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Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Chicken Dry Cat Food

Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Chicken Dry Cat Food
Chicken Dry » 2kg Bag

  • Chicken Dry » 2kg Bag £20.50
  • Chicken Dry » 5kg Bag £37.00

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Hills J/D available from VioVet

Vets have found that certain dietary ingredients appear to benefit individuals with arthritis. There are many medications which are based on these ingredients which are taken as supplements to the diet. Hills j/d is designed to contain suitable levels of these ingredients (often called nutriceuticals) so that they do not need to be given separately. Some of the specific nutrients seem to be of greatest benefit when the ratio of the different ingredients is also at a certain level. By controlling the whole diet with the use of j/d, these factors are maintained at suitable levels.

Using Hills j/d will usually show an improvement in the symptoms of arthritis within 3 weeks! It is designed to be used indefinitely for suitable individuals.

Feeding Guide

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


Body Weight kg Dry grams
2 25 - 35
3 35 - 50
4 45 - 65
5 55 - 75
6 60 - 85
7 + 9 - 12 per kg


Body Weight kg Cans 156g
2 3/4 - 1
3 1 - 1 1/3
4 1 1/4 - 1 2/3
5 1 1/2 - 2
6 1 2/3 - 2 1/4
7 + 1/3 per kg

Mixed Feeding Guide

Body weight kg Cans Dry grams
2 1/2 15
3 1/2 25
4 1/2 35
5 1 25
6 1 35
7 + 1 6 - 7 per kg

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Hills Prescription Diet j/d key benefits

Key Features Key Benefits
Omega-3 fatty acids High Soothes tissues and eases aching joints.
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) High Helps to maintain healthy cartilage by down-regulating the expression of genes that activate production of cartilage-destroying enzymes, an action specific to DHA and ALA.
Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulphate High (only in dry food) G&C are the building blocks of joint cartilage
Ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids Low Soothes inflamed tissues and eases aching joints by reducing pro-inflammatory mediators.
L-Carnitine High Facilitates conversion of fat to energy. This helps to limit stress on the joints by limiting weight gain and maintaining lean body mass.
Increased In combination helps to maintain healthy joint cartilage.
Controlled Provides an ideal balance for good health.
Avoids excessive intake which may contribute to ill health.
Superior antioxidant formula Added Neutralises free radicals in the joints.



Maize, poultry meat meal, maize gluten meal, animal fat, rice, dried beet pulp, fish oil, pea bran meal, digest, soybean oil, L-carnitine, minerals, taurine, crustacean shell hydrolysate (source of glucosamine), cartilage hydrolysate (source of chondroitin sulphate), vitamins and trace elements. Naturally preserved with mixed tocopherol and citric acid.


Minced with Chicken (7%): Pork liver, pork, chicken, maize starch, dried whey, cellulose, digest, wheat flour, animal fat, fish oil, vegetable oil, soy fibre, maize gluten meal, minerals, rice flour, chicken cartilage (source of glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate), dried yeast, taurine, L-carnitine supplement, vitamins and trace elements.



Average Nutritional Contents

As Fed Dry Matter kcal/100g
Beta-carotene 1.5 mg/kg 1.6 mg/kg 0.04 mg
Calcium 0.84 % 0.9 % 209 mg
Carbohydrate (NFE) 33.9 % 36 % 8.4 g
Chondroitin sulfate 875 mg/kg 931 mg/kg 22 mg
DHA 0.28 % 300 mg/100 g 70 mg
Fat 20.4 % 21.7 % 5 g
Fibre (crude) 2.2 % 2.4 % 0.6 g
Glucosamine 1034 mg/kg 1100 mg/kg 26 mg
L-Carnitine 515 mg/kg 548 mg/kg 13 mg
Magnesium 0.07 % 0.07 % 17 mg
Moisture 6 % -
Omega-3 fatty acids 1.14 % 1.2 % 282 mg
Omega-6 fatty acids 3.75 % 4 % 928 mg
Phosphorus 0.64 % 0.68 % 157 mg
Potassium 0.69 % 0.74 % 172 mg
Protein 32.2 % 34.2 % 8 g
Sodium 0.28 % 0.3 % 69 mg
Taurine 2065 mg/kg 2197 mg/kg 51 mg
Vitamin A 10] 6945 IU/kg 7389 IU/kg 171 IU
Vitamin C 70 mg/kg 74 mg/kg 2 mg
Vitamin D [sup:10 571 IU/kg 608 IU/kg 14 IU
Vitamin E 625 mg/kg 665 mg/kg 15 mg

Metabolisable Energy

As Fed Dry Matter
kcal/100g 404 430
kJ/100g 1692 1800
Target urinary pH 6.2 - 6.4


Average Nutritional Contents

As Fed Dry Matter kcal/100g
Beta-carotene 0.36 mg/kg 1.5 mg/kg 0.04 mg
Calcium 0.23 % 0.96 % 239 mg
Carbohydrate (NFE) 7.5 % 31 % 7.7 g
Fat 4.6 % 18.9 % 4.7 g
Fibre (crude) 1.5 % 6 % 1.5 g
L-Carnitine 174 mg/kg 720 mg/kg 18 mg
Magnesium 0.02 % 0.07 % 18 mg
Moisture 75.8 % - 78.2 g
Omega-3 fatty acids 0.31 % 1.27 % 316 mg
Omega-6 fatty acids 0.99 % 4.08 % 1016 mg
Phosphorus 0.19 % 0.77 % 191 mg
Potassium 0.21 % 0.85 % 211 mg
Protein 9.1 % 37.8 % 9.4 g
Sodium 0.1 % 0.39 % 98 mg
Taurine 1010 mg/kg 4185 mg/kg 104 mg
Vitamin A10] 26154 IU/kg 108317 IU/kg 2696 IU
Vitamin C 17 mg/kg 70 mg/kg 1.8 mg
Vitamin D[sup:10 209 IU/kg 866 IU/kg 22 IU
Vitamin E 132 mg/kg 546 mg/kg 14 mg

Metabolisable Energy

As Fed Dry Matter
kcal/100g 97 401
kJ/100g 406 1679
kcal/can 151
Target urinary pH 6.2 - 6.4

Additional information

  • Contains high levels of :
    • DHA ( A type of Omega 3 Fatty Acid),
    • Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids and
    • Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulphate
  • Clinically proven to help cats walk, run, play and climb stairs more easily in as little as 28 days
  • Also Proven to help maintain healthy cartilage & ease aching joints
  • j/d helps to interrupt the cycle of osteoarthritis and is an alternative to Glucosamine & Chondroitin supplements
  • In 4 weeks, older cats were clinically proven to benefit from Hill's Advanced Mobility Formula by showing:
    • significantly less stiffness,
    • significant improvements in activity, agility and grooming, and
    • more interaction with their owners and with other pets.
  • The use of DHA and ALA to preserve healthy cartilage in cats exemplifies Hill's leadership in pioneering fatty acid technology.
  • Fresh Pack System to preserve fatty acids and to maintain the quality of j/d™ Feline dry.

Recommended for

The support of the metabolism of joints in the case of osteoarthritis in adult cats.

Not recommended for

  • Kittens
  • Pregnant or lactating queens

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.

Delivery Information

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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, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

Delivery of aerosols

Due to restrictions aerosols can't be sent by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin 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.

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