Hill's® Prescription Diet® y/d® Feline Thyroid Health
Newcomer to Hill's Diet yd
I have just discovered my cat Ruby (10 yrs old) has an over active Thyroid. My vet recommended different options to manage her health, however going through all this I opted for Hills prescription diet yd thyroid health - wet food & dried food as not sure which one she will take too will have to wait and see.
Having scoured through all different websites on this, I came a bit confused if I chose the right option for Ruby as all information varied considerably especially by Dr Experts !!
So having gone on this site and read some really positive reviews I feel I made the right decision on giving Ruby this food. As this all new for me and Ruby to deal with and having read others are experiencing the same problem with there beloved cats it's good to know it can be stabilised but we will have to see as it's early days yet. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
November 23, 2013
Controls her hyperthyroidism without any medication. Excellent product.
My cat was quite aggressive growling at night and drinking a great deal of water. The Vet was talking radiation and then I learned of YD formula. After a couple months on this food her thyroid labs returned to normal. I highly recommend and avoided having to administer pills which would have been a mutual nightmare.
November 22, 2013
easy transfer from old food.
Thrived well on y/d. Ate y/d as his meal and also used it as his treat, since he could not have any other food. no more pills to buy or forgetting to give them twice a day.
October 1, 2013
Bean's thyroid has returned to a normal range with the y/d diet
This product is wonderful. My 17 year old cat was too old and sick for any other thyroid treatments. Oral medication did not work and had to be stopped - it caused intense itching above the eyes that resulted in sore areas. Bean was quickly running out of options. Since Bean has been on the diet (wet and dry food), it is obvious he feels much much better - his coat is shiny again, he has started to play again, and he looks better than most cats his age (per the vet tech at my vet's office). Bean has gained about 6 ounces since the diet. I feed Bean the wet y/d in small portions every 3/4 hours and always keep the dry food out for him. I have my best buddy back again and I am grateful!
September 27, 2013
This product works great.
We struggled for months to find a food that our cat could eat and keep in her stomach, she has even put some weight back on. Hopefully after this food gets established the price goes down.
September 22, 2013
This product has great benefits
Since my 11 year old cat has be diagnosed with thyroid problems, we have given her this food. She immediately began to feel better, her coats looks great, and she has more energy.
September 21, 2013
My cat hasn't looked or felt this good in years!
Since he's been on y/d my 12 year old boy who was sleeping constantly, struggling with a terrible coat, having muscle spasms, and not eating, Thumper has made a 180 degree turn around. The food apparently tastes so good I can hide his pill in there and he's gaining all of the weight he had lost. Working in the animal care industry I've always been skeptical of science diet and I now have no idea why! y/d has been a blessing for us! We won't use anything else.
September 18, 2013
Happy cat, happy owner
I've been feeding our 14-yr-old dry Y/D exclusively for about 5 weeks, after several weeks mixing it in with her old food. She had been on meds for nearly 4 years and gradually got impossible to pill: wouldn't take Pill Pockets, wouldn't take it in cheese, wouldn't take it separately, etc. I asked the vet about Y/D and we tried it; I worried that she'd miss her treats, but she really seems to love the taste. Bloodwork came back today for both thyroid and kidneys, absolutely normal! I'm thrilled!
September 14, 2013
It works...but so expensive!
PROS: My cat lost alot of weight and was miserable. Thyroid level was 23 and within 4 weeks of being on this food his Thyroid level dropped to 6- so it is almost back to normal. He is happier and gaining weight. He has more energy and his fur looks shiny and healthy. He took to the taste of it immediately with no problems. I also utilize the can version in the AM to supplement the Dry.
CONS: Cost. This food is mega expensive. I am not sure that I will even be able to afford to keep my cat on it due to the cost which is very disheartening because it works.
September 9, 2013
Food works but it smells awful
My 9 yr old cat's thyroid tested at 7.8. I was going to have her undergo the thyroid radiation treatment but then discovered she had bladder cancer so I was not going to spend the money for the radiation. I opted to put her on the YD food (which makes feeding time a pain with 3 cats)however; after 3 months on the food she has now put on 2/10 of a pound and her thyroid number is now 3.3.
The food works! BUT- the dry food smells nasty! which I'm sure is why she doesn't eat it heartily like she did the regular food. She gets the wet at night now as a treat because she will eat that up with no problems. Otherwise- I feed her 1/4 cup in the morning which she doesn't finish and then I give her the rest as an afternoon snack until dinner. Her cancer meds are working as well, so it looks like she will be a YD kitty for a while.
September 3, 2013
this food has saved our 15 yr old cats life. he was diagnosed with extremely HIGH Thyroid results several months ago. this YD food has brought his thyroid level down to almost a normal range. Giving our cat thyroid meds in pill form isn't an option at this point so we decided to give YD a try & it has done an outstanding job of moving his overactive thyroid closer to where it's suppose to be. Thank You Science diet!
August 16, 2013
After three weeks on Hill's y/d dry cat food (along with a couple of daily spoonfuls of y/d canned food), my senior Siamese cat's thyroid hormone levels are again within normal ranges. She would have had to undergo RAI treatment otherwise, as medication made her ill. She is now beginning to regain some weight and regrow the hair she lost when she became acutely hyperthyroid. This is a true miracle, and I am very grateful that this food is available. She really seems to enjoy it, too.
August 14, 2013
MY 13YR MALE WAS LOSING WEIGHT, URINATING TOO OFTEN. AFTER FEEDING HIM YD FOR 1 1/2 MONTHS HE HAS GAINED HIS WEIGHT BACK AND I CAN ONLY HOPE THIS PRESC. FOOD IS THE ANSWER TO HIS THYROID PROBLEM. THANK YOU FOR THIS PRODUCT.
August 7, 2013
Kept my cats thyroid in check
If this food is fed exclusively it does a great job of keeping the thyroid levels in the normal range. The flavor seemed to be iffy for my cat. She ate it, but didn't really seem to like it. This would be absolutely perfect if they can find a way to make the flavor better. My other cats didn't want it either.
BUT it does keep her thyroid levels normal and I don't have to give her any medications. That is a BIG plus. The cost of the food ends up being cheaper than the medication was.
I recommend using this.
June 29, 2013
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