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Hill's Prescription Diet Dog and Cat Food! Great for Pets with Allergies and Other Medical Issues!

Updated on April 14, 2010
Hill's Prescription Diet - Great for cats and dogs!
Hill's Prescription Diet - Great for cats and dogs!

Whether you are choosing a dog training collar, the right litter box, or even the best pet insurance plan, all are equally important! After all, if you want a happy and healthy pet the right supplies are a must! Along with choosing basic pet supplies, another important decision you will need to make is what to feed your dog or cat. In my opinion, the food that you choose is extremely important. After all, your pet's diet can affect many things including the condition of their coat as well as their over-all health.

Recently, I took my Beagle to the veterinarian for a check-up. She has extreme skin and allergy issues; therefore, I wanted some advice on what to feed her as some dog foods are better than others. My veterinarian recommended Hill's Prescription Diet Dog and Cat Food…whose motto just so happens to be "Clinical Nutrition to Improve Quality of Life." The Veterinarian explained that Hill's Prescription Diet Dog and Cat Food is available in several varieties including one that improves dog (and cat) skin conditions! I was all ears.

Sorry Mr. Quackers! Duck meat is high in protein!
Sorry Mr. Quackers! Duck meat is high in protein!

Some dog and cat skin conditions can be cleared up quickly while others require lifelong management. However, the good news is that proper nutrition and the right dog or cat food can greatly improve your pet's skin! Even if your pet's skin condition is caused by something other than poor nutrition, some dog foods (such as Hill's Prescription Diet) can help heal and protect your pet's skin from getting worse.

Did you know that feeding unique foods that are loaded with high-quality proteins provide basic building blocks that can actually help to repair your pet's damaged skin?  An example of unique foods (that your dog or cat probably doesn't eat on a regular basis) include meats such as duck and venison. These meats can also help to reduce reactions in pets who suffer from food allergies or intolerances to more common ingredients.

Feed your dog Hill's Prescription Diet Dog Food!
Feed your dog Hill's Prescription Diet Dog Food!

What Causes Skin Conditions?

Before your veterinarian prescribes Hill's Prescription Diet Dog and Cat Food, he or she may want to do some basic tests in order to find out exactly what your pet is allergic to. Your pet may have poor skin for several reasons, including allergies, parasites, hormonal imbalances and infections. If you are not sure if your dog or cat has a skin condition…examine your pet and then answer the following questions:

  • Does your pet's skin have a bad odor?
  • Is your pet's skin flaky, scaly or missing fur?
  • Does your pet's skin have scabs, thickened skin or "crusty" areas?  
  • Does your pet's skin have red patches, spots or pimples?
  • Does your pet constantly scratch, lick or rub their skin?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, your pet may be suffering from a skin condition and should be examined by a vet.


Look for the Hill's Prescription Pet Food Display at your veterinarian's office.
Look for the Hill's Prescription Pet Food Display at your veterinarian's office.

Nutrition is Important!

The food that your dog or cat eats not only plays an important role in their health it can also play a role in their over-all well being as well. Because balanced nutrition is so important, feeding your dog or cat high quality, vet approved dog food will also ensure that your pet maintains an active, healthy lifestyle…especially if they have certain medical conditions (such as skin problems or allergies)!

There are several varieties Hill's Prescription Diet Dog and Cat Food. Your veterinarian will prescribe which food is best depending on your dog or cat's medical problem. As far as skin allergies and conditions are concerned, Hill's Prescription Diet Dog and Cat Food is available in three, unique formulas including:

Hills Prescription Diet d/d – This formula treats all types of skin conditions as it contains fatty acids that can actually soothe and protect inflamed skin. It also contains high-quality protein which promotes healing. It is a complete balanced diet that is completely safe to feed your pet for the long-term.

Hill's Prescription Diet z/d ULTRA Allergen Free – Formulated to soothe and relieve symptoms in both cats and dogs that suffer from allergies, this blend helps veterinarians to accurately identify pets with skin issues as well as allergies.

Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Low Allergen – This particular dog and cat food is formulated to help pets with not only food allergies but who also have issues with food intolerance. Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Low Allergen effectively controls allergic reactions that pets may have to food. It can also relieve your pet's skin discomfort. Best of all, it is an affordable, long-term option!

Backed by MANY clinical studies, Hill's Prescription Diet Dog and Cat Foods are specifically formulated to help manage your pet's health. According to the veterinarian that treats my Beagle, Hill's offers the most reliable and trusted range of therapeutic pet foods available today. Along with allergy and skin problems, Hill's also offers dog and cat foods that treat liver conditions and kidney conditions and foods that support heart health and oral care. If you have a dog or cat that has medical issues and you are concerned about their current diet, be sure to ask the veterinarian that treats your pet about Hill's Prescription Diet specialized dog and cat foods! Woof!

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      Paulart 6 years ago from 2510 Warren Avenue Cheyenne,Wyoming 82001

      Awesome information on your hub. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us.


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