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Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Dog Food

Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Dog Food
Dry » 2kg Bag
Mini Dry » 2kg Bag
Reduced Calorie Dry » 4kg Bag
Wet » 12 x 370g Cans

  • Dry » 2kg Bag £18.49
  • Dry » 5kg Bag £31.49
  • Special Offer Dry » 12kg Bag £50.95
  • Mini Dry » 2kg Bag £17.99
  • Mini Dry » 5kg Bag £34.99
  • Reduced Calorie Dry » 4kg Bag £28.00
  • Special Offer Reduced Calorie Dry » 12kg Bag £52.96
  • Wet » 12 x 370g Cans £29.50

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Hills J/D available form VioVet

Hill's 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 combination of natural chondroitin and glucosamine, as well as L-carnitine, included for its beneficial weight management properties. Hill's Prescription Canine j/d is designed to improve the overall quality of life for your dog, helping him to exercise and socialise more effectively. Not recommended for puppies, pregnant or lactating bitches or cats.

Feeding Guide

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

Body weight kg Cans 370g Dry grams
2 1/3 - 1/2 45 - 60
2.5 1/3 - 1/2 50 - 70
3 1/2 - 2/3 60 - 80
4 1/2 - 3/4 75 - 100
5 2/3 - 3/4 85 - 120
7.5 3/4 - 1 1/4 120 - 165
10 1 - 1 1/2 145 - 205
15 1 1/2 - 2 200 - 275
20 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 245 - 340
30 2 1/3 - 3 1/3 335 - 460
40 3 - 4 1/4 415 - 575
50 3 1/2 - 5 490 - 680
60+ 3/4 per 10kg 9 - 11 per kg

Mixed Feeding Guide

Body Weight kg Cans 370 g Dry grams
2 1/4 20
3 1/3 25
4 1/2 20
5 1/2 35
7.5 1/2 70
10 1/2 105
15 1 100
20 1 155
30 1 260
40 2 220
50 2 310
60 + 1 9 per kg

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Reduced Calorie

Hills Prescription Diet j/d key benefits

Key Features Key Benefits
Omega-3 Fatty Acids High Soothes tissues and eases aching joints
Ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids Low (less than 1:1) Soothes inflamed tissues and eases aching joints.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) High Preserves healthy cartilage by an action that is specific to EPA.
L-Carnitine Increased Limits stress on joints by increasing conversion of fat to energy, avoiding weight gain and maintaining lean muscle mass.
Protein, Calcium, Phosphorus, Sodium Controlled Provides an ideal balance for good health. Avoids excessive intake which may contribute to ill health.
Superior antioxidant formula Added Helps neutralise harmful free radicals in the joints.
L-Lysine Supplemented Helps preserve muscular support of joints

Please consult your veterinary surgeon before feeding your animal this food.



Lamb liver, rice, pork, maize, lamb, rice flour, dried whey, flaxseed, fish oil, cellulose, dried whole egg, soybean meal, vegetable oil, digest, minerals, taurine, L-carnitine, vitamins and trace elements, coloured with iron oxide


Maize, rice, flaxseed, soybean meal, poultry meat meal, pea bran meal, digest, animal fat, fish oil, dried whole egg, minerals, L-carnitine, crustacean hydrolysate, pork cartilage hydrolysate, vitamins and trace elements. Naturally preserved with mixed tocopherol and citric acid.

Additional information

  • Contains Hill's Advanced Mobility Formula
  • Clinically proven to ease aching joints.
  • Clinically proven to preserve healthy cartilage.
  • Clinically proven to help dogs with arthritis walk, run, play and climb stairs more easily.
  • The use of EPA to preserve healthy cartilage exemplifies Hill’s leadership in pioneering fatty acid technology.
  • New Fresh Pack System to preserve fatty acids and ensure freshness of Canine j/d dry.

Other products to consider

For joint support for overweight dogs or dogs prone to gain weight:
Prescription Diet™ j/d™ Canine Reduced Calorie

Recommended for

  • The support of the metabolism of joints in the case of osteoarthritis in adult dogs

Not recommended for

  • Cats
  • Puppies
  • Pregnant or lactating bitches


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

How quickly do you deliver?

Under almost all products on our website is an Estimated dispatch time, check this for a delivery prediction specific to the item you are looking to purchase. These badges are updated live based on the stock levels we have and also those of our suppliers - so are usually very accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. In more general terms, we aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day of receiving payment (and a prescription if required). If we cannot do so within 3 working days we will contact you by email.

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.

Reviews (51)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Dog Food, including answers from our team.

17 November 2015 at 5:30pm

Do I need more than one type of food?

Helen L

I have a rottweiler x, age 8 and a shitszu x, age 13, both have arthritis, the 13yr old has it worse, degenerative joint disease/osteoarthritis...both have been on mature food and have been fine with it, but both recently being diagnosed, I was advised that they also need a joint support as well as a senior/mature food, ...Is there one JD food that caters for this?? Or do I need to get two separate foods?? Please could you advise the best food that would cater for both their needs please?
Thank you

  • Non-Executive Director

The usual solution would be to stay with the same senior diet they are on already, but add a joint supplement to it every day. This seems to be very safe and effective. Examples of joint supplements would be our Joint Force or Yumove, but there are many others on the website to look at. They are all fully compatible with senior profile foods. As an alternative you could just go onto j/d diet which has a reasonably senior profile and some ingredients designed to help the joints. The first approach seems more comprehensive though.

31 January 2014 at 1:27pm

Mobility or j/d

mr i jones

My dog has hip dysplasia is being fed hills healthy mobility which i add glucosamine with hexaden powder capsules in morning meal and half a fish oil capsule in its evening meal. Would you recommend changing to j/d or keeping with mobility.

  • Non-Executive Director

Both diets are very similar, but j/d is a slight step up from Healthy Mobility. I would say that if your dog seems to be doing well and the dysplasia is not severe and has not caused significant arthritic symptoms, then stay with Healthy Mobility. If however things get, or have become worse, then Hills j/d would be the right diet to choose.

9 December 2013 at 1:46pm

Which food would be best?


Hi. We have a 6 yr old male labrador who 2 weeks ago had an op on his right front elbow for Fragmented ?????? Process. I would say he is quite small framed & 30kg, both the orthopedic & my usual vets have said it would help him if he lost a couple of kilos. He's an active dog although confined at present. The vet has told me to gradually swap his food to either Royal Canin Mobility Support or Hills joint Diet. I noticed the Hills brand does a reduced calorie variety. Strange for a labrador he is a fussy eater of his current Wainrights 25% less fat dry food.
Which would you recommend for him out of the Royal Canin and Hills please? If Hill's should the reduced calorie variety be better?

  • Non-Executive Director

I would recommend the Hills Reduced Calorie j/d diet.

If you will forgive me for saying so, I think you are too generous with the amount of food you give your dog. Even a Labrador will be fussy if you always offer plenty of food. You could make your dog the opposite of fussy by giving much less food, so that he always runs out and has to wait until the next meal to be able to eat. If there is ever any food left over after a few minutes, it is simply that you have offered too much. You should take it away, then offer about half that amount next time. In time you can judge the amount to give, but he should always appear hungry, or you are over-feeding him. No overweight dog will actually lose weight on any of the modern commercial foods if you offer as much as they want to eat. It is vital that they run out of food and need to wait until the next meal before they can eat. Many people are too kind-hearted to be able to do this to their dogs, hence many dogs are overweight. It is in your hands though...

10 July 2013 at 11:31am

Will the JD diet help my dog ?


Hi there i have an 18 month old pug x shihtzu .He has bowed legs as a result of a bad breeder(we didnt know this when i got him). The vets have recomended to just excersize him and keep his weight down. He runs about chasing his ball ect but iv noticed after his run around the park he is just laying there not wanting to get up and walk home as i think his joints must be a bit sore , we have cut the excersize down but i wondered if your JD diet would help my dog in anyway ?
I hope to hear from you soon

  • Non-Executive Director

Hills j/d dog food is designed to help exactly your sort of dog. It is high in the nutrients which are needed to keep joints healthy, as well as helping to keep your dog in good general health and slightly less likely to put on excess weight. You still need to manage your dog sensibly in other ways. Regular, gentle exercise will help him. However any prolonged or strenuous exercise will tend to damage them slightly. This damage builds up over the years and tends to result in arthritis. It is difficult to tell to what extent your dog might be affected, but putting the dampers slightly on the exercise is probably sensible. He should still enjoy his walks, but do not overdo it. It is also important to not let him get overweight. Being slightly lean throughout life will make life easier for his joints. I would certainly recommend Hills j/d too.


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