Hill's PRESCRIPTION DIET

Metabolic Dog Food

Hill's nutritionists & veterinarians developed Prescription Diet Metabolic clinical nutrition specially formulated to help dogs lose weight and keep the lost weight off. Naturally works with your patients’ unique energy use for easy and effective weight loss. This food stimulates dog's natural ability to burn fat and and provides energy for active play. Its unique fibre blend helps keep dogs feeling full and satisfied. In fact, 96% of dogs lost weight at home in 2 months when fed the nutrition of Metabolic.* This dry food is made with lamb and rice and has an irresistible taste that makes it easier for pet parents to comply with your recommendation.


* Data on file, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.

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  • Key Benefits

    Hill's nutritionists & veterinarians developed Prescription Diet Metabolic clinical nutrition specially formulated to help dogs lose weight and keep the lost weight off. Naturally works with your patients’ unique energy use for easy and effective weight loss. This food stimulates dog's natural ability to burn fat and and provides energy for active play. Its unique fibre blend helps keep dogs feeling full and satisfied. In fact, 96% of dogs lost weight at home in 2 months when fed the nutrition of Metabolic.* This dry food is made with lamb and rice and has an irresistible taste that makes it easier for pet parents to comply with your recommendation.


    * Data on file, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.


    These characteristics make Prescription Diet Metabolic dry dog food a useful nutritional aid to activate metabolism in obese or overweight dogs:

    KEY FEATURES KEY BENEFITS
    Proprietary blend of synergistic ingredients and nutrients Added Provides appetite regulation, reduces inflammation and activates metabolism.
    Antioxidants High Help protect against free radical oxidation to help maintain a healthy immune system
    Fibre Increased Soluble and insoluble Fibre to help trigger satiety, control appetite, and maintain gastrointestinal health.
    L-Carnitine High Helps dogs burn fat while sparing lean muscle mass, resulting in more effective weight loss.
    Lysine High Helps metabolise fat for energy production and maintain lean body mass.

    * 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:

    Primary Indications:

    - Weight loss

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

    - Diabetes in obese dogs

    - Hypothyroidism

    - Cushing's syndrome


    Other Indications:

    - Diabetes in normal weight or mildly overweight dogs

     

     

    Not Recommended For:

    Growing puppies, pregnant or nursing dogs.

    Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition:

    Clinically proven to reduce body weight by 13% in 2 months. 1

    The nutrition of Metabolic is clinically proven to work with each dogs unique metabolic response activating the bodys natural ability to burn excess body fat and affect calorie utilization. 1,2

    In an in-home feeding study 96% of dogs experienced weight loss within 2 months. 3

    Maintains effective and safe rate of up to 1-2% body weight loss weekly during weight loss period. 1

     

     

    Additional Info:

    Prescription Diet Metabolic has a complete portfolio of dry and canned foods that are designed to work together to ensure safe and healthy weight loss and easy weight maintenance.

    Advanced weight management nutrition appropriate for multi-dog households.


    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+Mobility Dog Food, Prescription Diet c/d Multicare+Metabolic Dog Food, Prescription Diet r/d Dog 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 Metabolic+Mobility Dog Food, Prescription Diet c/d Multicare+Metabolic Dog Food, Prescription Diet w/d Dog Food

    - For patients with Cushing's syndrome: Prescription Diet i/d Dog Food, Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Dog Food, Prescription Diet w/d Dog Food, Prescription Diet c/d Multicare+Metabolic Dog Food, Prescription Diet Metabolic+Mobility Dog Food, Prescription Diet r/d Dog Food, Prescription Diet i/d Stress Dog Food

    - For patients with hypothyroidism: Prescription Diet Metabolic+Mobility Dog Food, Prescription Diet c/d Multicare+Metabolic Dog Food, Prescription Diet r/d Dog Food

    - For patients requiring weight loss or maintenance and prone to CaOx or struvite urolith formation: Prescription Diet c/d Multicare+Metabolic Dog Food

    - For patients with obesity and osteoarthritis: Prescription Diet Metabolic+Mobility Dog Food


    References:

    1. Floerchinger AM, Jackson MI, Jewell DE et al. Effect of feeding a weight loss food beyond a caloric restriction period on body composition and resistance to weight gain in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2015;247:375–384.

    2. Christmann U, Becvarova I, Werre S, Meyer H. Effectiveness of a new weight management food to achieve weight loss and maintenance in client-owned obese dogs. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med 2015;13(2):104–116.

    3. Towell T, Forrester SD, Cross S et al. Evaluation of a weight management food designed to increase basal metabolism in a home setting. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med 2015;13(1):14-22.



  • 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, & Hill's treats 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 of Dog — kgs Amount per Day - 156 g cans Amount per Day - grams
    1 0.5 + 20 g
    2 1 + 25 g
    4 1 + 65 g
    5 1 + 85 g
    10 2 + 135 g
    20 2 + 270 g
    30 2 + 390 g
    40 2 + 505 g
    50 2 + 610 g
    60+ 2 + 113 g per 10 kgs

    Adult maintenance Mixed Feeding Guide

    Weight of Dog — kgs Amount per Day - 354 g cans Amount per Day - grams
    1 0.25 + 15 g
    2 0.5 + 20 g
    4 1 + 25 g
    5 1 + 40 g
    10 1 + 125 g
    20 2 + 185 g
    30 2 + 305 g
    40 2 + 415 g
    50 2 + 520 g
    60+ 2 + 101 g per 10 kgs

    Adult maintenance Mixed Feeding Guide

    Weight of Dog — kgs Amount per Day - 370 g cans Amount per Day - grams
    1 0.25 + 10 g
    2 0.25 + 35 g
    4 0.5 + 50 g
    5 0.5 + 70 g
    10 1 + 95 g
    20 1 + 235 g
    30 2 + 250 g
    40 2 + 360 g
    50 2 + 465 g
    60+ 2 + 94 g per 10 kgs

    Weight Control

    Ideal Weight of Dog — kgs Amount per Day - (grams) - Weight loss Amount per Day - (grams) - Adult maintenance
    1 25 35
    2 40 60
    4 65 100
    5 75 120
    10 125 205
    20 215 340
    30 290 460
    40 360 575
    50 425 675
    60 485 775
    60+ 76 per 10 kgs 122 per 10 kgs

    Weight loss Mixed Feeding Guide

    Ideal Weight of Dog — kgs Amount per Day - 156 g cans Amount per Day - grams
    1 0.5 + 5 g
    2 0.5 + 20 g
    4 1 + 30 g
    5 1 + 40 g
    10 1 + 90 g
    20 2 + 145 g
    30 2 + 220 g
    40 2 + 290 g
    50 2 + 355 g
    60+ 2 + 67 g per 10 kgs

    Weight loss Mixed Feeding Guide

    Ideal Weight of Dog — kgs Amount per Day - 354 g cans Amount per Day - grams
    1 0.25 + 5 g
    2 0.25 + 20 g
    4 0.5 + 25 g
    5 0.5 + 35 g
    10 1 + 50 g
    20 1 + 135 g
    30 1 + 210 g
    40 2 + 200 g
    50 2 + 265 g
    60+ 2 + 55 g per 10 kgs

    Weight loss Mixed Feeding Guide

    Ideal Weight of Dog — kgs Amount per Day - 370 g cans Amount per Day - grams
    2 0.25 + 10 g
    4 0.5 + 10 g
    5 0.5 + 20 g
    10 0.5 + 75 g
    20 1 + 105 g
    30 1 + 185 g
    40 1 + 250 g
    50 2 + 210 g
    60+ 2 + 48 g per 10 kgs

  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    with Lamb & Rice: Wheat, maize gluten meal, pea bran meal, chicken and turkey meal, maize, dried tomato pomace, digest, cellulose, lamb meal (4%), brown rice (4%), flaxseed, dried beet pulp, animal fat, coconut oil, minerals, dried carrots, vitamins, trace elements and beta-carotene. With a natural antioxidant (mixed tocopherols).

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    3110 kcal/kg (311 kcal/100g)

    Nutrient As Fed1
    %
    Dry Matter2
    %
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Moisture 9 %
    Protein 25.4 % 27.8 % 8.2 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 11.2 % 12.2 % 3.6 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 36.3 % 39.7 % 11.7 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 13 % 14.2 % 4.2 g / 100 kcal
    Ash 5.6 % 6.2 % 1.8 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.93 % 1.02 % 299 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorus 0.68 % 0.74 % 219 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.79 % 0.87 % 255 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.27 % 0.3 % 88 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.134 % 0.146 % 43 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin A 10542 IU/kg 11521 IU/kg 339 IU / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 133 ppm 145 ppm 4.28 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin D 734 IU/kg 803 IU/kg 23.6 IU / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 1061 IU/kg 1159 IU/kg 34.1 IU / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.77 % 0.85 % 249 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-6 FA 2.01 % 2.2 % 648 mg / 100 kcal
    Beta-Carotene 2.02 ppm 2.2 ppm 0.06 mg / 100 kcal

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