Hill's PRESCRIPTION DIET

y/d Cat Food

Hill's Prescription Diet y/d dry 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 dry 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 dry 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

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    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.



  • Feeding Guide

    How to adjust feeding amounts to maintain optimal weight.

    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 - grams
    2 35
    3 45
    4 55
    5 65
    6 75
    7+ 11 per kg

  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    Original: Maize gluten meal, maize, animal fat, pea protein, brewers' rice, wheat, dried whole eggs, minerals, digest, flaxseed, fish oil, L-carnitine, vitamins, taurine, trace elements and beta-carotene. With a natural antioxidant (mixed tocopherols).

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    4177 kcal/kg (418 kcal/100g)

    Nutrient As Fed1
    %
    Dry Matter2
    %
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Protein 33.5 % 35.5 % 8 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 22 % 23.3 % 5.3 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 31.9 % 33.8 % 7.6 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 0.9 % 1 % 0.2 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.86 % 0.91 % 206 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorus 0.64 % 0.68 % 154 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.86 % 0.91 % 206 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.23 % 0.25 % 56 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.082 % 0.087 % 20 mg / 100 kcal
    Taurine 0.21 % 0.22 % 50 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 113 ppm 119 ppm 2.7 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 596 IU/kg 631 IU/kg 14.27 IU / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.92 % 0.97 % 220 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-6 FA 3.53 % 3.73 % 845 mg / 100 kcal
    Carnitine 561.2 ppm 593.9 ppm 13.44 mg / 100 kcal

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