A Dog's Guide to Hill's Prescription Diet Hypoallergenic Dog Treats
If a domesticated dog could speak human, food sensitivities in pets and dangerous skin reactions would be top of the list. Food sensitivities in dogs have been on the rise. With the amount of chicken, wheat, and beef to which dogs have access, their sensitivity to these foods has been growing.
This leads to a significant spike in the number of dogs that have been affected by skin allergies and other related symptoms that come from food sensitivities. Itchy, inflamed skin, constant scratching, and frequent ear infections are some tell-tale symptoms of food allergies.
If your dog has been suffering from this frequently, then ask your vet whether Hill's Prescription Diet Hypoallergenic Dog Treats is right for you. Hill's clinical nutritionists and veterinarians formulated special treats for dogs that prioritize food sensitivities and heal adverse skin conditions.
How do Hill's Prescription Diet Hypoallergenic Dog Treats work?
These dog treats contain hydrolyzed proteins to alleviate adverse reactions to food. They also increase omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that help nourish the dog's skin and coat. The treats are enriched with added antioxidants to help support skin barrier function.
The pet food brand's Hill's exclusive S+OXSHIELD controls the number of excess minerals that can cause the formation of bladder stones and urinary crystals in the kidney. These treats are formulated to promote a urinary environment that reduces the risk of developing calcium oxalate stones and struvite crystals.
Why should your dog eat Hill's Prescription Diet Hypoallergenic Dog Treats?
Hill's Prescription Diet Hypoallergenic Dog Treats meet the special nutritional needs of adult dogs that reduce food sensitivities and heal skin conditions so that your dog can enjoy a happy and active life again.
These treats provide up to ten percent of your dog's daily energy needs while still maintaining an appropriate nutrient profile to aid in the management of the underlying issues and disease.
Hill's Prescription Diet Hypoallergenic Dog Treats contains nutritional values in crude protein, fat, and fiber:
Crude Protein (13.0 %) is the measure of all sources of nitrogen and includes nonprotein nitrogen, which may have no human value. Crude protein is a chemical analysis of the protein (e.g., chicken, milk, etc.) and non-protein (e.g., grains) amounts in the food. The recipe's low crude protein is important to avoid overtaxing the kidneys.
Crude Fat (8.0 %) is the term for fat-soluble materials such as lipid content in your dog's food when ingested. The diet is restricted in fat.
Crude Fiber (7.0 %) is a measure of indigestible cellulose, pentosans, lignin, and other components of this type of chemical fibers. A highly digestible fibrous food boosts the healthy absorption of essential vitamins and minerals. It provides major intestinal tract peristalsis, a wave-like muscle contraction to relax the stomach muscles.
Daily Feeding Guide and Care Instructions
Hill's Prescription Diet Hypoallergenic Dog Treats are intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only. Available food bags are Chicken Liver flavored 12 oz. Derm Defense Bags and each treat has the calculated calorie content of 17 kcal (kilocalorie).
See below the adult dog daily dosage chart with the recommended amount of daily treats for adult dogs:
|Dog's Weight ||Max # of Treats Daily|
|5 lbs. ||1|
|10 lbs. ||2|
|40 lbs. ||7|
|60 lbs. ||9|
|80 lbs. ||12|
|100 lbs. ||14|
|120 lbs. ||16|
Store the bag at room temperature. To prevent suffocation, keep this plastic bag out of the reach of pets and children.
The most important thing that you should know about Hill's Prescription Diet Hypoallergenic Dog Treats is that its hydrolyzed protein aids in lessening adverse reactions to common food sensitivities.
Official AAFCO (The Association of American Feed Control Officials) states that Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Hill's Prescription Diet provides complete and balanced nutrition for lifelong maintenance of adult dogs.