Hill’s w/d is a high carb, high fiber, dry dog food that I would never feed to a diabetic dog, or any dog for that matter.
After you’ve taken your dog to see your veterinarian, he/she may decide that in order to help or improve your dog’s condition, it would be better to be put on a special diet. Only a few dog food manufacturers make special dietary formulas that require a prescription and one of them is Hill’s Science Diet. Two of the special dry dog food formulas they make are called WD and ZD.
my pure bred female lhasa apso Henna Love was diagnosed with diabetes. she was 10 yr. 4 months old. was giving her orijen senior dry food, told to buy and feed only hills prescription W/D. also 2 injections of insulin. started out with 1/2 cup food could not eat all in one hour gave shot after she ate. ended up vet said to give 1/4 cup food give her one hour to eat take away what she didn’t eat, can’t graze all day. had appointment for 30 day recheck. approx day 22 she developed one yellow cataract, looked like a tiny contact sitting on her eye. Day 27 she started to walk into walls, I carried her out to her grass to go she was very afraid and just went in circles. her water bowl was upstairs I think she was going upstairs for her water? she fell down all the steps, but she didn’t cry?? went for the 30 day recheck, henna was totally blind, she just layed on the dr’s exam table no strength at all. Vet said she had lost 5 pounds in 30 days. I didn’t want her to suffer any more, I did put her to sleep. My vet gave her an anesthetic to put her in a deep sleep (she was snoring). then she had an IV placed. Afterwards I started to research the dog food she was eating for the 30 days. I had a dog die after eating purina beneful about 5 years ago. Henna was eating the best Orijen dog food – I gave her regional red (high meat) and then I found the senior formula for her. If I had looked at the ingredients in the prescription food I would have never bought it! garbage! High carbs! when henna was diagnosed the vet took many blood tests some had to be sent out afterwards she said not as bad as I thought. and then in 30 days she is totally blind, loses 5 pounds. How can that happen so quickly? I originally took her to vet because she was drinking alot of water and having accidents after going out. I thought it was a bladder infection and was told diabetes. after reading the ingredients and knowing it has high carbs and is a plant based garbage dog food. I feel this dog food caused henna to get one and then a 2nd cataract, and then total blindness. in 30 days!
Hill's Prescription Diet W/D Canine (Dry) - Dog Food Advisor
Hill's Prescription Diet - w/d Dry Dog Food | PetPlus
Fiber is an essential part to any diet, and in many cases, is one that is overlooked, especially in dogs. Treating a wide swath of fiber-related conditions, such as diabetes, colitis, diarrhea, and constipation, the fiber-rich Hill's Prescription Diet - w/d Dry Dog Food is a great way to help keep your dog "regular." Also useful for weight management, including in dogs with struvite urolithiasis, this wet food can help your chubby puppy shed some of those extra pounds. For many dogs, a dietary change is the sort of kickstart their system needs, and Hill's Prescription Diet - w/d Dry Dog Food is a great way to help your dog down the road to a healthier lifestyle.When you look for a wet tin foods they haven’t been converted to dry matter (Kibble) like the Hills vet diets have already been converted, so when looking for a wet tin food you’ll need to look for a wet tin food around 2-3% in fat…. need to know why your dog was put on the W/d in the first place. A lot of weight management foods are lower in fat & higher in crude fiber then the normal formulas…