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
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
Cat doesn't love it
I am grateful to have a special food for my cat that contributes to improving her health, however, it is tough to get her to eat the canned food. She'll smell it and walk away. She is hungry and tries to steal other food. The consistency is extremely dry so I typically add water to moisten which helps if she is hungry enough. Because she has other health issues, her low weight is a big concern. Improving flavor would be a huge help!
May 22, 2014
Transition from former food to Y/D was not a problem.
I was initially concerned that moving from her former name brand wet food to Y/D might be a problem but my cat really seems to enjoy the taste and texture of her new prescription food.
May 21, 2014
Saved our hyperthyroid cat.
We adopted an aged hyperthyroid cat. We were unable to get medicine down her consistently. The y/d cat food brought her thyroid levels down to normal. I recommend the y/d. It is expensive but not when compared to the cost of medicine or veterinary visits. We have been able to manage our cat's health with fewer veterinary visits. It is also much less stressful for our cat.
May 6, 2014
Vet requested this
My vet requested that I use this product I have a 15 year old cat that was possibly starting to have thyroid problems due to some of the tests she did.I also have a younger cat so before I asked if it would be alright for that one to eat it also due to the expensiveness slightly. I really couldn't afford to buy two different types of cat food. She told me it would not be a problem have noticed one thing at least with my younger cat he doesn't eat it like he was starving and than few minutes later upchucking it. So I think it is a blessing even for him even though he really doesn't need it., Dealing with my older cat she gets the wet food the younger one will not touch the wet food has never like wet food. I also think it is helping my baby girl who is the one that it is prescribed for it
April 29, 2014
This product actualy works but looses it's aroma and flavor quickly and my cat can't eat a whole can in 1 day . Wish it was made in smaller cans .
April 26, 2014
Need additonal flavors
My poor kitty who has been a dry food eater for 14 years, has been switched to the Thyroid Health Food. I tried the dry, she would not touch it. I changed her to the wet food, the first few weeks, she gobbled it down. For the next month or so, I can barely get a can of food down her. THe vet suggested feeding her at least 1 can & a half.
You need to have this food in several flavors. How would like to eat the same thing...day in and day out......7 days a week for 365 days a year ????
April 13, 2014
Taste must be good
Our cat woofs down (or meows down) this stuff. Thyroid levels returned to normal with meds before going 99% y/d, but the meds caused almost daily hair balls. So, for the last 3 months it has been y/d on the menu (to the cat's delight). Too soon to check the result regarding thyroid condition - but we sure have a happy well fed cat.
April 3, 2014
This product gave me options when the medicine made my cat very ill.
I was pleased with the quality and concentration of the can food. It gave me options for an almost 19 year old cat with hyperthyroid, since the thyroid medicine had made him very ill. I mixed the y/d can food with water. At first he loved the flavor, but being old and having kidney disease also, he has become very finicky. After 10 days did not want to eat it any more. I soaked y/d dry in water and he ate that once. I am using appetite increasing medicine to try to get him to eat. I wish the price was lower and I also wish there were choices in flavors, so I could rotate them in order to avoid flavor boredom. I go today to have his thyroid retested and have him weighed. I will write an update from those test results.
March 26, 2014
Our Cat eats all of her food; a mix of wet and dry
Te wet cat food could be made a bit more moist so it would mix better with the dry food
March 9, 2014
Way better than pills every day
My cat would never swallow a pill every day. Luckily she does eat the canned food pretty well. It has done it's job and her thyroid level is under control. I hate paying so much for one can of food.
March 8, 2014
My 15 year old cat was diagnosed with a thyroid problem. The y/d seems to be working for him - he is not as hyper-active, and has stopped his 'yowling'. He has very few teeth, so the wet food is his choice. But, with this food, he would rather eat the dry, and I think it is because of the taste - he does not like the taste of the wet. This food is pricey, and I do not like putting down a half can of the wet, and finding it untouched at the end of the day.
February 27, 2014
Cat enjoys this product.
It had been ordered by the Veterinarian and this was the main reason I bought it. The cat eats it fine. weather or not it will help her thyroid remains to be seen, as she has not eaten it for a very long time. It is a little costly, but I suppose if it improves her health, it is worth it.
February 21, 2014
My cat and I like this product.
He seems to be doing well. His fur coat has gotten silky, soft, and shiny. His lab values since on this food have been WNL,
February 13, 2014