I fed this to my overweight boy (9.4 kg) for just over 3 months and had no success with weight loss. It did however maintain his weight even on the desired weight loss feeding guide on the back. I will buy this product again if and when I need to maintain his weight as he is a hungry eater and this food seems to satisfies his bottomless tummy.
by Georgie on 08/03/2021
Product is great. My cat is diabetic and he has been on it for at least 5 years. I use with the dry metabolic. Problem is I can't get it now - off shelves for over a year. What's going on?
by Jack on 06/07/2021
My cat was doing so well then Hills has not produced this product in over a year and my cat although eating the light food has lost all the ground of weight loss that she achieved. Since it is over a year I have given up hope that Hills will produce this any longer. :(
by Denise on 05/14/2021
My cat needs to lose weight....badly. She is, but only because she will eat very little of this food. Part of it may be because it is not "pate." I don't understand it, but I've yet to have a cat that will eat anything but pate. All other forms the gravy is licked off the food and the food itself is left. I did try giving it to another one of my cats and she took one sniff and covered the dish with her blanket. Will be finding another food and hope "portion control" will help her to lose weight. I compared the nutritional info on the label to other foods. If your cat will eat this I am sure they would lose weight....mine just will not.
by PennyPuck on 02/20/2021
I have been feeding this along with the dry Metabolic to my 6 year old Main Coon for about 1 year now. He has had digestive problems his whole life until starting this diet. He is also wheat intolerant.... He has done very well on this diet! Please never change this recipe!
by Cat mom on 01/19/2021
I have been feeding my boy this food for just over 12 months and in that time he has been slowly losing weight. He loves the taste and it seems to satisfy his hunger quite well. I would prefer the formula to be more chunky bite sizes rather than a pate formula but I am happy with the weight loss and will continue to use it after he has reached his ultimate weight due to the low fat %.
by Georgio on 08/02/2020
I just fed a small can of the vegetable and chicken to my Ocicat. He has been eating less of the canned food he's had for 10 yrs. He gobbled it up in one sitting! He obviously loves the taste. He can stand to loose a couple of pounds, even though he still has wonderful muscle tone. He has that indoor cat belly.
by Ocicat Mom on 07/13/2018
My two cats were a little overweight and my Vet prescribed Hills Metabolic wet and dry food for both of them. I thought my cats would turn their noses up but they love the chicken stew and the dry food also. I put the wet food one top of the exact amount of dry food they are allowed and they eat it very quickly. They are losing their excess weight and loving their food.
by Jo Jo on 11/05/2016
I think it really stinks that on your website you can only print a coupon twice and then you are cut off. Why so stingy?
by C56553 on 07/16/2016
Our vet recommended this along with metabolic dry food because our 12 year old cat's weight needed to be controlled. She refused all wet food prior to this which amazed us since our other cats had always favored the wet over the dry. She absolutely loves this and the chicken version as well. She also gets some of the metabolic dry. She consumes a lot less bulk than before and seems quite satisfied with what she gets. And, she is losing weight!
by Joulette on 07/09/2016
My cat is a large tom cat and my Vet thought this would help lower his weight and protect his heart
by ItaliannSeattle on 07/09/2016
My cat just started on the Metabolic cat food and she loves it. Too soon to tell if it will help with her diabeties. Would love to see more coupons for Hills foods.
by LynnP on 06/30/2016
Using it for over a year for my old cat?is great product a bit expensive.....coupons Great help!
by Tttrtrtttttr on 06/29/2016
This was ordered by my vet for my cats. They like the taste and the cost to order is less than getting it from the vet.
by Saann on 06/10/2016
My cats love the Tuna Stew, they lick the plate clean. I have seen the changes that were expected based on what the formula promised. I would recommend the Hill's brand to all of my friends who own pets.
by Aunt Pat on 05/21/2016
My cat has been enjoying this food for three years. It really helps her to maintain her weight. Sadly, it has become outrageously expensive and I can no longer afford to buy it. I do recommend it to those who can afford it.
by mejc on 01/21/2016
I had 3 overweight cats, and finally decided to do something to help them lose some weight. After getting them transitioned over to Hills Metabolic wet food, it was amazing the difference I saw in them after a few months. Not only did all three of them lose weight, but all three of them became like new cats. They seem to have so much more energy, are more playful, and just appear to look and feel better. I think that overall they are much happier, I know I am.
by Brdlady45 on 12/17/2015
I was having trouble getting my cat to lose weight on over the counter low fat foods. She has now been on the Metabolic diet for 6 weeks and has already lost a pound! This food is amazing as that would not have happened on any other food!
by KarenG614 on 12/16/2015
My cat Ashley loves this food and never leaves anything in her dish!
by Tski on 10/05/2015
My cat actually will eat this wet food, but with giving her only a teaspoon daily with her medicine the can last long and she refuses to eat after 5 day's of use of the can, so we end up always throwing them away. Wish you came up with a smaller size can for picky eaters like her. The price is a bit high and I never seem to get coupons that haven't expired already at the vet office.
by ChubsMom on 10/01/2015
After about a week of eating the Metabolic Feline canned and wet food, my cats started feeling and acting more energetic than they had in months. We noticed that as their activity levels increased, they started losing the excess weight they had gained prior to eating the Metabolic.
by Stacy1 on 09/09/2015
This is the closest I can get to a prescription weight loss food our cat will eat. It has a gravy and comes in a small can, which is wonderful as he will not eat left overs. I do wish that the actual weight loss food came in a 3 oz can, and not just the large size. Until that happens this will have to do.
by jcsuperstar on 07/26/2015
The only reason I gave a poor rating in the taste category is because my cats will only eat a pate formula wet food. Anything with chunks remains in their dish untouched. All they do is lick the sauce part. Thank you
by Buffalogal on 05/23/2015
My 2 boys really enjoyed the new metabolic canned food. Taste and texture were very acceptable.
by Marydane on 05/19/2015
A couple of my dogs and cats are on the Metabolic. I will tell you that it takes some time to see a change. But once they start the weight loss, it happens pretty quickly after that, my cats love the taste and are liking the new stews.
by CathyR on 02/14/2015
My Cat lost over nine pounds using the Prescription Metabolic Canned food. The dry food, based on my trying the dry RD type the year before, did nothing to help. The Metabolic Canned version came to market and I then used that. Over nine pounds lost for my cat was an incredible result. I have now switched to the Science Diet Light canned for the future as the calorie count is similar. I think my cat would have lost the weight using the Science Diet Light Canned as well just because I never used canned food before. PLUS, I was dedicated to using just one 5.5 ounce can per day of intake. Nonetheless, the Prescription Metabolic Canned version is what we used and it helped us achieve this amazing result.
by MetabolicCatFoodReview on 10/22/2014
Even though a little pricey, this canned food formula has already resulted in weight loss (along with the metabolic dry food), for my cat, who has only been on it for a month.
by NanaJ on 10/09/2014
My cat likes both the dry & wet metabolic food. I know she rather have some of the store bought food better. But this is all I had feed her since I bought her from the shelter. She seems to like it very much. I have never have had a problem with her eating habits she always eats well but then again she is young still. Hopefully, she will stay healthy and active and live a very long life on this product.
by moonpie on 10/08/2014
The cats really enjoy the metabolic formula wet food and it has helped them lose weight. Only downside is the expense of the food.
by Vern14 on 09/11/2014
This is diet cat food, which our vet recommended (& prescribed) for our overweight cat. It seems to be working, as - slowly but surely - she's dropping weight. The most positive aspect of this product is that the cat seems to really like it, which is a lot more than we can say for most human-targeted diet food. That being said, the cat became overweight in large part because she enjoys just about all food. ;-)
by DixieGirl on 08/31/2014
My cat's big to begin with, so extra pounds don't help her overall health. Our vet recommended Metabolic, and I decided to give it a try--even though I wasn't thrilled about the likely higher ongoing cost, the extra trips to the vet to purchase it, and the very real possibility my cat wouldn't like "diet" food. I was wrong all the way around! My cat loves her Hill's wet and dry Metabolic, her coat is soft and silky, and she's lost a little weight. I pre-order my cat's food through my vet's office, and they even take the great coupons Hill's offers (making Hill's much less expensive than the brand I used to buy). My cat, my wallet, and I are very happy!
by Maisy8 on 06/23/2014
My cat loves her wet food, she licks it clean. She is healthy since I changed her food from regular advertised cat food to your brand. When we go to the vet she gets a clean bill of health.
by Shar on 04/29/2014
It's always a feeding frenzy when our three cats get their wet food at dinner time. They love this food! It seems to be helping with wait loss too!
by 4MorrisKids on 04/27/2014
I started with R/D dry, but my cat wasn't losing weight. I switched to prescription Metabolic wet and dry food, and after a few tries, got the right mix, and Oliver is losing weight on it. While it is pretty expensive, it is doing a good job and as long as he continues to lose weight, I will use it. He loves both the wet and dry food. I would recommend it to anyone who has tried other food, with no results. This seems to do what others (even Hills) did not do. I am very pleased with the results and Oliver loves it. So all is well. Thank you, Olivers' mother
by Beth37 on 02/14/2014
my cats are losing weight. their coats are looking better.they are also more lively. excellent product.
by chuck57 on 11/23/2013
My two thirteen year old cats love it. It's pricey, but at least I know I'm giving them quality soft food. I've always been a fan of Hills. I'm hoping that this weight loss diet really works!
by Sunny1234 on 11/20/2013
My cat is extremely over weight at 21 lbs. I've tried several different low fat cat foods, both prescription and over the counter. I started my cat on a combination of Feline Metabolic can and dry food a year ago. Unfortunately she has not lost any weight even with lowering the amounts that I feed her several times. The only good thing is that she has not gained any more weight. I was just advised by a Hill's customer service agent to go back to my vet to get a better understanding of what type food and how much my cat should be eating. I'm very frustrated that I can't find any cat food that works for my sweet girl!
by Fivecats5 on 10/24/2013
We have had our 8 year old overweight cat on this food .Not only does he love the taste of both the canned and dry formula but he has been Very successful in losing weight every month . He has now lost a little over 6 pounds . Yeah Loki !!!The first time in almost 2 years and he can jump up on our bathroom cabinet again for water from the tap.
by Vickie60 on 08/07/2013
I feel that Metabolic Diet worked better than typical low calorie or low fat poducts. My cat lost significant weight in a relatively short amount of time. She became more energetic which, I think, added to the weight reduction. Her coat also became very shiney. The science that went into choosing the ingredients for this product really seems to be working. The reasons that I did not give 5 stars are these: 1) it is a little pricey, 2) I don't think my cat really loves the taste because she was reluctant when switching and she usually eats anything (therefore the weight issue), 3) the nuggets for the dry food are too large; she is a cat that swallows pieces whole and vomits food that has large pieces, and lastly, 4) I personally dislike the smell. I've served other canned foods that smell much nicer.
by Lilu on 06/29/2013