Hills Metabolic Diet
Several years ago, Hills Pet Food introduced a new food called Metabolic Diet. This food works with your pet’s metabolism to facilitate weight loss and help your pet feel full and satisified in between meals. This diet has helped many cats and dogs that were having difficulty losing weight with traditional weight loss programs.
This year, Hills combined the benefits of the Metabolic Diet with the ingredients in Feline C/D and Canine J/D diets. The new diet combinations are called Feline Metabolic + Urinary and Canine Metabolic + Mobility.
To keep clients informed on how these new diets may benefit your pet, we've provided the information below to help understand the current diet your pet may be on and which situations we're recommending patients move to the new diets. Please consult with one of our veterinarians with any additional questions you may have.
Cats on C/D
Hills C/D food is incredibly effective in preventing urinary crystals and treating lower urinary tract disease. C/D food has helped many cats that in the past have developed bloody urine or urethral blockages secondary to urinary crystal or stone production. Unfortunately, many cats on the C/D diet are also overweight.
Dogs on J/D
Omega fatty acids are terrific for joint health and the J/D food is packed with them. Omega fatty acids help reduce inflammation in joints and many dogs with arthritis and other joint issues benefit from the J/D diet. Many dogs with joint issues, also struggle with weight loss.
C/D Feline Customer
If your cat currently eats the C/D diet and is overweight, your veterinarian recommends that you transition to the food Metabolic + Urinary Feline. Weight loss is expected on this diet and best practice is to weigh your pet 1-3 months after starting this new diet.
J/D Canine Customer
If your dog currently eats the J/D diet and is overweight, your veterinarian recommends that you transition to the food Metabolic + Mobility Canine. Weight loss is expected on this diet and best practice is to weigh your pet 1-3 months after starting this new diet.
Metabolic Canine Customer
If your dog currently eats the Metabolic diet, and also has concurrent joint issues (like arthritis), your veterinarian recommends that you transition to the food Metabolic + Mobility Canine. Since your pet’s weight may change after starting this new diet, best practice is to weigh your pet 1-3 months after starting this new diet.