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Hill's® Prescription Diet®
Metabolic Canine

Weight Management

Just like the human epidemic, almost 50% of the pet population is overweight. Even a little extra weight can impact the pet's quality of life and relationship with family because that extra weight can reduce play time, impact mobility and affect the lifelong general health of your dog.

Hill's nutritionists & veterinarians developed Prescription Diet® Metabolic clinical nutrition specially formulated to support your dog's weight management. In fact, 88% of pets lost weight at home in 2 months with the nutrition of Metabolic.

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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

  • Naturally works with your pet's unique metabolism
  • Helps avoid weight regain after weight loss
  • Helps your pet feel full & satisfied between meals
  • Supports vitality & holistic health

How It Works

  • A synergistic blend of ingredients
  • Unique fiber blend from fruits and vegetables
  • Powerful antioxidants

Additional Info

Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Canine provides all the nutrition your dog needs during weight loss and maintenance. 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, wet food and 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

Weight Control

Weight of Dog
Weight LossWeight Control
5 lb (2,3 kg) 1/2 cup (40 g) 3/4 cup (60 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg) 7/8 cup (70 g)1 1/3 cups (110 g)
15 lb (6,8 kg)1 1/8 cups (90 g)1 7/8 cups (155 g)
20 lb (9,1 kg)1 1/3 cups (110 g)2 1/4 cups (185 g)
30 lb (14 kg)2 cups (165 g)3 cups (245 g)
40 lb (18 kg)2 1/3 cups (190 g)3 3/4 cups (310 g)
50 lb (23 kg)2 3/4 cups (225 g)4 1/2 cups (370 g)
60 lb (27 kg)3 1/4 cups (265 g)5 1/4 cups (430 g)
70 lb (32 kg)3 2/3 cups (300 g)5 3/4 cups (470 g)
80 lb (36 kg)4 cups (330 g)6 1/3 cups (520 g)
100 lb (45 kg)4 2/3 cups (385 g)7 1/2 cups (615 g)
Use only as directed by your veterinarian.
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Prescription Diet® Metabolic Canine provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs.

Average Nutrient and Caloric Content

Dry 3157 kcal/kg (260 kcal/cup)

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)40.2
Crude Fiber12.8
Carnitine300 ppm
Vitamin C353 mg/kg
Vitamin E861 IU/kg


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 Metabolic Canine contains 2.9 oz. by weight.


Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Corn, Soybean Mill Run , Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Pea Fiber, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Liver Flavor, Pork Fat, Flaxseed, Coconut Oil, Pork Liver Flavor, Lactic Acid, Powdered Cellulose, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Carrots, Iodized Salt, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Lipoic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, L-Carnitine, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene

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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 330 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing Results 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really works to get the weight off My dog has lost 12 lbs so far on this diet and we haven't been very strict on her feeding. She still has 9 1/2 lbs to go. Her activity has really increased and her coat is nice and shiny.Before she started this diet, she would be panting by the end of a 3 mile walk. Now she has no problem with the walk and loves her runs in the field. I have a picture of her before we started the diet and she looks so much better all ready. She eats all of her food in the morning. I recommend this diet for anyone who needs to get weight off their pet. December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by definitely worth the money! our pup, well dog i should say because he's seven years old, has always been overweight and like most owners we never thought much about it. however, in april of this year he tore his acl and was in need of surgery to repair it. we decided that it was finally time to get the excess weight off of him to avoid the same injury to the other back leg. we started him on the metabolic food the same week we found out he needed the surgery. four months later i am proud to say not only has he fully recovered from the surgery, which took 12 weeks of limiting his activity to strictly allowing him out to the restroom and back inside to sit, but he's lost 22 pounds since starting the metabolic food. thank you hill's prescription diet employees for coming up with this food. you've truly helped us give snickers a healthier and better quality of life by getting this excess weight off. only 8 more pounds and he'll be down to the ideal weight the vet wants. this food is definitely worth the money! August 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good product! My dachshund needed to loose about two pounds. Doesn't sound like much, but it is to a little one. My Vet carries Hills products. He recommended the dry metabolic. After about three months Micro is holding steady at a desirable 14 lbs. He loves Hill's and I plan to keep him on it for the rest of his life. Great product!! October 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The only thing that has worked!!!! My poor old obese dog loves the metabolic dry food! After trying almost EVERYTHING, we are seeing some results! She used to have joint pain, and even that has been cured! YAY! Thank you for this product! September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product! One of my small dogs was overweight. The DVM prescribed Metabolic Diet for him. We had great results. Now all of our dogs are on it for maintenance. It is expensive, but certainly worth it. June 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rusty 19.8 pounds to 10.4 pounds My dog Rusty a Dachshund/terrier mix suffered with back problems and was extremely over weight. We didn't feed him table food but the food we were feeding him wasn't the best. My vet ( Dr Neal) highly recommended Metabolic, I followed Dr Neals instructions and only fed Metabolic along with Metabolic treats. My precious Rusty has lost almost half his body weight in less than 2 years. We haven't had any back problems, he has so much energy. .Thanks Hills Prescription. March 28, 2015
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