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Hill's Prescription Diet r/d Weight Reduction Dog Food

  • Dry » 1.5kg Bag £11.50
  • Dry » 4kg Bag £24.49
  • Dry » 12kg Bag £47.99
  • Mini Dry » 1.5kg Bag £11.99
  • Mini Dry » 6kg Bag £38.50
  • Wet » 12 x 350g Cans £27.49

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Hill's 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 debilitating conditions, related to reduced energy levels, heart disease, diabetes and arthritis. Poor diet that is high in protein and fat is one of the leading causes of obesity and obesity-related illness. Hill's Prescription Diet r/d has been designed specifically for the management of weight in susceptible dogs, containing reduced calories, natural fibres and nutrients included to help burn fat and promote healthy muscle mass.

Feeding Guide

These ranges are a starting point only, because dogs' needs vary. Adjust the feeding amount as necessary. To correct obesity, the amount to be fed should be based on the estimated ideal weight (target weight) and not the weight when obese.

Target Body Weight kg Cans 350 g Cans 350 g
2 1/3 2/3 - 3/4
3 1/2 3/4 - 1 1/4
4 3/4 1 - 1 1/2
5 1 1 1/4 - 1 3/4
6 1 1 1/2 - 2
7 1 1/4 1 2/3 - 2 1/4
8 1 1/3 1 3/4 - 2 1/2
9 1 1/2 2 - 2 2/3
10 1 1/2 2 - 3
15 2 2 3/4 - 4
20 2 1/2 3 1/2 - 4 3/4
25 3 4 1/4 - 5 3/4
30 3 1/2 4 3/4 - 6 1/2
35 4 5 1/3 - 7 1/3
40 4 1/3 6 - 8 1/4
50 5 7 - 9 2/3
60 6 8 - 11
70 + 0.9 per 10 kg 1 1/2 per 10 kg

A 350g can is equal to 85 grams of the dry food.

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Hills Prescription Diet r/d key benefits

Low Stored body fat is used to meet energy needs, resulting in weight loss.
Fibre High Obesity: provides increased dietary bulk which aids satiety and avoids hunger.
L-Carnitine Supplemented Facilitates conversion of fat to energy.
Helps maintain lean body mass.
L-Lysine Supplemented Helps preserve lean muscle mass.
Superior antioxidant formula Added Helps neutralise free radicals that increase in obese animals.


Whole Grain Corn, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Soybean Mill Run, Powdered Cellulose, Soybean Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Lactic Acid, Soybean Oil, Caramel Color, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Calcium Carbonate, Iodized Salt, minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, L-Carnitine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

Weight loss

  • Realistic weight loss is approximately 1 % of bodyweight per week.
  • The feeding amounts shown may sometimes need to be decreased to produce optimal weight loss.
  • Full client co-operation must be obtained and food intake strictly controlled. Hill's provides client information to help successful weight loss; contact your Hill's representative for assistance.
  • After reaching the target body weight, a dog should be fed Prescription Diet™ Canine w/d™ to maintain its ideal weight. In case of mobility problems, Prescription Diet Canine j/d™ Reduced Calorie can be given.
  • The use of a unique nutrient combination to down-regulate the expression of genes associated with fat accumulation exemplifies Hill's leadership in nutrigenomics.


  • Ensure sufficient water intake.

Recommended for

  • Obesity

  • Fibre-responsive diseases in overweight dogs: diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia, colitis and constipation

Not recommended for

  • Cats
  • Puppies
  • Pregnant or lactating bitches
  • Dogs that are debilitated or underweight, dehydrated, or with increased energy requirements

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AAFCO statement

11th Feb 2015

I would like to know what the nutritional adequacy statement reads as; ie what is the AAFCO statement say? Thanks

  • Non-Executive Director

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is an American organisation and you would have to go to their website to find out information from them. They have no jurisdiction over foods sold in the UK, which is where we are based.

Is the W/D for dog with diabetes please

10th Feb 2015
Chris Law

my dog has been diagnosed with diabetes & to buy from the vet is very expensive

  • Non-Executive Director

High fibre diets like this are commonly used to help with the treatment of diabetes in dogs. You should make sure your vet knows what diet you are using and you follow all other instructions. Hills r/d is used for overweight dogs with diabetes and w/d is used for dogs of healthy weight with diabetes. There are other (eg. high protein) diets which can also be used as an alternative, but it is best to use whatever your vet advises.