6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 1, 2014
Normally this food can only be bought with a prescription from a Veterinarian. It is much cheaper at the Vets office. Next time I will just call the Vet.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 10, 2011
My cats eat both luxury canned food as well as dry food. Once we started feeding this as "treats" per the Vet's instructions, this is all they wanted to eat. It's fully loaded with all they need and is so much easier. My cats clean their plates....no leftover wet food to dry out and smell! This is the best. Even at the higher price per pound vs. the grocery store dry food, it is a great value. They each eat about 10 to 12 of the large nuggets for breakfast, lunch, dinner and prior to bedtime....which is in line what the label recommends.
40 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on May 16, 2012
I, too, was advised by my vet to give Hill's Science Diet t/d prescription food as dental treats. And after I'd purchased a small bag, I read the ingredient list and was shocked! I flat out refuse to give my cats anything with such poor ingredients. Yes, the kibble is a larger size that prompts a cat to chew but the kibble isn't really that crunchy. It's rather fragile and crumbles easily without much force. t/d food is prescription and it has Chicken By-Product Meal as the 1st ingredient? Really? That's the parts of the chicken (feet, beaks, etc.) that are used as filler and have absolutely NO nutritional value whatsoever. It's also one of the primary cheap and poor proteins that are the leading cause of food allergies in both cats and dogs. You can get those ingredients in grocery store food for a lot less $$$ and without a prescription. On top of that, the 2nd and 3rd ingredients are fillers, too. I don't know about anyone else, but I love my cats and care about their nutrition and health. They get a grain-free limited ingredient diet that they're doing really well on.
One of my guys was just diagnosed with osteoarthritis in his right hip and knee and needs glucosamine and chondroitin supplements. Since he eats dry food only and he won't touch anything with liquid or powder in or on it, I'm going to have to feed a prescription food. My vet recommends Science Diet j/d. Not happening. Look at this ingredient list:
Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken By-Product Meal, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Soybean Mill Run, Fish Oil, Chicken Liver Flavor, Flaxseed, L-Lysine, Lactic Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Citrate, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Cysteine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Taurine, L-Threonine, minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Iodized Salt, L-Tryptophan, L-Carnitine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Magnesium Oxide, Phosphoric Acid, Beta Carotene, Rosemary Extract.
Again, the 1st 3 ingredients are fillers and there's that Chicken By-Product Meal thing again. This food with harmful ingredients is "prescription" food at a premium price? What I don't understand is how a vet, who supposedly is in the business of keeping our beloved family furballs healthy, can promote and recommend such low quality food. Mine isn't the only one, it seems to really common to have the vet recommend Science Diet first. So even though I like my vet, I'm switching to a new one who carries additional and healthier brands of prescription food and isn't a commissioned sales person for Hill's.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 17, 2014
One of my cats had a bad dental problem evolving. Bad, bad breath and gum disease. Gads, the little guy was only 9 months old, however, his history is unknown, so I haven't a clue what he had been eating. It turns out that he is a Turkish Van., and some breeder probably dumped him off at the adoption lady's house because he was not perfect enough to show... My Vet. said we were going to need some cleaning, and probably eventually some extractions, but she said we should try feeding him some t/d for a while first. I was amazed that within a month the bad breath ceased, and at his next checkup, my Vet. said the problem was totally cured. He has had an A+ from the Vet. for dental health for several years since he started this t/d. He liked the food, and prefers it over others, which helps. I recommend it for this reason, but I am a bit disappointed after reading one of the reviewers comments about the chicken meal ingredient...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2015
This stuff is horrid! I bought it from my vet (not here) for my cat who had to have 4 of his tiny teeth removed. That was about 3 months ago. Fast forward to now...I just got back from my vet after spending $180 to find out that this prescription cat food has made my male cat constipated. Constipation is rare in cats (look it up). But since male cats tend to get crystals in their urine, which is life threatening, we had to rule that out. $180 and a night spent at the vet's later, we've learned that it's THIS cat food. the wood pulp and grain made him constipated. Oh, and so you know, I feed my cats predominantly wet food and was only giving him 1/4-1/2 the regular daily recommendation of this stuff. As for water, they have water fountains with filtered water to drink.
I don't feel that Powdered Cellulose, which is (and I quote) "Powdered cellulose: minuscule pieces of wood pulp or other plant fibers..." to be the 'high quality ingredient' one would expect from such a high priced, sold-by-my-vet product. If you read the ingredients list (I've listed it below) you'll notice that they've used the very cheapest ingredients - chicken by-products, grains (most likely GMOs), and wood/plant fibers - ones which my cat might never eat by itself (except, maybe, parts of the chicken-by-product), coated it in lard chicken flavor so they'll like it, added 'man-made nutrients' so that they could tell my vet it's 'nutritious', marked it as 'prescription' and sold it through vets so they could over charge for it. Just because they add made-made nutrients to it does not, in any way, make this crap-fest healthy for my cat to eat. This http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/choosing-dog-food/animal-by-products/ is chicken by-product meal. No matter what nice spin the pet food industry (and vets) put on it, it's still just the refuse from making food for human consumption, which would not be all bad except that we can't trust what's in it. Just because they say it's good, and just because my vet has been sold a bill of goods, doesn't mean it's good for my cat. And wood pulp is...well...wood pulp and not food - ever. Soy is really bad for cats and not recommended at all BUT soybean oil is really cheap to come by. And cats cannot digest corn. Period. Look it up if you doubt this. But it, too, is really cheap to come by - especially GMO corn which is what is used today in most prepared products whether animal or human. Unless it says 'organic' expect it to be GMO in the U.S.
And so that it's somewhere her on this listing (because the seller has conveniently omitted it), here's the ingredients list:
Ingredients: Chicken By-product Meal, Brewer's Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Whole Grain Corn, Pork Fat (preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Chicken Liver Flavor, Lactic Acid, Calcium Sulfate, Soybean Oil, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source Of Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrhcloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, DL-methionine, Vitamin E Supplement, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Iodized Salt, Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Beta Carotene And Rosemary Extract
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2014
I don't know why but both of our cats like this stuff more than the normal dry food that we were feeding them before the vet recommended this for one of our cats.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2012
Good product! Cats love them. I give them as treats. They are a healthy alternative to regular cat treats. Would recommend to a friend.
on March 10, 2015
Exactly the same product we were paying double for at the vet office. The cats love it. We have two cats, one eats birds, mice, etc. the other does not, he had a bad tartar problem until we started using the Dental Diet. We mix it with their daily treats, we only need to shake the Tupperware it is in and they come running.
on May 13, 2015
Dr recommended to help teeth clean- it works!!
on August 18, 2015
Our cat goes nuts for the stuff!