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

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Skin/Food Sensitivities

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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.

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

It is a common misconception that such foods need a prescription. These foods have a specific set of nutrients to treat the different ailments in the dogs, which may be in the form of proteins, fibers, carbohydrates, fats, and minerals. The nutrients help either replenish the shortage of nutrients among the pets or help take care of the pet by meeting the need gap of the nutrients in the body. The absence of medication in these foods means there is no regulation of the FDA. Since the FDA regulation is not there, the requirement of prescriptions is not mandatory. However, it is advisable to consult a veterinarian before the administration of such specialized diets. The petโ€™s conditions are vital parameters to be taken into consideration to make a decision for giving them these feeds.

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 ½ 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.

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.

Option UPC/SKU
13 oz, 12-pack, Original Flavor 052742701813
5.5 oz, 24-pack, Original Flavor 052742540313

How to Order Prescriptions Online

1. Find the Right Product

Make sure it matches your pets prescription. Donโ€™t forget to compare the dosage for pills/capsules!

2. Add to Cart

Just like any other online store. Make sure the quantity matches whatโ€™s been prescribed by your vetinarian.

3. Tell Us About Your Pet and Vet

Answer some questions during checkout and weโ€™ll contact your vet and verify the prescription for you. You can also mail us the written prescription.

4. Thatโ€™s It!

If the prescription has any refills, processing your future orders for that medication can be expedited.

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