Hill's® Prescription Diet® y/d™ Feline Thyroid Health
My female cat was diagnosed with Hyper thyroid 11/1/2011 and weighed 16.8 pounds at that time. Recently went to have her blood work completed and after just eating the dry Y/D cat food her levels are normal and she now weighs 9.4 pounds. The doctor was very pleased with the results.
April 23, 2013
Not sure, my cat is unhappy
My cat Marley is 14 and was diagnosed with thyroid an kidney issues. He was a very happy cat up until this and looked after and washed Tiggie aged 7. Vet recommended hills dry food, Marley liked it to start with but it is very difficult to separate my 2 cats at feeding time. they are use to swapping bowls just to see if the other one tastes better. Now I have to feed them in different rooms which upsets them. Marley the one with issues stopped eating the dried food so I went to the vets to get some of the tinned food. He liked that for a day or three but now just nibbles a little and craves for Tiggies food and is very unhappy. He has hardly eaten anything for 2 days and just wants to sleep. I was worried and picked him up off my bed and he spat at me and hissed. He has never done that before. However I carried him downstairs and presented him with his food but he was not interested. He ran away from me and 3 hours later has come home but doesn't trust me. Its like I have upset him! I'm tempted to feed both my cats together again on normal cat food but I'm confused. I don't want to harm Marley but I would like to see him happy again. Any suggestions please would be welcome.
April 21, 2013
I'm a believer
My 16 year old Molly showed slightly abnormal thyroid and kidney functions on a recent blood test. The vet suggested y/d. He told me this food would be good for both conditions. I was a little skeptical- my cat would only eat one kind of dry cat food previous to this. I started mixing in a little of the dry y/d with her regular food. After a couple of weeks she was eating the y/d without her old food mixed in! An unexpected benefit of the diet change- Molly had been throwing up fairly often- I thought she was trying to pass a hair ball, except there was rarely any hair. After switching to the y/d, she stopped thowing up! Whether that was due to an improvement in her thyroid/ liver function with the new food or just the quality of the new food I can't be sure, but it works!! I'm a believer!!!
April 2, 2013
works well if your cat eats it
my 14 year old cat has thyroid problems and has list a lot of weight. the vet said to try this out and see if it would help her. well my cat is a fussy eater and did not eat it this is a common problem. so we then have to give her a pill every night not what you would want to do before bed.
March 6, 2013
Worked wonders on my cat.
My 14 year old cat had thryoid health problem. He was losing weight and always trying to find find and eat food. He has been on this for six months. He has gained weight and eating very well. Yes it is bit expensive but its for my cat.
January 22, 2013
Thanks to Dr Bob for Prescribing this food
My 19yr old Sassy girl was losing weight quickly. She was diagnosed with a Throid problem. She would not take medication and Dr. Bob said she would not survive an operation.. He recomemded Feline Thyroid Health Diet.. I took her for a follow up blood test yesterday and her levels are now within normal range.....She started on the wet food about 3 months ago and now I give her the dry ONLY... much better for her teeth.... I only wish Hill's had prescription coupons to help with the cost..
January 11, 2013
My 13+ yr old male cat Jeter was losing weight and seemed to be drinking a lot of water. Toward the end of August I noticed a slight head twitch like a seizure from time to time. I immediately took him to the Vet who was pretty sure from an exam that he had an enlarged thyroid. We did an entire blood work up including the thyroid. The thyroid came back elevated at 9.1 while all other bloodwork was normal. The Vet suggested we try the y/d diet only for 6-7 weeks then recheck the thyroid. Jeter prefers the dry food but eats a couple of teaspoons of wet food mixed with water per day. He eats between 1/2 - 2/3 cup of dry food per day. At his top weight he was 19.6 lbs. His weight in August was 13.6.
He was initially tested on August 21st. He was retested on October 16th. WITH THE Y/D FOOD ONLY - his reading is now 2.3 which is within the normal range of .8 - 4.2. We were thrilled!!!!! He has more energy and there are no head twitches. He lost 2 ounces but we are hopeful he will put on a pound or so. He eats ONLY THIS FOOD. The Vet wants a retest in 6 months but expects the reading to come down further. I couldn't be more pleased and would HIGHLY recommend this food for any senior cat with thyroid issues!!!!
October 31, 2012
I have been feeding this food to my cat for 9 months his condition has much improved since being on this special food great product !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 31, 2012