Hill's Prescription Diet y/d Feline Thyroid Health Dry Cat Food
working great for my 16 year old.
My 16 year old started becoming lethargic, mangey coat, and losing weight about a year ago and turned out to be thyroid. I didn't know if I could pill him at the same time every day, so we gave this a shot. There was a visible difference in appearance and activity in the first two weeks. At 30 day checkup his levels were back to within normal range. Vet was surprised since we were just the 2nd patient to try this. It's been 18 months now and still doing great. Wish there was a y/d treat I could give him.
December 18, 2013
My senior male cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism earlier this year and I was given the option of daily pills or switching his cat food. For convenience I chose the food against my vet's preference since he said he's never gotten good results using the food. Mind you, this is the stinkiest dry cat food I've ever fed (which made me worry that my finicky cat wouldn't eat it# but it must be palatable because he eats it just fine. His original thyroid level was around 14.5 and should be from 1 to 4 to be normal. Within three weeks, he was back to around 5.5 and my vet was utterly amazed and hopeful that this treatment may work for other patients at his clinic. After another 3 weeks, the level wad down to around 4, so we're thrilled. His next appointment is three months away, but based on all evidence to date, this food had done the trick. It's hard not to let him cheat and have a treat occasionaly #which would contain iodine), but he's a trooper.
October 18, 2013
It really works without medicine.
My cat is 13 years old. She was vomiting, grooming herself bald, loosing weight, and meowing excessively. In just a few days it all stopped. I am excited to take her back to the vet to let them see the results. It's important to make sure this is the only thing she eats. I leave the dry food out during the day while we're gone and give her some of the canned in the evening.
April 27, 2014
My cat is spoiled
I was using the wet food (medicated) and he loved it but I decided to try the dry food. Well, my cat was not happy. He demanded and waited for the wet food. Its been two weeks now, he demands a lot less and because you can not feed any other food because it can dilute the effects of the medication, I give him tasty treats. I did notice his eyes are looking better, he is drinking a lot more water and is vocal as can be.
November 24, 2013
Food has resolved geriatric cat's thyroid issues
My 13 year old cat, Flap, had stopped eating. She had lost 2.5 pounds in 3 months (has always been on the obese side). She was diagnosed with thyroid disease. YD seems to be right up her alley. She gobbles it down, and her thyroid numbers are back to normal. The difficulty with this cat is that she resists all attempts to medicate her, so the food was my last resort. It worked - thank goodness, so she will continue to be 'sister' to my geriatric dog (14)
November 5, 2013
This product is overpriced
We ordered this product on the advice of our vet. So far there has been no change in my cat's condition, however, we remain hopeful. This product is merely a reformulated cat food which avoids those food sources which contain iodine. Despite the fact that there is no medicine in the product, it contains no harmful ingredients, contains no ingredients which are unique to this product, and contains no regulated substances of any sort, IAMS requires a prescription for the product. The only purpose this serves is to "justify" the price which is 5x the cost of equivalent products which differ only in the fact that they do not avoid ingredients which contain iodine. Chewy's is great! IAMS is not.
October 13, 2013
The product works very well.
Our cat took to this food immediately! She is very finicky which makes it very difficult to find something she will eat. She is also in a better mood than when we was having to take thyroid medication.
September 10, 2014
I am generally not a big fan of Rx food as the protein quality tends to be very poor; however this food (I use both the kibble and the wet food for my kitty) does work to lower my kitty's thyroid levels back to the normal range.
My Edmond was on this food for 5 weeks and when his levels were retested, they were back to normal! The key with the food is to ensure that they only eat the Rx food and don't have access to any other food or treats. As my household has multiple cats, I have to shut Edmond in a separate room.
The best thing about the food is that if it works for your kitty you don't have to resort to thyroid medication, which can have nasty side effects in some cats.
September 5, 2014