Hill's Prescription Diet y/d Feline Thyroid Health Canned Cat Food
My cat will not eat it; only a few licks---and cries for food
Chewy should offer a trial sample as an option before the customer purchases a case---
I will end up with 3/4 of case since my cat will not eat the product---only a few licks....and cries for food.
I have tried to make a transition plan---but she does not want it.
March 3, 2014
Our cat likes Hills and is finally starting to gain weight.
We nearly lost our 13 year old cat. She was not eating very much and losing weight fast. Hills Y/D has stablized her thyroid and she is starting to gain back a little weight. Much healthier now!
October 22, 2014
Saved my kitty!
My 14 year old cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. We tried the typical meds prescribed, but my cat did not respond well, nor was it easy to administer. After reading up on our choices, we decided to try Hill's Y/D Prescription food. In less than 4 weeks, my cat's thyroid levels went from somewhere around 9ish, back down to just over the normal limit. He LOVES the dry food, and likes the wet. I do add water to the wet food since he was used to gravy. Definitely recommend!
October 19, 2014
For our cat, Talulah, this food has been a life saver.
Our cat, Talulah, was rapidly losing weight, energy and her will to live when the problem was diagnosed. We could not afford the alternative treatments and the Vet recommended your diet. She is "finicky" and we worried that she would not eat this food, but she loved it from the first can. She eats the dry food too, but it is the canned food that she really feasts on. Talulah has gained weight and has gotten back her playfulness. We go back to the Vet soon, but we can see already that she just "feels better". You can tell. We are sticking with the diet all the way. For our cat, Talulah, this food has been a life saver.
August 17, 2014
A new cat!
I had to put my 14 year old cat on this food due to her thyroid problem and not being able to handle the pill. She is like a different cat! Went from just laying around and quickly losing weight to sustaining her weight and acting like a kitten again. I highly recommend this food!
July 10, 2014
Was worried the cat wouldn't like it but he does!!
My cat has put on a only a little weight but he has only recently started on this diet. He does like the food and that's what its all about.
January 31, 2014
The Hill's Prescription Diet y/d used for thyroid health.
Although this is my first experience with Chewy, the Hill's Prescription Diet y/d has been Dylan's, our cat, only source of nutrition for almost a year as recommended by our vet to control a rise in her thyroid number. Dylan's yearly check-up is next month. Hopefully, the y/d will show to be just what she needs to stay healthy and live a long life.
November 20, 2014
My cat loves it!
Everyone cautioned me that my cat might be reluctant to eat y/d feline, but my cat loves it. I am so glad to have found this.
November 12, 2014
Amazing return to health
My 12 year old cat had lost weight and was vomiting on almost a daily basis. After a thyroid profile, the vet discovered a thyroid problem. I started her on the Hill's canned y/d and she loves it. The vomiting has subsided and she is back to her old self. Thank you for this wonderful product.
October 22, 2014
At first my cat would not eat it, and then I mixed up a small portion with water and made it mushy, mixed in a few pieces of dry y/d with it and she ate it up. Also, I've learned that to give her only small portions at a time, and refrigerate the rest. Then half an hour before the next feeding, take out the cold food and let it sit until the chill comes off.
July 18, 2014
My cat won't eat it.
It's too dry and the texture is unpleasant so my cat won't eat it.
February 4, 2015
Not good by itself - requires mixing with other types of food.
My cat was diagnosed with thyroid problems - allergic to the medicine so had to go on RX for dry and wet food. She tolerates the dry food fine but this wet food is rubbery and not tasteful at all to her. I've tried mixing it with scrambled eggs, veges, and other wet food but she won't eat it. Now, however I chopped some deli turkey really fine and mixed it with this food and she is eating a little at a time. If your cat is finicky - she won't eat this by itself. The manufacturer needs to make it more appetizing.
January 31, 2015
Very pleased with this food
My 17 year old cat just could not handle Methimazole for her elevated thyroid situation. Tried two different compounds and spread out different ways over two months. She could not even keep a half of the amount prescribed down. Thought that radiation was the only option left which would have been more traumatic than I think she could handle. Wondered if she would like this food and would have any trouble keeping it down. She likes it and no trouble for her sensitive stomach.
January 27, 2015
Canned food too thick for my car
My cat likes juicy gravy style foods so he wouldn't even taste this solid food. I couldn't see example of food on website or wouldn't have ordered case of canned food. Dry food is working better.
December 30, 2014
A little too early to tell.....
I may finally rate this a 5 star product, however it has been only 12 days. This was my sister's cat (she recently died and wanted me to take care of her). This sweet 11 year old cat was literally skin, bone and fur! She was always super hungry and hyper with a T-4 level reading of 19. Once I got the wet and dry food, she seems to have calmed down a bit. As I pet her on her spine it seems that she may have less bony ridges, but if that is the case it is still an issue. I have to constantly draw a fork through this densely packed wet food, which allows her to eat more. I will write another review after 3-5 weeks, as I'd love to have restored this sweet kitty's health! My other cat is a big extremely healthy Norwegian Forrest cat whose paws are over 2x the size of this grey long-haired tabby. They are slowly getting used to each other, but I hope that the new addition will be super healthy in a few weeks. It is better than the alternative of using a Radiated Iodine treatment that I am told costs $1,500 + 2 weeks in a vet hospital until the radiation exposure is safe. Ugh! I just wish that the food wasn't so expensive and that at least there would be another flavor, as a lifetime of one flavor is kind of tough. However it beats the alternative. Thank God that someone has seen to this solution for our unfortunate furry friends.
December 23, 2014
Ideal product unless you have finikie cat that won't eat one flavor continously. She also is only willing to eat food when the can is first opened and hates the same food at every meal. Despite being the health product needed for hypothyroidisn, the flavor value is missing. That's according to a 17 yr old Manx "indoor only" kitty, raised by a Pit Bull and use to a variety of cut up Melons, Grass Fed Beef cuts and organic chicken. She will munch occasionally on the dry Y/D but only when she thinks she's starving. The flavor restriction are a real problem for her and a challenge for me. :-(
December 22, 2014
Gets the Job Done
Pros: Hill's Prescription Diet y/d Feline Thyroid Health Canned Cat Food has decreased my cat's thyroid count from 5.5 to 3.1 in just 4 weeks and that was done by only feeding him the prescribed amount of canned food.
Cons: There is only one flavor in the canned food and I'm afraid that my cat will eventually get bored of the same flavor. Also, since the diet requires that you only feed your cat the prescription food, you cannot feed your cat anything else (i.e. treats). And unfortunately this brand does not have treats for the Thyroid Health diet which is a bummer since my cat loves treats and I love to give my cat treats. I wish the Company would come out with some!
December 19, 2014
Changed my cat!
She has been doing so much better with this food than just on medicine alone. No vomiting and her thirst has gone way down. She loves the food too!
November 27, 2014
Hooray for Medicine Alternative!
My kitty is a real pill (pun intended) when it comes to taking any sort of medication. Upon discovering she was hyperthyroid and needed to be on daily meds, I was worried. My vet offered Y/D as an option. Thank goodness! My little kitty looks and acts like a cat half her age. She's able to keep weight on and is very happy. I'm thrilled with this product.
November 5, 2014