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Hill's Prescription Diet h/d Heart Care with Chicken Flavor Dog Food

  • Dry » 5kg Bag £38.99
  • Wet » 12 x 370g Cans £28.49

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Hills prescription diet canine h/d, available from VioVet, has been developed for the nutritional management of heart disease in senior dogs. Inefficient heart valves or weakened heart muscle are the most commonly medicated complaints, with the onset of fluid-retention leading to extreme discomfort and being exacerbated by diets with a high sodium content. Hills prescription diet recognises this problem and has specially formulated a recipe with reduced sodium levels, as well combining nutrients such as taurine (most effective in cats) and L-carnitine, which are known for being beneficial to heart muscle and helping to control the symptoms of onsetted fluid retention and heart disease.

Feeding Guide

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

Body Weight (kg) Cans 370g Dry Grams
2.5 1/3 - 1/2 50 - 65
5 2/3 - 3/4 80 - 110
10 1 - 1 1/2 135 - 185
20 1 3/4 - 2 1/3 225 - 310
30 2 1/3 - 3 1/4 305 - 425
40 3 - 4 380 - 525
50 3 1/2 - 4 3/4 450 - 620
60+ 3/4 per 10kg 9 - 11 per kg

A 370g can is equal to 130 grams of the dry food.

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Hills Prescription Diet h/d key benefits

Sodium Chloride Low Helps control clinical signs associated with sodium and fluid retention.
Optimally controlled Allow patients to receive diuretics or ACE inhibitors.
Supplemented Helps maintain normal heart muscle function.
Reduced Helps slow progression of concurrent renal insufficiency
B-complex vitamins Increased Counters increased losses in patients receiving diuretics.
Superior antioxidant formula Added Neutralises free radicals to support cardiac function.



Chicken, ground maize, ground rice, pork liver, animal fat, sucrose, digest, potassium citrate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, taurine, magnesium oxide, L-tryptophan, L-carnitine supplement, vitamins and trace elements.


Ground maize, ground wheat, chicken and turkey meal, animal fat, vegetable oil, digest, dried whole egg, cellulose, potassium citrate, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, L-carnitine supplement, potassium chloride, taurine, DL-methionine, magnesium oxide, L-tryptophan, vitamins and trace elements. Contains EU approved antioxidant.

Additional information

Electrolyte levels are compatible with both diuretic and ACE inhibitor therapy.

Recommended for

  • All stages of cardiac disorders
  • Hypertension and fluid retention

Not recommended for

  • Cats.
  • Puppies.
  • Pregnant or lactating bitches.
  • Dogs with sodium depletion (e.g. following severe vomiting or diarrhoea).
  • Dogs with hyperlipidaemia or pancreatitis, or with a history of, or at risk of, pancreatitis

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Comparing dog food

5th Apr 2016
  • VioVet Customer Since: January 2016
  • From: Merseyside, United Kingdom

My 8year old king Charles can just been diagnosed with early signs of heart failed she is really well in herself and responding to medication really well. After a short stay in hospital she came home with severe dihorea at the moment she is eating tinned zd the dihorea has well passed now so I would like to put her on a dry food my vet has recommended zd kd hd I would welcome your advise.

  • Non-Executive Director

Hills z/d is normally used for dietary allergies. It can help with a digestive upset too, but is unlikely to be needed by your dog long-term. I would agree that either h/d or k/d would be beneficial for yor dog. The h/d is intended for dogs with a degree of heart failure. The k/d is used primarily for kidney conditions, but is similar to h/d and it is almost as good as h/d for heart conditions. Neither of these diets are as tasty as normal diets, so your dog might not take to them very happily. They are very good foods though.

What does it treat?

8th Oct 2014

what does it treat? how does it work? who is it not indicated for?

  • Web Developer

Hills H/D Prescription Diet is used to manage heart disease in senior dogs by providing reduced sodium levels with a combination of nutrients such as L-Carnitine and Taurine which are beneficial to the heart muscle and help to better control fluid retention.

This diet is not recommended for cats, puppies, pregnant or lactating bitches, dogs with sodium depletion (e.g. following severe vomiting or diarrhoea) or dogs with hyperlipidaemia or pancreatitis, or with a history of, or at risk of, pancreatitis.