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Hill's® Prescription Diet®
j/d® Canine

Improving your dog's mobility is as easy as feeding the right nutrition. Being proactive about mobility issues early can avoid the need for more aggressive treatments. Hill's® Prescription Diet® j/d® helps your dog walk, run and jump more easily in just 21 days. Hill's® Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine is a complete and balanced food that provides all the nutrition your dog needs.

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100% Guarantee We're confident your pet will enjoy Hill's® Prescription Diet® foods. We're so confident that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.*

Prescription Diet Foods are made in our own U.S. facilities with ingredients from North America, Europe, and New Zealand, which exceed industry standards for purity and nutrient content.

* 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - if you are unsatisfied for any reason, return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

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Key Benefits

How It Helps

  • Helps preserve joint cartilage
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight and avoid extra stress on joints
  • Supports a healthy immune system

How It Works

  • Therapeutic levels of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Enriched with glucosamine & chondroitin sulfate
  • Controlled calories & added L-carnitine
  • Clinically proven antioxidants

Additional Info

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:

Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.
For best results & safety practices:

  • Gradually transition to your pet's new food over a 7 day period.
  • Exclusively feed the recommended Prescription Diet dry food, canned food & treats.
  • Keep fresh water available at all times.
  • Have your veterinarian monitor your pet's condition.
  • To prevent suffocation, keep the packaging 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)
10 lb (4,5 kg) 7/8 cup (85 g)
15 lb (6,8 kg)1 1/4 cups (125 g)
20 lb (9,1 kg)1 1/2 cups (150 g)
30 lb (14 kg)2 cups (200 g)
40 lb (18 kg)2 1/2 cups (250 g)
50 lb (23 kg)3 cups (295 g)
60 lb (27 kg)3 1/2 cups (345 g)
70 lb (32 kg)4 cups (395 g)
80 lb (36 kg)4 1/3 cups (430 g)
100 lb (45 kg)5 cups (495 g)
Use only as directed by your veterinarian.
Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance of adult dogs.

Average Nutrient and Caloric Content

Dry 3557 kcal/kg (353 kcal/cup)

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)51.3
Crude Fiber8.4
Carnitine349 ppm
Vitamin C200 mg/kg
Vitamin E557 IU/kg
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)2.51
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total3.46


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 j/d® Canine contains 3.5 oz. by weight.


Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Flaxseed, Soybean Mill Run, Brewers Rice, Soybean Meal, Pork Fat, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Liver Flavor, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Calcium Carbonate, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), L-Threonine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, L-Tryptophan, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Chondroitin Sulfate, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 475 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is loved by the Chocolate Furry son . This product was recommended by the veterinarian. He said it is great for labs and has vitamins that they need. It is very expensive. Would be great if the price was cheaper or got a larger bag for same amount of money ! September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Changed my dog's life! My Golden Retriever, Riley, competes in the sport of Dockdogs and 2 years ago she started slowing down on the dock and showing signs of discomfort after jumping. She absolutely loves competing and lights up at the first sign of water so it broke my heart to see what keeps her spirits high cause her pain. She also stopped jumping up on the bed to sleep at night which also tugged at my heart strings so I had steps built so she could continue to sleep in her favorite spot. She had been on glucosamine supplements for several years and I wasn't ready to take the step to other long-term medications so her vet and I decided to try J/D. WOW! Before I even had the chance to start training her to use the new steps she was back to jumping back on the bed and she started hitting new personal bests while competing! After 2 years the steps are still stored in the basement yet to be used and this year at 10 years old my girl placed 1st at Regional Championships and 4th in the WORLD at the Dockdog World Championships in her division! J/D has changed her life and given us many more years of happiness on the dock! December 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keeping my active dog's joints healthy after 2 knee surgeries! No one expects their happy, bouncy Lab puppy to have to undergo 2 orthopedic surgeries before they turn 18 months old-but that is exactly what happened to my pup, Alvy, when she ruptured both of her ACL's. A once vibrant, bouncing puppy turned in to a little old lady dog-it was painful to watch as it was painful for her! At the recommendation of our orthopedic surgeon, Alvy started Prescription Diet j/d-and the healing process began. Of course she was on pain relief medications before and immediately post operative, but it was obvious she needed much lower doses and required them for shorter periods than dogs undergoing those same surgeries who weren't being fed the j/d diet. j/d is a perfect solution for busy families who don't have time to measure out separate supplements and food additives, and who realize the benefits of "medicating with diet." Alvy will be staying on j/d to help keep her lean and fit, to help protect not only those (expensive!) surgically repaired knees but as preventive care for all of her other joints, too. Thank you, Hill's, for helping to return Alvy to her happy, bouncy self! July 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by great food I am the owner of 2 boxers. We have been giving our 11 year old boxer j/d for the past 5 years. It has done wonders for her weight control as well as her mobility. We recently put our 3 year old boxer on it as well and she loves it also. I have nothing but good things to say about this food. April 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Changed My Dog's Life I have a 6-7 year old mixed breed dog named ShortStack. Ever since I adopted her when she was only about 2 years old she seemed like an old yellow hound dog that should be sleeping on a porch in the hot summer sun. She just wasn't built right. She loved to sleep on the couch but always had a lot of difficulty getting up and off the couch or even just up off the floor. She seemed like an old arthritic dog even though she was so young. I started her on j/d about 4 years ago. After a couple of months I noticed a dramatic difference. She can now keep up with her younger sister while chasing squirrels. She has no trouble getting up and down and she holds the record for number of helicopter spins while waiting for breakfast and dinner! The j/d diet definitely changed her life! April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing product This product is amazing... I saw changes within about a week in my dogs... they felt better and also seemed to have more energy. July 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Approved by Lexi! Lexi, my 11 year old Siberian Husky mix, has been enjoying the benefits of Hill's Prescription Diet j/d for nearly 8 years now. We started feeding the j/d when we noticed some excessive stretching in the mornings and throughout the day. The j/d immediately started to reduce the amount of noticeable stiffness she was demonstrating during activity. We have been able to avoid the need or use of any arthritis medications as she has gotten older simple by feeding j/d and sticking with it. She loves the taste of the j/d, which is only surpassed by the Hills Prescription Diet t/d, which we feed as treats throughout the day. The t/d has been amazing for keeping her pearly whites nice and shiny. She's never one to turn down a t/d snack here or there! February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by J/D has changed the life of our hunting dog Wallace. Wallace had a chronic weight bearing lameness of the left front leg that our surgeon had a difficult time diagnosing since he did so well on the J/D food. Once we convinced him of his lameness and he opted to perform arthroscopy, he could not believe the level of degeneration to his bicep tendon. Most dogs with this level of degeneration would be non weight bearing and the only "pain medication" he was on was the J/D. Wallace being 10 years old now has developed significant arthritis of both of his front paws. He does occasionally need Rimadyl after a long hunt but I believe he would need that medication daily if it wasn't for the J/D. January 4, 2014
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