Rated 3 out of 5 by Olaf Too much $$$, too little results
Our Golden was on this program for three months and she actually gained weight. The only notable benefits I saw were that the dry food is apparently very easily digested and the stools were excellent. But over $3 per pound is a high price for pet food and puts it in the same price range as good hamburger, chicken, etc. Someone is making a lot of money on this food....
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Admiralperry Great food
My Golden went from 117 to 99 and gobbles the food.
June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Holliejolly My dog's Hollie and Oreo love it
Our vet recommended Metabolic Canine Dry food for both our dogs. The food was great but the vet's prices were not. My daughter told us about Chewy and I now order our dog and cat food (CD cat food) for our 5 cats. Chewy saves us a great deal of money and we are still getting the vet recommended food for our pets. THANK CHEWY
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Duchess Dog Loves It!!
My 9 year old Weimaraner needed to lose weight. She loves this food, is losing the weight, and I have noticed that she doesn't smell as bad as she would sometimes smell on other foods. It's expensive but temporary and worth it for my fur baby.
June 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shibamom A miracle for my dog
Like many of you my dog was overweight by 10 pounds. After I put my 16 year old Shiba Inu down my younger Shiba went into grieving and was very depressed. He didn't even want to go for a walk and when I would hook the leash to him and pull on him he wouldn't budge. And he always loved his walks. After about a year of this behavior he had gained a lot of weight. I cut back on his food to the point that I thought it was almost cruel. But he still didn't lose weight and in fact continued to gain. My vet suggested Hills Metabolic diet and I started him on it 8 weeks ago. He prefers the canned but I give him the dry as treats. He eats less than is recommended and never seems hungry and he loves it. He is following the chart exactly as was printed out by my vet. He has lost 5 pounds in 8 weeks so he is halfway to his goal loss of 10 pounds. I also got a shiba inu puppy for him (and me) and he is now able to really play and run with her without tiring or grunting. I am so impressed with this food. Even when he reaches his goal weight I will continue him on this as I don't want the weight to come back. Great product with great results.
May 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Jlamb1956 Great weight-loss product
Sawyer was a rescue and 135 lb golden retriever. The rescue put them on this diet. We adopted him three weeks ago and have continued with this great food. He is down to 115 pounds now and we hope to have him at his goal weight of 105 by next spring. His coat is good and his energy level is high I highly recommend this product for anyone working to get their dog back in shape.
November 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woody I know this is what my dog needs.
My Golden needs to be on a strict diet and he is having a hard time transitioning over to just dry dog food.
So I have to mix some wet in order to get him to eat it.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Molly10 Really works
My Choc Lab has lost 10 lbs and has kept it off. So it really works.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JBWM74 HIGHLY RECOMMEND
My 13 year old Chihuahua was 3 pounds over weight. We tried all the weight loss foods on her with no results. Our Vet finally recommended a diet plan for her that included 1/4 c of metabolic Kibble and 1 treat a day. The treat was too large for her so I mashed it up and put a tsp. of low sodium fat free chicken broth on it. She ate that in the morning and the 1/4 cup of kibble in the evening. She has lost 2 1/2 pounds and will be at her goal of 6 pounds very soon. Since then we have added 1 tbsp. of Canned metabolic diet to her kibble. She loves it and she is now more energetic. She has a seizure disorder and a heart murmur. Loosing this weight is very beneficial to her health.
March 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dot65 This product really works
I have 2 overweight dogs and though I was skeptical that this product would help them lose weight, it really works! My dogs love it and each has lost approx 7 lbs so far. My vet highly reccomends it and has his dogs on it as well.
August 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PoodleLover2 My dog Liked it too but....
My 13 year old minuture poodle is very picky about food (yes, still..lol), and he was eating Science Diet light SMALL BITES. He was neuter a few months ago and started gaining weight so the Doctor change him to the Metabolic. He did liked the food right from the first time he tried it. However, 2 weeks after he started I notice he wasn't eating until the end of the day. I would like to suggest the manufacture to do the same food in SMALL BITES as well.
For senior dogs, small bites is better due to the fact that as they grow old they tend to loss teeths and small bites would be a great idea. In the meantime I'm adding a little water or homemade vegetable broth and let it sit with the food until it get soft. Only then he will eat it.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TrulyAmazingJem Great for dogs trying to lose a few lbs
My dog loves the taste of the food and has lost a significant amount of weight.
The one downside is that the food smells awful!!!
But definitely worth trying if your dog is in need of weight loss.
September 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sylvia1961 Dog loves it
I was worried my dog would not like a prescription diet, but was so wrong. He ate it right away and didn't leave any in the bowl. Will have to update once he loses the required weight as he has been on it for only 2 weeks now.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Toby09 Great product - worth the extra money to buy quality food.
Our Labrodoodle has been on Hill's Metabolic since February of last year. By following our vet's recommended feeding schedule he lost 14 pounds in 10 months (the amount he was supposed to lose). He is now on the maintenance plan - meaning he can eat more food each day to maintain his weight. Love the convenience of having it delivered right to our door.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KilaBolo Expensive, but worth the price
Our two Pit Bulls were 20-30 lbs over weight, and the vet recommended we try this food to help get them down to a healthy weight. Both dogs lost 10 lbs in a little over 3 weeks!
February 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SchnauzerMomx2 Diet Food Dogs Will Eat
Of my 2 Mini-Schnauzers, one is a picky eater and the other needs weight management. This food is loved by both dogs! It is a hard, dry food but plumps up nicely with a little water if needed. I've noticed their stool is more firm with this food so I give some veggies and wet food to occasionally supplement (thus the 4 stars). Oh, and the price? At least $20 less than I was paying via the vet's office. And shipping was fast and easy with Chewy. No more big box pet store for us!
January 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suzanne22 My dog loves her new food
I am a new customer with Chewy and ordered a bag of prescription dog food for my dog after the vet suggested that she should lose some weight. The price is great and much cheaper than the vet sells it for. The delivery to my door is so nice, convenient and fast. I also signed up for auto shipping so I don't have to remember to order new food before running out of the old.
December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jeanne9 Helped my dog lose weight
Along with canned metabolic dog food, my dog lost 20lbs in a year. He loves the combination of wet/dry food and is really satisfied when he's done eating.
November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrankiandIzzy2 Fantastic product
My miniature loves this product and has been losing an average of one pound per week. Great, fast service from Chewy.com!
November 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kelleyking Best food so far!
My boxer gained much weight after I adopted her...and no matter what weight control food I tried, nothing was working. Vet recommended Metabolic. She began eating it as soon as I put the bowl down. She loves it! She has lost 4 lbs since we started. Her stools used to be soft with other brands I tried; the day I started using Metabolic, they were proper texture and form, making clean up very easy. I honestly cannot say enough good about this food. Expensive, yes, but the end results are worth it.
November 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Momster It works!
My 11-year old cattle/pit mix dropped 5 lbs in the first 3 weeks. Continued weight loss has been slow, but steady, without seeming to starve my pup. It must taste good, too, because dog #2 would gladly eat it. Only its expense keeps me from giving the product 5 stars. Chewy has by far the lowest price, which makes it easier to do the right thing and go after those doggie love-handles.
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob47 This product really works.
Great product! Helped our dog lose 3lbs in two weeks. She loved the food, and has a lot more energy. She still has another 4lbs to lose, and we are confident she will meet her goal. Thanks, Metabolic for making it easy.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mary13 This product has great features.
I have a Lab and he is overweight by 20+ lbs. Per Vet's suggestion, I ordered the food from Chewy.com. I saved a bunch!!! My dog loves the food and looks forward to his meal. Initially I felt sorry for the quantity the Vet advised, but I can see my pet more active and I could feel that my dog was already losing weight.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lisa12345 Love it!
My golden retriever was overweight and since he was put on this food he has lost the weight and is trim and fit. He loves this food!
October 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Liz08 weight loss results
After starting my dog on it about 2.5 weeks ago he is already down 4 pounds. He has about 25 to go still, but he is making great progress! I did not have high hopes at first after my vet told us it could take 6 months to see results, but prior to starting him on this food we tried just decreasing the amount of food and treats we were giving him and increasing exercise and nothing worked. We even had his thyroid tested, which came back fine. People should be warned though that this seems to give the dog "puppy-like" energy. Despite the price, it is well worth it to have a happy, healthy dog! My dog also gets very excited for meal times and finds the food very tasty!
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RJ374 Finally, a product that does what it promises
My dog, a collie/Australian Shepard mix, loves this food and, in just 2 weeks shed 2 pounds! She is still active and does not beg for treats or appear hungry as she did while on previous weight loss foods I tried. Even better, Chewy delivers to my door for less cost than the vet or Petco. THANKS CHEWY!!!
September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Molly55 JUST WHAT THE DR. ORDERED
Chewy.com was able to fill the prescription for our dog. Hill's Prescription Metabolic Canine Dog Food is what is making a difference in our pets life. This means more years we can share together. Thanks Chewy.com. This is just what the Dr. ordered.
September 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Resa It worked great, for my Weim...
This is a prescription dog food. It is cheaper here than at the vet and I was glad Chewy carried it. There is a 50/50 chance it will work for your dog - all dogs metabolism are different just like humans. I was very fortunate that it has worked well for my female Weimeraner. She is losing weight and her energy has greatly increased...
August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gabby129 Great Product
While this product is very expensive, it really works. Our dog has steadily lost weight in a short time. I believe that she will be at the Vet's weight goal within another three months. She weighed 63 pounds and was 20% overweight when starting this diet,
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chil13 Yummy weight control dog food
Hill's Weight Control Metabolic Diet dog food is excellent. My dog, a yellow lab, loves to eat, and with this delicious dogfood she can enjoy her meals and control her weight too. Plus the food smells very good even to me.
July 31, 2014