g per kg

    Adult maintenance

    Weight of Cat - kgs Amount per Day - 5.5 oz (156 g) cans
    2 3/4
    3 1
    4 1 1/4
    5 1 1/2
    6 1 2/3
    7+ 40 g per kg

  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    with Chicken: Pork, chicken (7%), maize flour, rice flour, animal fat, vitamins, digest, cellulose, minerals, trace elements and fish oil.

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    193.6 kcal (156 g) פחיות

    רכיב תכולה ב-% במזון1
    Dry Matter2
    %
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Moisture 73 %
    Protein 9 % 33.3 % 7.3 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 7.4 % 27.1 % 5.9 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 8.5 % 31.3 % 6.8 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 0.8 % 3.1 % 0.7 g / 100 kcal
    Ash 1.4 % 5.2 % 1.1 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.22 % 0.82 % 180 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorus 0.14 % 0.52 % 115 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.22 % 0.8 % 176 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.07 % 0.25 % 54 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.015 % 0.053 % 12 mg / 100 kcal
    Taurine 0.07 % 0.26 % 58 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin A 36948 IU/kg 135931 IU/kg 2977 IU / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 48 ppm 177 ppm 3.87 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin D 359 IU/kg 1320 IU/kg 28.9 IU / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 215 IU/kg 791 IU/kg 17.33 IU / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.17 % 0.62 % 136 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-6 FA 1.51 % 5.54 % 1213 mg / 100 kcal
    Beta-Carotene 0.62 ppm 2.27 ppm 0.05 mg / 100 kcal

    References:

    1Differs from label guarantees which are either maximums or minimums.
    2The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles with differing moisture contents.
    3Nutrient intake for every 100 kilocalories consumed.

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