Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine Renal Health
K/D is very sticky and thick
I have to feed my dog the K/d diet . This is the only can variety I could find. It's very thick, and my dog gags on it. I compare it to eating peanut butter. I add a half can of water into the bowl and use a potato masher to mix it. I only recommended this product because , again I have been unable to find another brand, that is not so thick. I reported this problem , and was told its thickness, is cause by the starch in it.
November 16, 2013
Living with my pal longer
Max is 16 and has been on the Canine KD diet for a year.
He seems to be gaining some weight and his quality of life is good for a blind and deaf dog. I do mix a little unsalted chicken broth with the food to keep him enticed.
November 13, 2013
my dog loves the kd/prescription dog food. It was recomended by our Vet. for kidney health. our dog is almost 9 years old.. It is expensive. And coupons do help with the cost.
November 7, 2013
Oscar Loves his K/D!
We noticed that our 7 yr. old Dachshund, Oscar, normally a happy-go-lucky guy wasn't eating, becoming lethargic and his mannerisms weren't the same. We brought him to our vet who did vast amounts of blood work and came back with the news that Oscar was in kidney failure. We were devastated but what could we do? She recommended Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine Renal Health and we purchased several cans. We added a few spoonful's of canned pumpkin to add some additional flavor (and to "hide" the additional pills he was prescribed) and within two days, Oscar was jumping around like a puppy! Not only was he obviously feeling better, but the vet and her staff couldn't believe he was the same dog that I had carried in several days earlier with tears in my eyes thinking the worst.
Oscar hears the can opener and runs as fast as his little legs can carry him and whines while I mash his food up in our now-usual routine. We have seen vast improvement in his health, blood work numbers and best of all, his personality. He is back to running around the yard and chasing our other Dachshund and Labrador retriever and digging holes to the dismay of his human daddy.
Here's a photo of Oscar looking for a way to open the can himself. I'm sure with a little know-how, he may just do it!
Thank you Hill's for saving our Oscar!
October 28, 2013
We have been feeding K/D wet food to our dog for over 2 yeas, since she was diagnosed with Kidney failure in July 2011. Dogs with Kidney Failure are fussy eaters and owners usually have to change food often. This is the only food she will eat and we have tried others.
October 23, 2013
This product is better than the dry.
My dog seems to enjoy the canned kd food over the dry kd food. I have to say it did not help his blood work numbers alone, we have to give him subcutaneous fluids also, which really is not fun for us or my dog.
October 19, 2013
Product works and my dog loves it!
Hill's Prescription Diet k/d canned food has helped my foster dog, Jamie's, kidney functions return to near normal! Jamie has been eating canned k/d food for more than a year now and his kidney function levels have significantly reduced during this time. Even better...Jamie LOVES this food! He comes into the kitchen twice a day at his scheduled time "asking" for his food!
I am very thankful for this product as it has given Jamie the opportunity to celebrate his 14th birthday next week. I hope to celebrate many more with this very special foster dog!
October 18, 2013
Squirt is on K/D for his kidney issues.
Squirt is on K/D for his kidney issues. I was hesitant at first to agree to put him on a prescription diet because of all the hype that it is not as nutritional as 'Natural" types of food.
Squirt has been doing really well on the diet. His test came back better than ever for kidney values.
I find that some of the cans of food are a little inconsistent in texture, and that is why I gave the reading a good not an excellent.
October 7, 2013
this product is great
my dog loves this food and she is doing very well on it.
October 4, 2013
My dog loves it!
My 14-1/2 year old Yorkie was recently diagnosed with stage 2 kidney failure and her vet recommended switching her to Science Diet K/D. She was previously on Science Diet Oral Care dry food and never had any teeth problems, so I had no qualms with switching her to another Science Diet product. She eagerly eats the can food and her kidney function has been better. My vet highly recomends Science Diet and I do too!
October 1, 2013
Saved my dog's life
My 18 month old Yorkie was diagnosed with severe kidney failure in January 2013 and given 3-6 months to live. Daily IV hydration, i/d food, and medications helped his to his current optimal health. Today he is 2 years and 1 month old and doing fine.
September 28, 2013
Some product improvement is required.
I appreciate the idea of a canine wet food that is formulated for dogs with renal issues. But, this product apparently misses the mark in taste . There is no medical benefit if your pet won't eat the food. My dog seemed to like it the first five weeks. Now, not so much. He's certainly hungry but he really really dislikes the k/d. In my humble opinion, Hill's needs to enhance the palatability of this product.
September 26, 2013
Good Can Food
We purchased this with the dry food, our dog loves it
September 15, 2013
This product has less salt for my dogs
My dogs enjoy eating it, it is good for them as it has less salt. Love the coupons, keep them coming :)
September 11, 2013
My Vet and I are pleased with my dog's response to this food.
My Vet and I are please with my dog's response to the k/d wet dog food. I was a little skeptical about trying a prescription dog food, but Squirty needed to get his kidney levels back in balance. He is a VERY picky eater, and I was plesantly surprised that he zealously ate the food. We've been on this diet for almost a year, and he is holding his weight, his BUM levels are much better, and his stools are consistent.
I was concerned about all the "naturalists" comments (high fat content, junk food, etc.) about prescription diets, and for me, they were unfounded. I would heartily recommend this food.
September 11, 2013
Doggie Kidney problems? try this
This food was a life saver for out little Bella. She had been trapped for over 10 days before I got her. She had lost all her hair and had some major kidney issues. Our vet recommended your food and with the help of your food and lots of tender loving care, she has blossomed into a healthy little Yorkie!!
September 7, 2013
My dog Loves It!
My dog has kidney and liver issues. She is aging. Her Vet recommended that she goes on this k/d food and I was afraid that she wouldn't like it. She absolutely loves it. She has been on it for about a month now. I know when she eats this that she is eating something that is very, very good for her. Thanks Science Diet
August 26, 2013
KD has saved my Corgi, Kylie's life
Kylie is 8 1/2 yrs old-Doctors said she would NOT see 5 yrs old... I believe this product has prolonged my Corgies life! Thank you Hills! She is the runt and has had problems since she was a baby!
August 16, 2013
Helps keep my pet's blood analysis numbers in check!
My 15 year old mini-dachshund had very high numbers in his blood analysis tests taken during his annual checkup - as in off-the-charts. We found out that he a few bad teeth that were putting toxins into his system, but once they were removed, it took his body a bit to get back on track. After 2 more blood tests with elevated numbers (along with anit-biotics), our vet put him on Hills K/D canned food. He loved the taste from day one, and now his numbers are almost perfect - in fact very good for a dog his age. It was such a relief to know that he is getting proper nutrition and his body is getting all the help it needs to stay health in his senior years. Thanks Hills! (and our vet, Dr. Bennett!)
July 18, 2013
needs to be soft
I have a toy poodle who was in kidney failure. He had to have fluids every day for a week and was given k/d. wouldn't eat canned k/d until I mashed it with a beater. That made it smooth and soft and the dog then started
July 11, 2013
Saves my dog from seizure spells
I have a 4 pound pom with a porta systemic shunt. She is required to be on meds and the KD formula wet or dry food. She was having bad seizure-like episodes before her regimen was prescribed. Now, on the KD food, we rarely have an event. She loves the taste of both the wet and dry KD foods. We are thrilled about that, for she is a very picky eater, and this has saved her from the horrible episodes she was having. THANK YOU SCIENCE DIET!!!
June 30, 2013
What a difference!
Our 10 year old Scottish Terrier was bloated, no energy, skin and coat was patchy and he even smelled bad...I thought it was because of his age, even though I knew he must have some health issues, so we took him to our vet and he told us his kidneys were not working at 100%, put him on the K/D, and after a few days, he was feeling and looking better. We feed him the dry and canned...and he loves the taste, he can't wait for me to pop the lid off of that can! Had no idea this dog food could change his quality of life so much, but it has.
June 4, 2013
This has helped our dogs kidneys.
I'm amazed at this product. I really didnt think it would help our dogs kidneys, but in fact it did. The only problem I have is that I buy the canned and dry and can get pretty expensive. I have used the coupons in the past, but can no longer get them.
February 27, 2013
This product could use some improvements
I'm not sure if the products (both canned and dry) are helping Duke's (my 13 1/2 year old black lab) kidneys yet-my vet needs to do some more test in a few weeks. My concerns are:packaging, appearance and quality control which for the price in my opinion should not be issues. I think ALL cans (like some you sell) should have pull top tabs to open-having a can opener available all the time is a pain. The canned food does not appear or smell (may not be important to dogs??)very appetizing but all I know is that he does not gobble it down like some other brands he has had. My last concern has to do with the number and size of air pockets in the packaging of the cans. I'm sure you will suggest that the cans are sold by weight but if that were the case then the size and quantity would be more uniform in my opinion plus I have not ever seen that in other cans before.
February 26, 2013
Great food that our dog loves
My 2 year old Standard Poodle has been on an exclusive diet of k/d canned food for over 4 months now. He runs to his bowl and scarfs his food down as soon as I put it down. He weighs between 58 and 59 pounds and gets 1 1/2 cans twice per day. He is now healthy and happy and full of juice as a Standard Poodle should be. It took a while to identify his problem but once on the k/d diet he has been like a new dog! Note: He is one of only three surviving siblings out of a litter of nine. The deceased siblings died due to renal failure before their first birthdays. We feel very lucky that our precious Linus survived and we look forward to many wonderful years with him.
February 12, 2013
Nutritionally sound, could be more palatable
I am a huge fan of Science Diet products, as they are nutritionally sound and my animals thrive on them. My issue with the k/d is palatability. The consistency and taste do not appeal to any of our animals (including the healthy dog and cats who will eat almost anything), so it's not surprising our geriatric who needs it due to renal issues has to be coerced into eating it.
Please consider redesigning the formula and/or or processing method to produce a more palatable product.
January 9, 2013