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When it comes to tailored pet nutrition, Hills provides the solution. With four innovative ranges of specially formulated canine and feline diets, including those developed to target specific health complaints and diets tailored to accommodate the relative needs of different ages, sizes and breeds, Hills are your first port of call for pet nutrition.

Whatever your animal's needs and preferences, Hills has a suitable diet to best accommodate them. Investing in quality, consistency and nutritional balance, you can be reassured in the knowledge you are administering a premium diet to your beloved companion. VioVet offers a wide range of popular Hills products for your perusal and purchase.

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  • Hills Prescription Diet Z/D Dog Food

    Hills Prescription Diet Z/D Dog Food

    Suitable for: Dogs.

    Hills prescription diet canine Z/D is a unique combination feed, developed to aid dogs with numerous food allergies and intolerances, which can often lead to the onset of further health conditions such as digestive difficulties. Allergies and - Read more

    from £15.40 to £51.86 View Details
    4.6 out of 5
    (based on 13 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Diet K/D Cat Food

    Hills Prescription Diet K/D Cat Food

    Suitable for: Cats.

    Most cats with reduced kidney function will benefit from Hills k/d diet. Cats with poor kidneys are particularly sensitive to problems arising from eating too much protein, or proteins of lower biological value. Hills k/d is formulated to supply - Read more

    from £8.48 to £38.58 View Details
    4.3 out of 5
    (based on 18 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Diet I/D Dog Food

    Hills Prescription Diet I/D Dog Food

    Suitable for: Dogs.

    Hills prescription diet I/D, available from VioVet, has been developed for dogs suffering with gastrointestinal disorders. Such disorders affect a dog's stomach and intestinal system and have symptoms that are both often painful and prolonged. Hills - Read more

    from £6.10 to £60.40 View Details
    4.8 out of 5
    (based on 13 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Metabolic Advanced Weight Dog Food

    Hills Prescription Metabolic Advanced Weight Dog Food

    Suitable for: Dogs.

    Just like the human epidemic, almost 50% of the pet population is overweight Even a little extra weight can lead to serious health problems. The pet's quality of life and relationship with family is also impacted because that extra weight can reduce - Read more

    from £10.46 to £53.94 View Details
    4.6 out of 5
    (based on 14 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Diet c/d Urinary Stress Cat Food

    Hills Prescription Diet c/d Urinary Stress Cat Food

    Suitable for: Cats.

    Hills c/d Urinary Stress is a new Prescription Diet which has been clinically proven to reduce the recurrence of FLUTD signs. It is the first diet that helps manage FIC (Feline Idiopathic cystitis) and stress concurrently. It contains L-tryptophan - Read more

    from £8.36 to £52.89 View Details
    4.8 out of 5
    (based on 4 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Diet W/D Dog Food

    Hills Prescription Diet W/D Dog Food

    Suitable for: Dogs.

    Hills prescription diet canine W/D is an exclusive formula developed for the nutritional management of dogs prone to gaining weight. Not only does weight gain have implications on a dog's health but it can reduce energy levels as well as the desire - Read more

    from £10.03 to £47.94 View Details
    5 out of 5
    (based on 10 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Diet I/D Cat Food

    Hills Prescription Diet I/D Cat Food

    Suitable for: Cats.

    Hills i/d has been carefully formulated to be particularly easy to digest. It is very suitable for many disorders associated with symptoms of poor digestion. It can be prescribed by vets for particular medical conditions, but is frequently used - Read more

    from £8.38 to £38.18 View Details
    5 out of 5
    (based on 6 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Diet J/D Dog Food

    Hills Prescription Diet J/D Dog Food

    Suitable for: Dogs.

    Hills prescription diet J/D is an exclusive formula developed for managing arthritic symptoms, and contains high levels of the omega-3 fatty acid EPA (Eicosapentanoic Acid), also believed to support cartilage and joint function with its unique - Read more

    from £15.10 to £54.96 View Details
    5 out of 5
    (based on 4 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Diet D/D Dog Food

    Hills Prescription Diet D/D Dog Food

    Suitable for: Dogs.

    Hills prescription diet D/D has been specifically developed as part of the prescription diets range available from VioVet, and is clinically-proven to encourage the nutritional development of dogs suffering from food allergies, intolerances and - Read more

    from £15.04 to £59.68 View Details
    5 out of 5
    (based on 3 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Diet R/D Dog Food

    Hills Prescription Diet R/D Dog Food

    Suitable for: Dogs.

    Hills prescription diet canine R/D has been developed for the nutritional weight control of obese or overweight dogs. Not only can obesity cause discomfort for your dog but it can lead to the onset of numerous obesity-related illnesses and - Read more

    from £10.41 to £47.88 View Details
    4.8 out of 5
    (based on 4 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Diet C/D Multicare Wet Cat Food

    Hills Prescription Diet C/D Multicare Wet Cat Food

    Suitable for: Cats.

    Hills feline c/d contains ingredients which are designed to reduce the chances of crystals of struvite or oxalate from forming in the urine. It is also helpful in the canned form for the prevention of many cases of lower urinary tract disease where - Read more

    from £8.03 to £28.95 View Details
    4.7 out of 5
    (based on 3 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Diet U/D Dog Food

    Hills Prescription Diet U/D Dog Food

    Suitable for: Dogs.

    Hills prescription diet canine U/D has been developed for dogs suffering with Urolithiasis (mineral stones in the urinary tract). This condition is marked by a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including difficulty with urination, frequent urination, - Read more

    from £25.24 to £59.78 View Details
    5 out of 5
    (based on 5 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Diet Y/D Cat Food

    Hills Prescription Diet Y/D Cat Food

    Suitable for: Cats.

    Hills Y/D is the first and only clinically proven nutrition that is specially formulated to help support your cat's thyroid health. The YD diet carefully restricts the levels of iodine to help support thyroid function, particularly in cats with - Read more

    from £14.87 to £41.05 View Details
    4.2 out of 5
    (based on 5 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Diet T/D Cat Food

    Hills Prescription Diet T/D Cat Food

    Suitable for: Cats.

    Most modern cat foods can be associated with the build up of plaque and tartar on cats teeth. This is even true of many dried kibble or biscuit diets. (When the tooth applies pressure to a hard biscuit, the biscuit can shatter, producing crumbs - Read more

    from £7.23 to £39.68 View Details
    5 out of 5
    (based on 4 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Metabolic Advanced Weight Cat Food

    Hills Prescription Metabolic Advanced Weight Cat Food

    Suitable for: Cats.

    Just like the human epidemic, almost 50% of the pet population is overweight. Even a little extra weight can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease. The pet's quality of life and relationship with family is also impacted because that - Read more

    from £14.40 to £34.49 View Details
    4.6 out of 5
    (based on 8 reviews)
  • Hills Prescription Diet D/D Cat Food

    Hills Prescription Diet D/D Cat Food

    Suitable for: Cats.

    Hills d/d diet is carefully formulated to help with the treatment of dietary allergies and food intolerances. These adverse reactions to foods which are perfectly good for most individuals are usually to one or more of the specific proteins in the - Read more

    from £14.18 to £31.57 View Details
    4.3 out of 5
    (based on 3 reviews)

Hills Pet Nutrition - Dog & Cat Foods

Hills Pet Nutrition are a world leader in cat and dog foods. They produce a comprehensive range of premium quality diets designed for optimum health. These are available in many different dried or moist varieties. There are three different ranges of foods, namely Science Plan, Nature's Best, and the range of veterinary Prescription Diets.

All Hills diets are "guaranteed" for palatability. This means that if an animal does not want to eat the diet, the cost of the diet will be refunded. This does not however cover the cost of postage and packing if the diet is bought over the internet etc. Some suppliers might also require the return of the uneaten food at the purchaser's expense before the cost of the food could be refunded. Like most suppliers, VioVet charges its customers less for postage than it costs us, so the full amount of the diet may not be refunded, depending on the exact situation (but this fee is unlikely to be much more than a pound or two).

Hills Science Plan

This includes many different diets, carefully designed for different categories of cats or dogs. They are intended to be ideal, general maintenance diets for healthy individuals. They come in specific varieties for animals of different ages, different sizes, or particular situations (for example cats which live just indoors, or animals which have a sensitive skin or digestion). A lot of these diets are also available in different flavours to add variety. Use the links in the table above to find the diet you are looking for.

All the diets take into account up-to-date information on the nutritional factors which are involved in achieving and maintaining good health, and the latest manufacturing technology. So if recent research shows that certain forms of fibre help to prevent the formation of gastro-intestinal hair balls in cats, then this factor is given more prominence in their "hair ball" diet than in, for example, the diet for sensitive skin. A comprehensive list of the Hills Science Plan diets is available by clicking here for dogs and here for cats.

Hills Prescription Diets

These diets do not actually require any sort of prescription from a vet, but they should only be used under veterinary advice and supervision. This is because they have different concentrations of nutrients in them, designed for specific purposes. For instance an animal with reduced kidney function will often benefit significantly from a diet intended to help with this problem, but the diet might be totally unsuitable for an animal with certain digestive complaints.

Hills were the first company to produce a large range of different diets designed particularly to aid specific medical conditions and they remain a world leader in this area. There are dozens of different diets in this range. The diets are given names which indicate the sort of condition they are intended for, so Feline k/d is the diet meant for cats with kidney disorders. This particular diet then comes in pouches, tins or dried forms, to allow for individual preferences. The range of Hills Prescription Diets can be seen by following one of the links in the table above.

Hills Nature's Best Diets

Hills Natures Best is a smaller range of maintenance diets based exclusively around "wholesome natural ingredients". No artificial colours, preservatives or flavours are used, and a number of antioxidants are included to help the immune system. The range of diets can be found by clicking on one of the links above.

Some thoughts on modern pet foods

The advances in pet nutrition which have come about through the efforts of Hills and other manufacturers have made a significant contribution to the increased health, vitality and life span which is seen in pet dogs and cats compared with just a few decades ago. These types of diet are not however free of criticisms. Some of these are probably fair, some are not.

The biggest genuine down side to these diets is the tendency for them to encourage animals to be over fed and become fat or obese. This is due to their high palatability and relatively high concentration of nutrients. Animals do not become fat if they are not over fed, but it is a mistake which is all too easy to make. The recommended feeding amounts are very generous and many dogs or cats should be given much less. Most people want to be generous towards their pets, like to see them enjoy their food and think that they should feel satisfied (in other words "full") after a meal. This produces lots of overweight animals. In the past, diets were simply not as palatable. This one factor alone means that given the chance, animals will eat more of the food than they should.

These diets are also criticised sometimes on the basis of not being "natural" or being "manufactured" or "artificial". These notions hold an inherent appeal for many people, but in fact are probably not appropriate. The dogs we keep these days are also not "natural". They would not survive for very long at all if forced to hunt for food in the wild. Also most of us do not want to offer them carcases of dead animals to eat. Especially not in the putrid state that wild dogs might tend to scavenge and consume. The truth is that we are able to feed diets to our dogs which are carefully made to suit their requirements. This is clearly the best thing to do.

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