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Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Food Sensitivities Cat Food

Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Food Sensitivities Cat Food Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Food Sensitivities Cat Food Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Food Sensitivities Cat Food
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  • Dry » 2kg Bag £24.49
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Description

Hills Z/D available from VioVet

Dietary allergies and food intolerances are surprisingly common in cats. They usually develop in young or middle aged cats and can cause a variety of problems affecting the digestion as well as the skin. Usually they will be to one or more specific proteins in the diet. None of the dietary proteins which commonly cause these reactions are present in Hill's Prescription z/d Diets, so feeding the diet for at lease 6 weeks will allow the reaction to subside and the symptoms improve.

Feeding Guide

Dry

Ingredients: Original: Brewers' rice, rice protein concentrate, chicken liver hydrolysate, soybean oil, cellulose, minerals, animal fat, digest, taurine, vitamins, trace elements and beta carotene. With a natural antioxidant (mixed tocopherols).
Body weight kg Dry grams
2 30 - 45
3 45 - 60
4 55 - 75
5 65 - 85
6 70 - 100
7 + 12 - 14 per kg

Can

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

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

A 156g can of z/dTM Feline canned is equal to 45 grams of z/dTM Low Allergen Feline dry.

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Hills Prescription Diet z/d key benefits

KEY FEATURES KEY BENEFITS
Protein Single animal source: chicken liver
Extensively hydrolysed.
Reduced amount
Helps minimise adverse food reactions.
Carbohydrate Single source: rice Adverse reaction to rice is rare in cats
Essential fatty acids Increased Helps nourish the skin and coat.
Digestibility High Improves nutrient availability for patients with compromised digestive tracts
Superior antioxydant formula Added Neutralizes free radicals.

Ingredients

Dry

Ingredients: Original: Brewers' rice, rice protein concentrate, chicken liver hydrolysate, soybean oil, cellulose, minerals, animal fat, digest, taurine, vitamins, trace elements and beta carotene. With a natural antioxidant (mixed tocopherols).

Can

Chicken liver hydrolysate, maize starch, vegetable oil, cellulose, calcium carbonate, DL-methionine, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, iodised salt, taurine, calcium sulphate, vitamins and trace elements.

Additional information

  • Proteins with a molecular weight less than 10,000 daltons are unlikely to be detected by the immune system.
  • The animal protein in z/dTM ULTRA Allergen-Free Feline is extensively hydrolysed (a major part of the protein has less than 3,000Daltons in size) to minimise the risk to be detected by the immune system.
  • The carbohydrate source is maize starch, refined to contain less than 0.3% vegetable protein.
  • The fat source is vegetable oil, purified to contain no protein.
  • z/dTM ULTRA Allergen-Free Feline only exists as canned food, if preferred, it can be fed together with z/dTM low Allergen Feline dry, if the cat does not have an adverse reaction against rice.

Analysis

Nutrient GA Min GA Max As Fed Dry Matter Caloric Basis
Moisture 10.00% 7.50%
Protein 28.00% 32.40% 35.10% 8.8 g / 100 kcal
Fat 12.50% 14.90% 16.10% 4.1 g / 100 kcal
Carbohydrate / NFE 36.50% 39.40% 9.9 g / 100 kcal
Crude Fiber 4.00% 3.10% 3.40% 0.8 g / 100 kcal
Ash 7.50% 5.60% 6.00% 1.5 g / 100 kcal
Starch 30.10% 32.50% 8.2 g / 100 kcal
Total Dietary Fiber 4.20% 4.50% 1.1 g / 100 kcal
Soluble Fiber 0.20% 0.20% 0.1 g / 100 kcal
Insoluble Fiber 4.00% 4.30% 1.1 g / 100 kcal
Calcium 0.70% 0.75% 189 mg / 100 kcal
Phosphorous 0.60% 0.65% 162 mg / 100 kcal
Ca:P 1.2
Potassium 0.84% 0.91% 229 mg / 100 kcal
Sodium 0.28% 0.31% 77 mg / 100 kcal
Chloride 1.09% 1.17% 295 mg / 100 kcal
Magnesium 0.06% 0.06% 16 mg / 100 kcal
Iron 222 ppm 240 ppm 6.0 mg / 100 kcal
Copper 13.5 ppm 14.5 ppm 0.37 mg / 100 kcal
Manganese 20.9 ppm 22.6 ppm 0.57 mg / 100 kcal
Zinc 206 ppm 222 ppm 5.6 mg / 100 kcal
Iodine 5.27 ppm 5.70 ppm 143.17 ug / 100 kcal
Selenium 0.47 ppm 0.51 ppm 0.013 mg / 100 kcal
Chromium
Arginine 2.39% 2.58% 648 mg / 100 kcal
BCAA Total 5.90% 6.38% 1604 mg / 100 kcal
Cystine 0.95% 1.03% 259 mg / 100 kcal
Glutamine + Glutamate 4.83% 5.23% 1314 mg / 100 kcal
Histidine 0.78% 0.85% 212 mg / 100 kcal
Hydroxyproline
Isoleucine 1.37% 1.48% 372 mg / 100 kcal
Leucine 2.66% 2.88% 724 mg / 100 kcal
Lysine 1.98% 2.14% 537 mg / 100 kcal
Methionine 1.22% 1.32% 332 mg / 100 kcal
Methionine + Cystine 2.17% 2.35% 591 mg / 100 kcal
Phenylalanine 1.60% 1.73% 436 mg / 100 kcal
Phenylalanine + Tyrosine 2.87% 3.11% 781 mg / 100 kcal
Threonine 1.27% 1.37% 344 mg / 100 kcal
Taurine 0.21% 0.23% 57 mg / 100 kcal
Tryptophan 0.43% 0.46% 116 mg / 100 kcal
Tyrosine 1.27% 1.37% 345 mg / 100 kcal
Valine 1.87% 2.02% 507 mg / 100 kcal
Vitamin A 8203 IU/kg 8868 IU/kg 223 IU / 100 kcal
Vitamin C 95 mg/kg 101 ppm 110 ppm 2.76 mg / 100 kcal
Vitamin D 592 IU/kg 640 IU/kg 16.1 IU / 100 kcal
Vitamin E 635 mg/kg 637 IU/kg 689 IU/kg 17.31 IU / 100 kcal
Vitamin K
Thiamine 19 ppm 21 ppm 0.5 mg / 100 kcal
Riboflavin (B2) 9.2 ppm 10.0 ppm 0.25 mg / 100 kcal
Niacin 90 ppm 97 ppm 2.4 mg / 100 kcal
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 6.7 ppm 7.3 ppm 0.18 mg / 100 kcal
Pantothenic Acid 12.7 ppm 13.7 ppm 0.34 mg / 100 kcal
Folic Acid 1.86 ppm 2.02 ppm 0.05 mg / 100 kcal
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 0.07 ppm 0.08 ppm 2.0 mcg / 100 kcal
Biotin 0.27 ppm 0.29 ppm 0.01 mg / 100 kcal
Choline 3167 ppm 3423 ppm 86 mg / 100 kcal
Arachidonic Acid 0.22% 0.24% 60 mg / 100 kcal
Linoleic Acid 3.48% 3.77% 947 mg / 100 kcal
Linolenic Acid (Omega-6) 0.01% 0.01% 1.6 mg / 100 kcal
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) 0.39% 0.42% 105.8 mg / 100 kcal
DHA 0.03% 0.04% 9.0 mg / 100 kcal
EPA 0.01% 0.01% 2.3 mg / 100 kcal
EPA + DHA 0.04% 0.05%
>20C Omega-3 FA 0.07% 0.08% 19 mg / 100 kcal
>20C Omega-6 FA 0.28% 0.31% 77 mg / 100 kcal
Total Omega-3 FA 0.46% 0.50% 125 mg / 100 kcal
Total Omega-6 FA 3.77% 4.08% 1025 mg / 100 kcal
Omega-6:Omega-3 FA 8.2
Beta-Carotene 1.50 mg/kg 2.21 ppm 2.38 ppm 0.06 mg / 100 kcal
Carnitine 11.5 ppm 12.5 ppm 0.31 mg / 100 kcal
Glucosamine
Chondroitin Sulphate
Lycopene
Lutein
Lutein 13.83 ppm 14.63 ppm 0.33 mg / 100 kcal
Starch (analyzed) 27.00% 28.60% 6464 mg / 100 kcal
NaCl 1.38% 1.46% 330 mg / 100 kcal
NaCl 1.62% 1.72% 410 mg / 100 kcall

Recommended for

  • Adverse food reactions (food allergy or food intolerance)
  • Use as an elimination diet to rule out adverse food reactions in case of:
    • Chronic pruritus.
    • Otitis externa.
    • Gastro-intestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (including colitis).

Not recommended for

  • Kittens
  • Pregnant or lactating queens

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Reviews (12)

Summary of Reviews for Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Food Sensitivities Cat Food

Overall 4
Value For Money
Quality
Tastiness
Pet's Opinion
Nutritional Value
11 out of 12 (92%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (4 reviews)
4 stars (5 reviews)
3 stars (1 reviews)
2 stars (1 reviews)
1 stars (1 reviews)

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35 Good for allergies
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By on 6 January 2020

My cat is greedy but even he finds this difficult. However it is good for allergies so keep trying to persuade cat it's good.

Customer recommends this product

45 Does what it says on the tin!
Verified Purchase

By on 27 January 2019

One of our cats has bad tummy problems and has been great on this food, no problems since and she loves it so it wa super easy to get her to switch.

Customer recommends this product

55 Persistent poor skin and fur condition solved
Verified Purchase

By on 22 July 2017

Terrible fur loss and poor skin contain with sores and scabs on two related cats in our group of five. After endless unsuccessful attempts to resolve over two years we changed to in effect a vegan diet to test for protein allergy - was highly sceptical but ready to try anything once. Within two weeks a noticeable difference after two months nearly normal fur compared with the other non allergic cats- amazing results

Customer recommends this product

55 Persistent poor skin and fur condition solved
Verified Purchase

By on 22 July 2017

Terrible fur loss and poor skin contain with sores and scabs on two related cats in our group of five. After endless unsuccessful attempts to resolve over two years we changed to in effect a vegan diet to test for protein allergy - was highly sceptical but ready to try anything once. Within two weeks a noticeable difference after two months nearly normal fur compared with the other non allergic cats- amazing results

Customer recommends this product

45 Dried z/d
Verified Purchase

By on 4 April 2017

Only ever had the wet food from the vet before - the cats really like the dried food and aren't as sicky on it. Chloe is losing a little weight too which is healthier!

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

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

17 March 2016 at 3:00pm

The difference

Annette McDonald

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: County Antrim, United Kingdom

What is the difference between the zd and the sensitive hills food as I ordered the sensitive food instead of the zd that my cat is on as he had allergies and the vet isn't sure what of all I no is that fleas are one

  • VioVet Staff

These two diets are completely different and are used in different situations. The z/d is processed so that it cannot contain any food allergens at all (theoretically). If there is a genuine concern about a dietary allergy, z/d is a good choice. The Sensitive diet is not free of allergens and might cause trouble if a cat happens to be allergic to one of the ingredients. The good thing about the Sensitive diet is that it is generally very easy to digest, so most cats will do well on it if they are prone to diarrhoea for other reasons. It would be fine to use in a cat with a flea allergy.