Veterinary Diets for cats require a prescription from a veterinarian, and only ship after proper authorization
A healthy bladder starts with the right balance of vital nutrients. Excess minerals can encourage the formation of crystals in the urine, which may lead to the creation of bladder stones. They can cause discomfort and lead to more serious problems that require the care of a veterinarian. Hill's nutritionists and veterinarians developed Prescription Diet c/d Multicare, clinical nutrition specially formulated to support your cat's urinary health. In fact, c/d Multicare is clinically tested nutrition to lower the recurrence of most common urinary signs by 89%. This irresistible food makes it easier for you to bond with your pet with gently cooked, bite-sized chunks of real tuna and natural ingredients with added vitamins and minerals.
Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic, Prescription Diet w/d and Prescription Diet m/d have helped pets control their hunger and shed extra pounds with clinically proven results. Prescription Diet w/d helps cats maintain a healthy weight and provides clinically tested nutrition for conditions that respond to fiber.
Prescription Diet Cat Food - Therapeutic Nutrition | Hill's Pet
Prescription Diet: Clinical Therapeutic Dog & Cat Food | Hill's Pet
Unfortunately, the transition never worked out... Both cats began to have very loose stools and one cat began vomiting shortly after any attempt to eat. By the end of the transition period, both cats would sit at the food dish and cry for food, eat a few bites and walk away... Both still had very explosive loose stools tinged with blood and one cat was now also vomiting multiple times daily. After a few days of this, I called my vet who wanted to see the cat that had begun vomiting multiple times daily, right away. He received fluids, a b12 injection and an ultrasound. The doctor recommended that I discontinue feeding both cats this "improved formula" (which she was unaware of as well) immediately. My cats never ate another bite of the Hills "improved formula" prescription z/d, and have been thriving with zero incidents in the 7 months since I have transitioned them to a different diet.My vet told me 3 cats were overweight (2 were 15 and one is 16 years old) and they put them on this Hills metabolic feline food. They were only on the food for about a year and now one is diabetic and the other has an inflamed pancreas and has to take steroid medication for it. It has now cost me well over $3000 for all the procedures for the 2. Today they are not overweight, but the other one who didn't get affected by the food still is overweight. I do not think it is coincidental that 2 out of the 3 cats are now sick with similar illnesses. They are now off the food for about 8 months and are getting better, slowly. Their food is Go Fit and Free and a permanent diet of home grown barley grass for the enzymes, but they are still sick. Can someone please tell them to do more research on this prescription diet? I am hoping they will survive this. :(I don't usually take the time out of my packed day so that I can post online, but I am frustrated with all of this "Hill's bashing"! We have MULTIPLE cats (and I have a BS in Human Nutrition) and will ONLY feed Hill's products to our cats. While I do not discount people's pain when they have sick animals, I do want to post a voice of reason. Don't trust all of these terrible posts as valid/legit - they are mostly/probably competitors who want to damage this company (P.S. Happens in Washington all the time! Big PR agencies are hired to "hurt the opposition"). Our rescues have longer fur, are healthy (one is a senior) and have been eating Hill's Ideal Balance and also Prescription Diets for YEARS! They are the GOLD STANDARD - and others do not even come close to the high quality of Hill's foods. Ask your Vet what THEY feed their animals - and then decide for yourself!But before we delve into the prescription diets, I want to touch briefly upon the life stage, lifestyle, and breed-based diets mentioned above. Special diets exist for kittens, elderly cats, indoor cats, outdoor cats, Persians, Siameses, and many other cats who can be shoehorned into some category or other. These diets have been tweaked to “fit” the age, lifestyle, or breed of the targeted individual (for instance, kitten diets contain more calories than adult maintenance diets). However, it is my opinion that most of them, and especially the breed-based ones, are more marketing ploys than good-faith efforts to better serve cats and their owners. I’m generally not a fan of them.