Rated 3 out of 5 by Judy24 Helps, but cat doesn't like it much
I bought this product for my cat, who has long-standing IBD. I don't like prescription diets, but since nothing else was helping him, I decided to try it. The first few cans I got from the vet were okay, other than looking like brown Jello, but at least my cat ate it. So I bought a case of the stuff from Chewy. The new stuff was marked "improved formula," which is arguable. It is slightly less gelatinous, but my cat doesn't like it as much. I think it's going to be hard to keep his weight up on this stuff since his appetite is rather poor anyway, despite being on an appetite stimulant. I do mix some of the dried Z/D in with it, which helps him accept it a little better. Can't really say whether I recommend it or not. Yes, because it does seem to lessen his symptoms of IBD, but no because it isn't very palatable. Some of the other cats don't seem to have a problem with it, so I guess you just have to try it and see how your cat reacts.
August 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FeLVFosterFail Noticeably resolved allergies
Silvie is feline leukemia positive and so has a host of issues. Once I switched him to Hill's Z/D wet and dry, his itchiness and teary eyes subsided. His coat condition became noticeably healthier and he sheds less. Although his eye issue may be from herpes, now I realize that allergies contributed/caused it. I tried to gradually re-introduce Wellness dry food and his teary eyes returned, so I'm almost positive food allergies are the main culprit. He still has minor itchiness, but I still have him on non-hypoallergenic L-Lysine treats (not to mention the Miami gnats that sometimes get in and bite both of us).
He likes the wet food but doesn't finish it quickly like he did the Nutro, but he still likes it enough. He loves the dry Z/D. The only con is the price and lack of discounts. But, it saves me vet visits and I have a healthier, happier, softer kitty :)
I noticed they just changed the formula to make it more soupy and less like a gross jelly, but I had gotten used to the jelly consistency and appreciated that I could easily scoop all of it out of the can. I just added water to the old formula and it was fine. Now I can't scoop it all out, but Silvie likes the taste of the new formula more.
Bottom line: if your kitty has a suspected food allergy, this is the only way to go!
August 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AppleLoo Hills z/d diet works great with my older cat with a sensitive digestive system. My order came quick, and will purchase from Chewy.com again
Hills z/d diet works great with my older cat with a sensitive digestive system.
August 22, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by butters It's not me, it's the cats.
As with any Science diet we have ever used, my cats don't like it. Sure the first plateful was gobbled up, because it was new. But by the third can they turn their noses up to it. The dry gets eaten like any dry food, limited, because I (and they) prefer wet cat food and it is better for them also.
My other pet peeve is that you usually have one "flavor". Maybe the reason my cats eat a lot of canned food is because they put out lots of flavors to choose from.
Whoever says cats don't really need variety, don't know my cats.
The texture of the z/d is like gelatin. At least the cat tried it, some of them wouldn't. Besides the z/d, we had used two other prescription diets. I know my cats need a special diet for what ails them but they deserve variety in something that is an important part of their life. So if you could work on the variety portion of it, they may cooperate.
I am willing to pay for the food they should be having, but they deserve variety. If they wont eat it, they wont eat it.
June 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nano Great service
It was great having my cat's, Hannibal Mandela, prescription delivered to my door tax free, no s&h, at a 20% discount with no heavy lifting in 2 days. I'm a retired senior and lifting cat food and litter is a pain... Literally, I have fibromyalgia and arthritis.
August 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by PatH Soxie had very bad allergies
Thank heavens for this food! Soxie was eating then vomiting. She was skinny as a rail. This food has enabled her to eat and not throw up. It's not perfect for her, but it's the best that we've found, so far.
August 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LowkeyMom Slow adjustment
My cat was slow to adjust to ZD, but now he loves it. Smooshing it on a plate with a tablespoon or two of water was helpful.
August 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lucy Seems to have worked, my cat has stopped vomiting
I like the product and will reorder, but the order took too long to get here
August 2, 2016