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Hills Prescription Diet l/d Dog Food

  • Dry » 2kg Bag £17.05
  • Dry » 5kg Bag £35.10
  • Dry » 12kg Bag £64.52
  • Wet » 12 x 370g Cans £28.20

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Hills Prescription Diet l/d is a complete food that has been developed for the management of canine liver disease. Maintaining optimum liver health and function is essential as the liver is not only the largest internal organ but is responsible for eliminating toxins from the body and numerous other functions. Hills Prescription Diet canine l/d has been formulated by veterinarians to target specifically dogs with liver disorders and is a highly digestible recipe, with rich protein sources to moderate the liver workload and aid in the regeneration of liver tissue. Prescription Diet l/d also contains added essential nutrients, including a combination of vitamins and selenium.

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Feeding Guide


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

Body Weight kg Cans 370g Dry grams
2.5 1/3 - 1/2 45 - 65
5 2/3 - 3/4 80 - 110
10 1 - 1 1/2 130 - 180
20 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 220 - 305
30 2 1/3 - 3 1/3 300 - 415
40 3 - 4 1/4 370 - 515
50 3 1/2 - 5 440 - 605
60 + 3/4 per 10kg 9 - 11 per kg

A 370g can is equal to 120 grams of the dry food.


Based on a puppy's age and weight, feed the same number of cans or grams as shown for Science PlanTMPuppy Healthy DevelopmentTM in the Daily Feeding Amounts for puppies

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Hills Prescription Diet l/d key benefits


Branched-chain amino acids
Aromatic amino acids
Highly digestible & reduced


Reduces workload on the liver.
Reduces accumulation of ammonia and consequent CNS signs (hepatic encephalopathy).
Vitamin K
Increased Helps reduce the risk of deficiencies common in liver disorders.
Copper Reduced Helps reduce copper accumulation in the liver.
L-Carnitine Supplemented Helps improve fat metabolism to limit hepatic lipidosis.
Soluble fibre Supplemented Helps decrease ammonia reabsorption in the bowel.
Sodium Reduced Helps limit portal hypertension and ascites.
Potassium Increased Helps avoid hypokalaemia which can trigger CNS signs.
Superior antioxidant formula Added Neutralises free radicals

Please consult your veterinary surgeon before feeding your animal this food.



Ground rice, animal fat, soybean meal, vegetable oil, dried whole egg, maize starch, maize gluten meal, digest, cellulose, fish oil, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, dried beet pulp, calcium carbonate, L-lysine hydrochloride, L-arginine, iodised salt, taurine, L-carnitine supplement, L-tryptophan, vitamins and trace elements.


Ground maize, animal fat, soybean meal, dried whole egg, cellulose, flaxseed, digest, maize gluten meal, dicalcium phosphate, vegetable oil, dried beet pulp, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, L-carnitine supplement, salt, L-arginine, DL-methionine, taurine, L-tryptophan, vitamins and trace elements. Contains EU approved antioxidant.

Additional information

Provides complete balanced nutrition for growing puppies as well as adult dogs.

Recommended for

  • Liver disease.
  • Hepatic encephalopathy.
  • Portosystemic shunt.
  • Copper storage disease

Not recommended for

  • Cats.
  • Pregnant or lactating bitches.
  • Dogs with hyperlipidaemia or pancreatitis, or with a history of, or at risk of, pancreatitis.

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Hills L/d

23rd Feb 2016
Peter Rigg

How do I interpret the symbols showing(?) how much to give my dog? There is a bag (?) symbol, and another one, usually with a "1" in it. How much do I give my 30kg retriever?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

A dog weighing 30 kg in the caned version would be expected to require between two and a third cans to three and a third cans per day. The same dog on just dried diet could be on 300g to 415g per day. These are just initial guidelines and all manufacturers tend to recommend quite generous amounts for average, well exercised dogs. It is always important to adjust the daily amount in response to the body "fat cover" of your own individual dog as time goes by. There is a huge amount of variability on how much food should be given so it is best not to rely on published guidelines beyond an initial trial period. After that you should increase of decrease the amount, depending on how thin or at your dog is. Retrievers tend to be hungry all the time unless they are over-fed, so you cannot rely on appetite. Always the correct amount to feed is simply that amount which produces the correct body weight. That is such a simple statement but it is by far the best guide you will ever come across.

Since retrievers tend to put on weight very easily, I would personally start at the bottom end of those ranges (say one can per day and 160g of kibble per day if you choose to feed a mix of wet and dried food), then weigh your dog in 2-3 weeks time and see if you need to change the amount. Some (especially neutered female) retrievers only need about half that amount to stay healthy. Some very active (mostly young male) retrievers might need more than the top amount recommended by Hills (although that is unusual). Do try to be guided by how slim or tubby your dog is. That is by far the healthiest thing to do. Ask your vet or vet nurse if your dog is the right bodyweight if you are unsure. (30kg would be fat for many retrievers but skinny for some.)