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g/d® Canine Early Cardiac-Healthy Aging - Dry

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Hill's® Prescription Diet®
g/d® Canine Early Cardiac-Healthy Aging


For the nutritional support of senior dogs.
As dogs age, they may require food designed to help reduce nutrient excesses that could be harmful to their system. For example, high levels of sodium, phosphorus and protein can cause increased workload in the kidneys and heart.
Kidneys are very important to the health of your dogs because they remove waste substances from the blood and maintain the normal balance of fluid and minerals within the body. Once kidney damage occurs, the consequences are usually irreversible.
The heart is the most important organ in you pet's body, and factors such as age or weight may affect its function. Poor heart health can affect your dog's lifestyle and mood.
Because the food your dog eats plays an important role in his or her overall health and well-being, at Hill's, nutritionists and veterinarians developed clinical nutrition especially formulated to support your older dog's kidneys and heart for overall health.

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Key Benefits

Prescription Diet® g/d® is formulated with the following benefits:
  • Reduced phosphorus to help minimize stress on aging kidneys
  • Reduced sodium to help maintain normal blood pressure
  • Reduced protein to help decrease kidney workload
  • Optimal fat levels to reduce pancreatic workload
  • Increased levels of omega-3 fatty acids to support kidney health

Additional Info

Hill's Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine is a complete and balanced food that provides all the nutrition dogs need. Please consult your veterinarian for further information on how our Prescription Diet® foods can help your dog to continue to enjoy a happy and active life.

Feeding Guide

Daily Feeding Guide:

Important Feeding Information

  • These amounts are a starting point only. Your dog may need less or more food to maintain proper weight. Adjust as needed. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.
  • With your veterinarian's approval, mix increasing amounts of your dog's new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period.
  • Prescription Diet® formulas are available in a wide variety of dry foods and treats for your dog's unique needs, and canned foods with delicious flavors your dog will love. Supplementation with other foods or treats is unnecessary and may decrease the effectiveness of the food. When using with canned food and treats, decrease the amount of dry food to avoid overfeeding.
  • Keep fresh water available at all times!
  • For best results, have your veterinarian monitor your dog's condition.
  • To prevent suffocation, keep this plastic bag out of the reach of pets and children.

Feeding transition

Adult maintenance

Weight of DogAmount per Day
5 lb (2,3 kg) 1/2 cup (50 g) - 2/3 cup (65 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg) 7/8 cup (85 g) - 1 1/8 cups (110 g)
15 lb (6,8 kg)1 1/8 cups (110 g) - 1 1/2 cups (150 g)
20 lb (9,1 kg)1 1/3 cups (130 g) - 2 cups (200 g)
30 lb (14 kg)2 cups (200 g) - 2 2/3 cups (265 g)
40 lb (18 kg)2 1/3 cups (230 g) - 3 1/4 cups (320 g)
50 lb (23 kg)2 3/4 cups (270 g) - 3 3/4 cups (370 g)
60 lb (27 kg)3 1/4 cups (320 g) - 4 1/3 cups (430 g)
70 lb (32 kg)3 1/2 cups (345 g) - 5 cups (495 g)
80 lb (36 kg)4 cups (395 g) - 5 1/2 cups (545 g)
100 lb (45 kg)4 2/3 cups (460 g) - 6 1/3 cups (625 g)
Use only as directed by your veterinarian.
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine Early Cardiac-Healthy Aging provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs.

Average Nutrient and Caloric Content

Dry 3634 kcal/kg (361 kcal per cup)

Nutrient
 
Dry Matter1
%
Protein18.3
Fat11.6
Carbohydrate (NFE)65.3
Crude Fiber0.9
Calcium0.59
Phosphorus0.4
Sodium0.20
Potassium0.71
Magnesium0.077
Vitamin E261 IU/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total0.83

References

1The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.
An eight fluid oz. measuring cup of g/d® Canine Early Cardiac-Healthy Aging contains 3.5 oz. by weight.

Ingredients

Brewers Rice, Chicken By-Product Meal, Whole Grain Corn, Dried Egg Product, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Flaxseed, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Chicken Liver Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Pork Protein Isolate, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Phosphoric Acid, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols & Citric Acid, Rosemary Extract.


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Excellent products Prescription g/d cardiac diet has been the only dry and wet dog food I have used for the past three years and has maintained a good health for my Schnauzer. She had experienced acute medical problems requiring hospitalizations on two occasions but after initiating Rx Diet, she has been doing very well for a 13-year-old dog. Realize it is an expense to feed, but certainly has lived up to its quality. September 25, 2013
Seems to help my 12 year old dog My dogs suffers from bladder stones and the gd formula keeps the stones from forming while still giving him the energy to stay acticve August 24, 2013
Stopped my dog's bladder stones. My pug Kayla had bladder stones twice.. one incident had her bladder over 90% full with gravel like deposits. Both incidents required surgery. Since starting a diet of Hills Science Diet G/D she has not had any issues since. Over 6 years of no stones. August 21, 2013
Vet recommended but very expensive My vet recommended this food and if it prolongs my dog's life then I am all for it. However, this food is only available in 8 pound bags and I use it for one of my fifty pound dogs. This is very expensive. My vet has suggested moving my other 2 dogs onto this food but without larger bags available, it's not financially possible. I see large bags of several Prescription Diet formulas at our vet, but for whatever reason, this one is not available. Why?! July 8, 2014
our vet has us using this product. It seems to be working on three of our dogs, may it will on the other one. June 30, 2014
This dry food is palatable. My dog has been on this diet for about 3 weeks and loves it! April 28, 2014
He loves it My 8-yr old bichon switched to this from the urinary health diet per the vet's direction, He loves it and I like the coupons!!! February 18, 2014
Just what she needs. Very good product without alot of fillers. Our Bishon was having kidney problems with stones. Since we have given her the Oerscription Diet she is healthier and happier. January 10, 2014