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r/d® Canine Weight Loss-Low Calorie with Chicken - Dry

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Hill's® Prescription Diet®
r/d® Canine Weight Loss-Low Calorie with Chicken

Weight reduction for overweight dogs.

Almost 50% of the pet population is overweight. Even a little extra weight can lead to serious health problems. Extra weight can reduce play time, impact mobility and affect the general health of your dog. Factors contributing to weight gain include age, lack of exercise and overfeeding.

Many commercial pet foods are loaded with salt and fat, which improve the taste but also have dramatic effects on your dog's weight and overall health. Along with frequent physical exercise, choosing the right food plays a very important role in helping dogs reach their proper weight.

At Hill's, nutritionists and veterinarians have developed clinical nutritin especially formulated to reduce dogs' body fat by 22% in two months, while keeping him or her satisfied.

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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, Australia 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

Prescription Diet® r/d® is formulated with the following benefits:
  • Clinically proven nutrition to reduce body fat by 22% in just 2 months*
  • Clinically proven to promote healthy triglyceride and cholesterol levels*
  • Unique combination of lysine, carnitine and soluble fiber modifies metabolism from fat storing to fat burning*
  • High natural fiber levels satisfy pets while losing weight
  • Delicious taste for easy transition from your dog's current food

*Dry formula only

Additional Info

Hill's® Prescription Diet® r/d® Canine provides all the nutrition your dog needs during weight loss. 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. Determine the amount to feed based on TARGET WEIGHT rather than the current weight. Your dog may need less or more food to safely lose weight. Adjust as needed. If you are unsure or if you are not feeding this product for weight loss, ask your veterinarian.
  • 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. When using with canned food and treats, decrease the amount of dry food to avoid overfeeding. Supplementation with other foods or treats is unnecessary and may decrease the effectiveness of the food.
  • 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

Weight Control

Weight of Dog
Weight LossWeight Control
5 lb (2,3 kg) 1/2 cup (40 g) 7/8 cup (70 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg) 7/8 cup (70 g)1 1/2 cups (125 g)
15 lb (6,8 kg)1 1/4 cups (105 g)2 cups (165 g)
20 lb (9,1 kg)1 1/2 cups (125 g)2 1/2 cups (205 g)
30 lb (14 kg)2 cups (165 g)3 1/4 cups (265 g)
40 lb (18 kg)2 1/2 cups (205 g)4 cups (330 g)
50 lb (23 kg)3 cups (245 g)4 3/4 cups (390 g)
60 lb (27 kg)3 1/2 cups (285 g)5 1/2 cups (450 g)
70 lb (32 kg)3 3/4 cups (310 g)6 1/4 cups (515 g)
80 lb (36 kg)4 1/4 cups (350 g)6 3/4 cups (555 g)
100 lb (45 kg)5 cups (410 g)8 cups (655 g)
Use only as directed by your veterinarian.
Prescription Diet® r/d® Canine Weight Loss-Low Calorie with Chicken is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only.

Average Nutrient and Caloric Content

Dry 2959 kcal/kg (243 kcal/cup)

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)36.6
Crude Fiber14.2
Total Dietary Fiber26.6
Soluble Fiber1.9
Insoluble Fiber24.6
Carnitine345 ppm
Vitamin C279 mg/kg
Vitamin E793 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 r/d® Canine Weight Loss-Low Calorie with Chicken contains 2.9 oz. by weight.


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

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Hill's® Prescription Diet® r/d® Canine Weight Loss-Low Calorie with Chicken 4.8 5 30 30
Our dog loves the food and it does the job with weight loss. Our dog has thyroid problems so the Vet. put her on Hills Prescription Diet, dry and wet. She was over weight - was 84 AND now around 54. So it does the trick. It is a bit pricey but we are pleased that she lost weight and is better now. Just happy that we had the choice of good food. Would love some coupons. January 8, 2015
This food is enjoyed by both my Labradors! My oldest Labrador has had ACL replacements in both legs. She can't carry any extra weight and it's very important that she eat well. The surgical vet recommended Science Diet Prescription for her several years ago and that's all she eats. I also have another lab whose 4 years old and she gets this, too. They both love it and I feel good that they're getting a healthy diet. February 26, 2013
This product really works in promoting weight loss for your dog. Before I realized it my tiny Shitzu was weighing a whopping 27 pounds! She had the broad shoulders of a bull dog and waddled, barely able to walk outside. I started her on the RD Diet dog food and it took about a year for her to reach her slender figure weight of 14 pounds. And she has maintained it for over 4 years. She now has a very tiny waistline and can run and keep up with my other four dogs. I am sure this food has extended her lifespan and have recommended to others. Although it may seem costly it really is not to bad as the servings are smaller and it swells almost to 3 times it's size. I suppose this helps your dogs belly feel full. And her coat of hair is so shiny and soft now....... February 13, 2014
My Pet is holding her weight on this Product. My Pet is doing very well on this Prescrption Diet RD. April also likes the taste. My Dog is still holding her same weight after losing 3 lbs. since we started her 3 Years ago. It is expensive but if you use the coupons it makes it more affordable. Coupons are hard to get because they are really strict on how many you can print out in one year 3. My Husband and I are both Seniors and are retired which makes us on a limited income but they don't seem to care. You either pay for the food @ their price or go without. Just wish they would allow us more Coupons so we can afford to keep our Dog on it.We might have to consider changing to a Cheaper brand that we can afford :-(. Our Pet Lasha Apso is 11 years old. September 18, 2014
My cocker spaniel lost 11 lbs on r/d diet After trying multiple types of dog food, our vet recommended Hill's prescription diet weight loss and it worked! Our 12 year old Lucky lost about 11 lbs and is more active than she's been since she was a pup. We buy the food from our vet and it comes in large bags that are more expensive than other dog food. It's oftentimes hard to afford such a big bag all at once, but we do it because it works. She is now 31 lbs rather than the old sluggish 42 she weighed before she was on this diet food. She loves cup in the morning and one at night. June 15, 2014
Although expensive - so are veterinary bills! This quality dog food does as it states: helps your dog lose weight in a managed, safe way. My dog has gone on this food 3 times in his life, as he has a medical condition that makes it difficult for him to lose weight. Now that he's had ACL surgery - the weight MUST stay down or his other knee will surely go as well. Ignore the pet food analysis website that claims this food is too high in corn, and is sub-standard food. PHOOEY. They should have to prove their claims, or risk being sued in my book. THIS FOOD SAVES DOGS' LIVES. Period. Not all dogs are fat because they have lazy owners (albeit that is the prime cause along with overfeeding) - some have medical conditions. My dog loves the taste of this food, his stools are finally firm (although it does an increase in stool output), and the weight loss comes at a steady, measurable pace. This food has been a success. My dog's average weight loss when using this food is about 12 lbs, and then he plateaus. I do not feed the rec'd ammount on the label, as that was still too much. I DO supplement his food now with another refrigerated food product so as to add some variation to his diet, which has not caused his weight to increase or any other changes. I highly recommend you discuss using this food with your pet. It has proven itself safe and effective (my dog's lab work is normal and healthy). March 6, 2013
My dogs did lose weight. RD is very expensive. It takes too long to get coupons. The $7.00 off coupon is about what I have to pay for the taxes on this food at the vet. More coupons please. September 30, 2014
This product is great for weight loss. I started this food a couple of months ago. My dog, Jake, loves the taste. He was over double his size and since he has been eating the metabolic diet his weight has been decreasing so he breathes better, is more awake and all in all much better for it. My problem with it, is the cost. It really is too expensive. I understand the benefits but I will only keep him on it until his weight loss goal is achieved and that is only because of the cost. August 23, 2013