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
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.
Digestibility (Protein and Fat)
Meets increases energy needs
Helps fight complications from infection, boost cell-mediated immunity, provide energy source to the enterocytes and help maintain integrity of intestinal mucosa (gut barrier function) in critically ill patients
Arginine and Branched Chain Amino Acids
Help reduce the breakdown of muscle and organ tissue
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Help combat inflammation
Clinically Proven Antioxidants
Support immune system and offset oxidative stress
B Vitamins and Zinc
Support convalescence, skin recovery and natural body defenses
Soft and thixotropic (stirring makes it more liquid)
Gives flexibility in feeding – by hand, bowl, spoon, syringe or tube
Prescription Diet™ a/d™ Canine/Feline is a complete dietetic pet food for dogs and cats. This dietetic pet food is intended for nutritional restoration (convalescence) and feline hepatic lipidosis, and has a high energy density, a high concentration of essential nutrients and highly digestible ingredients.
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.)