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Hill's Prescription Diet w/d Digestive/Weight Management Cat Food

Hill's Prescription Diet w/d Digestive/Weight Management Cat Food
Dry » 1.5kg Bag
Minced Chicken Wet » 24 x 156g Cans

  • Dry » 1.5kg Bag £16.99
  • Dry » 5kg Bag £46.00
  • Minced Chicken Wet » 24 x 156g Cans £47.99

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Description

Hills W/D available from VioVet

Hills Prescription w/d Diets are high in fibre and lower in energy than most other diets. Vets will often prescribe it for weight control in cats, but is useful for many other conditions too. The fibre levels slow down the passage of food through the gut, delaying the absorption of some nutrients. The fibre passes down into the colon where it helps to promote the health of the large intestine and the production of well formed stools.

Feeding Guide

Dry

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

For Prevention of Obesity For All Other Indications
Ideal Body Weight kg Dry grams Dry grams
2 30 - 40 35 - 50
3 40 - 55 50 - 70
4 50 - 70 60 - 85
5 60 - 85 75 - 100
6 70 - 95 85 - 115
7 + 11 - 13 per kg 14 - 16 per kg

A 156g can is equal to 45 grams of the dry food.

Can

IMPORTANT: The feeding panel printed on w/d TMFeline can labels applies to the management of diabetes mellitus and non-obese disorders and NOT to the prevention of obesity.

For Prevention of Obesity For All Other Indications
Ideal Body Weight kg Cans 156g Cans 156g
2 3/4 - 1 1 - 1 1/4
3 1 - 1 1/3 1 1/4 - 1 2/3
4 1 1/4 - 1 2/3 1 1/2 - 2
5 1 1/2 - 2 1 3/4 - 2 1/3
6 1 2/3 2 - 2 3/4
7 + 1/4 per kg 1/3 per kg

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Hills Prescription Diet w/d key benefits

Key Features Key Benefits
Energy
Fat
Reduced Helps avoid weight gain.
Helps lower lipid levels.
Fibre High Weight maintenance after weight loss: provides increased dietary bulk which helps increase satiety and avoid hunger.
Diabetes mellitus: helps reduce blood glucose fluctuation, which may help reduce insulin dose
Colitis: modifies bowel transit time.
Constipation: absorbs water and helps increase intestinal motility.
L-Carnitine Supplemented Facilitates conversion of fat to energy.
Helps maintain lean body mass.
Magnesium Phosphorus Controlled Limits urinary concentration of struvite constituents, magnesium and phosphate.
Target urinary pH Acid: pH 6.2-6.4 Discourages the formation and aggregation of struvite crystals.
Superior antioxidant formula Added Neutralises free radicals.

Ingredients

Dry

Ingredients (Dry): Chicken: Chicken (42%) and turkey meal, maize, maize gluten meal, cellulose, brewer's rice, digest, minerals, animal fat, soybean oil, L-carnitine, taurine, vitamins, trace elements and beta-carotene. With a natural antioxidant (mixed tocopherols).

Can

Ingredients (Wet): Chicken: Pork, cellulose, chicken ( 4%), maize starch, minerals, soybean oil, vitamins and trace elements.

Analysis

Dry

Average Nutritional Contents

Nutrient GA Min GA Max As Fed Dry Matter Caloric Basis
Moisture 8.00% 5.50%
Protein 31.00% 33.50% 35.50% 8.0 g / 100 kcal
Fat 19.50% 22.20% 23.50% 5.3 g / 100 kcal
Carbohydrate / NFE 31.90% 33.70% 7.6 g / 100 kcal
Crude Fiber 2.50% 1.00% 1.10% 0.2 g / 100 kcal
Ash 7.50% 5.90% 6.20% 1.4 g / 100 kcal
Starch 22.70% 24.10% 5.4 g / 100 kcal
Total Dietary Fiber 4.60% 4.90% 1.1 g / 100 kcal
Soluble Fiber 0.40% 0.40% 0.1 g / 100 kcal
Insoluble Fiber 4.20% 4.40% 1.0 g / 100 kcal
Calcium 0.79% 0.83% 189 mg / 100 kcal
Phosphorous 0.64% 0.67% 152 mg / 100 kcal
Ca:P 1.2
Potassium 0.85% 0.90% 203 mg / 100 kcal
Sodium 0.24% 0.25% 57 mg / 100 kcal
Chloride 0.83% 0.88% 198 mg / 100 kcal
Magnesium 0.08% 0.08% 18 mg / 100 kcal
Iron 206 ppm 218 ppm 4.9 mg / 100 kcal
Copper 18.9 ppm 19.9 ppm 0.45 mg / 100 kcal
Manganese 23.1 ppm 24.5 ppm 0.55 mg / 100 kcal
Zinc 200 ppm 212 ppm 4.8 mg / 100 kcal
Iodine 0.18 ppm 0.19 ppm 4.19 ug / 100 kcal
Selenium 0.30 ppm 0.32 ppm 0.007 mg / 100 kcal
Sulphur 0.59% 0.62% 140.72 mg / 100 kcal
Chromium
Arginine 1.71% 1.81% 410 mg / 100 kcal
BCAA Total 7.05% 7.46% 1688 mg / 100 kcal
Cystine 0.48% 0.50% 114 mg / 100 kcal
Glutamine + Glutamate 6.16% 6.51% 1474 mg / 100 kcal
Histidine 0.73% 0.77% 175 mg / 100 kcal
Hydroxyproline
Isoleucine 1.37% 1.45% 329 mg / 100 kcal
Leucine 4.07% 4.31% 975 mg / 100 kcal
Lysine 2.59% 2.74% 621 mg / 100 kcal
Methionine 1.28% 1.36% 307 mg / 100 kcal
Methionine + Cystine 1.76% 1.86% 421 mg / 100 kcal
Phenylalanine 1.89% 2.00% 453 mg / 100 kcal
Phenylalanine + Tyrosine 3.29% 3.48% 787 mg / 100 kcal
Threonine 1.19% 1.26% 285 mg / 100 kcal
Taurine 0.21% 0.22% 50 mg / 100 kcal
Tryptophan 0.26% 0.27% 61 mg / 100 kcal
Tyrosine 1.39% 1.48% 334 mg / 100 kcal
Valine 1.61% 1.70% 384 mg / 100 kcal
Vitamin A 8015 IU/kg 8482 IU/kg 192 IU / 100 kcal
Vitamin C 110 mg/kg 113 ppm 119 ppm 2.70 mg / 100 kcal
Vitamin D 827 IU/kg 875 IU/kg 19.8 IU / 100 kcal
Vitamin E 600 mg/kg 596 IU/kg 631 IU/kg 14.27 IU / 100 kcal
Vitamin K 0.01 ppm 0.01 ppm 0.12 mcg / 100 kcal
Thiamine 25 ppm 27 ppm 0.6 mg / 100 kcal
Riboflavin (B2) 12.8 ppm 13.5 ppm 0.31 mg / 100 kcal
Niacin 118 ppm 125 ppm 2.8 mg / 100 kcal
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 8.9 ppm 9.4 ppm 0.21 mg / 100 kcal
Pantothenic Acid 17.3 ppm 18.3 ppm 0.41 mg / 100 kcal
Folic Acid 4.91 ppm 5.20 ppm 0.12 mg / 100 kcal
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 0.10 ppm 0.10 ppm 2.4 mcg / 100 kcal
Biotin 0.45 ppm 0.48 ppm 0.01 mg / 100 kcal
Choline 4108 ppm 4348 ppm 98 mg / 100 kcal
Arachidonic Acid 0.08% 0.08% 18 mg / 100 kcal
Linoleic Acid 3.36% 3.55% 804 mg / 100 kcal
Linolenic Acid (Omega-6) 0.02% 0.03% 5.9 mg / 100 kcal
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) 0.59% 0.62% 141.0 mg / 100 kcal
DHA 0.12% 0.12% 28.1 mg / 100 kcal
EPA 0.16% 0.17% 37.9 mg / 100 kcal
EPA + DHA 0.28% 0.29% 0.1 g / 100 kcal
>20C Omega-3 FA 0.33% 0.35% 79 mg / 100 kcal
>20C Omega-6 FA 0.18% 0.19% 43 mg / 100 kcal
Total Omega-3 FA 0.95% 1.00% 227 mg / 100 kcal
Total Omega-6 FA 3.56% 3.77% 853 mg / 100 kcal
Omega-6:Omega-3 FA 3.8
Beta-Carotene 1.50 mg/kg 4.24 ppm 4.48 ppm 0.10 mg / 100 kcal
Carnitine 562.0 ppm 594.7 ppm 13.45 mg / 100 kcal
Glucosamine 369 ppm 390 ppm 9 mg / 100 kcal
Chondroitin Sulphate
Lycopene

Metabolisable Energy

As Fed Dry Matter
kcal/100g 322 347
kJ/100g 1348 1450
Target urinary pH 6.2 - 6.4

Cans

Average Nutritional Contents

Nutrient GA Min GA Max As Fed Dry Matter Caloric Basis
Moisture 78.00% 76.30%
Protein 7.50% 9.00% 37.80% 10.8 g / 100 kcal
Fat 3.00% 3.70% 15.80% 4.5 g / 100 kcal
Carbohydrate / NFE 5.80% 24.20% 6.9 g / 100 kcal
Crude Fiber 5.00% 3.70% 15.50% 4.4 g / 100 kcal
Ash 2.40% 1.60% 6.70% 1.9 g / 100 kcal
Starch 2.40% 10.00% 2.8 g / 100 kcal
Total Dietary Fiber 5.80% 24.50% 7.0 g / 100 kcal
Soluble Fiber 0.50% 2.00% 0.6 g / 100 kcal
Insoluble Fiber 5.30% 22.50% 6.4 g / 100 kcal
Calcium 0.23% 0.98% 279 mg / 100 kcal
Phosphorous 0.18% 0.76% 217 mg / 100 kcal
Ca:P 1.30% 5.40% 1538 mg / 100 kcal
Potassium 0.21% 0.90% 255 mg / 100 kcal
Sodium 0.09% 0.37% 106 mg / 100 kcal
Chloride 0.20% 0.83% 235 mg / 100 kcal
Magnesium 0.02% 0.06% 18 mg / 100 kcal
Iron 332 ppm 1399 ppm 39.8 mg / 100 kcal
Copper 4.7 ppm 19.7 ppm 0.56 mg / 100 kcal
Manganese 5.6 ppm 23.8 ppm 0.68 mg / 100 kcal
Zinc 65 ppm 273 ppm 7.8 mg / 100 kcal
Iodine 0.4 ppm 1.9 ppm 53.11 ug / 100 kcal
Selenium 0.32 ppm 1.33 ppm 0.038 mg / 100 kcal
Chromium 0.0118 ppm 0.0497 ppm 0.001 mg / 100 kcal
Arginine 0.57% 2.40% 683 mg / 100 kcal
BCAA Total 1.73% 7.28% 2072 mg / 100 kcal
Cystine 0.13% 0.53% 152 mg / 100 kcal
Glutamine + Glutamate 1.13% 4.78% 1361 mg / 100 kcal
Histidine 0.25% 1.07% 303 mg / 100 kcal
Hydroxyproline 0.13% 0.56% 159 mg / 100 kcal
Isoleucine 0.39% 1.64% 468 mg / 100 kcal
Leucine 0.80% 3.35% 954 mg / 100 kcal
Lysine 0.68% 2.86% 815 mg / 100 kcal
Methionine 0.35% 1.47% 419 mg / 100 kcal
Methionine + Cystine 0.48% 2.01% 571 mg / 100 kcal
Phenylalanine 0.44% 1.84% 524 mg / 100 kcal
Phenylalanine + Tyrosine 0.72% 3.04% 865 mg / 100 kcal
Threonine 0.38% 1.60% 455 mg / 100 kcal
Taurine 0.13% 0.55% 151 mg / 100 kcal
Tryptophan 0.12% 0.49% 139 mg / 100 kcal
Tyrosine 0.28% 1.20% 341 mg / 100 kcal
Valine 0.54% 2.29% 651 mg / 100 kcal
Vitamin A 40775 IU/kg 171722 IU/kg 4889 IU / 100 kcal
Vitamin C 29 ppm 123 ppm 3.50 mg / 100 kcal
Vitamin D 399 IU/kg 1682 IU/kg 47.9 IU / 100 kcal
Vitamin E 202 IU/kg 851 IU/kg 24.23 IU / 100 kcal
Vitamin K 0.01 ppm 0.28 mcg / 100 kcal
Thiamine 52 ppm 220 ppm 6.3 mg / 100 kcal
Riboflavin (B2) 6.3 ppm 26.6 ppm 0.76 mg / 100 kcal
Niacin 35 ppm 146 ppm 4.2 mg / 100 kcal
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 3.4 ppm 14.4 ppm 0.41 mg / 100 kcal
Pantothenic Acid 10.3 ppm 43.5 ppm 1.24 mg / 100 kcal
Folic Acid 0.23 ppm 0.97 ppm 0.03 mg / 100 kcal
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 0.06 ppm 0.27 ppm 7.8 mcg / 100 kcal
Biotin 0.22 ppm 0.92 ppm 0.03 mg / 100 kcal
Choline 1368 ppm 5759 ppm 164 mg / 100 kcal
Arachidonic Acid 0.18% 0.78% 221 mg / 100 kcal
Linoleic Acid 0.54% 2.25% 641 mg / 100 kcal
Linolenic Acid (Omega-6) 0.02% 0.07% 19.1 mg / 100 kcal
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) 0.05% 0.19% 54.6 mg / 100 kcal
DHA 0.01% 0.04% 12.6 mg / 100 kcal
EPA
EPA + DHA 0.01% 0.04%
>20C Omega-3 FA 0.03% 0.13% 38 mg / 100 kcal
>20C Omega-6 FA 0.23% 0.95% 271 mg / 100 kcal
Total Omega-3 FA 0.09% 0.37% 105 mg / 100 kcal
Total Omega-6 FA 0.78% 3.27% 932 mg / 100 kcal
Omega-6:Omega-3 FA 8.90% 37.30%
Beta-Carotene 1.33 ppm 5.59 ppm 0.16 mg / 100 kcal
Carnitine 121.2 ppm 510.3 ppm 14.53 mg / 100 kcal
Glucosamine 3 ppm 12 ppm
Chondroitin Sulphate
Lycopene
Lutein

Metabolisable Energy

As Fed Dry Matter
kcal/100g 88 372
kJ/100g 368 1557
kcal/can small (156 g): 137
Target urinary pH 6.2 - 6.4

Additional information

Prescription Diet w/d™ Feline is appropriate for adult cats that are less active or neutered.

Other products to consider

Recommended for

  • Weight maintenance after weight loss.

  • Fibre-responsive conditions: diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia, colitis and constipation.

  • Hyperlipidaemia (dry only).

  • Struvite-associated Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease in obesity-prone cats.

Not recommended for

  • Kittens
  • Pregnant or lactating queens
  • Cats concurrently receiving urinary acidifiers
  • Cats that are debilitated, underweight or dehydrated

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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.

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Reviews (10)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Hill's Prescription Diet w/d Digestive/Weight Management Cat Food, including answers from our team.

4 December 2014 at 6:40pm

Is w/d suitable for my cat?

hannah

Vet had put my cat on w/d following bad attack of collitus and trouble with blocked anal glands. However she is overweight 7.47 kg. Do you agree with recommendation?

  • Non-Executive Director

Hills w/d is a high fibre diet and is often recommended for weight reduction and also for some types of colitis. The diet is a reasonable suggestion and many vets would agree with it.

Having said that, there is a move away from cereal containing diets for cats which is gathering more general acceptance now. Hills w/d contains maize, oats and rice which are useful in some ways, but their inclusion in a diet intended for a natural carnivore is open to question. A wild living carnivore does consume moderate amounts of roughage, which are useful for digestive health and function, so a pure meat diet is not suitable either. Providing these for a pet cat is not as simple as it sounds. Wild cats would consume bone, skin, hair, feathers, intestinal contents (part digested plant material usually) and all sorts to produce their balanced diet. The closest match to this in a commercial diet would be something like Orijen cat food. The cereal-free formulation seems to help with weight loss too, in a completely different way from diets like w/d. Personally I would be tempted to try a diet like this with your cat, but you should discuss it with your vet first and be ready to monitor how it impacts on any colitis. It might be the perfect diet for your cat, but nothing is right for every individual and careful assessment is needed for all changes to a previous diet.