Rated 3 out of 5 by llh0043 Stopped the vomiting, but produced diarrhea
Our 3 cats were vomiting -- both freshly eaten food as well as just puddles of bile -- on their Blue Buffalo food. The vet presumed they had developed an allergy to it, so we switched them over to z/d. The vomiting stopped immediately! However, their stools are now so soft they're just puddles, and one cat has started leaving those outside the litter box for us to examine (how considerate). Their stools also contain mucus, which is not a happy thing.
In addition to the loose stools, this food has also increased their shedding enormously. One cat who has never produced a hairball has now produced two in four weeks.
While I'm sure it's great for them to not be allergic to their food, I don't know if these effects are any better.
July 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Soolz A good choice for my persian
I had to switch my persian to this diet because he was on the Royal Canine hypoallergenic diet earlier but he suddenly decided to stop liking it. I transitioned it in with the old diet and he eventually loved it. I only gave it 4 stars because the shape of the food is not Persian friendly. Persians normally don't chew their food and like to just swallow it so although he likes the taste, he has a hard time keeping it in his mouth. I wish the company would consider making a persian friendly version. The upside is that there is a wet version. Overall, I'm happy with the new diet. **I would also like to point out that I had already purchased a Royal Canine hypoallergenic dry food bag for my cat that I hadn't opened yet. Since my cat stopped eating that one completely, I ordered this diet for him prescribed by his Vet. Customer support at Chewy.com was kind enough to give me a full refund on the old unopened bag. 5 stars on customer service!
May 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cats2 Seems fine
I have two Maine coons with skin allergies. I am still mixing Hill's with their previous food, but they are eating it and seem to like it.
July 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LU10 My cats like it so far!
Took a couple days for my cats to get used to the taste, but now they both seem to love it. One of my cats is constantly over grooming to the point where the sides of his body have really shorthair. The vet said it might take 8 to 10 weeks to see a difference, since he likely has an allergy. It's only been 4 and haven't noticed a huge difference yet but it's early. This food has somewhat of a strong smell when you first open the bag.
July 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DebD Works for Jake
For the last 2 years, this has kept Jake from vomiting up most of his food. Jake went thru nearly every type of gluten free dry cat food (and many canned), trying all types of protein on the market - after 2-6 wks, each one would start coming back up again. Hills Z/D does not, and having dry food in a feeder is paramount - this 18# cat is a complete PEST, 24/7, when he starts to think that Humans Are Where Food Comes From. Very Thankful for this catfood! Jake is a picky eater, and a bird fan, but not a fish/game fan - he moved to this food easily. Very excited to find the Z/D on Chewy.com, for the cheapest price, with free (fast!) shipping, too!
May 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Penny22 Great product
After my cat, Penny turned 2, he began scratching himself to the point where he would bleed and lose his hair. His belly was always red, and he was just miserable. After visiting many vets, I finally found one that recommended a prescription diet for him. After using this product and ONLY this product for about two weeks, his skin started to clear up and the scratching stopped. However, if your cat gets in to any other kind of food or treats (like mine tries to) the product does not work as effectively. Luckily, he is not a picky eater, so he enjoys the taste of the food too. I do have another cat who is a VERY picky eater (but no allergies), and he refuses to eat this food. If you have multiple cats and only one with an allergy, I would not recommend trying to put them all on this food. It is very expensive, so it's hard to keep up with. However, the product is definitely worth it if your kitty has a food allergy.
February 29, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Elaine Made our kitty sicker!
Our vet suggested this food for our kitty to help with loose stools. It made it worse!!
June 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dana Great Customer Service
i've used this before for my cats,Flopsy and Tessa. But the difference is the fabulous customer service from Chewy!
May 26, 2016