Hill's® Prescription Diet® a/d® Canine/Feline Critical Care
Great Product for Challenging Pets With Illnesses!
I have used the A/d formula many times in the past. I fed it to my cats who had cancer when they would not eat. I would feed it through a syringe and add water to give them an extra hydration boost. I am now feeding it to my 10 year American eskimo dog who has an autoimmune disorder. She can only open her mouth about 1 1/2 inches and it makes it very difficult for her to eat. But she LOVES the A/D formula and it is soft enough for her to eat comfortably and gives her the nutrition she needed right now. Thanks Hills for a great product!!
June 16, 2013
picky eater likes taste
My dog is recovering from illness and has had no appetite. I am able to feed him using a syringe. He has always been a picky eater and seems to like the taste. The calorie content was not listed on the sample can the vet gave me so I was investigating this online. I was so excited to see your feeding guide. Thanks, Hills.
December 11, 2012
This Product was a life saver for my cat
We have been feeding this to my cat. We fed this food to him by hand. We placed it in his mouth. He has gained almost an entire pound in a week and is up and around again. He ate some food on his own today. Hill's is awesome. My cat is my best friend and it means the world to me to see him gaining and being ok again. Thanks Hills!!!
November 24, 2012
Helped save his life
4 week old kitten squashed by the garage door. Took him to the vet, who wasn't sure if the little guy would make it. Survived the night, and was sent home with a/d to eat every 4 hours. Went from needing his head supported, to quickly bouncing back. Returned to vet 2 days later, and they couldn't believe it was the same kitten. Within 5 days eating a/d, the little guy is climbing out of the tub he was contained in (18 in. tall), and literally bouncing all over. Unfortunately, the kitten has no interest in nursing, just playing with it's mothers' tail, and siblings. What a fast turn around!
June 5, 2015
pricey for something my cat doesn't really care for
My cat will eat it only when he gets really hungry enough... as in -if he's not eaten any other meal for several meals. He doesn't really care for it. He sniffs it and walks away like he'd rather go hungry most times.
I feel like for the price we paid he SHOULD like to eat it.
May 28, 2015
A/D canned food is awesome!
We love using a/d canned food on our cancer patients. Especially the ones that have had radiation therapy in their mouth or throat. Being able to use it in a syringe works great!
May 19, 2015
Jump started my Boy!
After emergency abdominal surgery, my Boy could not tolerate eating enough food to get the calories he needed. The DVM prescribed the a/d, to supplement the recommended post op diet (i/d canned/dry). The a/d really 'jump started' his appetite. He obviously liked the flavor, ate it right down! and he did not lose any more weight -- and finally started to gain! Without Hill's Prescription food, I don't think he be here today.
December 16, 2014
Really gets my 12+ year old standard poodle to eat.
My almost 13 yr old standard poodle dropped approx 10% of his body weight in 6 or so months and had become very weak and lethargic. We still don't really have a diagnosis but we needed to get his weight back up so started adding a few cans of a/d each day and he's gained back a pound in 2 weeks (and, I hope, picks up a few more pounds over the next month or so) and seems more alert. He loves the taste. Only down side (other than the expense, but he's worth it), is the really smelly flatulence he's developed -- again, he's worth it but the smell can be room clearing
December 11, 2014
This food saved our cat
We adopted our cat Zeus from the Humane Society about nine years ago. He was grown and, as we discovered, older than they thought. Earlier this year he started losing weight, despite eating well. The vet decided we had a geriatric cat and prescribed Hills's. He has gained weight thanks to the nutritional value of the Hills's food and is becoming his old self once again. Thank you Hill's.
November 11, 2014
Perfect Food for Critical Care
My mom's cat (3 y/o domestic long hair) experienced liver failure and would not/could not eat. She vomited often, had a high fever, and suffered with abdominal pain. She was taken to the vet for treatment and finally recovered enough to come back home. She made it one day, then started experiencing symptoms again. She ended up back in the hospital, and back in liver failure. The poor little thing recuperated again (thankfully), but this time the vet sent her home with this food. She's been doing very well, no symptoms so far, and she eats this like it's the best thing she's ever had in her life!
It really is a life saver. If nothing else, keep a can or three on hand...just in case.
November 10, 2014
Nice and soft for older dogs with few teeth!
Excellent transitionfor my 16 year old maltese rfom dry food all his life to suddenly needing soft. A product i surely can trust since my vet presribed it.
October 28, 2014
Our two cats love the AD
Our two cats both have medical issues and they have been eating the Pres- Diet AD for several years and it keeps them
going. It is expensive but it works and they love it. when coupons are available it helps alot.
September 30, 2014
This product is to costly and after comparing the ingredients to other brands there is nothing in it that justifies the high price.
August 18, 2014
Expensive, but when they're sick, valuable
My dog has been in critical liver failure, and nothing would pique her appetite. This did! She was able to eat this w/o hesitation.( My cat kept trying to eat it, too.) After dropping several pounds, she was finally able to start putting back on some of weight. Since eating caused her a lot of abdominal pain, she wouldn't eat anything on her own--except this.
August 14, 2014
This food is the only one to keep him from throwing up.
He loves the taste and eats it eagerly. It is the only food that works for him.
July 21, 2014
My 13 year old Chow Chow stopped eating gradually. She has always been a picky eater but would eat on her own terms. She started even turning her nose up at treats. We took her to the vet and after going to a specialist and many tests we found out she has Cushing's disease. She also has pretty bad arthritis. Normally Cushing's dogs eat a lot but not ours. Anyway we had tried all kinds of dog food, wet and dry and she didn't want any of it. The internist brought in some A/D and she liked it. So we have been feeding her that. I am thankful for it because when your baby won't eat it worries you to death. So if you have a dog that won't eat and is losing weight ask your vet about A/D. It isn't cheap but my baby is worth it. :)
July 17, 2014
I used this food on my pom after he had two major surgeries. He wouldn't eat anything else. My only issue was that my overweight cat thought this food was for her as well.
July 2, 2014
best food ever
love this product, our cat is 17 years old and never ate wet food, let alone your product until about a year ago when he got really ill. he was diagnosed with kidney failure and dehydrated. he was in the hospital for more than a week in icu. didnt think he was going to make it. on top of it all he has been diabetic for 5 years. thankfully he survived. while he was sick this is the only food he would eat. now he is home, healthy and loving this food.
June 30, 2014
helped a lot
Our poor little guy all of a sudden developed a sensitive stomach and was having soft and watery stool. the Vet recommended we switch his diet to hills and gave us a prescription. Within a few days his stool was better and he got back to his old self.
June 7, 2014
good taste for my dog
my dog enjoys the product. she is blind now but still knows the smell even if she cannot see it.
June 1, 2014
My dog doesn't love it but will eat it
It appears to be bland from the smell. It has done what it is supposed to do so I can't complain.
May 5, 2014
This is a great product.
I definitely recommend the Prescription Diet Dry and Wet product. It sure makes my dog Mollie feel great. She is happy and has a lot of energy.
May 1, 2014
Helped my sick cat get better!
My 8 month old cat had a mild fever and wasn't acting herself. Slept all the time, didn't play. The vet prescribed this cat food because her illness wasn't that bad, and it gave her the boost to help her get better! Now she's running around and back to her crazy self, after two days! Even if it wasn't the food that magically made her get better, I'm sure it must have helped because she's good as new! She loved the taste, all the other cats wanted to steal it from her! A little pricier than normal cat food, but still definitely recommend to help your pet be on the mend!
April 28, 2014
Product does what it is supposed to do for my dogs digestive system
my dog has been on your product for 5months. So far all his blood values are where they are supposed to be so the diet is working. However my dog does not like the smell or taste and I have to doctor his portion with vegetables and occasionally boiled chicken sprinkled on the top to get him to eat it. I am very thankful that his levels are holding steady. I do not like the fact that the cans always have big air bubbles in them instead of being full. My other concern is the cost of your product...it may be ok for short term but at a can to a can and a quarter a day forever in my dogs case is a real hardship for me on a retired fixed income
April 11, 2014
The best for a sick cat
We started buying this when we had a very sick cat. This cat food really helped him survive even when it looked like he might not make it. The A/D is good for force feeding your cat when he can't eat on his own. This was the only cat food we could use that he could keep down. This was instrumental in his recovery.
April 8, 2014
My dog loves this food. Very healthy. Solved all the problems we were having with other foods.
March 8, 2014
Wonderful food for recovering kitty
We still aren't sure what made my kitty's weight drop from 13 lbs to 7 lbs, but he was not in good health. Since he refused to eat or drink anything on his own, the vet recommended 'assisted feeding' with this brand of cat food along with some prescription pills and fluid injections. The food mixes well with water and can be fed via plastic feeding syringe. After two or three days of syringe feeding, my kitty is eating this food right out of the can. He seems like he enjoys it and he looks a lot healthier. Thanks for making a reasonably priced prescription food that my kitty enjoys eating.
February 26, 2014
Made my cat well
My cat recently became very sick. She was not eating or drinking. Took her to my regular Vet , they did a bunch of tests found nothing wrong . Gave her IVs and force feedings,nothing helped. Took her to another Vet who noticed a red sore throat. Gave me medicine and A/D to give her mixed with water given with syringe. Made her well ,and now the is all she eats. Saved her life!
February 16, 2014
Hills A/D canned - As a vet I approve!
I am a veterinarian who feeds Hills Prescription Diet A/D to some of my sick hospitalized patients. When a cat or dog is so sick they do not want to eat, it is often only A/D that will spark their appetite. Thank you for making a nutritionally dense appetizing product for my sick patients.
February 15, 2014
This product takes the worry out of properly feeding our cat.
Our cat loves this food! We feed him the wet food twice a day and he cleans the plate every time. We also keep dry out for him and he likes it too. It's so nice to have a food that addresses his health issues that he really likes. It's a win, win situation. Our concerns are being met by using Hill's Prescription Diet products.
February 13, 2014