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The Complete Guide To Hill's Prescription Diet r/d Weight Reduction Dry Dog Food Obesity is a massive epidemic in dogs. In North America, nearly half of all dogs are overweight. While overweight dogs might look cute, those extra pounds have a very negative impact on the dog's overall health and a drastic impact on their quality of life. One of the most alarming effects obesity has on dogs relates to their longevity. Studies have found that overweight dogs live for 2.5years less than dogs who a... Read More

Rated 5 out of 5 by 89 reviewers.

Nutritious food a hit!
We purchased the Hills Percription rd/ diet food for both our dogs. They not only love it but have seen it benefit with weight loss and more energy. by on 09/30/2023
Saved my Rex
My little guy Rex is a foodie. Rex was getting pretty big and I needed to get him at a healthier weight. I started him on this food in September. Between this food and daily walks Rex has lost weight and is more mobile! by on 01/23/2023
No See review
Why have you changed the formula? My dog has eaten your product for l0+ years. This last bag he is refusing to eat. Vet says you have reformulated and also changed the size of the pellet (smaller). Friend had some of your previous formula (her dog had passed) which I have been mixing in trying to get him to eat. But I don't think I will be able to continue on this product. by on 07/07/2022
works for weight loss
worked well for weight loss can print out coupons on this site... wont let me . keeps saying ihave reached my printing limit but didnt print one coupon. thats the sucky part about this site. by on 04/01/2021
Smells great and tastes great!!
Our dog, Charlie, loves food and his Hills R/D is no exception. That's why he's on the R/D.....because he love to eat....hence the low calorie food! It smells good too so I can see why he's attracted to it! by on 09/22/2017
Can't be happier
I have this for my 13 year old "Sally" and it has helped her not only maintain a healthy weight but when mixed with a little chicken she eats every time and does not stop till it is gone. by on 01/28/2017
We have to buy this dog food from the Vet only. The price is too high!! We always have to buy a BIG bag too.. My dog likes this food but is not really losing much weight.. Do you ever have COUPONS to help with the HIGH price? by on 07/09/2016
helps with weight
For the past 3 years I have gave this to her and she's keep the weight down and the Veterinarian says she looks really fit. Everyone asks what I feed her because her coat is really good soft and shiney. People dont believe that she is 5 years old when they see her. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good food to feed there dog. by on 11/04/2015
dog loves it
she act like a new puppy............................................................................................... by on 10/10/2015
Works well for our needs
Our dog has been on science diet r/d wet and dry for nearly 7 years now. It was prescribed to him because he is not able to properly digest any other foods. For this, it has worked very well. I would like to see the pricing less or more competitive. by on 09/19/2015
My dog loves the r/d line and it does a wonderful job in keeping her weight down. Her little sister even sometimes wants to steal a few kibbles from her. by on 09/11/2015
Good for overweight dogs but pricey
My dog has lost weight on this I just wish it was not so expensive and hard to get coupons by on 09/07/2015
Jack's not fat
Started Jack, a Beagle/Dachshund, started at 27 pounds. Now he is 20.2 pounds. He loves this food so much we use it as a treat. Jack is 12 years old. by on 08/16/2015
Even little picky eater dogs will love this product-dramatic
Love this product. I have several little dogs some with weight issues and i can feel good about feeding this to them all to keep their weight in check. They eat every bite down. The most dramatic weight loss I had with one of my dogs is that he went from 20 lbs to 14 and has added years to his life and so much more energy! He used to not be able to walk at all now he runs ! Love the product ! by on 05/19/2015
Great diet with excellent results
my dog loves this food and has lost the weight she needed to in order to become healthy and happy by on 05/19/2015
Saved me $4,000 surgery fee
I have a (now 11 year old) Peek-A-Poo was weighed 11.4lb back in April of this year. Her back knee caps were dislocating when she ran or even walked. She needed to have surgery on both knees ($2,000 ea.) or lose weight They wanted her down to 8lbs. They recommended Hills RD dry dog food. 1/4 cup in the morning and 1/8 cup in the evening and to cut down on treats. She is now 8.8lbs and losing, treats have been cut back and her knees are fine. Not a single problem now. Boy can she run! by on 10/26/2014
Good but expensive
Our big 11 year old had no interest in her previous food and was listless and appeared sickly. Switching to Prescription Diet brought back her vitality and made her eat again. For that we are grateful, unfortunately it comes at an extravagant price. by on 10/22/2014
Great food
My dog loves this food! She no longer leaves her meals in the bowl. by on 10/21/2014
Science Diet Low Calorie works great
Our Vet recommended the Low Calorie food for our aging cocker spaniel and she loves it. She lost 12 lbs during the year. She is 13 years old and used to weigh 45 lbs, but after we put her on prescription low calorie, she now weighs 33 lbs and is full of energy. We love it and purchase it from our Vet. by on 10/20/2014
Its works!!!!
My cockapoo could not lose weight but the vet said to feed her 1/2 cup a day as well as the pumpkin and wet food. She has lost 3 lbs - I am amazed so we will be continuing on it and recommending it to others. by on 10/20/2014
This product has helped our Shelby lose about 25 pounds.
Using this food twice a day, one cup a.m. and p.m., and taking our lab to her day care center twice a week where she can play and swim, she dropped from 100 obs. to about 77 lbs. We are at a plateau and are hoping for her to drop about 5 more lbs. by on 10/05/2014
Taste too good
I have three dogs and only one is slightly overweight. So only one is on the dog food. But they all want to eat it! So I have to mix a few pieces into the other dogs food so they don't fight for the poor dog's food who is on a diet. by on 10/04/2014
It did the job !!!
My chihuahua was overweight so her vet put her on this diet. She seemed to really enjoy the flavor & it worked well for her. She went from 11 lbs. to 7.5 lbs. and is now on the Hills Prescription Diet Maintenance Food. by on 09/26/2014
Weght loss
This product has been helping both of my German Shepherd/Blue Heeler mixes lose weight. They have been on the diet for ~2wks, and we are starting to see a bit of a difference. They both enjoy the taste as well! by on 09/19/2014
Good product
A product our dog loves that works!! He always looks forward to mealtime!! by on 09/17/2014
Great food, my pet has lost weight after 4 weeks, but is
When I took my dog in to the Vets I found out he was really over weight. I took a sample of the Prescription r/d weight loss food home and my dog really liked it. I have continued to feed him the food and he is losing weight very well. I had gotten in to a bad habit of feeding him people food as well as his own food, since I have corrected the bad habits he is losing weight and is feeling a lot better! He is enjoying our walks again and playing with his cat buddy again. I will continue to purchase this dog food for him. I do appreciate the coupons and I make sure to use them!! Thank you!! by on 09/16/2014
Helps My dog lose weight
I have one Black Lab that uses RD to help her lose weight and it seems to work. I feed her the same amount of RD as the WD she use to eat and she has been losing weight. by on 09/15/2014
so far so good
my pug has lost 2 pounds since feb. hopefully he will lose a few more. by on 09/14/2014
Product works as loses weight!
Although a somewhat expensive product, this dry dog food accomplishes the goal of weight reduction while keeping dog satisfied that they have a full stomach. For a real "chow hound" (this dog happens to be a Chow), it is an essential part of keeping her healthy. by on 08/25/2014
This product is great but hard to keep on one dog when you
Overall the product is good, we recommend it at my work for over weight pets, we have seen some good results with our patients especially the one who other diets didn't work. by on 08/10/2014
Must taste good cause he likes it
I give this to my Doxie and he loves it. I also give him the wet food as well with his evening feeding I take a teaspoon of wet food and mix into his dry ( removing some of the dry to make up for the wet) He loves this food. I am seeing an improvement in his weight. I will check his weight for sure. by on 08/06/2014
Very good product but very expensive
The product does what is expected to do but for a family that can't afford the amount of money that is required, I could see pet owners taking another avenue for their pets. by on 08/01/2014
Works well but not sure about ingredients.
It helps take the weight off but do not like feeding by-product meal. by on 07/15/2014
You get what you pay for
It is costly dog food to purchase but overall has a great result in the end. less food and weight loss achieved. by on 07/11/2014
Small bites, appears to have a great taste
Since starting my dog on this food, as suggested by my vet, my pet has lost 30 pounds. He appears to be much healthier. by on 07/10/2014
Dog loves this product but the cost has gone way too high. I am looking for an alternative product at a lower price by on 07/08/2014
Three weeks and obvious weight loss
Pia is a retriever mix who is active. She has increased energy along with some weight loss. A definite difference. by on 07/07/2014
Product has really worked to lose weight
My 10 year old Labrador was 5 pounds over weight . She is an English lab so small . Should be around 50 to 52 pounds . Started having a little joint problem . We having been feeding her a cup of dry food twice a day for years now and she is looking great down in weight and no limping . Has never refused her meals, bit she is a lab . by on 07/05/2014
Prescription diet food it great!
My min pincher has been on this for over two years now. She has lost six pounds was 19 lbs now 13 lbs. I also give her some of the wet diet can food. She is losing slowly and very healthy. If I could get my husband to quit the treats I'm sure she would have lost more. She should be 10 lbs. She was a rescue dog. by on 07/02/2014
no more sensitive stomach
My dog's weight is fine, but she has a sensitive stomach, and this food agrees with her. She loves it, and doesn't eat grass anymore. by on 06/30/2014
really works well
really works on weight control and can serve almost as much as dog requires. 150 lbs. Newfoundland. Been using it for years. Only wish that Hines would quit reducing bag poundage and increasing price. by on 06/13/2014
This product really works!
I use both the dry and canned r/d for my dog and she has lost the weight she needed to and maintained the weight for 3 years. This has been a very effective product and she likes it. by on 05/28/2014
I love this product.
My husband caused my dog to become overweight by feeding too much human and pet food, after he passed away, I tried several different foods to try to help her loose weight and nothing worked. Since she has been on the Hill Science diet prescription metabolic dogfood, her weight loss has been slow but steady. Which I find amazing because of her knee injury and surgery she has had limited mobility, but still is loosing weight. This is a before photo of Millie at her top weight of 97lbs. She is now at 75lbs but still has a ways to go. by on 05/19/2014
My dog likes this food
I feel this product is high priced and you won;t allow customers to print more coupons for these products. I am considering buying a different brand of food which I would not like to do because my dog really likes your food. by on 05/17/2014
Hills R/D
Hills R/D has really helped my dogs lose weight. They also seem to really like it. It's a little spendy but it is worth it to keep the fat off my dogs. by on 05/09/2014
Great product but extremely expensive.
This seems to be a good product and has helped our lab lose weight but is very expensive. I would give this 5 stars except the cost caused me to give it 4. by on 05/04/2014
Excellent food
My Pug is my baby and I only feed him the best because I want a healthy pet that will be part of our family for many many years. He is 11 years old and he has energy and is in great health. Good food means a longer happier healthier life by on 04/27/2014
Food is helping my dog lose weight.
The dog food is helping my dog lose weight. He is a terrier and loves to eat. He was overweight and this is helping to lose weight and feel better. He has been on it a couple months and it is starting to show it. Happy to have been recommend by my vet! by on 04/22/2014
Weight Loss
Need to help my chihuahua to lose weight... vet recommended this after severall attempts at other foods and reduced portions. We have only been on for a couple of weeks so we are hopeful it will work. by on 04/18/2014
My Pet loves the food and gobbles it up.
My dog is normally a very fussy eater who needs to loose weight and I was amazed how well he adopted to this food and loved every morsel of it. by on 03/30/2014
RD dry Dog food works, but too expensive.
I will look for something comparable at a pet store for less money. No reason it has to be that expensive for a DIET food. by on 03/21/2014
Chubby Dog? This WORKS!
My 5 y/o Italian Greyhound was carrying extra weight and the Vet recommended I try Metabolic. I was afraid the dog would refuse to eat it but, to my surprise she gobbles it up twice a day and gets excited just hearing the bag open! She's lost half of the excess weight in just months and still going. My dog does not enjoy being outdoors - zooms out to potty then zooms right back inside, even on beautiful days - so we needed help with a restrictive diet since exercise isn't on her agenda. Metabolic is great! Pricey, but great... 1/2 C. twice a day has done her wonders. I will continue to buy this product. by on 03/10/2014
This product has helped our 14 year old Golden Retriever
Excellent product, a little pricey but it is what we need to help out dog maintain his weight in his advanced age. I would recommend this product to people who have dogs that are overweight and are less active. By following the directions, you will see results in your dogs weight loss yet he will maintain his overall health due to the quality of the food by on 02/21/2014
hidden benefits
I had adopted three Rescue Boxers- since my now 9 year old was a little oveweight ( 120 pounds- but he is a very large dog) my vets put him on the R/D diet food - which he "passed" swiftly . Three years ago we took in a then 14 year old boxer boy- he was not doing well and nobody would adopt him, so, we did. He like most boxers, had artheritis and it was not easy for him to balance and "pass" the food , so, I put him on my other dogs r/d food and it was great- he was never constipated and had no problems balancing- we just lost him right before Christmas at the age of 17 !! by on 02/18/2014
Works well for losing weight
The product works well in the long term for losing weight. My dog gobbles it down by on 02/17/2014
Overweight Boxer
I really like the Prescription Diet Dog food. Our boxer has a lot of stomach issues so it was hard to find a food that wouldnt make her sick. We stuck with a brand that we thought was organic and good for her but actually had loads of calories and ended up making her gain a lot of weight. She has only been on Prescription Diet for 3 weeks and has already lost 4 pounds and she enjoys it and it doesnt make her sick! by on 02/15/2014
My dog has lost weight with this product.
My dog's weight is down, however I feel this food is pretty expensive. I do not know how the taste is my dog eats it but she eats some very weird things and seems to like them also.I find that it has an offensive smell to me, but overall am happy with it. I would like it better if I could print a coupon every time that I bought the food. by on 01/24/2014
excellent product, however, would like to see more coupons.
My dog is a family member. He is 14 years old (human years). Moustache evens sneezes like a human. He has a thyroid condition and other dog food brands helped him to gain weight which he did not need to do. He now thrives since his vet placed him on Hill's Prescription Diet for weight loss. He is satisfied after each one cup serving (breakfast/lunch/dinner#. His vet is now pleased with his weight. I am so thankful to Hill's for this great product. Signed Moustache #'roof-roof.) by on 01/18/2014
My dog lost 10 lbs with this food & exercise
My veterinarian was very impressed by the weight loss my pet had after using this product for 2 months! by on 01/05/2014
Great product to recommend
I had to put my corgi on r/d to lose weight, and when he was put on r/d, he was able to lose weight successfully. I am able to let our clients know how great the product does work with doctor's recommendations by on 12/19/2013
All the dogs want the diet food
My dog has been put on the R/D diet food for weight loss. So I have to give him a certain amount of food a day to help with weight loss. Well with 3 others at home they all want to eat his food and look forward to it as a "treat". Which when they do this makes him what to "show off" and eat his food in front of them as if to say this is mine and you can't have it. Just like true children!!! by on 12/12/2013
Our dog loves it.
Our 8 year old Golden Retriever was on RD for about three years and was always at the right weight. We then tried a cheaper brand dog food and he ballooned in weight and was not very active. We then switched him back about 9 months ago and he is back down to the right weight and keeps up with our 2 year old Australian Shepard. We would recommend this for any dog. by on 11/28/2013
Duke really likes it
this is good food and Duke eats good and enjoys it by on 11/12/2013
Works great!
The product works great. It is too bad that it is sooooooooo expensive. That many dollars per pound for dog food is really hard to deal with! by on 11/11/2013
keep my dog's weight in control
may be can have more different favour mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm by on 10/31/2013
Expensive, but great if you stick to the diet of this food
I have been buying this product for my little black pug since he was 3 years old. He is now 12 years old. Oliver (my pug) was 23 lbs when I got him and he went down to 15 lbs using only R/D prescription diet. He now weighs 18 lbs cause we give him too much table food. It is expensive, but a great product if you stick to the diet of this food only to achieve weight loss. by on 10/31/2013
Effective and Beneficial
The Prescription Diet r/d dog food has helped reduce and then maintain our dogs' weights. They dogs also like the food. by on 10/28/2013
Our dog has begun losing weight in 2 weeks she loves the taste by on 10/23/2013
Prescription R/D keeping our Pug healthy
Weight management is a round the clock project when one lives with a Pug! Our dog Smokey, loves his R/D! His svelte, fit body gets compliments all the time! He's eight years old and because he is NOT a fat Pug everyone thinks he's a puppy ! Healthy happy long life! Thanks to Prescription R/D. by on 10/20/2013
This product really works!
I'm a proud owner of an 11 year old, standard dachshund, Buddy. Buddy has been eating Hill's Prescription Diet r/d for 10 1/2 years. He loves this product and I swear by it. It's been a big help in keeping him slim and trim. Now if there was only a Hill's Prescription Diet r/d for dog owners... by on 10/07/2013
Has been very successful
We started our dog on the Prescription diet two months ago and she already loss 4 pounds !! She loves the food and we also use the food for has been very good for her. by on 09/28/2013
The product works!
My dog has been overweight for years. A Vet suggested this food and she has finally lost 4lbs. She looks fantastic! by on 09/26/2013
Fantastic food when having 2 dogs & one of them wants both
We rescued a Chihuahua last fall & our Havanese would eat both bowls, so =wt. gain. Now they eat @ same time & she thinks some pieces of her daily serving are treats founds in the Chihuahua 's bowl....##'s are coming off as we just started this awesome product in the past 3 months!!! Thank You!!!! by on 09/26/2013
I love the smell of this food! it smells like potatoes so
Great product! My dog has lost 3 pounds.and they love the taste. by on 09/14/2013
My dog has lost weight and looks great.
Sunday was 15 pounds overweight and has slimmed down on Hill's Prescription Diet r/d formula. She looks great and is a very happy dog especially now that she can keep up with her playmates. by on 09/09/2013
This product is a good choice for my dog to lose weight.
Abi doesn't really care for the taste of the food, however she eats it just fine. It's the only dog food that she will eat on a regular basis. by on 09/07/2013
Best weight loss food
This product really works and dogs like the taste. The extra cost is worth the good health for our dogs! by on 09/03/2013
Our Dachshund Loves This Food!
Our dachshund loves the flavor of this food! We tried other foods prior to the vet recommending this one and had no luck. The r/d food has worked well for him, in about a years time he has lost almost 10 lbs. He waits patiently at his dish when it's meal time! It's amazing what a difference this food has done for him! He's full of energy now and is a totally different dog! We've only used the dry r/d thus far. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a great weight loss food for their dog. : ) by on 08/09/2013
Our Pug love it!
Great food, our Pug waits for the bowl to be filled by on 08/04/2013
This product is easy to buy at most Veterinary Clinics
Both our dogs love the taste. One dog has a larger jaw and has a difficult time with the little pieces of dog food. by on 07/07/2013
Worked for my dog.
My golden retriever was around 25 pounds overweight when I first purchased this dogfood. Through my vet I restricted his calories while increasing his activity and his weight was off within around 18 months. I kept him on this food for around 5 years before switching to non-prescription light dogfood from Hill's. He enjoyed it and it worked. Not much else to say about it other than buying it from the vet can be inconvenient and it's more expensive than other foods at your local store. by on 07/03/2013
Satisfies different pets needs.
I have three dogs, 2 of which are plump and one who is trim...I used to feed them different food but my trim dog is very picky...I was always trying a new food since she would stop eating it after a week...Then I noticed she would steal her pack mates' food #she gets what she wants since she is the alpha dog#...So now my plump dogs and my trim dog all eat the W/D Prescription Diet food. The plump dogs are losing weight #they would lose more if other family members would stop feeding them "snacks"# and my trim dog NEVER refuses to eat this food so it must taste good!!! by on 07/01/2013
Works great for weight loss
I have an English Bulldog who needed to have surgery on her leg. She was overweight. Before surgery I wanted to try losing weight first. My Vet put her on R/D and she has lost 12 pounds and is feeling great and is happily running around. No need for surgery!!!! by on 07/01/2013
This is a great dog food!!
I have been feeding this to my over weight chihuahua for a year now and can see a remarkable difference. He has more energy and is fix and trim. I would recommend this if you have a over-weight dog. by on 06/30/2013
Extremely beneficial for our Sammy.
Vet suggested this food for Sammy. Since he began eatting it, he is feeling much better, regular bowel movements, loss weight. by on 06/30/2013
weight loss without hunger!
My little dog has been chubby her entire life. This dog food allows her to lose weight without being hungry. In fact, she is happier now than she was on regular dog food, because she feels full all day long. She really likes the taste of this food. She does have more frequent bowel movements from the increased fiber, but she looks and feels great. She will soon transition to the weight maintenance food, as she is steadily losing weight now. by on 12/13/2012
Loves the taste and lost weight!
My Chocolate Lab began putting on weight at the age of 2 1/2...she tipped the scales at 115 lbs. and the vet wanted her to lose weight for health reasons. I began feeding her Hills Prescription Diet R/D and she started to shed the pounds. It is now 18 months later and she has lost 21 pounds - a svelte 94 lbs. She loves the taste and has more energy than ever! Thank you for a great product that works. by on 11/20/2012
Sandie's incredible journey on Hills Prescription Diet RD
We quickly learned that our food stealing adorable pound puppy loved to eat and our Vet. had to put her on this diet. That was age 2 when we took her from the pound and ate her way from 35 lbs. to 59 lbs. at age 4. Today at age 10.5 she weighs 49 lbs! We all did it together! by on 11/18/2012