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a/d™ Canine/Feline Critical Care
For the nutritional support of pets recovering from serious illness, accident and surgery
Cats and dogs can undergo significant metabolic changes when recovering from a serious illness, injury or surgery. During these stressful conditions the body is challenged to maintain strong natural defenses and spare lean body mass, which makes it is even more important to feed the right food. Cats and dogs need extra energy and nutrients, in an appetizing form, to encourage the recovery process.
At Hill's, nutritionists and veterinarians developed clinical nutrition especially formulated to help dogs and cats in recovering process
- Highly digestible ingredients and extra calories to help during recovery
- Highly digestible proteins to help wound and tissue healing, preserving lean body mass and promoting a healthy immune system
- Increased level of potassium to help avoid depletion
- Highly palatability with a soft consistency aids acceptance by inappetant pets and gives flexibility in feeding -- by bowl, spoon, syringe or feeding tube
Hill's™ Prescription Diet™ a/d™ Canine is a complete and balanced food that provides all the nutrition dogs and cats need. Please consult your veterinarian for further information on how our Prescription Diet™ foods can help your pet to continue to enjoy a happy and active life.
Daily Feeding Guide
Individual requirements may vary depending on pre-existing nutritional status and medical condition. In patients where normal G.I. function has been compromised by anorexia, a three-day transitional feeding strategy may be necessary.
Day One 1/3 of daily caloric intake with 2/3 water dilution
Day Two 2/3 of daily caloric intake with 1/3 water dilution
Day Three Entire daily caloric intake
Select a feeding schedule based on the following patient criteria:
Schedule 1 Cage Rest
Schedule 2 Surgery, Sepsis, Cancer, Trauma, Fever, Feline Hepatic Lipidosis
Schedule 3 Severe Burn, Injury or Head Trauma
- The following daily intakes are intended as a guide and should be adjusted as needed to achieve or maintain optimum body weight.
- Divide into three to six equal daily feedings to minimize gastrointestinal side effects. (1 can = 150 ml.)
- using 5.5 oz (156 g) can
|Weight of Animal||Schedule 1|
|5 lb (2,3 kg)||117||140||187|
|8 lb (3,6 kg)||166||200||266|
|10 lb (4,5 kg)||197||236||315|
|15 lb (6,8 kg)||267||320||427|
|20 lb (9,1 kg)||331||397||529|
|30 lb (14 kg)||448||538||717|
|40 lb (18 kg)||556||668||890|
|50 lb (23 kg)||658||789||1052|
|60 lb (27 kg)||754||905||1207|
|70 lb (32 kg)||847||1016||1355|
|80 lb (36 kg)||936||1123||1497|
|90 lb (41 kg)||1022||1227||1635|
|100 lb (45 kg)||1106||1327||1770|
Average Nutrient And Caloric Contents
Canned 1151 kcal/kg ( 179.556 kcal/per 156g can)
|Glutamine / Glutamate||5.17|
|Branched Chain Amino Acid Total||6.42|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total||2.46|
References1The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.
Water, Pork Liver, Poultry Liver, Chicken, Corn Flour, Pork Protein Isolate, Fish Oil, Chicken Liver Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Beta Carotene, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid.