Hill's® Prescription Diet® y/d® Feline Thyroid Health
Socks doesn't approve
Dear Hills, please improve your canned y/d food. I would likes my foods to have real meats and vegetables in it. The y shouldn't stand for yucky and I shouldn't be stuck eating just this one flavor for the rest of my life. ~Socks
The Ideal Balance canned dog food we won looks so appealing while this looks most unappealing and smells awful. I can't blame my cat for not wanting to eat it and trying to sneak the dog food. It certainly isn't an easy way to manage my cats thyroid health as he hates the food and is constantly trying to find other food to eat. In a multiple pet household it is very changeling to keep other food out of his reach as he will literally take the dogs food away from them while they are eating.
They thyroid pills (which Socks can no longer take due to problems with anemia) were much easier and cheaper.
November 23, 2013
This Y/D diet has helped my cat be healthier.
Thanks for helping my Gi Gi kitty. She is 14 yrs old with health issues and this Y/D diet has helped her be healthier. Thanks, any coupons for discounts are appreciated because I am a senior with a low income.
October 24, 2013
Great for elderly cats like mine!
Helps my 17 yr old cat with Hyperthyroid..He LOVES the taste!
October 16, 2013
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
Great to have a food instead of drugs for this condition!
-My calico cat Mizzie is almost 17, she’d been so sick/ lost so much weight I thought she’d used up all her 9 Lives! Her previous Vet misdiagnosed her, so years passed with her getting worse and getting monthly prednisone shots. He prescribed the expensive Hill’s Rx food, dry and canned, but they didn’t help. Her new Vet tested properly and prescribed the Y/D and the thyroid medication - she was highly allergic to it, had to stop the drug. -She’s improved drastically since being on the canned Y/D, she only nibbles at the dry food infrequently. She won’t eat only the can Y/D, with her Vet’s knowledge, I cook chicken breasts/tenders in unsalted natural chicken broth and shred into tiny pieces ... she doesn’t bite into and chew her food so I shred the chicken, removing skin/gristle. -I empty can content into glass bowl, chill in the fridge, easier to handle. Wearing disposable gloves, roll the food into small balls, then break off and roll them into very tiny balls. Mixed in dish with the shredded chicken, topped with chicken broth, she loves it, hasn’t gained much weight but filled out. Spine/hip bones were protruding, now covered with flesh. Coat thick/shiny, she’s as alert/active as a kitten. - One issue: the top, bottom and sides of the food are darker, firmer from the oxidation process of canning, Used to scrape it off , too much/waste expense. Now I mix very thoroughly, pressing the firmer parts into same consistency, wearing gloves, stinky/hard to get odor off skin/nails. Same with the chicken! -I, too, wish I had known there were coupons, it is very expensive. Am hoping to get coupons soon for future purchases. Cost of a case is a struggle to keep paying, but I want to keep my cat healthy - and alive.
October 8, 2013
Helping to Make Morris Well
I am using this product in conjunction with the dry food y/d. It is slowly working, and Morris is getting healthier. My only wish is that it were available in smaller cans. He eats it willingly on the day I open the can, but on "leftovers" days, he is not so enthused. I've tried warming it up a bit, and that helps, but I wish the smaller cans were an option.
October 7, 2013
Helps to control thyroid but not very palatable.
My 16-year-old cat has been eating Y/D since it first arrived on the market. I serve him both the canned and the dry food. Unfortunately, in spite of the fact that he has always preferred canned food, he does not like this food. The problem seems to be lack of flavor and especially a dry consistency. He will eat the first serving out of the can and then refuse the rest of the can - a very expensive waste. I have tried warming it slightly, adding warm water to it to make a softer serving but he still refuses it more often than he eats it. I have two other cats who even though they do not need Y/D I have offered it to them - they won't eat it either.
I am pleased that you have been able to develop this product and it does help to control his thyroid problem but he is constantly looking for other food and wastes much of the Y/D canned. I look forward to the possibility that with more research you can come up with a tastier product.
September 22, 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
Great for our cat!
We lovingly refer to this food as Jack's "yummy diet" for the y/d in the name. Without this food our cat would be sick at every meal. It is the ony thing that has allowed him to stop losing weight and live a normal life. I just wish it wasn't quite so expensive.
August 14, 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
Hill's Prescription Diet y/d Feline Health
Lucy is a 13 year old white fluffy furball cat. She started losing weight, being restless, and hungry all the time. The vet said it was her thyroid. He started her on Hills. I had my doubts. After a few months on Hill's she started to get back to her old self, no longer begging for food constantly. Her last check up, her blood was good, heart rate good, and she had gained five ounces. Thanks Hill's!!!!
March 29, 2013
18 Yr Old Kitty Amazing results
My 18 yr old kitty was diagnosed with hyperthyroid and elevated kidney values. The 2 go hand in hand with older cats. We started her in this diet about 1 year ago. Her blood work has improved so much that her elevated values were cut in half. Her T4 was 5.8 before the diet, and now is a steady 2.4 We get her tested every 6 months just to keep an eye on her health. She no longer vomits up her food and she is no longer losing weight. She hasn't gained any weight either, but she is pretty old so 6 lbs is good for an 18 yr old. She gave the dry food a try but didn't seem to eat much, so we switched her to the can and she eats every bit of it. It also helps her get more water into her system eating the can version. I also reccomend getting a pet fountain to help increase your cats water intake this will help keep flushing their kidneys and keep UTI's to a minimum. My cat is not on any medication for her issues only the Y/D can no treats, no hairball gels, just Y/D so make sure that's all they get and keep other pets foods from your Y/D kitty so the diet works the way it is suppose to. If you can do that then you can stop medicating your cat. The food is expensive, but my little girl is worth every penny. I wish Hill's could offer frequent buyer coupons to help out the cost to US pet owners. Maybe someday they will. This food really works just make sure they eat nothing else. Hope this helps anyone who on the fence about this product.
March 22, 2013
So far so good
My 15 year old cat has been on this diet for one year this month. She has gained a half pound and does not throw up all the time like she did before. I have another cat and that makes it hard to make sure she does not get his food. I have had a few occasions where she has gotten his food but for the most part she only gets this food and likes it. I use the canned and then keep the dry out for her. My other cat likes the food too but I make sure he gets some food with iodine every day. I had him checked at his last appointment and his thyroid is fine.
January 16, 2013
This product works well to keep our cat healthy
I like that my cat can stay healthy by eating food instead of taking medication. My only suggestion is that you might also make this product in smaller cans since she will only eat 1/2 of the can at a time and only when it is freshly opened. She will not eat it after being tightly sealed and stored in the refrigerator. Even heating slightly in the microwave does not help. The veterinarian suggested mixing in low salt chicken broth or canned pumpkin, but that did not help. I feel like I am wasting so much food!
November 26, 2012