Hill's® Prescription Diet® Canine Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution
Product does exactly as advertised
My dog eagerly looks forward to this food and it has resulted in a weight loss which has increased her overall "zest" for life. She is 7+ and sometimes acts like a puppy again.
November 29, 2013
Great Solution for Overweight Small Dog -- For Now
I have a 6 yr old female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with chronic weight problems. My dog is larger than the AKC Standard for the breed because she comes from 100% English stock, which is much larger than the tiny dogs they have been bred down to in the US. The US AKC Standard calls for an 18 inch dog weighing up to 18lbs. The English dog is much bigger & healthier. Her normal weight should be about 22lbs.
Being overweight is, of course, my fault because I am the one who feeds her. Dogs in the wild (wolves) don't eat wheat or corn or any of the fillers in most commercial dog food. The food I fed her to was no-grain & included high amounts of chicken, sweet potatoes & dried fruit & veggies. I also always add fresh carrots to her kibble & feed her a small custard cup of plain non-fat yogurt at 11:30 at night. This is her favorite meal of the day :D.
Last year I became disabled and cannot walk her anymore. I've relied on hiring neighborhood kids to walk her but it doesn't seem to be enough. Also, she is getting older. She gained weight on the recommended feeding amount of my other dog food and my vet convinced me to try this formula - at least temporarily - when she reached 29lbs. During the first month she only lost about 1 1/2 lbs. I was disappointed but my vet urged me on. Now, after 10 weeks, she's lost a total of 5lbs - 25% of her toal body weight - and is within 2lbs of what my vet wants her to weigh.
Obviously I am very pleased since she is healthier at this lower weight & I will need to maintain her at the lower weight. She is happy with this food and enjoys it.
I am not sure what I am going to do when she reaches her target weight. I am still anti grain in dog food & am researching a maintenance plan for her.
For now, I am very happy that Hill's has this weight formula food available & I consider using it a total success. I gave it a less than perfect rating because it is not a food formulation I think I can maintain my dog on in the future due to my preferences regarding dog food ingredients.
November 22, 2013
One of the most common problems pet owners face is finding a decent and palatable food that provides proper nutrition for their pets. As a pet owner its also difficult to stick to recommended feeding guidelines because we feel as though our pets aren't eating enough to keep them full. My 5 year old Miniature Dachshund weighed a little over 16 pounds and was overweight for her size. Like most Dachshunds, the more overweight they are, the more likely they are to suffer from other problems down the road especially back problems. Despite sticking to the strict feeding regime recommended on her old bag of food, eliminating table scraps & adding in regular walks, she wasn't losing weight. Our Hill's representative came into our clinic one day discussing the new Metabolic Diet they had came out with and how it could benefit pet's who are slightly overweight. She not only explained it's nutrition and how it works with your pet to keep them full, but that it was also a diet that could be used long term to maintain a specific weight once it was reached. Although skeptical, me and two additional clinic staff decided to test it on our pets. My Dachshund wasn't picky about her food so transitioning her to the Metabolic diet was simple. The kibble smelled palatable & were of decent size which was also a positive because it forced my dog to chew her food rather than inhale it. After one month I had taken my Dachshund into the clinic to weigh her. Much to my surprise she was down 1.3 pounds! She has now been on the Metabolic Diet for 4 months & I am pleased to report she has been maintaining a healthy weight of 13.6 pounds! I loved this diet so much that I even switched my cat to the Metabolic Feline Diet. There is nothing better than when someone comes into our clinic stressing out about their pets diet and weight and I have a genuine success story to share with them. Thank you Hills!
November 21, 2013
Why Andy likes this food.
Because Andy Loves his food. When I bring the bag of food into the house, he does this jump in the air, twirl's his body around and give out a lough bark. I also notice his coat is more smooth, also he had to lose some weight, and has done so on this product. Thank you for the product. and Andy thanks you also with his bark.
November 19, 2013
Science Diet Prescription Metabolic worked for my dog.
Traveler, a terrier mix, lost 2 pounds in seven weeks. She went from a "stuffed" sausage to a dog with a "little" loose skin. We fed Metabolic Dry Food and Metabolic Treats (one a day) during this period. Traveler eats the food with gusto and looks forward to her next feeding. We feed twice a day. We are continuing her diet in the hopes she can lose a little more weight. She is more active and seems to feel better with the weight loss.
November 18, 2013
Delivers What it Promises ....
The Metabolic line of foods and treats has proved to be a
success for my dog. He has been on the diet now for 3 or so
months and has lost over 10 lbs. :)
November 15, 2013
Weight loss obtained
Harley, our 9 year old yellow lab has been eating the prescription weight loss food for over five months now and has lost over ten pounds. He is beginning to look more slender. He still enjoys extra treats when he takes his medicine, so he would probably would have lost more weight if he was only eating the dog food. The cost is the only drawback I have on continuing feeding him this product.
November 13, 2013
A foolproof method for dog weight loss.
My mixed breed rescue, who has the build and appearance of a Corgi, has reduced his weight from 13.8kg (June 2013) to 11.95kg, (end of October2013) a tiny bit less than his target wieght of 12kg. I have been feeding him 70g twice a day during this time.
I am delighted with this result. He has consistently anticipated and enjoyed his Hills Metabolic Dry
meals. He seems to be satisfied with the quantity he receives and he reassuringly passes a number of healthy stools every day. One bonus I was not expecting is the improvement in the texture and shine on his coat. He actually gleams in the sun.
He still needs to lose some more weight and I will continue to feed him a little less, confident that he will remain healthy and reliably go on losing weight.
November 11, 2013
Does what it is supposed to do!!
With no effort or change on my part, my dog has lost over 10 pounds and is now a lot healthier. Recommend this to everyone who owns an overweight dog!
November 10, 2013
It really works!!!
Our 3 legged Sheltie was very over weight and our Vet said we have to get the weight off to prevent serious health issues. Cinnamon was 33lbs when we started her on the diet. She had difficulty moving around and had long given up on playing or taking walks since it was hard for her to move with only 1 front leg and 2 back. (She was born this way and was a rescue dog.) She became short of breath just walking around in the house. Our Vet gave us a stern talking to about feeding her from the table which we will never do again. She made it perfectly clear it was going to kill her. We immediately stopped any food other than the Metabolic. We were very diligent in following the feeding guidelines. Initially, we only gave her the food and did not use the special snacks. It seemed to take awhile, but then suddenly we noticed she was beginning to loose weight. At her last visit she was down to 27.7lbs. She loves going for walks and playing fetch with her ball. She is like a puppy again. She enjoys feeding time and also loves a Metabolic snack treat a few times a week. THANK YOU HILL's for creating this product. It really works and will be Cinnamon's food for life.
November 7, 2013
He has only taken it for a month so we havent seen a huge change but I think he has lost a liitle weight
He has only taken it for a month so it is hart to say if it is working yet.
November 7, 2013
this product smell good most dog foods smell bad .
Paige is doing well on this food, has lost weight an quit vomiting, but its quite high in price. we will do what we have to do..Thanks
November 1, 2013
I am pretty satisfies, Im not sure if my dog likes the flavor as much as the rd
My bulldog seems to have adjusted well to this new food, I am going to continue mixing in the rd for flavor as I think she is used to that "taste" but overall I am satisfied.
November 1, 2013
Weight loss for my Pugs
The Metabolic Diet is amazing. My Pugs love the taste and they get a combination of dry and canned as well as a treat a day. The weight is steadily coming off and they are not starving.
I love this product
October 25, 2013
My Chi loves the taste and it is helping him loose weight along with the wet food.
October 25, 2013
it works hands down
I have a 7yr old dachshund that I rescued when he was 3yrs old--he was skin and bones at 11lbs and gained one pound per month until he ballooned to 21.3lbs, which was way too heavy for his 'tween frame--he looked his best when he was 14-15lbs--I've tried many other diet foods but he NEVER lost the weight combined with the fact that my mom shared her food with him and he stole on a regular basis his brother's food (toy poodle)---at a loss of what to do next I talked to his dr--the dr said it was imperative for Puck to lose weight and Metabolic was the only way it was going to happen--I was skeptical ---because for the last 3yrs he was the same weight no matter what I did-- I just can't believe the results in three months he's gone down to 17.5lbs !!!--I know they say 28% in the 1st 2mos but he has gone off the wagon here and there ---I'll be happy with 2.5 more pounds --he has more energy and is able to walk more with a pep in his step--I feel one more big bag should do it and then we can transition him back to regular food--the food satiates him (thank heavens)and he likes the flavor-he doesn't look at all like he's suffering/starving while on his diet--to me it smells like potato chips--he definitely looks healthier and is NOT being starved to lose the weight--he does move his bowels more-guess that's the excess weight going out of him--lol---but I must admit he still rather people food given the choice--if Hill's ever came up with a food that dogs would eat over human food then that would be priceless ;) but this is good runner up until that discovery comes ---bottom line, your pooch needs to lose weight, go on Metabolic
October 19, 2013
Seems to enjoy.....
A few years back, my veterinarian said that the only reason the pets lose weight on a pet food specifically designated as a "weight management" food, was that they wouldn't eat it.
I just purchased my third bag of this food, and my cat seems to really like it. I measure out her food, and she nibbles on it throughout the day. Her bowl is always empty in the mornings.
I have tried other weight management foods, and because I have multiple cats - she always ends up going to another bowl and eating their "regular" food. Not so with this however, in fact, it's quite the opposite. I find my other average weight cats, with their heads buried in her bowl.
It's too early to tell if it's working, but I hope it's successful.
October 16, 2013
the reviews say it is worth trying
My Boxer who has a thyroid condition is 98 pounds, way too large, and we have had him a diet for a year now, and he hasn't lost an ounce, so our vet recommended this product, and to be honest, I was so against it, because of Hills reputation of not having the best ingredients, and my dog has has premium, human grade food since we rescued him, but I am giving it a try, I am hoping against hope that it truly works, he does like it though, he is also allowed to have 2 of your treats a day.
October 13, 2013
My dogs love this food and it really works
My girls been on this food and between the 2 of them lost 11 pounds total. My chocolate Lab lost 6 pounds and my Lab Mix lost 5 pounds. It is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone who has an overweight dog
October 12, 2013
Great product, however a little pricey.
This product yields fast results. My mini-dachshund only had a pound or so to lose, and, within a short time, is already at his optimal weight. He enjoys the taste and the crunch.
October 7, 2013
This food works!
My dog ended up gaining weight after she hurt her back and ended up not being able to be as active as before she got hurt. My wife and I tried many things to try and get her to lose the weight-like increasing her level of activity and having her on Hill's w/d Prescription Diet. This didn't seem to work for her as her weight stayed pretty much the same. However, once we talked to our vet about the new Metabolic food and our vet did the measurements required by Hill's, we were told what amount of food to feed her and here we are about 8 months later and she is almost down to her target weight! I have also noticed increased muscle strength and she just seems lighter on her feet. It is also worth mentioning that our dog absolutely LOVES the taste of this food--more so than any other we have previously tried.
Both my wife and I are very happy with the results of this food and the value of it and we would both recommend it!
October 4, 2013
My dog seems to enjoy the food, it is kind of expensive but it will last for months so it is worth the price. Changing him to this food was a good choice as he was a chunk and now he is slimming down/maintaining the his weight,
October 2, 2013
For years, we joked about our Golden/Lab Retriever being a "plus-sized model." She is the prettiest, sweetest dog ever - but she was always a bit chunky no matter what we tried. She would refuse to eat diet dog food, and despite 5 miles of walking every day she couldn't shed those extra pounds. Now that she is older and dealing with elbow arthritis, long walks are difficult for her. My vet suggested HS Diet Metabolic to try and take off the extra weight. I was hesitant because of the high cost, but when they assured me I could return the food if she wouldn't eat the diet dog food I bought a bag. The results have been amazing!!! In 6 months she has gone from 106 to 92 lbs - and is now at her ideal weight. I know the food has to be tasty - it smells like roasted chicken. I wish I could find the same solution for me to help lose belly fat LOL
September 26, 2013
It really works!
My 5 year old Pug has allergies and has been on steroid treatments for some time. The steroids caused her to be quite overweight. My veterinarian suggested the Metabolic food and we decided to try it. She started out at 30 pounds and after a very short while went down to 23. Working on getting her to 18 lbs., but we are well on the way. This weight loss has helped her to be more active she has regained her bubbly personality. She seems to enjoy the food more than what she previously ate and even more so if I mix a small amount of the wet food as well. The treats are also a big hit with her! If you're dog fights a weight problem you really should try this food!
September 26, 2013
this product was well worth the money
I highly reccomend this product if you have a furry family member with chubby love handles
My labrador retriever loved loved loved this food in April his weight was dangerously high he has dropped 50 lbs and has more energy and happy
September 26, 2013
Does Help with Weight Loss
Our vet put my dachshund on the Hill's Canine Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution. My elderly father has been feeding him table scraps when I'm not home. I have tried to get him to not feed him, but with dementia, its almost impossible to do. I have noticed a difference in his weight since being on this dog food, although its not easy to get him to eat it at times because he was used to the table scraps! It is a constant battle to get dad to stop feeding him, but I am trying! :) Thank you Hill's for making this helpful product for pudgy dogs like mine!
September 26, 2013
Our dog loves this food
We have an American Eskimo age 11 and is overweight. We have been feeding her Metabolic dry food and treats and she has been lossing weight. It was the best idea our vet ever suggested. She really loves her food and treats. We would highly recommand this product to anyone who has a over weight or dog with weight issues to use Metablic.
September 25, 2013
Lost weight without being overly hungry
We have a 4 year old Yellow Lab that is VERY active. He runs every day and swims several times a week. But he still seemed to pack on the pounds. Our vet recommended Hills Prescription Diet Metabolic food and he went from 108 lbs to 92 lbs in 2 months. And he wasn't deprived of the amount of food he normally eats. I recommend the Metabolic diet for any animal that needs to lose a few extra pounds!
September 24, 2013
Actually works and my dog loves it too!
I couldn't believe that my picky eater of pet would like a prescription diet food. He took to it immediately and is losing weight. The food is on the expensive side, but well worth it, because it WORKS.
September 22, 2013
this product might work
My dog enjoyed the vet's trial bag but now that I bought the big bag she is only eating occasionally. She might loose weight real fast this way.
September 20, 2013