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Hill's PRESCRIPTION DIET

r/d Wet Dog Food

Prescription Diet r/d Dog Food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help with weight loss and is clinically proven nutrition for healthy weight loss in just 8 weeks. This wet food has an irresistible taste that dogs love.

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  • Key Benefits

    Prescription Diet r/d Dog Food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help with weight loss and is clinically proven nutrition for healthy weight loss in just 8 weeks. This wet food has an irresistible taste that dogs love.


    These characteristics make Prescription Diet r/d Dog Food a useful nutritional aid for obese dogs or dogs 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 dogs 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.

    Indications:

    - Weight loss

    - Diabetes in obese dogs

    - Cushing's syndrome

    - Hyperlipidemia

    - Hypothyroidism

    - Constipation (motility present)

    - Fibre responsive enteropathies (large bowel diarrhoea)

     

    Contraindications:

    Prescription Diet r/d Canine dry is clinically proven nutrition to reduce weight by 10% and body fat by 22% in two months.1,2

    Prescription Diet r/d Canine Dry is clinically proven to reduce triglycerides and cholesterol to promote better health.1

     

    Not Recommended For:

    Growing puppies, pregnant or nursing dogs.

    Patients with moderate to advanced heart failure, kidney disease, hepatic disease, debilitation, hypermetabolism, dehydration or underweight.


    Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition:

    Prescription Diet r/d Canine is clinically proven nutrition to reduce weight by 10% and body fat by 22% in two months.1,2

    Prescription Diet r/d Canine is clinically proven to reduce triglycerides and cholesterol to promote better health.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 dogs 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 dog should be fed Prescription Diet Metabolic Canine, Prescription Diet w/d Canine or Vet Essentials Neutered Dog food to maintain optimum body weight, and avoid weight gain.

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


    Other Products to Consider

    - For patients with obesity, including those with diabetes: Prescription Diet Metabolic Dog Food, Prescription Diet Metabolic+Mobility Dog Food, Prescription Diet c/d Multicare+Metabolic Dog Food

    - For patients with hyperlipidemia, including those with concurrent diabetes: Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Dog Food, Prescription Diet i/d Stress Dog Food

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

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

    - For patients with constipation (GI motility present) or Fibre responsive enteropathies (large bowel diarrhea): Prescription Diet Gastrointestinal Biome Dog Food, Prescription Diet w/d Dog Food


    References:

    1 Yamka RM, Frantz NZ, Friesen KG. Effects of 3 Canine Weight Loss Foods on Body Composition and Obesity Markers, Intern J Appl Res Vet Med Vol., No. 3, 2007.

    2 Data on file, Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc.


  • DAILY Feeding Guide

    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.

    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

    Ideal Weight of Dog - kgs Amount per Day - 350 g cans Amount per Day - grams
    1 0.25 + 0 g
    2 0.25 + 15 g
    4 0.5 + 20 g
    5 0.5 + 30 g
    10 1 + 35 g
    20 1 + 120 g
    30 1 + 195 g
    40 2 + 175 g
    50 2 + 240 g
    60+ 2 + 52 g per 10 kgs

    Weight loss

    Ideal Weight of Dog - kgs Amount per Day - 12.3 oz (350 g) cans
    1 1/4
    2 3/8
    4 2/3
    5 3/4
    10 1 1/3
    20 2 1/3
    30 3 1/4
    40 4
    50 4 2/3
    60+ 30 g per kg

    Weight loss

    Ideal Weight of Dog - kgs Amount per Day - 12.3 oz (350 g) cans
    1 1/4
    2 3/8
    4 2/3
    5 3/4
    10 1 1/3
    20 2 1/3
    30 3 1/4
    40 4
    50 4 2/3
    60+ 30 g per kg

    Weight loss

    Ideal Weight of Dog - kgs Amount per Day - 350 g cans Amount per Day - grams
    1 0.25 + 0 g
    2 0.25 + 15 g
    4 0.5 + 20 g
    5 0.5 + 30 g
    10 1 + 35 g
    20 1 + 120 g
    30 1 + 195 g
    40 2 + 175 g
    50 2 + 240 g
    60+ 2 + 52 g per 10 kgs

  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    Original: Pork liver, barley flour, cellulose, rice, pea protein, maize gluten meal, dried egg whites, digest, soybean oil, dried beet pulp, minerals, vitamins, L-carnitine, trace elements and beta-carotene.

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    282 kcal/can

    Nutrient As Fed1
    %
    Dry Matter2
    %
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Moisture 75 %
    Protein 8.4 % 33.8 % 10.5 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 2.2 % 8.9 % 2.7 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 9.2 % 36.8 % 11.4 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 3.4 % 13.7 % 4.3 g / 100 kcal
    Ash 1.7 % 6.8 % 2.1 g / 100 kcal
    Starch 6.9 % 27.7 % 8.6 g / 100 kcal
    Total Dietary Fiber 6.3 % 25.2 % 7.8 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.22 % 0.89 % 275 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorus 0.15 % 0.6 % 186 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.22 % 0.9 % 279 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.09 % 0.36 % 110 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.022 % 0.088 % 27 mg / 100 kcal
    Lysine 0.52 % 2.07 % 644 mg / 100 kcal
    Taurine 0.03 % 0.13 % 40 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin A 24697 IU/kg 98787 IU/kg 3064 IU / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 16 ppm 66 ppm 2.04 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin D 247 IU/kg 988 IU/kg 30.6 IU / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 222 IU/kg 887 IU/kg 27.52 IU / 100 kcal
    DHA 0.005 % 0.021 % 6.5 mg / 100 kcal
    EPA 0 % 0.001 % 0.4 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-3 FA 0.09 % 0.38 % 117 mg / 100 kcal
    Total Omega-6 FA 0.82 % 3.27 % 1014 mg / 100 kcal
    Beta-Carotene 0.43 ppm 1.73 ppm 0.05 mg / 100 kcal
    Carnitine 82.2 ppm 328.7 ppm 10.19 mg / 100 kcal
    Glucosamine 20 ppm 81 ppm 3 mg / 100 kcal
    Chondroitin Sulfate 0 ppm 0 ppm 0 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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