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
Hills Prescription Diet feline z/d
Two of my cats have tried z/d. One was later switched to i/d. The other cat just started eating it, and it's too soon to say if it will help with his ear issues. Both seemed to like the dry okay, but neither would eat the canned version. The canned version has a strange, almost gelatin-like texture. Not sure if Hills can do anything about that for the future?
October 29, 2014
Seems to be helping
One of my cats seems to have a food allergy of some kind, and throws up a lot. I shopped around and tried a few brands of dry cat food, but he gets the same reaction. My vet recommended we try Hill's Prescription z/d Feline Low Sensitivity cat food, and I think it's helping. He still throws up, but not as much. My other two cats eat this food as well. They don't love the taste of it, but they eat it. I also tried the canned version of this food, but only 1 of my 3 cats will eat that. I think it's pretty expensive, but if it helps my cat, it's worth it.
October 16, 2014
THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN VERY GOOD MEDICALLY FOR CATS
I have two cats that are on the Hills Prescription Diet ZD. They do very well on this food as their fur is very shiny and eyes are clear. I give both cats the dry as well as the canned food. The only negative thing about this food is the price. I feel that it is rather expensive for a 8 pound bag
October 15, 2014
Its the only thing my cat can eat
I have a cat that has serious allergies and can't eat anything else but this with out digging himself to an open sore, so my 9yr old is on the same food to keep everyone happy. The bags I buy are 8 lbs and that only lasts me a month, I wish this food would come in a larger bag, SO IS THAT POSSIBLE? A 20 lb bag would keep me from having to buy it every month, and if the bag was cheaper than buying two 8 lb bags ....HOW ABOUT YOU DOING THAT FOR SOME ONE THAT HAS PUT OUT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN ONE YEAR TO KEEP A CAT ALIVE.
October 12, 2014
We had tried a variety of other foods, and this was the only food our cat could tolerate and enjoy.
October 11, 2014
Solved my cat's vomiting issues
I will admit this particular cat is a bit of a pig. He likes to eat and eat quickly. Because of that I attributed his frequent vomiting to regurgitation from eating too quickly. But then he began vomiting forcefully at other times bringing up small amounts of spittle. The vet suspected a food allergy and suggested we try z/d, Kitty loves it and his vomiting stopped regardless of how fast he ate. I add a little water to the food which seems to slow his eating a bit. The food is a bit pricey but worth it for the difference it has made in his and our lives. Highly recommended.
October 6, 2014
Expensive Food if your cat has allergies
Our Vet recommended the z/d food to us after our cat was scratching himself all over and leaving scabs. Once we started him on this new food all the scratching stopped and the scabs went away. However, our cat would rather eat the dog's food then his food most of the time (also Science Diet). Food is very expensive though... hard for us on limited budgets but love our pets to death.
September 29, 2014
We LOVE z/d!
My Xena girl can only eat the z/d because of IBD. She LOVES it & so does her brother, Romeo. Although he doesn't have to have it, like Xena does, he prefers it over any other dry kitty food!
September 28, 2014
Works really well
Wish they made a bigger size bag in the dry and a smaller size can in the wet
September 26, 2014
Thank goodness ZD exists
My senior male cat first believes that dry food is the only food that's worthwhile! And, he's had bouts of struvite crystals and suspected IBS. My vet called the Hills nutritionists and found that ZD could be a good approach to our issues. So far, so good! No crystals and his tummy seems better as well.
I appreciate Hills' research into nutrition for all life stages and to address various health issues, and their willingness to work with vets and pet parents to ensure pet health. Thank you.
September 20, 2014
Its the only thing my cat can eat
I have a highly sensitive cat about 3 yrs old, after months of shots cortisone we finally have him balanced but this is the only thing he can eat all other foods make him sick, since my one cat is on it, I put my other cat on it too. they both eat the same and they go through about 8 lbs a month, I don't like the smell of it but if they like it that is all that matters. I just wish is wasn't so darn expensive to buy, I have gone to the site online and printed some coupons and that helps a bit, but its just too high for my fixed income, I love my babies and have spent a fortune to keep them healthy.
September 8, 2014
Dry Z/d not appreciated by my cat
My cat with tummy issues rarely touches the dry Z/d food. He enjoys the canned version and would probably eat more than a can a day if I could afford it. However, the dry food is rarely touched. I replace it frequently and notice that some is consumed on occasion, but certainly not daily. Is there something that can be done to jazz up the taste and still uphold the health aspect of the product? Thanks.
August 31, 2014
My cat loves this product!
My cat loves the dry z/d! I have noticed a huge improvement in his appetite, and he has had no allergic reactions since I started him on this food! Before I put him on dry z/d, his allergies would cause him to constantly scratch himself to the point of bleeding. Also, other foods would actually cause an allergic reaction in and on his mouth. Dry z/d has allowed my cat to EAT, enjoy his food, and most importantly, LIVE! Thank you!!
August 28, 2014
Stopped the vomiting
My cat can only eat this dry food- she reverts to vomiting several times a day if she gets any other food. She seems to like it fine and I have been able to keep her happy and keep the weight she lost off (she needed to lose it).
Only wish it was not so expensive!!!!
August 16, 2014
My cat is forced to eat this
My cat only eats this cuz it's supposed to help her digestive system. She'd rather have what the other cats eat. This product has somewhat calmed her stomach, but it's still not perfect. Price of food is way too high.
August 12, 2014
My cat likes the taste.
It's a bit expensive but my cat enjoys it. She doesn't like a lot so this is great.
July 26, 2014
the only thing that helped
This was prescribed for my kitty with intestinal problems/IBS. She has a chronic loose stool and this is the only food that helps with that problem. I only feed her this. I have 2 other cats and they eat this as. well, because it is impossible to feed them separately. They all like it very much.
July 11, 2014
Pretty good product
My cat wasn't doing so well; vomiting, coat didn't look well, and pretty bad overall in general; my veterinarian recommended the z/d diet and i tried it; I weaned him off his other diet and had him eating the z/d in a week; while the other cat wasn't too crazy about it-it is tolerated now; mainly because he doesn't have a choice; His coat is better, the vomiting is at a minimum now and he looks and acts like his old self again; I'm pretty impressed with this; didn't think it would work this well;
July 6, 2014
No more irritation
One of my cats was having digestive issues. Has been fine since on this food. My other two don't need it, but seem to enjoy eating the food.
June 22, 2014
ZD helps my cat
My cat Angel was prescribed ZD, as he has food allergies. It has eliminated the bumps and itching he used to get. And he loves it, even asks for it during the day.
Thanks for coming up with such a variety of foods that help specific feline problems.
June 16, 2014
This product really works
Like this product I just wish you would make a bigger size bag and a smaller size of the canned food
June 14, 2014
We tried a couple of other more readily available products first. She would improve for a short period of time and then regress. When she went on ZD she just kept improving. I even added the moist as a small daily treat. She enjoys both and LOOKS beautiful again :)
June 8, 2014
Cat is sensitive skin. This product has stopped all iching and scratching. Would recommed it for any cat with a sensitive
June 5, 2014
got a food that the cats eat and does not cause them the skin issues any more.
May 29, 2014
Food allergies and atopic dermatitis
My "free" kitty started showing signs of food allergy-related distress almost a year ago. "Cheeto" has been on z/d about 10 months now. His fur is softer. His skin is less inflamed. His attitude has even improved! I've always fed my pets Science Diet, and I'm so thankful for Prescription Diet now!
May 8, 2014
Great food but inconsistent quality
My cat has IBD and the vet prescribed this food.
I have found that if it's more than 1 month old, even though it has a shelf life of 2 years my cats don't like it as much as the freshest food and I end up throwing half of it away.
You can see the difference in the texture from a case that's 1 month vs. 2 or more months old.
At about $2.50 per can x 2 cats x 2 cans a day, it's very expensive to have to throw 1/2 can away or sometimes more because they don't like it as much as a very fresh case.
I wish there was a way for the manufacturer to improve on the length of the fresh texture.
Having said that, I am amazed that both of my cats continue to eat it every day, day in and day out for over a year now without complaint.
May 2, 2014
Z/D saved our cat's life!
Our cat just turned 6 years old. She has been an allergic cat since we adopted her at 12 weeks. Early on, it was discovered that she was aggressively scratching and biting at her chest. Her food allergy was so bad that it was causing her to scratch her chest until she bled. Our vet put her on the d/d diet and it worked great for 5 years! No more scratching!!! Unfortunately, within the past 2 months our allergic cat started vomiting profusely. After lab tests and X-rays, our vet determined that our precious cat has IBD. He immediately put her on the z/d diet and after a couple of days (food adjustment) her symptoms improved dramatically! She was given two separate cortisone shots (to help with her gastrointestinal inflammation) over the past 8 weeks. So a combination of the shots and the z/d has turned our cat's life around. Her vomiting has been extremely minimal and little by little she has put her weight back that she lost and is slowly returning to the cat we know and love. I highly recommend this product. The cost of the food is slightly higher than the "regular" cat food, but to my family, the benefit outweighs the cost of the prescription diet (the coupons are nice). We are just happy that she is recovering and that the z/d will help her live a good life. Thank you Science Diet for providing this food for cats like ours. :)
April 26, 2014