Hill's Prescription Diet d/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Dry Dog Food
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Hill's Prescription Diet d/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Dry Dog Food

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Skin/Food Sensitivities

Complete Guide To Hill's Prescription Diet d/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Dry Dog Food

Food and skin allergies can wreak havoc on a dog's health and quality of life. With an increasing number of dogs becoming allergic to familiar food sources like beef and grains, it has become increasingly important to cater to this by using novel ingredients. Hill's Prescription Diet d/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Dry Dog Food is made for this!

This diet is made with potato as the carbohydrate instead of the more common grains like soy and corn. This food also has novel sources of protein that your dog has likely not come across before. By switching to a food that your dog's immune system does not react to, you will be soothing many of the skin and gastrointestinal issues that they experience.

Skin allergies are very painful for dogs. It can manifest in the form of rashes, inflamed skin, red or irritated skin, itchiness, and recurrent infections. Skin infections can also weaken the immune system, which affects your dog's overall health. Food allergies can manifest as skin allergies as your dog reacts to what they ate.

Food allergies can cause bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, appetite loss, and indigestion. Your dog can stop wanting to eat and become lethargic. This phenomenon is a big concern with younger dogs as the lack of nutrition caused by appetite loss can snowball into nutritional deficiencies and developmental issues.

Does It Only Reduce Allergy Issues?

The formulation of Hill's Prescription Diet d/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Dry Dog Food helps soothe skin issues. This dog food accomplishes this by replacing the ingredients in your dog's current diet with ingredients that won't trigger your dog's immune system. Along with this, Hil's Prescription diet has several other benefits.

Hill's Prescription Skin/Food Sensitivities dog food is packed with antioxidants and fatty acids. Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids are potent nutrients that provide nourishment to your dog's skin and coat. Along with this, the mix of antioxidants helps support your dog's weakened immune system and reinforces the skin barrier as well.

What if My Dog Doesn't Like One Version?

To make sure that your dog has a variety to choose from, Hill's Prescription Skin/Food Sensitivities Dog Food is available in different options. They are:

  • Hill's Prescription Diet D/D Skin/Food Sensitivities Potato & Salmon Formula Dry Dog Food
  • Hill's Prescription Diet D/D Skin/Food Sensitivities Potato & Venison Formula Dry Dog Food
  • Hill's Prescription Diet D/D Skin/Food Sensitivities Potato & Duck Formula Dry Dog Food

You can talk to your vet about rotating through the different varieties to lower the risk of getting allergic to one. The other options also make it easier to give your dog a change of flavor if they are a picky eater. Many a Hill's Prescription Diet D/D Skin/Food Sensitivities Potato & Salmon Formula Dry Dog Food review states that their dog liked the new flavor after a few months of the duck or venison version!

How Much Should I Give My Dog Every Day?

The amount of food you should give your dog depends on the dog's weight. Use the following general guideline to start feeding your dog Hill's Prescription diet:

Your Dog's Weight Amount Of Daily Dog Food
5 lbs 60g
10 lbs 100g
15 lbs 125g
20 lbs 165g
30 lbs 225g
40 lbs 265g
50 lbs 320g
60 lbs 365g
70 lbs 395g
80 lbs 445g
100 lbs 530g

If your vet recommends a different amount of food for your dog, follow your vet's instructions. Your dog might need extra nutrition if he or she is underweight. If your dog is overweight, then your vet might recommend a lower daily limit.

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Does This Need a Prescription?

    Yes, Hill's Prescription Diet d/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Dry Dog Food is a prescription dog food. You will need a vet's authorization to purchase any variant of this dog food. You will also have to get the prescription re-authorized as every prescription lapses after a certain period of time. Check with your vet if you are unsure about when you need to get another prescription.

  2. My Other Pets Got Into the Bag and Ate Some of This! What Will Happen?

    Hill's Prescription dog food is perfectly safe. Nothing harmful is likely to happen if your other pets eat some of this food. You will, however, have less prescription food for the dog who needs it. Additionally, you should contact your vet if your other dogs are allergic to any ingredient in this for food.

  3. My Cat Has Food Sensitivities. Can My Dog Share This With My Cat?

    You should not give dog food to cats. Cats need much higher levels of nutrients than dogs. The size of most dog kibble is also too big or too hard for cats. If your cat has food sensitivities or skin issues, you should contact your vet to find the best option for your cat.

  4. How Should I Store This Dog Food?

    You should store Hill's Skin/Food Sensitivities dog food away from direct heat and moisture. For best results, store in an airtight container away from where your pets can reach it. You don't want your dogs to overeat!

  5. Is Transitioning Important?

    Yes, it is imperative to slowly transition your dog into this new food over some time. You should not change your dog's food overnight. Dogs with food sensitivities already have sensitive stomachs and weakened immune systems. You don't want to trigger a reaction that will make them feel unwell.

    Instead, in the beginning, change 1/4th of your dog's diet to Hill's Skin/Food Sensitivities dog food. Increase this to 1/2 and then 3/4th, taking a few days between each increase. Do this till your dog is comfortable with 100% of his meals being Hill's dog food.

  • d/d Hill's Product Code
  • Hill's Prescription Diet Brand
  • Hill's Prescription Diet Food Brands
  • Pea-Free Special Diet / Food Allergies
  • Dry Food Food & Nutrition
  • Hill's Prescription Diet Pharmacy
  • Skin & Coat Pharmacy
  • Allergy Relief Pharmacy
  • Prescription Pharmacy Type
  • Dry Food Type
  • Prescription Special Diet / Food Allergies
  • Grain Free Special Diet / Food Allergies
  • Gluten Free Special Diet / Food Allergies
  • Chicken Flavor
  • Adult Life Stage
  • Small Breed Pet Size
  • Medium Breed Pet Size
  • Large Breed Pet Size
  • Dog Pet Type

What Does d/d Mean in Dog Food?

In the context of Hill’s Prescription Diet Dry Dog Food, d/d stands for “dermatology diet”. Hill’s Prescription Diet d/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Dry Dog Food is scientifically formulated to prevent environmental and food-related allergies in dogs. What sets it apart from other dog foods is that it uses a single, intact, novel protein source, such as salmon, venison, or duck, to avoid triggering your dog’s immune system. Also, it replaces traditional carbohydrate sources, such as corn, soy, and wheat, with potato. Apart from addressing skin and food sensitivities, Hill’s Prescription Diet Skin/Food Sensitivities Dry Dog Food also provides balanced nutrition to your dog.

Is Hill’s d/d Hydrolyzed?

Hill’s Prescription Diet d/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Dry Dog Food doesn’t contain hydrolyzed proteins. Instead, it uses a novel protein source, such as duck, salmon, or venison. The idea is that if your dog’s immune system hasn’t been previously exposed to a protein source, there won’t be an adverse reaction. Apart from a single intact protein, Hill’s Prescription Diet Skin/Food Sensitivities Dry Dog Food also includes other high-quality ingredients, including potato, fish oil, calcium carbonate, vitamin supplements, and more.

What Is the Difference Between Hill’s z/d and d/d?

Both Hill’s z/d and d/d Dog Food products are formulated for dogs with skin and food sensitivities. But the primary difference lies in the type of proteins each diet uses. While Hill’s z/d Diet uses hydrolyzed proteins, Hill’s d/d Diet products use a novel protein source. For instance, Hill’s Prescription Diet d/d Potato & Venison Formula Dry Dog Food uses venison meal instead of traditional protein sources. It minimizes the chances of triggering your dog’s immune system.

What Is the Medical Term for DD?

d/d in Hill’s Prescription Diet stands for “dermatology diet”. That means it’s developed to address the nutritional needs of dogs with skin and food allergies. Hill’s Prescription d/d Dry Dog Food products use a single intact protein source and potato to prevent any adverse immune response.

What Dog Food Is Comparable to Hill’s d/d?

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has developed a diverse array of canine food products to prevent and manage skin and food sensitivities in dogs. Apart from Hill’s d/d range of dry dog food, you can also check out Hill’s Prescription Diet z/d Dry Dog Food and Hill’s Science Diet Sensitive Stomach & Skin Variety Pack. All Hill’s dog food products are made using the highest quality ingredients. Also, the recipes are formulated to provide balanced and wholesome nourishment to your dog. You’ll need a prescription from a registered veterinarian to buy Hill’s Prescription Diet products.

How Long Does Hill’s d/d Take To Work?

It depends on various factors, including your dog’s age, breed, weight, and overall health. If your dog has a weaker immune system, the diet might take longer to deliver any noticeable results. It’s a good idea to ask your veterinarian about how long you should continue to follow the diet before there’s any improvement. Also, make sure you gradually replace your dog’s current food with Hill’s Prescription Diet d/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Dry Dog Food.

Is Hill’s Science Diet Good for Dogs With Allergies?

Hill’s Science Diet products, such as Adult Sensitive Stomach & Skin Grain-Free Dog Food, are suitable for dogs with skin and food sensitivities. But if you’re looking for a more long-term solution to your dog’s allergies, Hill’s Prescription Diet z/d or d/d Dry Dog Food would be a better choice. These products are specifically formulated with high-quality ingredients to suppress the immune response and promote a healthy skin barrier. Also, they’re rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids that boost your dog’s immune system.

What Dog Food Ingredients Cause Skin Problems?

The most common dog food ingredients that cause skin allergies include protein sources, such as lamb, beef, and chicken. Also, your dog could be sensitive to grains, such as wheat, soy, corn, etc. If your dog shows any signs of skin allergy, including redness, swelling, itchiness, and scratching, make sure you immediately consult your bet. They’ll help you build a diet that’s suitable for your dog’s sensitive skin/stomach.

Moisture: Max. 10.0 %
Protein: Min. 14.0 %
Fat: Min. 13.0 %
Crude Fiber: Max. 3.0 %
Total Omega-3 FA: Min. 0.50 %
Total Omega-6 FA: Min. 2.50 %

Potatoes, Potato Starch, Venison, Potato Protein, Pork Fat, Soybean Oil, Pork Flavor, Lactic Acid, Dicalcium Phosphate, Fish Oil, Potassium Chloride, Venison Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Iodized Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), DL-Methionine, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Tryptophan, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene

Your pet may need less or more food to maintain proper weight. Adjust as needed. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian. With your veterinarian's approval, mix increasing amounts of your dog's new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period. For maximum benefit, this product must be fed as the only food. Supplementation is unnecessary and may decrease the effectiveness of the food.

Adult maintenance
Daily Feeding Guide
Weight of Dog Amount per Day
5 lb (2,3 kg) 5/8 cup (60 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg) 1 cup (100 g)
15 lb (6,8 kg) 1 1/4 cups (125 g)
20 lb (9,1 kg) 1 2/3 cups (165 g)
30 lb (14 kg) 2 1/4 cups (225 g)
40 lb (18 kg) 2 2/3 cups (265 g)
50 lb (23 kg) 3 1/4 cups (320 g)
60 lb (27 kg) 3 2/3 cups (365 g)
70 lb (32 kg) 4 cups (395 g)
80 lb (36 kg) 4 1/2 cups (445 g)
100 lb (45 kg) 5 1/3 cups (530 g)

Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.For best results & safety practices:Gradually transition to your pet's new food over a 7 day period.Exclusively feed the recommended Prescription Diet dry food, canned food & treats.Keep fresh water available at all times.Have your veterinarian monitor your pet's condition.To prevent suffocation, keep the packaging out of the reach of pets and children.

Option UPC/SKU
17.6 lb Bag, Potato & Duck Formula 052742534305
8 lb Bag, Potato & Duck Formula 052742534701
17.6 lb Bag, Potato & Salmon Formula 052742534503
8 lb Bag, Potato & Salmon Formula 052742534602
17.6 lb Bag, Potato & Venison Formula 052742534206
8 lb Bag, Potato & Venison Formula 052742534800

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2. Add to Cart

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