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Hill's Prescription Diet h/d Heart Care with Chicken Flavor Dog Food

Hill's Prescription Diet h/d Heart Care with Chicken Flavor Dog Food
Dry » 5kg Bag

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  • Dry » 5kg Bag £40.49


Hills prescription diet canine h/d, available from VioVet, has been developed for the nutritional management of heart disease in senior dogs. Inefficient heart valves or weakened heart muscle are the most commonly medicated complaints, with the onset of fluid-retention leading to extreme discomfort and being exacerbated by diets with a high sodium content. Hills prescription diet recognises this problem and has specially formulated a recipe with reduced sodium levels, as well combining nutrients such as taurine (most effective in cats) and L-carnitine, which are known for being beneficial to heart muscle and helping to control the symptoms of onsetted fluid retention and heart disease.

Feeding Guide

These ranges are a starting point only, because dogs' needs vary. Adjust the feeding amount to maintain optimal body weight.

Body Weight (kg) Cans 370g Dry Grams
2.5 1/3 - 1/2 50 - 65
5 2/3 - 3/4 80 - 110
10 1 - 1 1/2 135 - 185
20 1 3/4 - 2 1/3 225 - 310
30 2 1/3 - 3 1/4 305 - 425
40 3 - 4 380 - 525
50 3 1/2 - 4 3/4 450 - 620
60+ 3/4 per 10kg 9 - 11 per kg

A 370g can is equal to 130 grams of the dry food.

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Hills Prescription Diet h/d key benefits

Sodium Chloride Low Helps control clinical signs associated with sodium and fluid retention.
Optimally controlled Allow patients to receive diuretics or ACE inhibitors.
Supplemented Helps maintain normal heart muscle function.
Reduced Helps slow progression of concurrent renal insufficiency
B-complex vitamins Increased Counters increased losses in patients receiving diuretics.
Superior antioxidant formula Added Neutralises free radicals to support cardiac function.



Chicken, ground maize, ground rice, pork liver, animal fat, sucrose, digest, potassium citrate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, taurine, magnesium oxide, L-tryptophan, L-carnitine supplement, vitamins and trace elements.


Ingredients (Dry): Chicken: Maize, wheat, animal fat, chicken (22%) and turkey meal, soybean oil, minerals, digest, dried whole egg, cellulose, L-carnitine, vitamins, taurine, trace elements and beta-carotene. With a natural antioxidant (mixed tocopherols).

Additional information

Electrolyte levels are compatible with both diuretic and ACE inhibitor therapy.

Recommended for

  • All stages of cardiac disorders
  • Hypertension and fluid retention

Not recommended for

  • Cats.
  • Puppies.
  • Pregnant or lactating bitches.
  • Dogs with sodium depletion (e.g. following severe vomiting or diarrhoea).
  • Dogs with hyperlipidaemia or pancreatitis, or with a history of, or at risk of, pancreatitis

Need help or advice? Contact us:

  • Landline: 01582 842096
  • Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm (Collections only)
  • Email: [email protected]

All prices include VAT where applicable.

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What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

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Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as non-ambient items and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.


Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Hill's Prescription Diet h/d Heart Care with Chicken Flavor Dog Food, including answers from our team.

5 April 2016 at 8:01am

Comparing dog food


  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: Merseyside, United Kingdom

My 8year old king Charles can just been diagnosed with early signs of heart failed she is really well in herself and responding to medication really well. After a short stay in hospital she came home with severe dihorea at the moment she is eating tinned zd the dihorea has well passed now so I would like to put her on a dry food my vet has recommended zd kd hd I would welcome your advise.

  • Non-Executive Director

Hills z/d is normally used for dietary allergies. It can help with a digestive upset too, but is unlikely to be needed by your dog long-term. I would agree that either h/d or k/d would be beneficial for yor dog. The h/d is intended for dogs with a degree of heart failure. The k/d is used primarily for kidney conditions, but is similar to h/d and it is almost as good as h/d for heart conditions. Neither of these diets are as tasty as normal diets, so your dog might not take to them very happily. They are very good foods though.

8 October 2014 at 3:38am

What does it treat?


what does it treat? how does it work? who is it not indicated for?

  • PHP Developer

Hills H/D Prescription Diet is used to manage heart disease in senior dogs by providing reduced sodium levels with a combination of nutrients such as L-Carnitine and Taurine which are beneficial to the heart muscle and help to better control fluid retention.

This diet is not recommended for cats, puppies, pregnant or lactating bitches, dogs with sodium depletion (e.g. following severe vomiting or diarrhoea) or dogs with hyperlipidaemia or pancreatitis, or with a history of, or at risk of, pancreatitis.