Your Total Overview Of Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Digestive Care Canned Dog Food
What is Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Digestive Care Canned Dog Food?
If your dog has digestion problems, it can cause a lot of worries. Besides being in discomfort, your dog can also suffer from malnutrition as well. Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Digestive Care Canned Dog Food helps overcome the problems caused by digestive distress to help your dog live their healthiest life!
Why Are Digestive and Obesity Such Big Problems for Dogs?
Digestive distress in dogs can come in many forms. Your dog might suffer from vomiting, diarrhea, worms, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, gastritis, or pancreatitis. You might notice that your dog looks bloated after eating or cannot keep their food down. This can lead to weight loss over time, along with general weakness and lowered immunity.
Digestive distress can be caused by underlying factors like chronic illnesses and can also be caused by food intolerances. Food intolerances are when your dog is sensitive to certain kinds of food. Beef, dairy, wheat, and chicken are some common food sensitivities in dogs.
Digestive distress can also be caused by obesity or overfeeding. Obesity severely impacts your dog's overall health and can cause a number of medical problems in your dog. Obese or overweight dogs can develop joint problems, mobility issues, hypertension, cardiac disease, and even cancer.
A growing proportion of dogs are currently overweight. Not only does obesity cause all these medical conditions in your dog, but it can also affect their longevity and quality of life. Some dogs even become depressed if they cannot run about and play with their family. It is imperative to keep your dog at a healthy weight and free from digestive issues.
How Does Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Digestive Care Canned Dog Food Help?
Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat canned dog food is a veterinary exclusive wet dog food formula that caters to dogs with gastrointestinal issues. Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care has added beneficial microflora that increases your dog's gut health to aid in proper digestion.
Having correctly balanced gut flora also cuts down on symptoms of digestive distress like bloating and nausea. Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care wet food is formulated so that it is easy to digest and so that your dog can easily absorb nutrients from this food. This is essential to ensure your dog is receiving all the nutrients they need to be healthy.
Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat canned dog food is made using the patented S+OXSHIELD that makes your dog's urinary environment unfavorable for the development of calcium oxalate and struvite stones. It also prevents the formation of crystals in your dog's urine that would turn into stones with time if left untreated.
How Much of Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Digestive Care Canned Food Should I Give My Dog?
The amount of Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat canned dog food you should give your dog depends on your dog's weight. You can use the following guidelines:
|Your Dog's Weight ||Amount You Should Give Daily|
|5 lb ||5/8th can|
|15 lb ||1 1/3rd cans|
||1 2/3rd cans|
|30 lb ||2 1/4th cans|
||2 3/4th cans|
|50 lb ||3 1/3rd cans|
||3 3/4th cans|
|70 lb ||4 1/3rd cans|
||4 3/4th cans|
|100 lb ||5 2/3rd cans|
||6 1/2 cans|
These proportions are for an adult dog on a maintenance diet using a 13 oz or 370g can. You should divide the daily amount into however many meals you give your dog every day. Don't feed these daily amounts at every meal. You risk overfeeding your dog, which can lead to obesity.
If your veterinarian has asked you to give your dog different amounts, follow your vet's advice.
Are There Any Precautions I Should Take When Feeding My Dog Hill's Prescription Diet I/D Low Fat Digestive Care Canned Dog Food?
Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat canned dog food is meant for adult dogs. You should not give this food to developing dogs or puppies. Additionally, you should not give your other dogs prescription pet food if you have a multi-pet household. Only the dog who has been prescribed this food should get it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Hill's Prescription Diet I/D Digestive Care Canned Dog Food Need Vet Authorization?
Yes, you need a valid prescription to buy Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat canned dog food. Vet authorization can expire, so you will need to get your prescription regularly updated if you plan to feed this diet to your dog in the long term.
Can I Give Hill's Prescription Diet I/D Low Fat Canned Dog Food to My Cat?
No, you should never give dog food to cats. Cat food needs to be much more nutritionally dense than dog food and have trace nutrients that might not be present in dog food. If you're looking for low-fat cat food to address digestive distress in your cat, you should ask your vet about Hill's Prescription cat food.
How Should I Store Hill's Prescription Diet I/D Digestive Care Canned Food?
If you are storing the can after opening, you should cover the can and put it in your fridge. Make sure you don't leave this food out for too long and use the remaining portion in your dog's next meal. Keep unopened cans in a cool, dry place away from direct heat, moisture, or sunlight.
How Should I Transition Hill's Prescription Diet I/D Digestive Care Canned Food Into My Dog's Diet?
You can introduce Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care slowly to your dog's diet. Start with 25% and wait a few days before increasing to 50%, 75% and then finally, 100%. Ensure your dog is eating all their food before you increase because you want your dog to get all the nutrients he needs to live a healthy life.
What Is S+OXSHIELD?
Hill's S+OXSHIELD is a patented formula that prevents the formation of struvite and calcium oxalate stones in your dog's bladder. It is a unique formula that includes low levels of minerals like phosphorus and magnesium that prevent crystals from forming in your dog's urinary system that would develop into stones if left untreated.