Hill's® Prescription Diet® z/d® Feline Low Sensitivity
We have a two year-old kitten that, as it turns out, has a food allergy. At first we didn't know why she bit her fur and licked it raw. At one point her head was bald. The Dr. recommended ZD before we go to any other extremes. What a safe saver for our kitty. By the time we got her on the diet, she was not only bald, but was hairless with little rash-like bumps over her entire belly and very thin hair on the insides of her legs. After about 6 months on this diet hair covers her entire body (although still thin on the tummy and legs). But what makes this product extra special is that she actually enjoys the taste and consistency. She's put on weight, her fur where she has it is beautiful, and her licking and biting has been all but eliminated. Thanks so much for making such a good product.
December 4, 2013
Cleared up my cat's itchy skin
My calico cat has food sensitivities and scratches her face when she has ingested an allergen. Putting her on ZD has cleared up her skin! She and my male cat both eat the dry food, but neither of them will touch the canned food - apparently they taste different! It is a bit pricey for cat food, but worth it to know that my cat is healthy.
September 26, 2013
Just What The Doctor Ordered
Recently my cat Cleo became very sensitive to everything she ate, even the non-prescription sensitive system foods, as a result of a newly developed medical condition. She vomited multiple times a day and was losing weight fast. My vet and I reviewed several options and decided to go with Prescription Diet z/d. I am so glad we did. It has been a godsend. No more vomiting from day 2 (the other food had to clear her system)!
She tolerates it well and ate it right away without the usual "change is bad" feline reaction. She is a much happier kitty, making me a happier pet parent. She doesn't need much a day because of the nutrient levels (make sure you feed only as much as the instructions tell you!), so a bag lasts a long time. This makes the food much more affordable than I had feared.
On the Cleo scale, z/d gets 2 paws way up!
August 14, 2013
Great tasting product!
One of my cats needs the z/d prescription diet - but the other cats in the house enjoy eating the same food, which makes mealtime a lot easier for me. They get both the z/d dry kibble and z.d wet food in the mornings and dry kibble and treats appropriate for the z/d diet in the evening. They enjoy all 3 products. I sometimes soak the dry kibble in hot water and feed it after it softens - they love both the soaked kibble and the "gravy" it makes. The z/d prescription diet has literally been a lifesaver and the fact that my cats enjoy the taste keeps me from feeling I'm depriving them in any way.
March 27, 2014
This product is consistently accepted by my cat and her skin and coat are beautiful
My cat decided to eat z/d once it was offered to another cat in my household who had allergy issues. She loved the food immediately and has continued to eat it exclusively even though other foods are also offered. She has maintained a nice coat and good weight management as well.
February 28, 2014
My cat actually ate this!
Finicky cat, that's Matt. The Vet and I had a hard time trying to figure out why Matt's skin was such a mess.
Finally decided to try food allergies.
Success! Have tried both wet (Matt wishes there were more than the one flavor available) and dry. Matt loves the dry which makes his Mama very happy!
His skin healed and his coat is now thick and soft. What a relief for both of us.
February 24, 2014
Used for cat with IBS
My vet recommended this food for a 9 year old cat with vomiting issues. She said she thought he may have allergies to the food he was eating. He didn't just vomit, he wretched forcefully. On one occasion he threw up into 9 distinct piles before he stopped. He would also wretch in the morning when there was nothing to come up. We switched him to z/d dry exclusively. He loves it. Tomorrow will be 4 weeks since we switched and he has not vomited once. He also used to have constipation. Changing to this food and adding water to it when I feed him has also solved that problem. One happy cat and owner!
February 4, 2014
Has helped w/IBS symptoms but $$
The product has worked well in helping to control Mr. Bentleys Ibs symptoms but it's pricey on a tight budget.
January 23, 2014
So thankful for this product!
My cat Winston developed a food allergy several years after I adopted him. Before that was diagnosed, he was violently ill almost daily. I tried food for sensitive stomach but that wasn't the answer. It got so bad our vet told me to feed him baby food in order for him to get some kind of nutrition that he could tolerate. We tried several low allergen foods but he wouldn't eat them and several medications that just wouldn't help. My heart was broken for this sweet cat that just couldn't get better. I actually considered having him put to sleep because his quality of life was so poor and I couldn't bear his suffering. Thankfully the vet had us try the Hill's Rx ZD. I can't say how thankful I am for this food. He has now been on this diet for almost 5 years (he'll be 13 this year!). He is an absolute joy. He's so active and funny and loving. He appreciates his good health as much as I do!
January 19, 2014
The only food that works for one of my cats
I have tried many prescription and OTC counters foods and this is the only one that works for Tiger's GI symptoms!
December 19, 2013
This prescription diet has really helped my cats
I adopted 2 cats who were very stressed out after being given up by their owners of 5 years. One was vomiting quite frequently and I brought to the vet who did blood work and a test for intestinal parasites. Tests showed nothing so vet put them on prescription diet. It is costly but works for my cats. Each time I tried to switch them to a non prescription diet, the vomiting would start again. I just wish it wasn't so costly.
December 16, 2013
Required but the cats don't prefer it
The cats will tolerate this dry food but not eat it a lot
December 9, 2013
Great for sensitive stomachs
I adopted 2 cats who were very stressed with their previous moves. They started vomiting on their regular food so tried gradually changing food. Nothing seemed to work. Vet suggested prescription diet z/d which is working out quite well for them. I feed them both wet and dry. I recently retired and I am on fixed income. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
November 29, 2013
Great product, but pricey for my budget
I really like to feed my cat the z/d Prescription Diet. He's had diarrhea ever since we got him. We ran lots of tests with the vet and could not find a definite diagnosis - everything we tried came back normal.
The z/d food worked out better for our cat - it didn't entirely solve his problem, but it did reduce the problem.
Unfortunately, my budget can't afford z/d all the time. I did find a coupon online on the Hill's site and I do appreciate being able to use that!
November 17, 2013
new product for our cat
Our cat is having a hard time adjusting to this food.
November 6, 2013
ZD has cured my senior cat of skin allergies
I now have a healthier cat due to the diet of ZD. We are so pleased that she can live the remainder of her life comfortable. I wish Hills would issue coupons more often, as I have two cats on Hills special diet and it can get costly.
October 30, 2013
This product has been a life saver!
This product has allowed my cat to eat without the digestive problems she has had with all other food. I wish I had tried this product long before I did. The benefit of this special food greatly outweighs any cost! Thank you!
September 17, 2013
Just too expensive
While it seems to have helped the cats system, its too cost prohibitive to use long-term.
September 15, 2013
Thank goodness for z/d!
When I got my rescue cat, I found out she had severe skin allergies and vomiting issues. She would scratch so bad that her body would have open sores. I felt so bad for her as she had to wear a collar for 6 months until we could find a food she could tolerate. At the recommendation of our vet, we tried the z/d. After a couple of months of being only on the z/d, she was finally back to being a "normal" cat. I was so happy to remove the collar after what seemed forever and it was so wonderful to see her turn into a content and happy cat! With her sensitivities, she will remain on z/d for life.
July 4, 2013
My cat had excessive itching causing her to groom and bite her skin. After several attempts to find the cause, I did several food trials. After 3 months on this food, my cat is itch-free. And she is back to old herself.
June 29, 2013
What we needed
Our cat puked up everything for 6 months, when we finally went to the vet and asked, we were given this prescription, she has since been a very happy, healthy cat, and we can't be thankful enough for this food!
May 29, 2013
My kitten has been struggling with stomach/indigestion issues since I got her from the humane society. I tried all types of canned/dry food and finally got recommended this product through my vet. It is very expensive, but my cat loves it and hasn't had a single problem with diarrhea since! It's worth it. And my new cat (adult) likes it too!
November 27, 2012