Hill's® Prescription Diet® a/d® Canine/Feline

For the nutritional support of pets recovering from surgery, illness or injury

Cats and dogs can undergo significant metabolic changes when recovering from surgery, illness or injury.
While under these stressful conditions, your pet is challenged to maintain their strong natural defenses which make it even more important to feed the right food to help your pet bounce back from these tough situations.

Hill’s nutritionists and veterinarians developed Prescription Diet® a/d®, clinically tested nutrition specially formulated for dogs and cats recovering from a debilitative state.

Prescription Diet® a/d® is formulated with the following benefits:

  • High levels of high quality and highly digestible protein and fat to meet increased energy needs
  • High levels of clinically proven antioxidants to support immune system and offset oxidative stress
  • Increased levels of B vitamins and zinc to support convalescence, skin recovery and natural body defenses
  • Increased potassium to combat depletion
  • Exceptional palatability to stimulate appetite in sick inappetent pets and encourage early feeding
  • Smooth, soft, moist and thixotropic consistency (stirring makes it more liquid) for maximum flexibility in feeding - by hand, bowl, spoon, syringe or tube

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Product Details

  • Key Benefits

    Additional Info:

    Hills® Prescription Diet® a/d® is a complete and balanced food that provides all the nutrition dogs and cats need. Please consult your veterinarian for further information on how our Prescription Diet® foods can help your pet to continue to enjoy a happy and active life.

  • Feeding Guide

    How to adjust feeding amounts to maintain optimal weight.

     Individual requirements may vary depending on pre-existing nutritional status and medical condition. In patients where normal G.I. function has been compromised by anorexia, a three-day transitional feeding strategy may be necessary.

    Day One: 1/3 of daily caloric intake with 2/3 water dilution
    Day Two: 2/3 of daily caloric intake with 1/3 water dilution
    Day Three: Entire daily caloric intake

    Select a feeding schedule based on the following patient criteria:
    Schedule 1: Cage Rest
    Schedule 2: Surgery, Sepsis, Cancer, Trauma, Fever, Feline Hepatic Lipidosis
    Schedule 3: Severe Burn, Injury or Head Trauma

    •The following daily intakes are intended as a guide and should be adjusted as needed to achieve or maintain optimum body weight.
    •Divide into three to six equal daily feedings to minimize gastrointestinal side effects. (1 can = 150 ml.)

    - using 5.5 oz (156 g) can

    Weight of Animal Schedule 1 in Milliliters Schedule 2 in Milliliters Schedule 3 in Milliliters
    5 lb (2,3 kg) 110 ml 132 ml 176 ml
    8 lb (3,6 kg) 157 ml 188 ml 251 ml
    10 lb (4,5 kg) 185 ml 222 ml 296 ml
    15 lb (6,8 kg) 251 ml 301 ml 402 ml
    20 lb (9,1 kg) 311 ml 374 ml 498 ml
    30 lb (14 kg) 422 ml 507 ml 675 ml
    40 lb (18 kg) 524 ml 628 ml 838 ml
    50 lb (23 kg) 619 ml 743 ml 991 ml
    60 lb (27 kg) 710 ml 852 ml 1136 ml
    70 lb (32 kg) 797 ml 956 ml 1275 ml
    80 lb (36 kg) 881 ml 1057 ml 1409 ml
    90 lb (41 kg) 962 ml 1155 ml 1539 ml
    100 lb (45 kg) 1041 ml 1250 ml 1666 ml

    This product is intended for intermittent feeding only. Use only as directed by your veterinarian.
  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    Water, Turkey Liver, Pork Liver, Chicken, Turkey Heart, Corn Flour, Pork Protein Isolate, Fish Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Chicken Liver Flavor, Egg Flavor, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Potassium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Taurine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Potassium Citrate, Choline Chloride, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Magnesium Oxide, Beta-Carotene.

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    Balanced nutrition that exceeds AAFCO nutrition standards.

    183 kcal / 5.5 oz (156 g) can

    Nutrient Dry Matter1
    Protein 44.0
    Fat 33.2
    Crude Fiber 0.4
    Carbohydrate / NFE 13.2
    Calcium 1.20
    Phosphorous 1.15
    Sodium 0.87
    Potassium 1.15
    Magnesium 0.089
    Taurine 0.86
    Carnitine 82.8 ppm
    Vitamin E 668 IU/kg
    Total Omega-3 FA 2.43
    Total Omega-6 FA 6.73
    Arginine 2.75
    Ash 9.2
    Beta-Carotene 0.62 ppm
    BCAA Total 7.42
    Glutamine + Glutamate 5.69
    Vitamin A 203396 IU/kg
    Vitamin D 1648 IU/kg


    1The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles with differing moisture contents.