Hill's® Prescription Diet® b/d® Canine Healthy Aging & Alertness
My 14 year old dog was recently diagnosed with dementia. He began barking at the walks and crying when I'm not home. I did some research on diet an dementia and found this food. After reading about this food, I decided to give it a try. I slowly added it to my dogs food until after about a week, I had completely transitioned him. After approximately one-two weeks, I noticed that he wasn't always crying when I came home, and just a general calm about him. I have to believe that this det most definitely has had a very positive impact n my dogs health. Very glad I purchased this, and I recommend it to anyone looking for good nutrition for their elderly pet!
January 3, 2014
This product provided outstanding results fast!!!!
I have a 15 1/2 year old mini daschund who was diagnosed with canine dimentia also called CDS. It began with her getting confused and going to the wrong side of the door, getting her days and nights confused and wandering aimlessly throughout the house. Recently her cognitive health declined and she began to get worse. She became less repsonsive, would seem to be spaced out and appear lost in normal surroundings and she began to get stuck in corners or in front of things and not know how to turn around and get out or realize that she could just walk away. My vet suggested I try the the B/D dog food. All of my dogs eat Scient Diet food and 2 of them eat the W/D by Hill's due to issues with their weight. I had my doubts as to the results but after only 2 days of being on the B/D we have seen dramatic results! I am AMAZED!!! She is more responsive and aware of her surroundings. She is sleeping better at night and staying awake more during the day. When she walks to a place where she would have gotten stuck in before she stops and its clear that she is thinking about what to do. She then turns herself around and walks away. I am impressed and will not be feeding her anything else. THANK YOU Hill's!
March 20, 2013
My male pug is 14 years old and 3 years ago I noticed age-related changes at his behaviour. I made a research and decided to put him on Hill's Prescription Diet B/D. The results were obvious even from the 3rd week. If you don't believe in miracles, my little precious dog is a proven miracle.
February 11, 2013
This product really works for dementia in dogs!
I've never written a review but thought it important to write one on this product. If you're researching this product, I know you have serious concerns for your furry friend's behavior. This product really, really works! After only two days I noticed a marked improvement in his nightly behavior. Several months ago, my 9 year old Golden started having seizures (presumably a brain tumor). Several weeks later his evening behavior showed signs of dementia (Sundowners). He would pace, frantic panting, getting lost behind furniture and staggered walk. He was no longer sociable with me or my other dog. After 6 days now, these symptoms are almost gone. Because of the meds for his seizures, he's not as active as he once was - but I'll take it. For those who have issues with the 1st ingredient being whole grain corn -- I have always fed my dog the highest quality dog food (& most expensive) but he still ended up with a brain tumor and dementia! This product really has worked for my dog. I hope it will work for yours too.
November 26, 2014
I have an almost 2yr old Lab mix puppy who is a Distemper survivor. When we brought Sophie home at 7 months old, she was unable to stand or walk due to the neurological symptoms. Within a month, she learned how to walk again but developed epilepsy as yet another effect of the disease.
Sophie is on 2 different medications to control her seizures, but was still very hypersensitive to touch, sound, or stress and was easily overstimulated. She constantly had her tail tucked, and would flinch away from my hand if I tried to pet her. After talking with her vet, we decided to give B/D a try. The change has been tremendous.
Sophie has done a 180 on her behavior. Her tail is no longer tucked, and she no longer shies away from a pat on the head. Instead, she is now the first to greet me at the door when I come home. She runs up with a wagging tail and jumps up to say hello. She seeks out attention now, and is no longer so easily overstimulated.
While this food does come with a hefty price tag, its results have been well worth the price. Sophie doesn't seem to find this food as tasty as her previous formula, but does clean it up each time. I'm very satisfied with this food.
November 5, 2014
works well for our aging dog
our dog is 17 years old and since we have switched dog foods he has been more active and alert. Although is an old dog some days he still is almost as active as when he was younger.
September 5, 2014
Quality of Life Improved
My 9 year old Chinese Crested dog starting having behavioral issues, such as soiling in the house and howling while sitting in the middle of a room. He started acting more and more confused with every day living situations. My veterinarian recommended I try Hill's B/D and it has made a huge difference in our lives. He no longer sits and howls, asks to go outside again and is altogether a happy dog! And I am a happy owner. Amazing what a diet can do to help with the cognitive function of our pets to help enrich the last years of their life.
September 4, 2014
Since switching my dog to this his weight is good and his coat looks better. Plus he loves the taste.
July 7, 2014
Still early in the use of this product. I have used this for about three weeks based on recommendation from my vet. I have to mix the product with the wet version to get my dog to eat it. I am hoping it will eventually help my Bechon with food allergies which cause dark brown spots on his fur coming from saliva where he licks him self. Time will tell.
June 14, 2014
only one that really works
standard poodles have finicky digestive systems..this is the only dog food that works completely..
June 11, 2014
It really does work, it really makes a difference!
I have an 18yr old mixed-breed. This was highly recomended by a Vet who I thoroughly trust, and knows my dog well and for a long time. In a nutshell it really helped her brain function, considering her age. I never give an endorsement like this, but will keep her on this for the rest of her life!
It is kinda pricey from the Vet that I'm currently with, but you get what you pay for. All things considered, its well worth it!
June 10, 2014
The only product that doesn't cause digestive issues
This is the only product I've found that doesn't give my dog diarrhea. It is very expensive though. He also refuses to eat the food dry unless he is REALLY hungry, which then gives him diarrhea again because he waited too long between meals. To get him to eat it regularly, I have to mix moist food with it which makes feeding him even more expensive. It also isn't very convenient to have to buy it from the vet's office. Since it is so expensive, the vet doesn't carry large bags of it and has to special order it for me.
May 25, 2014
b/d diet for aging and alertness
I have just started this diet with my 13 year old border collie who shows signs of cognitive dysfunction. She loves the food and her behavior does seem better after just one full bag. Hopefully, this trend will continue.
May 19, 2014
helped get my dog well.
My 11 lb. min pin had pancreitis , he is 10 years old, beign put on your perscription dog food returned hiom to good heath and was much more nutrisis than boiled white rice.
May 2, 2014
Helps a great deal about keeping my dog's weight down!
April 26, 2014
my dog likes it
since starting almost one year ago my 13 year old dog no longer get up,takes a few steps,then stands there lost. He rarely voids in the house since he now remembers what he got up to do. my dog also seems happier. He rarely declines a meal since he likes his kibble.
April 24, 2014
This product was fantastic
My 11 1/2 year old german short-haired pointer had blood work done that indicated kidney problems and when the results came back all his numbers were elevated. It was recommended by my vet to use this food and after 3 weeks I had to return him to the vet for another issue and they tested his blood again and they all came back in the normal range. I was amazed how fast the food helped him. The transition from his regular food to this product was easy with no side effects.
April 15, 2014
My dog loves the food!
My King Charles Cavalier Spaniel (Heather) has had gastrointestinal problems from when she was a puppy. As a result, my vet recommended Hills Science Prescription. As long as I keep Heather on this diet, she has no problems. It's a wonderful product, and I highly recommend it.
March 21, 2014
This product is helpful with my dog's joints.
My dog does not wine when moving as much. He runs, walks, and moves better. Than you for the help.
March 6, 2014
the Quality is good
my dog is doing well with is food but at first he stayed away for two days until he was hungry enough.
December 31, 2013
I can say that the Hill's j/d helps our 10 year old Blue-tic Coon Hound get up every morning! She would never be able to have the quality of life that she has if it were not for this food! We mix a little warm water with it and she is very happy!! She has arthritis in her hips! We are very happy that our vet recommended this product for some of her treatment!
November 25, 2013