Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Canned Dog Food
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Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Canned Dog Food is specially formulated by Hillโ€™s nutritionists and veterinarians to support your dogโ€™s skin and food sensitivities
Clinically tested to help avoid skin and digestive signs of adverse food reactions
Highly hydrolyzed animal protein and single purified carbohydrate source help avoid common food allergens
Enriched with essential fatty acids and promotes a healthy skin barrier
Clinically proven antioxidants help support a healthy immune system

Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Canned Dog Food

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Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Canned Dog Food is specially formulated by Hillโ€™s nutritionists and veterinarians to support your dogโ€™s skin and food sensitivities
Clinically tested to help avoid skin and digestive signs of adverse food reactions
Highly hydrolyzed animal protein and single purified carbohydrate source help avoid common food allergens
Enriched with essential fatty acids and promotes a healthy skin barrier
Clinically proven antioxidants help support a healthy immune system

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Food sensitivities and intolerance are potentially serious problems that can result inirritated skin, coat and ear conditions or even gastrointestinal upset. Dogs that have a food sensitivity or intolerance, also called adverse reactions to food, typically experience an abnormal response to the protein in the food. If your dog suffers from adverse reaction to food, it is even more important to feed the right food.Hill's nutritionists and veterinarians developed Prescription Diet z/d clinical nutrition especially formulated to support your dog's skin and food sensitivities. In fact, z/d is clinically proven nutrition to help avoid adverse reactions to food.

Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Canine is a complete and balanced food that provides all the nutrition your dog needs. Please consult your veterinarian for further information on how our Prescription Diet foods can help your dog to continue to enjoy a happy and active life.

Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Canine provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs.
  • z/d Hill's Product Code
  • Hill's Prescription Diet Brand
  • Hill's Prescription Diet Food Brands
  • Pea-Free Special Diet / Food Allergies
  • Pate Texture
  • Can Packaging Type
  • Wet Food Food & Nutrition
  • Hill's Prescription Diet Pharmacy
  • Allergy Relief Pharmacy
  • Hills Manufacturer
  • Chicken Allergy Allergies
  • Beef Allergy Allergies
  • Prescription Pharmacy Type
  • Skin, Itching/Scratching Symptom
  • Skin, Flaky Symptom
  • Licking, Excessive Symptom
  • Hair Loss Symptom
  • Ears, Itching/Scratching Symptom
  • Wet / Canned Food Type
  • Sensitive Special Diet / Food Allergies
  • Prescription Special Diet / Food Allergies
  • Adult Life Stage
  • Small Breed Pet Size
  • Medium Breed Pet Size
  • Large Breed Pet Size
  • Dog Pet Type

What Does Zd Mean in Dog Food?
Answer

The Z/D in the Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Canned Dog Food is from the hydrolyzate. An allergic patient requires proteins that their immune system has never seen. The hydrolyzed proteins are the basis for such foods. The hydrolysis of the proteins helps break the protein into smaller forms that are undetectable by the immune system. Therefore these are ideal for pets who are prone to food allergies.

Is Hills Hydrolyzed Zd?
Answer

Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Canned Dog Food is a hydrolyzed protein diet. This means that the nutritional benefits of the protein are made available to your pets via the hydrolyzed protein forms. The food also has carbohydrates, fats, and essential minerals along with hydrolyzed protein. Enzymatic hydrolysis or the process of chemical digestion can help break the binds of the proteins that hold up the building blocks of the compound. Once this happens proteins are found as amino acids. The gastrointestinal systems can absorb these readily without having the immunity system to react or be allergic to the proteins. This is especially helpful for pets that suffer from various food allergies.

Do You Need a Prescription for Hill's Prescription Dog Food?
Answer

Yes, you must have a veterinarian prescription for ordering Hillโ€™s prescription foods. But you must not worry if you do not have one, as the PetCareRX team will contact your veterinarian and help you out with it. Generally, the pet stores and veterinarians do not sell these prescription diets without a valid veterinarian prescription as it could look promotional and biased for the manufacturers. Also, these prescribed diets have some medicinal values associated with them, and hence involving a veterinarian is a good option. Misuse and the wrong quantity of diets can also worsen the health conditions of your pet.

Is Hill's Z D Grain Free?
Answer

Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Canned Dog Food is not a grain-free food for dogs. It has corn starch along with other ingredients in its formulation. The key component however is the Hydrolyzed Chicken Liver. It is the chief source of protein for the feed. The feedโ€™s main function is to aid those pets who are otherwise not able to have a healthy nutritious meal because of their allergic conditions. You can however consult your veterinarian before you start the administration of such specialized food.

Is Z D Ok for Puppies?
Answer

Every diet food is designed as per the need of the dogโ€™s body. Administering one for the other may prove to be fetal or not aid the dog in any way. This is specifically true when an adult diet with specific nutrient compositions is administered to a puppy. The puppy in its growth stage needs nutrients that help build muscles and strengthen its bones. The foods that aid in growth should be picked up carefully for administering during this phase. The Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Canned Dog Food is a specialized diet for those dogs that have an allergy to particular food items. Administering such food may get your puppy devious of the essential nutrients that it needs for the growth and development of the body to reach the optimum body weight as per its breed. High energy diets are specifically recommended for puppies up to the age of 12 months.

How Much ZD Do I Give?
Answer

The administration of the right quantity of feed depends on the various factors of the dog. It includes the age, body weight, body type, levels of activity, breed, and health conditions of the dog. There are often cases of allergy or any specific ailments due to particular food items, the same needs to be taken care of while charting the feed for the dogs. It is also crucial to understand whether the dog is very active during the day or stays idle. The optimum feed ratios as mentioned by the manufacturer range from ? cup or 60g of feed to 5 ยฝ cups of feed, depending on the weight of the dog ranging from 5 pounds to 100 pounds. Alternatively, you can consult your dogโ€™s veterinarian.

What food is best for dogs with sensitive stomachs?
Answer

For dogs with sensitive stomachs, selecting a high-quality, easily digestible, and hypoallergenic diet is crucial. Choose dog foods with limited, simple ingredients, avoiding common allergens like grains, artificial fortifiers, and specific protein sources that may trigger sensitivities. Opting for novel protein sources like venison, duck, or salmon can be beneficial, as they might be less likely to cause adverse reactions. Additionally, consider specialized diets labeled as "limited ingredient," "grain-free," or "sensitive stomach formula," as they are formulated to be gentle on the digestive system. The Hills Prescription Diet z/d Skin/Food Sensitivities Canned Dog Food is also a good option. Prioritize foods with probiotics and prebiotics to promote a healthy gut microbiome and aid digestion.

Does canned dog food cause allergies?
Answer

Canned dog food, similar to other food products, can prompt allergies in certain dogs due to various ingredients commonly present in these formulations. Allergic reactions may be instigated by the inclusion of specific proteins like beef, chicken, or fish, which are common allergens for some canines. Grains like wheat or corn, commonly included in canned dog food, can potentially trigger allergic responses in sensitive dogs. Additionally, artificial additives, preservatives, or fillers found in these products have the potential to cause allergic reactions in some canines.

What are some sure signs that my dog is allergic to his dog food?
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Karen Purcell, an associate veterinarian from North Carolina, highlights that specific signs, when occurring concurrently, can indicate an underlying food allergy in dogs. These commonly include ear infections, foot chewing, and inflammation or redness around the anus or perianal area. Improved testing methods for food allergies exist. However, most veterinarians typically begin their investigation by introducing a limited protein diet that contains different ingredients than the current food. Concurrently, addressing conditions such as ear infections and administering medications to alleviate itching caused by allergens is part of the treatment plan now available.

What is the biggest food allergy for dogs?
Answer

The most common food allergens for dogs are typically proteins such as beef, chicken, dairy, and eggs. Among these, beef and chicken are frequently reported as primary allergens in canine diets. However, individual dogs can have different allergic reactions, and the specific allergen-causing problems can vary among them. Therefore, identifying the biggest food allergy for dogs overall might not have a definitive answer, as it can vary among different dogs.

What type of dog food will help my dog with skin problems?
Answer

David J. Shuman, a veterinary medicine graduate from the University of California, stresses the need to identify the type of skin problem affecting your dog. This initial step is crucial for understanding your dog's specific skin issue. If the issue is allergies, the subsequent step involves determining the underlying cause. Allergic skin reactions in dogs generally stem from three main causes: environmental factors (like weeds, and pollens), parasites (such as fleas), and food. In cases concerning allergic reactions to food, Dr. Shuman recommends initiating a strict hypoallergenic food trial. Various brands like Hills, Purina, Royal Canin, and Blue Buffalo offer diets containing hydrolyzed proteins. To conduct a proper trial, it's essential to exclusively feed one of these diets and closely monitor your dog. A crucial aspect of the feeding protocol is strict adherence, meaning no other food sources are allowed, no treats or table scraps. Feeding the diet for a month enables a more accurate evaluation, as previous allergens take about two weeks to clear from the system.

What is Z/D dog food used for?
Answer

Z/D dog food is a specialized veterinary diet often prescribed to dogs with food sensitivities, allergies, or intolerances. Z/D dog food is manufactured by Hill's Pet Nutrition. It is formulated with a limited number of highly digestible ingredients to minimize the risk of triggering allergic reactions in dogs. Z/D dog food typically contains hydrolyzed proteins. These proteins are broken down into smaller components that are less likely to provoke an immune response in dogs with food allergies. These hydrolyzed proteins are often derived from a single source, such as chicken or soy, to reduce the likelihood of triggering an allergic reaction. Z/D dog food primarily serves as an elimination diet for dogs with confirmed food allergies or intolerances. It is also used as a long-term diet option for managing these conditions in affected dogs.

Can dog food help with seasonal allergies?
Answer

Dog food alone typically cannot directly address seasonal allergies. However, specific dietary adjustments and certain ingredients in dog food might aid in managing the symptoms associated with seasonal allergies in dogs. For instance, some dog foods contain omega-3 fatty acids or antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. These nutrients have the potential to alleviate inflammation and support the immune system in dogs. Additionally, a high-quality diet that promotes overall health and strengthens the immune system may assist in reducing the severity of allergic reactions.

Crude Protein 3.0% min
Crude Fat 2.3.0% min
Crude Fiber 1.5% max

Water, Hydrolyzed Chicken Liver, Corn Starch, Powdered Cellulose, Soybean Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid), Potassium Citrate, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Magnesium Oxide, L-Tryptophan, Taurine, Beta-Carotene.

Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian. For best results & safety practices: Use as directed by your veterinarian. Cover and refrigerate unused portion. Gradually transition to your pets new food over a 7 day period. Exclusively feed the recommended Prescription Diet dry food, canned food & treats. Keep fresh water available at all times. Have your veterinarian monitor your pets condition.

Transition Instructions

A gradual transition to a new pet food is important to avoid digestive upset. To transition, mix your pet's current food with the new food. Over 7 days, gradually decrease the amount of the current pet food while increasing the amount of new pet food. In some cases, your veterinarian may recommend no transition or a shorter transition time.

BK24622 - PD Canine zd Can - Adult maintenance - using 5.5 oz (156 g) can
Daily Feeding Guide
Weight of Dog - lb (kg) Amount per Day
5 lb (2,3 kg) 1 1/3 cans
10 lb (4,5 kg) 2 1/3 cans
15 lb (6,8 kg) 3 1/4 cans
20 lb (9,1 kg) 4 cans
30 lb (14 kg) 5 1/3 cans
40 lb (18 kg) 6 2/3 cans
50 lb (23 kg) 7 3/4 cans
60 lb (27 kg) 9 cans
70 lb (32 kg) 10 cans
80 lb (36 kg) 11 1/4 cans
100 lb (45 kg) 13 1/4 cans
120 lb (54 kg) 15 1/4 cans

Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.For best results & safety practices:Use as directed by your veterinarian.Cover and refrigerate unused portion.Gradually transition to your pet's new food over a 7 day period.Exclusively feed the recommended Prescription Diet dry food, canned food & treats.Keep fresh water available at all times.Have your veterinarian monitor your pet's condition.

Hill's Prescription Diet is manufactured by Hills
Option UPC/SKU
13 oz, 12-pack, Original Flavor 052742701813
5.5 oz, 24-pack, Original Flavor 052742540313

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