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Hills Prescription Diet Feline r/d Cat Food

  • Dry » 1.5kg Bag £14.68
  • Dry » 5kg Bag £41.68
  • Minced Liver Wet » 24 x 156g Cans £32.01

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Description

Hills R/D available from VioVet

Hills prescription r/d feline diet is for the nutritional management of Obese or Overweight cats. It is important to feed a restricted amount of top quality food to cats which need to lose weight. Hills r/d will help as part of the weight control programme. It contains restricted calorie levels and additional fibre, yet is still highly palatable.
Being overweight can cause your cat discomfort, reduce energy levels and even shorten her life. Just as in people, weight gain is usually associated with excessive calorie and fat intake combined with a lack of exercise. Obesity can lead to such serious conditions as diabetes, heart disease, and others.

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Feeding Guide

Dry

These ranges are a starting point only, because cats' 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.

For Weight Loss
Target Body Weight kg Dry grams
2 30
3 40
4 50
5 55
6 65
7 + 10 per kg

A 156g can is equal to 40 grams of the dry food.

For All Other Indications
Body Weight kg Dry grams
2 35 - 50
3 50 - 70
4 65 - 85
5 75 - 100
6 85 - 115
7 + 16 per kg

Can

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

All Other Indications
Body Weight kg Cans 156 g
2 1 - 1 1/3
3 1 1/3 - 1 3/4
4 1 2/3 - 2 1/3
5 2 - 2 3/4
6 2 1/4 – 3
7 +

Mixed Feeding Guide for Weight Loss
Target Body Weight kg Cans 156 g Dry grams
2 1/2 10
3 1/2 20
4 1 10
5 1 20
6 1 25
7 + 1 35

Mixed Feeding Guide for All Other Indications
Body Weight kg Cans 156 g Dry grams
2 1/2 25
3 1 20
4 1 35
5 1 1/2 30
6 1 1/2 40
7 + 2 35

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Hills Prescription Diet r/d key benefits

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

Ingredients

Dry

Poultry meat meal, maize, maize gluten meal, cellulose, digest, animal fat, minerals, L-lysine, L-carnitine, taurine, vitamins, DL-methionine, trace-elements, beta-carotene.

Can

Minced with Liver (minimum 30%): Pork liver, cellulose, pork, maize starch, ground rice, chicken, maize gluten meal, vegetable oil, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, calcium sulphate, potassium chloride, DL-methionine, taurine, iodised salt, digest, L-carnitine supplement, vitamins and trace elements.

Analysis

Dry

Average Nutritional Contents

As Fed Dry Matter kcal/100g
Beta-carotene 1.5 mg/kg 1.6 mg/kg 0.05 mg
Calcium 0.93 % 0.98 % 293 mg
Carbohydrate (NFE) 28.5 % 30.1 % 9 g
Fat 10.4 % 11 % 3.3 g
Fibre (crude) 12.9 % 13.6 % 4.1 g
L-Carnitine 519 mg/kg 549 mg/kg 16 mg
L-Lysine 1.92 % 2.03 % 1.4 mg
Magnesium 0.07 % 0.07 % 21 mg
Moisture 5.5 % 2.3 g
Omega-3 fatty acids 0.13 % 0.14 % 41 mg
Omega-6 fatty acids 2.3 % 2.44 % 726 mg
Phosphorus 0.85 % 0.89 % 267 mg
Potassium 0.87 % 0.92 % 273 mg
Protein 36.9 % 39 % 11.6 g
Sodium 0.35 % 0.37 % 111 mg
Taurine 2076 mg/kg 2197 mg/kg 65 mg
Vitamin A 6726 IU/kg 7117 IU/kg 212 IU
Vitamin C 110 mg/kg 116 mg/kg 3 mg
Vitamin D 591 IU/kg 626 IU/kg 19 IU
Vitamin E 640 mg/kg 677 mg/kg 20 mg

Metabolisable Energy

As Fed Dry Matter
kcal/100g 318 337
kJ/100g 1331 1408
Target urinary pH 6.2 - 6.4

Can

Average Nutritional Contents

As Fed Dry Matter kcal/100g
Beta-carotene 0.35 mg/kg 1.5 mg/kg 0.05 mg
Calcium 0.24 % 0.98 % 306 mg
Carbohydrate (NFE) 7.6 % 31.5 % 9.9 g
Fat 2.2 % 9.1 % 2.9 g
Fibre (crude) 3.7 % 15.4 % 4.8 g
L-Carnitine 120 mg/kg 498 mg/kg 16 mg
Magnesium 0.018 % 0.07 % 23 mg
Moisture 75.9 % - 98.6 g
Omega-3 fatty acids 0.07 % 0.28 % 87 mg
Omega-6 fatty acids 0.66 % 2.73 % 853 mg
Phosphorus 0.15 % 0.64 % 200 mg
Potassium 0.18 % 0.76 % 238 mg
Protein 9 % 37.3 % 11.7 g
Sodium 0.07 % 0.29 % 92 mg
Taurine 0.09 % 0.36 % 112 mg
Vitamin A 37300 IU/kg 154772 IU/kg 4857 IU
Vitamin C 17 mg/kg 71 mg/kg 2.2 mg
Vitamin D 375 IU/kg 1556 IU/kg 49 IU
Vitamin E 145 mg/kg 602 mg/kg 19 mg

Metabolisable Energy

As Fed Dry Matter
kcal/100g 77 319
kJ/100g 321 1333
kcal/can 120
Target urinary pH 6.2 - 6.4

Additional information

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 cat should be fed Prescription Diet™ Feline w/d™ to maintain its ideal weight.
  • Do not allow obese cats to fast for more than 2-3 days because of the increased risk of hepatic lipidosis.
  • Do not give urinary acidifiers.

Constipation:

  • Ensure sufficient water intake.

Recommended for

  • Overweight cats.
  • Fibre-responsive conditions in overweight cats: diabetes mellitus, colitis and constipation.
  • Hyperlipidaemia

Not recommended for

  • Kittens
  • Pregnant or lactating queens
  • Cats that are debilitated or underweight, dehydrated, or with increased energy requirements.

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