Hill's Veterinary Feed (Hills) for Dogs

Before changing the diet, it is important to understand what veterinary feed is and in what cases their use is appropriate. Hill's Veterinary Dog Foods (Hills) for dogs are considered quite common and high-quality products, but its thoughtless use can be fraught with health problems.

What is veterinary feed

To begin with, we will understand what veterinary feed is. Veterinary or medicinal feeds are products designed to maintain or improve the health of dogs with chronic and acute illnesses.. It is important to understand that food will not cure a dog without complex therapy. In addition, the diet is prescribed and constantly monitored by a doctor.

Starting a diet or its long-term use without the supervision of a veterinarian is fraught with complications. Any organism, even suffering from an ailment, quickly enough adapts to new conditions.

Important! With prolonged use of a therapeutic diet, the body ceases to produce (or even try to do this) the necessary substances, which contributes to the transition of the disease to a chronic form.

Let's look at an example. The choice of food for urolithiasis depends on the type of stones. The most common type of MCP is struvite.

Stones form as a result of the fact that urine contains a lot of alkali. Medical feed will help oxidize urine, which helps dissolve struvite formations. The stone will turn into sand or decrease in size, which will greatly facilitate the dog’s life and simplify treatment.

What will happen if therapeutic feed from struvite stones becomes the basis of the diet of a healthy dog ​​or pet that is sick with an oxalate type MCP? Urine starts to oxidize, a healthy dog ​​will develop an oxalate type of MCP, and the condition of a sick pet will worsen.

HILL'S PRESCRIPTION DIET dog food for dogs with health problems

HILL'S PRESCRIPTION DIET food for dogs with health problems is a series of medical products. Unlike most competitors, Hill's TM has been manufacturing medical products for over 50 years, constantly conducting research and improving developments. Hill's feeds are known worldwide, although some products are only available in some countries.

Dry feed

Hill's dry feed is available in three types of packaging:

  • 2 kg
  • 5 kg
  • 12 kg

The experience of the owners shows that large packages are worth buying only in case of chronic conditions or an impressive pet size. In the acute course of the disease, veterinary feed is prescribed temporarily, usually for a period of 1-2 months.

Hill's Veterinary Feed Assortment:

  • Metabolic canine - food for overweight dogs. Experience shows that a veterinary diet can effectively reduce the weight of the pet in the first 2 months of the diet and gradually bring it to the optimum. According to the manufacturer, a special formula of food prevents weight gain, after switching to everyday food.
  • r / d - food for dogs with excess weight (to reduce and maintain weight) and with a tendency to diabetes. Products are low-calorie and low-fat, contain a lot of fiber. Fiber provides a feeling of fullness and helps to reduce fluctuations in blood sugar. In addition, fiber helps to establish the intestines, and this is extremely important if the dog suffers from colitis. Supplementation with L-carnitine and L-lysine allows the dog to lose weight by burning fat rather than muscle mass. Food is prescribed for various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as part of treatment or prevention.
  • w / d (chicken) - food for dogs with excess weight (to reduce and maintain weight) and with a tendency to diabetes. The food has a reduced calorie content and fat content. Contains a lot of fiber and L-carnitine. The food is intended for dogs with a fastidious taste, with problems with hormones, colitis, constipation. In addition, the diet allows you to gently eliminate struvite stones, from which almost all dogs prone to excess weight suffer. Food is prescribed for various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as part of treatment or prevention.
  • d / d (salmon, rice) and d / d (duck, rice) - food for dogs prone to skin problems, vomiting, indigestion and food allergies. In Canine d / d, the amount of fatty acids is increased, which favorably affects skin health and immunity. Products reduce the risk of food allergies and contain antioxidants. Diet is used as part of therapy to confirm or withdraw a diagnosis of food allergies. Food is prescribed for various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as part of treatment or prevention.
  • k / d - food for dogs with various pathologies of the kidneys. The diet allows the dog to maintain a normal lifestyle, even if the pathology is chronic. The food contains antioxidants, which improves the well-being of the pet. Production significantly reduces the symptomatic manifestations of renal failure. The diet allows you to maintain comprehensive treatment if, against the background of kidney disease, heart failure has developed or vice versa. The preventive and therapeutic effect of the feed is clinically proven.
  • i / d - restorative diet food for dogs. The diet helps alleviate the dog’s condition with gastritis, enteritis, colitis, indigestion, dysbiosis, after abdominal surgery, loss of strength and exhaustion, pancreatitis, bloating and inversion of the intestines, and feeding weakened puppies, including orphans. The diet is prescribed for diabetes. Food is prescribed for various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as part of treatment or prevention. Food is contraindicated for feeding cats and dogs in which sodium is retained.
  • j / d - food for dogs suffering from arthritis. The feed contains an increased content of fatty amino acids, which enhances the production of articular fluids, reducing pain during exertion. The beneficial effects of diet on the condition of the dog for 3 weeks have been clinically proven.
  • i / d Low Fat - food for the treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal diseases. Reduced fat content in products allows long-term diet therapy if the body needs time to restore tissues. The food contains probiotics, which allows you to restore the intestinal microflora. Products contain ginger, which reduces swelling and irritation of the mucous membranes.

  • c / d multicare - food for dogs suffering from urolithiasis. Diet promotes the gentle dissolution of struvite formations. The feed can be used as a prophylactic in case of a threat, an initial stage or recurrent formation of calcium-oxalate and calcium-phosphate uroliths. There are contraindications to the use of feed: cysteine ​​and ammonium type of urolithiasis, pregnancy, lactation, taking drugs that oxidize urine. Food is strictly contraindicated in cats. In addition to c / d Multicare, fodder from the w / d series is used for the treatment and prevention of urolithiasis.
  • l / d - food for dogs with liver pathologies. The products have an easily digestible composition, which reduces the load on the liver. The diet is used for hepatic encephalopathy, portosystemic shunt, copper sulfate. Food is contraindicated in pregnant and lactating animals, puppies up to six months, with pancreatitis and hyperlipidemia.

Note! Almost all Hill's TM medicinal feeds are available in the form of dry granules and canned food.

Wet coma

Wet coma are prescribed for weakened, young animals and dogs suffering from damage to the walls of the gastrointestinal tract. Hill's range of wet foods includes the following products:

  • r / d - the mass of canned food in the package 350 gr. - equivalent to 85 g. dry food.
  • w / d- the mass of canned food in the package 370 gr. - equivalent to 120 gr. dry food.
  • k / d- the mass of canned food in the package 370 gr. - equivalent to 130 gr. dry food.
  • i / d- the mass of canned food in the package 360 ​​gr. - equivalent to 100 gr. dry food.

  • j / d - used for mixed feeding of dry and wet food. Recommended proportions are indicated on the pack.
  • i / d- the mass of canned food in the package 360 ​​gr. - equivalent to 100 gr. dry food.
  • l / d - the mass of canned food in the package 370 gr. - equivalent to 120 gr. dry food.

Note! Hill's TM produces daily wet food for puppies.

Is it possible to combine veterinary and conventional feed

Many owners doubt whether it is possible to combine veterinary and conventional feed. The answer is unambiguously positive if the mixing of feeds is approved by the attending physician.

The only caveat is the need to combine feed. If the diet is prescribed temporarily, for a short time and the dog eats medicinal products well, there is no particular need to combine feeds.

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