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Hills Prescription Diet Metabolic + Urinary Cat Food

  • Dry » 1.5kg Bag £16.99
  • Dry » 4kg Bag £37.99
  • Urinary Stress » Dry » 1.5kg Bag £16.49
  • Urinary Stress » Wet » 12 x 85g Pouches £16.99
  • Wet » 12 x 85g Pouches £10.49

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Description

Hills Prescription Diet Metabolic + Urinary cat food has been developed by Hill's veterinarians and nutritionists to help manage your cat's weight and urinary health. Even just small amounts of extra weight can affect your cat's quality of life and relationship with the family, as well as putting them at risk of urinary conditions. Metabolic + Urinary has clinically tested nutrition which reduces the most common urinary signs be 89% and reduces body weight by 11% in 60 days.

NOTE: "Metabolic + Urinary Stress" is replacing "Metabolic + Urinary" in January 2017.

Metabolic + Urinary

Benefits

How It Helps

Naturally works with your pet's unique metabolism

  • Dissolves struvite stones in as little as 7 days (Average 27 days)
  • Helps your pet feel full & satisfied between meals

How It Works

A synergistic blend of ingredients

  • Controlled levels of magnesium, calcium & phosphorus
  • Unique fiber blend from fruits and vegetables

Ingredients

Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Wheat Gluten, Chicken Meal, Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Flaxseed, Coconut Oil, L-Lysine, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Carrots, Choline Chloride , Taurine, Iodized Salt, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), L-Carnitine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Calcium Sulfate, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene.

Average nutrient and caloric content

Dry 3289 kcal/kg (289 kcal/cup†)

Nutrient Dry Matter*
%
Protein 38.1
Fat 12.9
Carbohydrate (NFE) 30.5
Crude Fiber 13.2
Calcium 0.70
Phosphorus 0.6
Sodium 0.33
Potassium 0.87
Magnesium 0.074
Taurine 0.46
Vitamin E 748 IU/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total 1.35

References

*The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.
†An eight fluid oz. measuring cup of Metabolic + Urinary Feline contains 3.1 oz. by weight.

Feeding guidelines

Feeding your pet the right amount of Metabolic + Urinary every day will help them achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life as well as improved urinary health. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian. For best results & safety practices:

  • Gradually transition to your pet's new food over a 7 day period.
  • Exclusively feed the recommended Prescription Diet dry food, wet food & treats.
  • Keep fresh water available at all times.
  • Have your veterinarian monitor your pet's condition.
  • To prevent suffocation, keep the packaging out of the reach of pets & children.

Feeding transition

Weight Control

Ideal
Weight of Cat
Weight Loss Weight Control
6 lb (2,7 kg) 3/8 cup (35 g) 5/8 cup (55 g)
8 lb (3,6 kg) 1/2 cup (45 g) 3/4 cup (65 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg) 5/8 cup (55 g) 7/8 cup (75 g)
12 lb (5,4 kg) 2/3 cup (60 g) 1 cup (90 g)
14 lb (6,4 kg) 3/4 cup (65 g) 1 1/8 cups (100 g)
16 lb (7,3 kg) 7/8 cup (75 g) 1 1/4 cups (110 g)
18 lb (8,2 kg) 7/8 cup (75 g) 1 3/8 cups (120 g)

Use only as directed by your veterinarian.
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Prescription Diet® Metabolic + Urinary Feline provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult cats.

Metabolic + Urinary Stress

Ingredients

Chicken: Chicken (26%) and turkey meal, maize gluten meal, maize starch, cellulose, brewers' rice, tomato pomace, flaxseed, coconut oil, soybean oil, digest, minerals, fish oil, L-lysine, DL-methionine, dried carrots,L-carnitine, vitamins, taurine, L-tryptophan, milk protein hydrolysate, trace elements and beta-carotene. With a natural antioxidant (mixed tocopherols).

Average Nutritional Contents

As Fed Dry Matter per 100 kcal ME
Beta-carotene 2 mg/kg 2.1 mg/kg 0.06 mg
Calcium 0.75 % 0.79 % 220.59 mg
Carbohydrate (NFE) 29.3 % 31.01 % 8.62 g
Chlorides 0.78 % 0.82 % 229.41 mg
Crude Ash 5.3 % 5.6 % 1.56 g
Fat 12.7 % 13.5 % 3.74 g
Fibre (crude) 10.2 % 10.79 % 3 g
L-Carnitine 526 mg/kg 556.61 mg/kg 15.47 mg
L-lysine 2.25 % 2.38 % 661.76 mg
L-tryptophan 4226 mg/kg 4472 mg/kg 124 mg
Magnesium 0.07 % 0.07 % 20 mg
Milk protein hydrolysate 1000 mg/kg 1058.2 mg/kg 29.41 mg
Moisture 5.5 % 1.62 g
Omega-3 fatty acids 1.36 % 1.44 % 401 mg
Omega-6 fatty acids 3.51 % 3.71 % 1032 mg
Phosphorus 0.68 % 0.71 % 199 mg
Potassium 0.75 % 0.79 % 220.59 mg
Potassium citrate 6000 mg/kg 6349.21 mg/kg 176.47 mg
Protein 37 % 39.15 % 10.88 g
Sodium 0.34 % 0.36 % 99 mg
Sulphur 0.75 % 0.79 % 219 mg
Taurine 2510 mg/kg 2656.08 mg/kg 73.82 mg
Vitamin A10 7290 IU/kg 7714 IU/kg 214 IU
Vitamin D10 782 IU/kg 828 IU/kg 23 IU
Vitamin E10 810 mg/kg 857 mg/kg 24 mg

Metabolisable Energy

As Fed Dry Matter
kcal/100g 340 360
kJ/100g 1423 1505
Urine acidifying substance DL-methionine 7.3 g/kg
Target urinary pH 6.2 - 6.4

DAILY FEEDING AMOUNTS

These ranges are a starting point only, because cats' needs vary.1,2 Adjust feeding amounts to maintain optimal body weight.

FOR WEIGHT LOSS: Determine the amount to feed based on the target weight rather than the current weight.

FOR WEIGHT MAINTENANCE: Patient should be monitored to ensure proper body weight is maintained. Increase food amounts accordingly.

When feeding for the first time, mix increasing amounts of the pet’s new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period.

FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Body Weight kg Dry grams
2 30
3 35
4 45
5 55
6 60
7 + 10 per kg

FOR WEIGHT MAINTENANCE

Body Weight kg Dry grams
2 40
3 55
4 70
5 80
6 95
7 + 15 per kg

A 156g can is equal to 38 grams of the dry food.

MIXED FEEDING GUIDE

Overweight for Reduction For Weight loss
Pouches 85g
Dry grams
2 1 + 10
3 1 + 20
4 1 + 30
5 1 + 40
6 1 + 45
7 + 1 + 8 per kg
Overweight for Reduction For Weight Maintenance
Pouches 85g
Dry grams
2 1 + 25
3 1 + 40
4 1 + 55
5 1 + 65
6 1 + 80
7 + 1 + 12 per kg

A 85 g pouch is equal to 15 grams of dry food

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Mature 16 yr old female cat

13th Aug 2015
Ocean

Is this suitable for our senior lady cat that suffers from kidney failure but has not been put onto a prescriptive diet or medication?

John Cousins
  • Non-Executive Director

I am not familiar with your cat's medical condition so it is difficult to be sure, but this does not strike me as a particularly appropriate diet. If your cat's kidneys are gradually failing then a renal support type diet, rather than a urinary health diet, would be better. Although they obviously are closely related in some ways, the nutritional factors are different. The former is more about helping the body when there is reduced kidney function. The latter is about the health and comfort of the lining of the bladder and lower urinary tract.

It would be best to talk to your vet about this. However Hills k/d or a similar diet might be much more appropriate.