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Hills Prescription Diet a/d is a complete and balanced food that provides all the nutrition dogs and cats need
My pit bull was diagnosed with pancreatitis and is now on Hills Prescription w/d which I feel is nutritionally incomplete. I told this to the vet and she promptly informed me that she had her degree and you can’t believe everything you hear about dog food on TV, etc. I supplement Stella’s diet with organic plain non-fat yogurt once or twice a day (a large tablespoon), green beans and canned pumpkin. Before I added these food items, she was having to strain when moving her bowels and they were like compacted sawdust. Now she can defecate normally. I’ve looked for food that is low fat and low glucose but cannot find anything. I have fed my last two dogs holistic food and feel w/d is not really that good. Any suggestions? Thank you.
For dogs fed a Prescription Diet product that is not listed above, we suggest making a homemade treat using the Prescription Diet food you feed your dog and following this recipe.
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Hill's Prescription Diet - a/d Canned Dog/Cat Food
My 1-year-old puppy was a rescue. Shortly after adopting him, he went into acute kidney failure. So prescription Hills KD was recommended after he recovered. He was on that food for 2 1/2 years until recently. The 3 reasons why this dog food is a ripoff: 1. It now costs $90.00 for a 27 pound bag which is ridiculous as it has been around for years and years. 2. I cannot afford it on what I make. 3. My dog has now got a never ending rash and no hair left on his tummy. It’s sad to note that the only way we’ve been trained to judge the quality of dog food is stool consistency. While it could be a fair reflection of the digestibility of the nutrients in the food, in reality, pet food manufacturers know how to artificially thicken those stools by using ingredients like cellulose. Methylcellulose is a semi-synthetic complex carbohydrate that can absorb large quantities of water. It can work as a laxative with increased water consumption but without it, methylcellulose firms the stools. One of the most noticeable changes when switching from a prescription diet to raw food is the decrease in stool volume, due to a dramatic decrease in this waste ingredient. This would be a true indication of food digestibility!There are no other factors which should cause this. I looked at the "secret, new technology food enhancement" ingredients and it has an overwhelming list of bad things for dogs to eat, including corn, chicken by-product, and beet pulp. Check the ingredients yourself and switch to a better quality dog food that is not prescription. This company no longer should be a reputable company any longer! Preying on people for low grade, extremely cost prohibitive dog food!I'm writing this review to inform other pet owners to carefully look at the ingredients and reviews before buying a prescription dog food. My 6 year old Beagle/Chihuahua mix had struvite bladder stones which required surgery a year ago. She was on Blue Buffalo before that, with no stool problems nor change of behavior until she had the bladder stone problem.