Hill's® Prescription Diet® y/d® Feline Thyroid Health
Was recommended by my vet for my 16 yr old cat. He'd had a major thyroid imbalance, was down to 8 lbs, lethargic, diarrhea, bad breath, dandruff. I went in to discuss having him put to sleep. The vet gave me a starter pack and after 1 month he began a visible recovery and will eat this Y/D exclusively for the remainder of his life. After 5 months he is chunky, full of spunk and back to his old self. This food was a way better option than a daily pill. Than you for providing this food! I rated it low on taste because he only eats it because he has no other options,not course he would prefer his old supermarket junk food. He does however LOVE the YD crunchies,
October 11, 2013
Returned our senior cat to health
Our 15 year old female cat was in very poor health weighing only 3 pounds and loosing weigh even though she ate constantly. When she was diagnosed with a thyroid condition, the Vet recommended Hills y/d Thyroid Health dry and moist food. After only a few weeks she was gaining weight and back to her old self. We adopted two new kittens and the 15 year old is keeping up with them and playing like a much younger cat.
September 2, 2013
This products really works. I would definitely recommend it.
I have an 13 years old cat that was 16 pounds. Then I noticed a fast and rapid weight loss. He was diagnosed with hypothyroid condition. After only two months of eating only the yd product there was a great improvement. I sometime add a bit of water to the canned food just for verity. He is now at a steady 10 pounds and all his blood work is great.
August 13, 2013
Works but needs improvement
This product has improved my cat's health. However, without going into a lot of my cat's health history, here's what we need from you:
1. Small portioned cans so our babies can get that "fresher" taste and texture each time, without having to refrigerate leftovers. They need this to make it more palatable, and we owners need this feature to make it more cost effective.
2. I understand the difficulty in having variation in the flavor, because of the precise levels of ingredients, etc., but with all of the advances made in cat food, surely there is something that can be done, especially for the price we are paying.
3. Specially formulated "treats" for cats would be wonderful.
Thank you for letting me share my concerns. This truly is a great product.
May 13, 2015
Need smaller portion cans
My cat has been on a restricted diet of y/d dry and wet for approximately 8 months. She enjoys the dry food, but does not take more than a few bites of the wet canned y/d at one feeding. It would be great if the wet food came in much smaller single-portion cans.
Overall, the y/d diet has preserved my geriatric cat's life. She no longer takes the oral meds, has stopped vomiting, has stopped losing weight. She is not gaining weight and is still very thin, but her overall health and demeanor is improved due to strict diet of Hill's y/d. At 19 years old, surgery or radioiodine are not practical management strategies for her thyroid tumor.
March 26, 2015
Excellent Product for a Hyperthyroid Cat
My cat loves both the canned Y/D diet and the dry Y/D diet. The dry Y/D is his primary sustenance. The canned is a firm solid that I cut into little bite-sized meatballs and serve as a treat when the family sits down to dinner together. He absolutely loves both of these. The Y/D diet controlled his body functions within 8 hours of starting the product. I feed him exclusively this product. His body functions are normal and regular, his fur is great and he's a happy cat again. Thank you for a great product.
February 16, 2015
More of a variety and smaller cans.
My cats do not like the texture of the wet food at all. As a consumer I would like to see more of a variety and smaller cans.
January 23, 2015
Needs more moisture & other flavors,including hairball formula
I am happy to say that this product has helped my 2 senior cats' thyroid issues & they no longer require medications. BUT, I'm sad to say that both cats do not come running to eat this canned food; but, they will eat it eventually. It is VERY dry & needs more moisture/gravy, as they were used to for 16 yrs.
Also, I don't understand why there is only 1 type of canned. My cats are now throwing up more hairballs b/c I used to feed them a canned "hairball" formula. (They can be cranky and don't like to be brushed.)
So, Hill's folks: KUDOS for this product working, but PLEASE come up with (soon please!) some more flavors and an anti-hairball version that my cats will like (it is sad to see them walk away when i put it in their bowls). And, I would also like it if i don't have to clean up throw-ups off my carpet! Thank you!
January 23, 2015
Thankfully my cat enjoys the flavor of y/d, I add water and make a gravy which she really likes. Meds didn't work for my cat and she wasn't getting better. What a great option that solved her problem in a more natural way.
January 21, 2015
Great food...but they need to make the 2.9 oz. cans!
This is a great product! My cat was recently diagnosed & we tried this food to avoid daily medication. It successfully decreased his thyroid levels. We feed a combination of the dry & canned y/d. It would be GREAT if they made the smaller 2.9 oz. cans too though. My cat only eats a little serving of canned food daily & we end up wasting a lot. More flavors please! It's expensive but worth every penny.
November 12, 2014
The formula seems to be working
The food itself is so dry we have to make it into a soup for my cat to eat. I have to continue to add water while a small amount is consumed.
October 21, 2014
The product cured my cat's thyroid problem
After a month on the y/d food, my cat's thyroid returned to normal and he has gained 3 pounds, which he needed to do.
However, the product is very expensive.
October 9, 2014
very happy this product is working well for my cat and he enjoys it, thank you.
September 24, 2014
My cat's health has imporved so much in one month, the vet was impressed, we hope to keep him comfortable and as healthy as we can for the months to follow, and even show the vet is wrong on his lifespan prodicition of only months,let's go for at least a year !
September 24, 2014
She's improving-Hills helps--I assume
Nearly lost my 13 year old cat--medical alternatives were well, not alternatives.
She's been on this in wet and dry food = she is principally better..though not perfect..remember the food does not have a medication in it. The diet is designed around a less than normal functioning thyroid.
After three weeks my cat is heavier and stronger and returned to playing with her toy mouse.
September 23, 2014
my alternative to the cat thyroid medication
My cat likes the food best when I first open the can. I cover the remaining can food with tin foil and put it in a plastic deli type container with lid to seal it the best I can. It always begins to get very dry. I heat it a little in the microwave to get the chill out and I add a little water. She eats it but she is not thrilled with it. Please make this y/d thyroid can food to be more moist or not to dry out in this manner. She also eats the y/d dry food so she has a choice. She eats it a little at a time, because she is still hungry or there is no can food left in her dish, I want her to eat both. Once again she is not really thrilled.
September 18, 2014
Expensive food but does the job for my elderly cat with thyroid issues who is doing much better since using y/d
September 14, 2014
This product has helped my cat so much! It made her thyroid level get back to normal and she started to gain back weight!.I will always by this food, Thanks so much for making my cat stay healthy! I can't live without her.
August 28, 2014
My cat's health improved without medication
Our 17-yr old cat, Willie, had lost three pounds and his coat was looking rough. After being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, we put him on the y/d diet - both wet and dry. Although we were supposed to introduce it gradually to replace his other food, he ate it with such enthusiasm that we were able to make the changeover within just a few days. He is back to his normal weight, his coat looks great, and he doesn't need medication. I am so happy with the results of this diet.
August 27, 2014
My 16yr old cat is doing much better after 2 weeks, eating well coat is getting better
August 10, 2014
y-d Prescription diet does everything they say it will and he loves it too.
Medication was way too risky for our 17 year old Spanky. We had tried it and his white cell count went down way too low after only a short period of taking it. We feared that our finicky old cat would not like the Y-D, but instead he loves it and after only 2 months, his thyroid numbers are normal!
Thank you and kudos to Hill's for a prescription food that does everything it is supposed to do.
August 3, 2014
Very dry and unappetising
The canned food is very dry and I must add water to it to make it palatable for my cat. Even then, just feeding her a third of a can, she leaves a good amount of it in the dish. She was used to eating a 3ounce can of a non related food each morning and licking the dish clean, so I know she is not liking this food as much. The smell is not appealing to me, so maybe the same is putting her off too. She will need to be on this food for the rest of her life so I wish this product was more to our liking. She is also getting the same for her dry kibble and does snack on that through out the day.
August 2, 2014
12 year old cat with Hyperthyroidism is on the mend!
My 12 year old cat has hyperthyroidism and after researching your product and blood work my vet wrote the script. Ralph, my cat, has been eating the wet Y/D in the morining and dry in small amounts twice a day. He loves it! He has gained 1.1 lbs in five weeks. Its a challenge with two other cats that are not eating the food. I can no longer keep food out for them and have to feed in separate rooms. But this is easily accomplished and worth the restoration of Ralphs health. Even his coat looks better. It's pricey but worth it.. I wish Hills offered a reward program or coupons to help offset the cost.
July 24, 2014
lack of taste
My cat won't go near it. He will eat the dry y/d to keep from starving.
July 20, 2014
Helps stabilize my cat's thyroid
My cat likes it and along with his medication he is kept at a stable level.
June 28, 2014
Zoe has been on the y-d food and is now in the normal range...all her vitals are good...still using a syringe to feed her to boost her intake....she loves the dry food more....thank you so much!
June 23, 2014
great benefit, horrible price
Y/D food is great if your cat is not responding well to prescription medication. It made a huge change in our 15yr old cat. However, the cost is extremely prohibitive, and I have a feeling the large majority of everyday people would not be able to afford this food.
June 23, 2014
Just The Ticket!
My cat, Friskey, had been on MD canned food which worked good for five years. Then his doctor changed him to YD which worked wonders for him!! He is 16 years old and going strong!!! Wonderful food!!! It has kept my baby alive and healthy!!!
June 20, 2014
Product has helped my 13 year-old cat avoid taking meds for her hyperthyroidism.
This product has helped my cat avoid taking meds for her hyperthyroidism. She has gained back weight, maybe even a bit too much, but I'm very happy the food has helped. A lower price would make it perfect.
June 16, 2014
my cat is now off of her thyroid medicine with only the cat food
My cat is now off of her thyroid medicine with only the YD cat food this was particularly awesome because previously she was on ID due to severe pancreatic attacks. It is well worth the money I feed it to all 3 cats but augment the other 2 cats (no thyroid issues) with daily tablespoon of regular cat food at the vets recommendation. I had a 20 yo cat that was on kd for about 8 years before this one. I am convinced of that your products have helped my cats live longer lives
May 28, 2014