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Hill's Prescription Diet l/d Liver Care Original Dog Food

Hill's Prescription Diet l/d Liver Care Original Dog Food
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  • Dry » 2kg Bag £19.00
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  • Dry » 12kg Bag £68.99
  • Wet » 12 x 370g Cans £32.50

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Hill's Prescription Diet l/d is a complete food that has been developed for the management of canine liver disease. Maintaining optimum liver health and function is essential as the liver is not only the largest internal organ but is responsible for eliminating toxins from the body and numerous other functions. Hill's Prescription Diet canine l/d has been formulated by veterinarians to target specifically dogs with liver disorders and is a highly digestible recipe, with rich protein sources to moderate the liver workload and aid in the regeneration of liver tissue. Prescription Diet l/d also contains added essential nutrients, including a combination of vitamins and selenium.

Feeding Guide

ADULT DOGS

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
2.5 1/3 - 1/2 45 - 65
5 2/3 - 3/4 80 - 110
10 1 - 1 1/2 130 - 180
20 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 220 - 305
30 2 1/3 - 3 1/3 300 - 415
40 3 - 4 1/4 370 - 515
50 3 1/2 - 5 440 - 605
60 + 3/4 per 10kg 9 - 11 per kg

A 370g can is equal to 120 grams of the dry food.

GROWING PUPPIES

Based on a puppy's age and weight, feed the same number of cans or grams as shown for Science PlanTMPuppy Healthy DevelopmentTM in the Daily Feeding Amounts for puppies

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Hills Prescription Diet l/d key benefits

KEY FEATURES KEY BENEFITS
Protein

Branched-chain amino acids
Aromatic amino acids
Highly digestible & reduced

High

Balanced
Reduces workload on the liver.
Reduces accumulation of ammonia and consequent CNS signs (hepatic encephalopathy).
Zinc
Vitamin K
Increased Helps reduce the risk of deficiencies common in liver disorders.
Copper Reduced Helps reduce copper accumulation in the liver.
L-Carnitine Supplemented Helps improve fat metabolism to limit hepatic lipidosis.
Soluble fibre Supplemented Helps decrease ammonia reabsorption in the bowel.
Sodium Reduced Helps limit portal hypertension and ascites.
Potassium Increased Helps avoid hypokalaemia which can trigger CNS signs.
Superior antioxidant formula Added Neutralises free radicals

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

Ingredients

Canned

Ingredients (Wet): Original: Rice, animal fat, soybean meal, soybean oil, dried egg, maize starch, maize gluten meal, digest, minerals, cellulose, fish oil, dried beet pulp, vitamins and trace elements.

Dry

Ingredients (Dry): Original: Maize, animal fat, soybean meal, dried whole egg, flaxseed, minerals, digest, maize gluten meal, cellulose, soybean oil, dried beet pulp, vitamins, trace elements, L-carnitine, taurine and beta-carotene. With a natural antioxidant (mixed tocopherols).

Additional information

Provides complete balanced nutrition for growing puppies as well as adult dogs.

Nutrient GA Min GA Max As Fed Dry Matter Caloric Basis
Moisture 10.00% 7.50%
Protein 14.50% 16.70% 18.10% 4.1 g / 100 kcal
Fat 20.50% 21.90% 23.70% 5.4 g / 100 kcal
Carbohydrate / NFE 46.20% 49.90% 11.4 g / 100 kcal
Crude Fiber 5.50% 2.50% 2.70% 0.6 g / 100 kcal
Ash 6.00% 5.10% 5.60% 1.3 g / 100 kcal
Starch 39.10% 42.30% 9.6 g / 100 kcal
Total Dietary Fiber 9.20% 10.00% 2.3 g / 100 kcal
Soluble Fiber 0.70% 0.80% 0.2 g / 100 kcal
Insoluble Fiber 8.50% 9.20% 2.1 g / 100 kcal
Calcium 0.73% 0.79% 179 mg / 100 kcal
Phosphorous 0.58% 0.63% 143 mg / 100 kcal
Ca:P 1.2
Potassium 0.87% 0.94% 215 mg / 100 kcal
Sodium 0.18% 0.20% 45 mg / 100 kcal
Chloride 0.84% 0.91% 206 mg / 100 kcal
Magnesium 0.12% 0.13% 31 mg / 100 kcal
Iron 125 ppm 135 ppm 3.1 mg / 100 kcal
Copper 2.7 ppm 2.9 ppm 0.07 mg / 100 kcal
Manganese 16.8 ppm 18.2 ppm 0.41 mg / 100 kcal
Zinc 215 ppm 233 ppm 5.3 mg / 100 kcal
Iodine 2.06 ppm 2.23 ppm 50.74 ug / 100 kcal
Selenium 0.47 ppm 0.51 ppm 0.012 mg / 100 kcal
Chromium
Arginine 1.19% 1.28% 292 mg / 100 kcal
BCAA Total 3.07% 3.31% 754 mg / 100 kcal
Cystine 0.29% 0.31% 70 mg / 100 kcal
Glutamine + Glutamate 2.71% 2.93% 666 mg / 100 kcal
Histidine 0.45% 0.49% 111 mg / 100 kcal
Hydroxyproline 1 mg / 100 kcal
Isoleucine 0.70% 0.75% 171 mg / 100 kcal
Leucine 1.52% 1.64% 373 mg / 100 kcal
Lysine 1.22% 1.32% 301 mg / 100 kcal
Methionine 0.47% 0.51% 115 mg / 100 kcal
Methionine + Cystine 0.76% 0.82% 186 mg / 100 kcal
Phenylalanine 0.84% 0.91% 207 mg / 100 kcal
Phenylalanine + Tyrosine 1.46% 1.57% 358 mg / 100 kcal
Threonine 0.66% 0.71% 162 mg / 100 kcal
Taurine 0.10% 0.11% 24 mg / 100 kcal
Tryptophan 0.21% 0.23% 52 mg / 100 kcal
Tyrosine 0.62% 0.67% 151 mg / 100 kcal
Valine 0.85% 0.92% 209 mg / 100 kcal
Vitamin A 27833 IU/kg 30090 IU/kg 684 IU / 100 kcal
Vitamin C 90 mg/kg 102 ppm 110 ppm 2.50 mg / 100 kcal
Vitamin D 711 IU/kg 769 IU/kg 17.5 IU / 100 kcal
Vitamin E 600 mg/kg 608 IU/kg 658 IU/kg 14.96 IU / 100 kcal
Vitamin K 0.15 ppm 0.16 ppm 3.75 mcg / 100 kcal
Thiamine 15 ppm 16 ppm 0.4 mg / 100 kcal
Riboflavin (B2) 4.2 ppm 4.6 ppm 0.10 mg / 100 kcal
Niacin 35 ppm 38 ppm 0.9 mg / 100 kcal
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 2.0 ppm 2.2 ppm 0.05 mg / 100 kcal
Pantothenic Acid 15.6 ppm 16.9 ppm 0.38 mg / 100 kcal
Folic Acid 4.03 ppm 4.36 ppm 0.10 mg / 100 kcal
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 0.06 ppm 0.07 ppm 1.6 mcg / 100 kcal
Biotin 0.21 ppm 0.22 ppm 0.01 mg / 100 kcal
Choline 2570 ppm 2778 ppm 63 mg / 100 kcal
Arachidonic Acid 0.08% 0.08% 19 mg / 100 kcal
Linoleic Acid 3.65% 3.95% 898 mg / 100 kcal
Linolenic Acid (Omega-6) 0.06% 0.07% 15.2 mg / 100 kcal
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) 0.90% 0.97% 221.3 mg / 100 kcal
DHA 0.02% 0.03% 5.7 mg / 100 kcal
EPA 0.01% 0.01% 1.3 mg / 100 kcal
EPA + DHA 0.03% 0.03%
>20C Omega-3 FA 0.05% 0.06% 13 mg / 100 kcal
>20C Omega-6 FA 0.19% 0.20% 46 mg / 100 kcal
Total Omega-3 FA 0.96% 1.03% 235 mg / 100 kcal
Total Omega-6 FA 3.90% 4.22% 959 mg / 100 kcal
Omega-6:Omega-3 FA 4.1
Beta-Carotene 1.50 mg/kg 2.51 ppm 2.71 ppm 0.06 mg / 100 kcal
Carnitine 315.6 ppm 341.2 ppm 7.76 mg / 100 kcal
Glucosamine 106 ppm 114 ppm 3 mg / 100 kcal
Chondroitin Sulphate
Lycopene
Lutein 2.48 ppm 2.68 ppm 0.06 mg / 100 kcal

Recommended for

  • Liver disease.
  • Hepatic encephalopathy.
  • Portosystemic shunt.
  • Copper storage disease

Not recommended for

  • Cats.
  • Pregnant or lactating bitches.
  • Dogs with hyperlipidaemia or pancreatitis, or with a history of, or at risk of, pancreatitis.

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Reviews (12)

Summary of Reviews for Hill's Prescription Diet l/d Liver Care Original Dog Food

Overall 4
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11 out of 12 (92%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (8 reviews)
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55 Reliably good

By Jenny Goode on 30 October 2018

Have used this product for many years after it was recommended by my vet for my Chihuahua who has a liver problem. She is not only thriving on it but she absolutely loves it and barks for it whenever meal time comes around.

Customer recommends this product

55 Vet advized
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By Lesley Ratcliffe on 22 January 2018

Was advised by the vet to feed my dog this food, it doesn't look nice but my dog loves it !!!

Customer recommends this product

15 Hmmmmm
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By Lyn Cooke on 14 November 2017

Sadly he refuses to eat it under any terms.............

Customer does not recommend this product

55 Excellent service
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By Phillip Aldgate on 8 May 2017

As always an excellent service from VetMedsDirect. I have used them for all the tablets I have needed for my dog Jess. First class service, fast delivery. What more can I say!

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55 Promp service
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By Mary Snelling on 21 February 2017

Too long to say

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Q & A

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

23 February 2016 at 9:29am

Hills L/d

Peter Rigg

How do I interpret the symbols showing(?) how much to give my dog? There is a bag (?) symbol, and another one, usually with a "1" in it. How much do I give my 30kg retriever?

  • Non-Executive Director

A dog weighing 30 kg in the caned version would be expected to require between two and a third cans to three and a third cans per day. The same dog on just dried diet could be on 300g to 415g per day. These are just initial guidelines and all manufacturers tend to recommend quite generous amounts for average, well exercised dogs. It is always important to adjust the daily amount in response to the body "fat cover" of your own individual dog as time goes by. There is a huge amount of variability on how much food should be given so it is best not to rely on published guidelines beyond an initial trial period. After that you should increase of decrease the amount, depending on how thin or at your dog is. Retrievers tend to be hungry all the time unless they are over-fed, so you cannot rely on appetite. Always the correct amount to feed is simply that amount which produces the correct body weight. That is such a simple statement but it is by far the best guide you will ever come across.

Since retrievers tend to put on weight very easily, I would personally start at the bottom end of those ranges (say one can per day and 160g of kibble per day if you choose to feed a mix of wet and dried food), then weigh your dog in 2-3 weeks time and see if you need to change the amount. Some (especially neutered female) retrievers only need about half that amount to stay healthy. Some very active (mostly young male) retrievers might need more than the top amount recommended by Hills (although that is unusual). Do try to be guided by how slim or tubby your dog is. That is by far the healthiest thing to do. Ask your vet or vet nurse if your dog is the right bodyweight if you are unsure. (30kg would be fat for many retrievers but skinny for some.)