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Hills Prescription Diet w/d Cat Food

  • Dry » 1.5kg Bag £14.03
  • Dry » 5kg Bag £40.58
  • Minced Chicken Wet » 24 x 156g Cans £32.36

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Description

Hills W/D available from VioVet

Hills Prescription w/d Diets are high in fibre and lower in energy than most other diets. Vets will often prescribe it for weight control in cats, but is useful for many other conditions too. The fibre levels slow down the passage of food through the gut, delaying the absorption of some nutrients. The fibre passes down into the colon where it helps to promote the health of the large intestine and the production of well formed stools.

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Feeding Guide

Dry

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

For Prevention of Obesity For All Other Indications
Ideal Body Weight kg Dry grams Dry grams
2 30 - 40 35 - 50
3 40 - 55 50 - 70
4 50 - 70 60 - 85
5 60 - 85 75 - 100
6 70 - 95 85 - 115
7 + 11 - 13 per kg 14 - 16 per kg

A 156g can is equal to 45 grams of the dry food.

Can

IMPORTANT: The feeding panel printed on w/d TMFeline can labels applies to the management of diabetes mellitus and non-obese disorders and NOT to the prevention of obesity.

For Prevention of Obesity For All Other Indications
Ideal Body Weight kg Cans 156g Cans 156g
2 3/4 - 1 1 - 1 1/4
3 1 - 1 1/3 1 1/4 - 1 2/3
4 1 1/4 - 1 2/3 1 1/2 - 2
5 1 1/2 - 2 1 3/4 - 2 1/3
6 1 2/3 2 - 2 3/4
7 + 1/4 per kg 1/3 per kg

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Hills Prescription Diet w/d key benefits

Key Features Key Benefits
Energy
Fat
Reduced Helps avoid weight gain.
Helps lower lipid levels.
Fibre High Weight maintenance after weight loss: provides increased dietary bulk which helps increase satiety and avoid hunger.
Diabetes mellitus: helps reduce blood glucose fluctuation, which may help reduce insulin dose
Colitis: modifies bowel transit time.
Constipation: absorbs water and helps increase intestinal motility.
L-Carnitine Supplemented Facilitates conversion of fat to energy.
Helps maintain lean body mass.
Magnesium Phosphorus Controlled Limits urinary concentration of struvite constituents, magnesium and phosphate.
Target urinary pH Acid: pH 6.2-6.4 Discourages the formation and aggregation of struvite crystals.
Superior antioxidant formula Added Neutralises free radicals.

Ingredients

Dry

Chicken and turkey meal, ground maize, maize gluten meal, cellulose, ground rice, digest, animal fat, potassium chloride, vegetable oil, L-carnitine supplement, calcium sulphate, dicalcium phosphate, taurine, salt, vitamins and trace elements. Contains EU approved antioxidant.

Can

Minced with Chicken (minimum 5%):, Pork, pork liver, chicken, cellulose, maize starch, oat fibre, calcium carbonate, calcium sulphate, potassium chloride, digest, taurine, DL-methionine, 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 0.98 % 1.05 % 303 mg
Carbohydrate (NFE) 32.7 % 35.2 % 10.2 g
Fat 9.1 % 9.8 % 2.8 g
Fibre (crude) 8.5 % 9.2 % 2.6 g
L-Carnitine 465 mg/kg 500 mg/kg 14 mg
Magnesium 0.07 % 0.08 % 23 mg
Moisture 7 % - 2.2 g
Omega-3 fatty acids 0.16 % 0.17 % 48 mg
Omega-6 fatty acids 2.64 % 2.83 % 818 mg
Phosphorus 0.78 % 0.84 % 242 mg
Potassium 0.79 % 0.85 % 245 mg
Protein 37.2 % 40 % 11.5 g
Sodium 0.27 % 0.28 % 82 mg
Starch 26.4 % 28.4 % 8.2 g
Taurine 0.17 % 0.18 % 52 mg
Total sugars 0.2 % 0.2 % 0.1 g
Vitamin A 10830 IU/kg 11645 IU/kg 336 IU
Vitamin C 70 mg/kg 75 mg/kg 2.2 mg
Vitamin D 545 IU/kg 586 IU/kg 17 IU
Vitamin E 550 mg/kg 591 mg/kg 17 mg

Metabolisable Energy

As Fed Dry Matter
kcal/100g 322 347
kJ/100g 1348 1450
Target urinary pH 6.2 - 6.4

Cans

Average Nutritional Contents

As Fed Dry Matter kcal/100g
Beta-carotene 0.35 mg/kg 1.48 mg/kg 0.04 mg
Calcium 0.22 % 0.93 % 250 mg
Carbohydrate (NFE) 5.7 % 24.15 % 6.48 g
Fat 3.9 % 16.53 % 4.43 g
Fibre (crude) 2.5 % 10.59 % 2.84 g
L-Carnitine 120 mg/kg 508.47 mg/kg 13.64 mg
Magnesium 0.01 % 0.06 % 17.05 mg
Moisture 76.4 % 86.82 g
Omega-3 fatty acids 0.06 % 0.25 % 68.18 mg
Omega-6 fatty acids 0.62 % 2.63 % 704.55 mg
Phosphorus 0.16 % 0.68 % 181.82 mg
Potassium 0.21 % 0.89 % 238.64 mg
Protein 9.8 % 41.53 % 11.14 g
Sodium 0.09 % 0.38 % 102.27 mg
Starch 2.3 % 9.75 % 2.61 g
Taurine 0.08 % 0.34 % 90.91 mg
Total sugar 1.1 % 4.66 % 1.25 g
Vitamin A 28500 IU/kg 120763 IU/kg 3238.64 IU
Vitamin C 17 mg/kg 72.03 mg/kg 1.93 mg
Vitamin D 375 IU/kg 1588.98 IU/kg 42.61 IU
Vitamin E 142 mg/kg 601.69 mg/kg 16.14 mg

Metabolisable Energy

As Fed Dry Matter
kcal/100g 88 372
kJ/100g 368 1557
kcal/can small (156 g): 137
Target urinary pH 6.2 - 6.4

Additional information

Prescription Diet w/d™ Feline is appropriate for adult cats that are less active or neutered.

Other products to consider

Recommended for

  • Weight maintenance after weight loss.

  • Fibre-responsive conditions: diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia, colitis and constipation.

  • Hyperlipidaemia (dry only).

  • Struvite-associated Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease in obesity-prone cats.

Not recommended for

  • Kittens
  • Pregnant or lactating queens
  • Cats concurrently receiving urinary acidifiers
  • Cats that are debilitated, underweight or dehydrated

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Is w/d suitable for my cat?

4th Dec 2014
hannah

Vet had put my cat on w/d following bad attack of collitus and trouble with blocked anal glands. However she is overweight 7.47 kg. Do you agree with recommendation?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Hills w/d is a high fibre diet and is often recommended for weight reduction and also for some types of colitis. The diet is a reasonable suggestion and many vets would agree with it.

Having said that, there is a move away from cereal containing diets for cats which is gathering more general acceptance now. Hills w/d contains maize, oats and rice which are useful in some ways, but their inclusion in a diet intended for a natural carnivore is open to question. A wild living carnivore does consume moderate amounts of roughage, which are useful for digestive health and function, so a pure meat diet is not suitable either. Providing these for a pet cat is not as simple as it sounds. Wild cats would consume bone, skin, hair, feathers, intestinal contents (part digested plant material usually) and all sorts to produce their balanced diet. The closest match to this in a commercial diet would be something like Orijen cat food. The cereal-free formulation seems to help with weight loss too, in a completely different way from diets like w/d. Personally I would be tempted to try a diet like this with your cat, but you should discuss it with your vet first and be ready to monitor how it impacts on any colitis. It might be the perfect diet for your cat, but nothing is right for every individual and careful assessment is needed for all changes to a previous diet.