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If a domesticated dog could speak human, mobility and joint health may be top of the list. Being proactive about mobility issues early in life can avoid the need for more aggressive treatments later in a dog's life. Even a little extra body weight can impact a dog's mobility, activity, and affect the lifelong general health of your dog.
The good news is that there are dog food brands that prioritize nutrition and joint care by providing specific clinical nutritional requirements with complete, metabolic nutrition for adult dogs. Hill formulated Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Dry Dog Food to help your dogs walk, run, and jump in as little as 21 days.
When looking for the right food to control your dog's weight, consider Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Dry Dog Food. Your dog will ruff, I feel like a puppy again!
Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Dry Dog Food recipe for dogs contains nutritional ingredients that help your canine with their mobility issues and joint care. This specific recipe with a high amount of antioxidants and a therapeutic level of omega-3 fatty acids support a dog's vitality.
The enrichment of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate assists support the health of cartilage, especially in the case of osteoarthritis. Added L-carnitine helps the dog's body metabolize fat into energy. The food product also controls calories.
Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Dry Dog Food meets the dog's nutritional, digestive needs. Hill's specialized recipe preserves joint cartilage, maintains a healthy weight, avoids extra stress on joints, and supports a healthy immune system. Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Dry Dog Food guarantees a happy and active life.
Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Dry Dog Food contains nutritional values in crude protein, fat, and fiber:
Crude Protein (17.0 %) 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 (11.0 %) 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 (12.0 %) 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.
Available food bags are the 8.5 lb. and 27.5 lb. Bags of Original Bites Chicken Flavor. A dog's body weight, age, and condition can affect how much your canine is given daily, according to your veterinarian. See the dosage chart below with recommended daily feeding portions per cup for adult dogs:
Adjust your dog's daily feeding to a necessary amount (either less or more food) to maintain optimal weight.
For best results and safety, make sure to gradually transition from your dog's current food to their new diet over seven days to avoid digestive upsets.
On days 1 and 2, start by mixing 75% of the dog's current food with 25% of the new diet. On days 3 and 4, mix 50% of each in their bowl. On days 5 and 6, mix 25% of the dog's current food with 75% of the new diet. On day 7, exclusively feed them the new Hill diet.
Exclusively feed the recommended Prescription Diet j/d dry food, canned food, and dog treats. Feed the diet food throughout the day, and keep fresh water accessible at all times. Have your veterinarian monitor your dog's condition.
Store the bag at room temperature. Keep away from children and pets.
The most important thing that you should know about Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Dry Dog Food is that it contains nutritional ingredients that provide a unique weight management diet and supports the joint health of adult dogs.
Official AAFCO (The Association of American Feed Control Officials) states that Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Hill's Prescription Diet j/d provides complete and balanced nutrition for lifelong maintenance of adult dogs.
Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Dry Dog Food is made with high-quality ingredients that take care of your dog’s nutritional health as well as his joints. The formulation is made by a board of veterinarians, nutritionists, doge breeders, and pet experts. They have made a recipe that is perfect to take care of your dog’s ailments as well as their nutritional requisites. Your veterinarian may recommend the feed for the same reason. It is one of best choices in the market among the commercially available dog feeds.
Dogs in a state of arthritis feel the pain among their joints and feel stressed while doing any activity or they avoid them completely. The dog’s body needs support in terms of aiding its muscles and bones to recover. Proteins are best suited for this job, they protect the joints and help strengthen the muscles. However, if your pet has been carrying a little extra weight, make sure to shed it off by helping them with lean protein sources. For this, you may choose any grass-fed meat, chicken, or turkey. Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Dry Dog Food is recommended by veterinarians during this stage as it contains the essential nutrients in the form of proteins that help build back the muscles and support the joints. You can use the same for your pets suffering from arthritis. Consult your veterinarian before you start the administration of this feed.
There are various natural remedies that help to aid in the process of recovery along with a specific diet plan. These botanical sources have pain-relieving as well as anti-inflammatory properties. The popular four are turmeric, Boswellia serrata, cinnamon, and hawthorn. Turmeric is one of the best-known medicinal herbs to help treat inflammation and joint pain. The benefits of curcumin, an active ingredient of turmeric, have been found to be effective among both humans and animals. Boswellia serrata helps inhibit the production of a type of leukotriene. This controls inflammation immune response. Cinnamon is found to relieve pain and inflammation related to joints. Hawthorn helps tackle joint pain caused by arthritis by stabilizing the proteins of the joints or collagens. These get destroyed by the inflammations.
Walking is one of the best exercises for a dog suffering from arthritis. However, it is also crucial how you make your dog do this. You should give your dog equal amounts of exercise every day. This action of yours helps build their muscles, which can better support their joints. As the fitness level increases and their health conditions improve, you can gradually increase the exercise time. It is advisable to have half an hour walk sessions with five to ten minutes duration walks. Help them get rest if they feel the need for it in between. The dogs may prefer the grassy surfaces more than the concrete ones. Keep experimenting with the surfaces while taking them out to walk.
The road to recovery from joint ailments takes time. Feeding the Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Dry Dog Food can help your pet get the essential nutrients in the form of proteins that help build back the muscles and support the joints. Along with the administration of such feeds, you may also need to give medication based on the recommendation of your veterinarian. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are often given at this stage to the dogs to ease the inflammation. You should not opt for over-the-counter medications for this type of drug. It is advisable to do so only at the behest of your veterinarian’s advice. Alternatively, you can also try to ease the pain by making sure they rest more, applying a heating pad or an ice pack, using braces to hold their muscles and joints, avoid unnecessary jumps and running, or use a leash and walk slowly. You can also give them physical therapy through various techniques like balancing on a ball, or underwater walks.
Arthritis is a condition that requires long-term management. The conditions can deteriorate if not managed properly over time. It may also get better with the proper feed, treatment, and care. When such a condition is diagnosed by your dog’s veterinarian, get all the information from them about the feed requirements, precautionary measures, and medication to alleviate your dog from such a condition.
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Answer some questions during checkout and we’ll contact your vet and verify the prescription for you. You can also mail us the written prescription.
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The product has helped my 9 year Border Collie very well, but prefer the older style product. The new food is too small, seems better designed for a small breed, also you need to feed more of it, which might become a weight issue.
My dog thrived on this food until you changed it's makeup in the last few months. Have seen similar posts stating the same. She wants nothing to do with the food now & has begun to deteriorate. Thanks :(
My dog has done great on j/d JOINT CARE for 2 years (picture of border collie on front of bag). Then we got a bag of MOBILITY shipped instead, picture of Golden retrieving bag and the size, shape of the kibble was different. After a few servings my dog refused to eat the kibble, which he has never done before What is different about the mobility labeled food and can I still get the former food that was titled j/d JOINT CARE (not mobility) ?
Have been giving this to Paddy, our Australian Cattle Dog. for over a week now on advice from our Vet. He is a very discerning about what he eats. I have wasted good money on expensive foods in the past. This morning he was at the back door waiting for me. When I opened the door had gave me the 'follow me' look as he lead the way down stairs where he sat next to his food bin. He started to salivate (never done that before) as I took the lid off. He loves this food. The stiffness in his back legs after he has been lying down has diminished significantly.
My pup lost her back leg at 4months old due to injury (pulled from shelter with severe breaks). I knew joint health was a top priority for her remaining back leg. I also know I am not the best a daily medications myself and wanted to make sure she had the best I could give her. I started her on Hills J/D at 4 months and it is the only food she has received in her 11 years. Her back hock joint looks great and x-ray showed no signs of arthritis yet. She still loves to run and swim. She is a 45# lab mix and this food has kept her at a healthy weight. Her coat is average, some slight dryness in winter. Her teeth are fantastic. Nails are healthy and grow pretty quickly (we don't have a lot of concrete for her to naturally wear them down.) I have no proof but I believe this food has added years to my dogs life as far as mobility being a factor.
Worked great when it was around
My 4.5yo female desexed Labrador has been doing well on this for 2.5years now. She is a former guide dog, that was retired due to elbow dysplasia diagnosed at 6mo. I regularly tell people that I attribute her success to the j/d as she is comfy 98% of the time, and only requires occasional prescription medications after a big day of activity. Her coat is also glossy, and she loves the taste. The kibble size is ideal for most kongs or other feeding toys as well!
The food took 2-3 months but with this food and a change in medications my 13 year old lab can now do stairs.
We adopted our dog Lupita after she was rescued from a drainage ditch with her puppies in Mexico. We soon realized that she was limping slightly and were horrified to see a SEVERE old hip dislocation on x-ray. We scheduled surgery to take care of the problem, but she needed months of rehabilitation and physical therapy after for such an old injury. We started her on j/d as soon as she was diagnosed and continued it throughout her entire rehab period. A lot of bigger dogs don't recover full range of motion after an FHO surgery but she's now the fastest dog at any dog park and you can't even tell she ever had a problem. I fully credit j/d with keeping her comfortable and mobile so she could work through her physical therapy.
Before starting this food Lexy was having a lot of issues with her hips and joints. This food has really improved her mobility.
My 4 year old shihpoo Oscar has degenerative joint disease. Since he's been eating this food, he has not needed any pain pills. He's very active and playful. At the shelter, he was on regular food and needed Rimadyl daily. This food has done wonders for Oscar. Nobody would ever suspect my little guy has DJD.
My dogs are very active. Not only is this good awesome for their joints and mobility, but their fur has gotten so soft/shiny and they love the taste.
This food has been a game changer for our pug. A month into feeding J/D a definite improvement was made in his mobility. He is now his playful silly self and back to enjoying long trail walks again. No longer lagging behind, limping or unwilling to want to walk outside. I cant express how happy I am to see my little guy feeling better and enjoying life again!
Our 14 year old deaf pug began to interact again with the family instead of sleeping 24/7 and actually broke into a trot instead of walking painfully and slowly. We tried to figure out what had changed and the only difference was the switch to Hill's J/D prescription diet. After 2 weeks she became perky, attentive, and more active. Amazing what a diet change can do.
I've been feeding this to my 13 year old labrador for the last year or so of her life and it has positively impacted her mobility. It's also formulated well for an aging pup so I can give her the 4 cups of food she's used to without giving her too calorie dense of a diet. Keeping weight off of her was more of a challenge before I switched her to this more age appropriate diet.
I would love to continue my dog on it for her joint health but it doesn't come grain free and she itches when she eats it.
Lucy is almost 11 and has been eating this the past couple years. I really do believe that it has helped her mobility.
Got this small bites for my Yorkie, she is 11 years old. I can't tell you how happy I am that I did, Lady is walking without limping and seems to be her old self. Thank you for your great work in this Hill's brand.
My dog is all about taking walks again. She would just stay laying down when asked to go on a walk while my other dog was all forit
If anyone has an older dog who has slowed down due to hip pain I HIGHLY recommend this food. It is fairly expensive, but I have seen a world of difference in my 10 year old large breed dog since he has been on this food. He had gotten to where he was laying around and not even willing to go down the deck stairs to go to the bathroom. We had to let him out the garage. He is now running up and down stairs and jumping around like a puppy again. He has been on this diet for approx. 8 months now. We saw a marked difference in him after being on the food about a month. Amazing!
She started having some issues with mobility and after being on the JD for a month or so she is a lot better. I will keep her on this for life. Thanks.
My dog has been on JD since October 2009. She was lame and it helped tremendously without the need to add medications initially. Her coat quality (which was always good ) improved tremendously as well. She loves it and with the wet food as a "treat" she loves it even more! Very pleased and recommend it to clients all the time.
This food has helped my dog so much. Not only has the omega threes and antioxidants helped my senior pet to get around a little better, it has helped his coat to look amazing. It is wonderful that it is a long term maintenance type food. It is a senior styled diet that surpassed any and all of my expectations. It, like most prescription diets, is not cheap but the food is greatly fomulated and has a good caloric balance making it easy to feed any small to large dog.
I purchased J/D for my 8 year old Rottweiler (Honeybear) a few months ago. She was starting to get stiff every now and then and J/D showed results within a couple weeks. She gets up quicker and plays like her normal self! Thanks science diet for helping our baby!
This product was recommended by my vet for older dog beginning to have joint issues, like struggling to get up from a lying position. I have purchased it at the vet and it is quite costly for a bag. However, I have another dog that is 7 years old and is very picky on what he eats and he likes it.
This food is very expensive for the product you are getting. For 1/2 the price you can get Science diet, but the nutritional information is different (obviously two different products). I've been trying to find out exact information on the product I've been feeding my dog, but only been given the run around by Hill's. Very frustrating. My husband and I are very frustrated and would to like to change the food, but our dog is 11 years old, almost 12, and we don't want to risk his health by switching to Science diet. It's frustrating that on the bag of Hill's J/D it says glucosamine and chondroitin added, but yet it never gives you the amount of glucosamine and chondroitin that is in each serving. Yet, Science diet has the amount listed in the nutritional facts.
My dog likes this food okay, I have to buy large and small bites and mix them for her to eat it. She's funny that way. I think this food is very expensive and have not noticed a marked improvement in her movement. On the other hand, she isn't having the stomach issues she had on other foods she has eaten. Big plus. One other odd thing that no one else has noticed on this food, she has many BMs. This isn't common for her, just on this food. She has eaten it for several years and as I mentioned, it sits well in her stomach so we are sticking with it.
This product was recommended by the veterinarian. He said it is great for labs and has vitamins that they need. It is very expensive. Would be great if the price was cheaper or got a larger bag for same amount of money !
This product is amazing... I saw changes within about a week in my dogs... they felt better and also seemed to have more energy.