Rated 5 out of 5 by GChad1 Wow! It really works.
Our 7 yr old dachshund came out of surgery for a ruptured disc and one of the first things ordered was for him to lose weight. Starting at 22 lbs., after just two weeks on this dog food and following the guidelines, our pup has lost 3 pounds! And, he is no longer always hungry and he loves this dog food. And, we don't mind the smell of it either, unlike some other foul smelling dog foods. His target weight is 15 to 17 lbs., and we're confident he'll get there easily.
As for pricing, we were concerned that any dog food that requires a prescription and available only from our vet was going to be expensive. Not the case with this here. The Metabolic actually costs less than many of the "boutique" dog foods we've bought in the past, and our dog really likes this one, too.
We have only high praise for this dog food and the results we are seeing it have on our 7 yr old dachshund.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wendy57 Reommend this to anyone with over weight dogs
My vet (VCA) recommended this dog food for my over weight Chihuahua (26 lbs) should be 12. She gave me the amounts to feed her- I mix canned with the dry. And in the past year she has lost a total of 7 lbs, yep she is down to 19 lbs using metabolic dog food. She gets around a lot better and my other Chihuahuas love it too... Yes the chunks are alittle big but it doesn't seem to bother any of them because the food isn't as solid as the other brands...light and airy. Best thing I could have done for my dogs.
February 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dolphin Absolutely amazing results!!!
My pet Sam is my best friend. A loyal,affectionate, smart amazing pet. Boarder collie/ lab mix. He is now 7 and we have had him since he was a pup. As he got older he started to put on weight. Before we knew it he was up to 105 lbs!! He has never eaten people food and always had plenty of excercise. After taking him to the vet he was put on thyroid medication and started on Hills Prescription Diet Metabolic in February of this year. Now into September his weight is down to 82.5lbs!!!!!!! I am truely amazed. His life has changed. The food is amazing. The results are amazing! The weight loss is a direct result of Hills Prescription Diet. I tried other diet foods prior to this with no results. I am truely thankful to Hills for the quality and nutrition in their pet foods. Without that who knows what may have happened.
September 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by glory1997 Excellent product
does what it says it will do. My dog loves it! Gobbles it up!
March 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by cshel85 Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Weight Management Food
We were prescribed this food by out vet for our 13" beagle that is a foodie and eats everything and anything. Cutting out extras and putting her on this food a few months ago she has lost 6 lbs. She loves the food.
March 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnimalLuvah This product really does work for weight loss!
I work at one of the top selling veterinary clinics in the Baton Rouge area and I have only heard success stories from numerous clients! The #1 issue that owners have with obese pets is over feeding. When the owners switch to metabolic, they not only feel that the appropriate amount of food they are feeding their pet is sufficient for their appetite, but they also do see results of weight loss without having to increase their pets exercise. It may take a couple of months to notice tangible results, but so many owners swear by it! If only there was an equivalent for humans! My largest complaint is that it is quite pricey (pricier than other prescription diets), which can make it difficult to urge the owners to purchase.
December 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Samantha It Works!
My Chocolate Lab needed to drop some weight, so my Vet recommended Metabolic. It works and he loves the food, so both I and my Vet are pleased.
February 29, 2016
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 Verified Reviewer worked for my dog
My dog was the perfect candidate for this product. She gets no food other than what I weigh and measure for her. So when I switched from grocery store brands to this brand, we would know for sure if it worked or not. She lost 7% of her body weight in the first month.
February 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BellaDog Incredible results
Product has done wonders for our 2 year old choc lab - after 6 months she has lost over 20% of her body weight. Hoping to move to a mtce program in another few months once we get another 10lbs off... We used other products to get weight off but nothing works like Hills
February 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by kimmy63 Love this food!
I have a 6 yr old Bichon Frise and he was overweight weighing in at 29.1 - my vet started Bogie on it in 4/2015 and by July he has went to 24.2 - I was so excited! So I thought I could change him back to natural balance for fat dogs, he threw it up it didn't even dissolve. Everytime I try to go back to original food he gains weight, so from now on he's staying on this.
February 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Birddog Has solved several health problems for my dog
My spayed now 10 year old english setter was overweight, had
a severe right rear hip displasia, and worse, suffered from
constant diarrhea despite constant dietary efforts by us.
Our vet suggested Hills Metabolic dry food to primarily help her
lose weight and to help her hip through weight reduction. Maggie has lost 12 lbs, from 84 to 72 lbs and her hip is now
significantly better, obviously due to the weight loss taking some strain off her hips.
An unexpected and wonderful ancillary benefit has been the
complete and total cessation of the diarrhea that had plagued her (and us) for almost her whole life. The gland issues
she was experiencing from not passing a normal stool and
cleaning out the glands as nature intended has also completely
This has been a win, win, win, win for maggie and us.
It is expensive, but worth it to us.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrixiesMama It Works!
We have put my very overweight dog on several types of foods/diets over the last year and a half and have been unsuccessful with them all. We took her in for thyroid monitoring an was told her numbers were in range. We were about to give up when this formula was suggested to us. She has been on it for about a month and is visibly thinner. She loves the taste and seems very excited to eat it during mealtimes.
February 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dogMama Amazing Results
For years, we joked about our Golden/Lab Retriever being a "plus-sized model." She is the prettiest, sweetest dog ever - but she was always a bit chunky no matter what we tried. She would refuse to eat diet dog food, and despite 5 miles of walking every day she couldn't shed those extra pounds. Now that she is older and dealing with elbow arthritis, long walks are difficult for her. My vet suggested HS Diet Metabolic to try and take off the extra weight. I was hesitant because of the high cost, but when they assured me I could return the food if she wouldn't eat the diet dog food I bought a bag. The results have been amazing!!! In 6 months she has gone from 106 to 92 lbs - and is now at her ideal weight. I know the food has to be tasty - it smells like roasted chicken. I wish I could find the same solution for me to help lose belly fat LOL
September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyMom Dog loves this food
Our bulldog is overweight and his vet recommended this food for him. He loves it and it seems to be working. He has just started on it so hopefully in 2-3 months we will really see some results.
February 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by acd104gbg Works!
I have a coming 10 y.o. lab/heeler who in the past 9 months has been on this diet in efforts of losing weight. I can tell you that this product has worked wonders in his weight loss success. At a current 83 lbs., I cannot imagine what we would be dealing with had he not dropped this weight. He was upwards of 110 lbs., and his age and frame were no match for that much weight. He is as happy eating this diet as he is eating anything else, ever! He has never been a picky eater, and so that may also be a blessing. With strict compliance, he has been successful in dropping what could have shortened his life span greatly. None of us are getting any younger......if only he could plan my meals daily. haha. I am so thankful my veterinarian suggested this program. We have had complete success, and are gratefully thankful, and healthier because of it.
October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by carol1215 MY PUG LUVS IT
Doing great on losing weight!!! so far so good. would recommend.
February 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CinnamonsMom It really works!!!
Our 3 legged Sheltie was very over weight and our Vet said we have to get the weight off to prevent serious health issues. Cinnamon was 33lbs when we started her on the diet. She had difficulty moving around and had long given up on playing or taking walks since it was hard for her to move with only 1 front leg and 2 back. (She was born this way and was a rescue dog.) She became short of breath just walking around in the house. Our Vet gave us a stern talking to about feeding her from the table which we will never do again. She made it perfectly clear it was going to kill her. We immediately stopped any food other than the Metabolic. We were very diligent in following the feeding guidelines. Initially, we only gave her the food and did not use the special snacks. It seemed to take awhile, but then suddenly we noticed she was beginning to loose weight. At her last visit she was down to 27.7lbs. She loves going for walks and playing fetch with her ball. She is like a puppy again. She enjoys feeding time and also loves a Metabolic snack treat a few times a week. THANK YOU HILL's for creating this product. It really works and will be Cinnamon's food for life.
November 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cloversmom WE ARE IN CLOVER!!
After 2 weeks of feeding Hill's Metabolic Diet to my dog, there is a visible weight loss for the first time!! I am extremely happy with this progress!! I have used other "weight loss" diets without any results whatsoever. Hills Metabolic has proven to be the best for my "Clover!!
February 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Meggiepoo Wonderful product
Great! So much cheaper than the veternarian office!!!!
February 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JuliannaR My dog sliimmed down and looks great.
My 10 year old dog "Sport" was considered overweight when we saw the vet over a year ago. Due to him having ACL issues in the past and having surgical repair, she reminded me the importance of weight control. We began him on the Metabolic diet - he ate it eagerly and over about a 4-5 month period, he was at his goal weight - i did then change him over to the Science Diet Light and he is still looking great. He is even shown on the "Weight Loss Success" board in the vets office.
Thanks for making a food my dog loved and gave us the weight results we needed.
December 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by RDA631 Overweight Cocker Spaniel
I have two cocker spaniels; one seriously overweight. We tried everything to slow down his constant weight gain. My vet finally put him on Metabolic and not only did the weight gain slow, but actually reversed! He seems to like the food as well or better that another leading brand name weight control product and has lost 4% of his body mass in about 4 weeks. Again this is amazing as he has slowly gained weight even on a "diet" dog food. My other cocker does not have a weight problem, but she likes the food as well, but eats more and is just maintaining her weight. Keeping our fingers crossed for another good check up and weight loss for the heavier of the two. Only downside is the product is significantly more expensive than the "diet" formula I was using from another company, but the dog was not losing weight until now.
May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tarek307 Excellent
Great deal on great dog food, shipping was super fast too
January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CopperCooper Great for weight loss and older dogs
My dogs (12 and 10 years old) are finally losing weight since switching from Science Diet WD to Metabolic. They actually love the taste of this dry food. I usually mix a small amount of a quality cannned food into the dry, but they love the taste of Metabolic by itself. It is amazing food. My daughter's dog (8 years old) has joint problems from years of frisbee competition and she is doing much better on Metabolic and has also lost weight. I have tried all the name brand "high quality" dry foods but Metabolic beats them all. My dogs really like the food and the our vet is pleased that they are losing weight.
November 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deborah02 I was impressed with the service.
I thank Chewy for contacting my vet and obtaining a prescription for the Science Hill food that I needed. My order was received in no time. I will order again this product from Chewy. My dog appears to love this Science Hill Metabolic dry food. Also, the price was very reasonable. Thank you Chewy.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bella Good food
As long as I give my dog only this food it keeps her full and she is loosing weight
January 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dbnew1224 Works Great!
My Jack Russell started out weighing 22 lbs! We switched her to Hill's Metabolic and really didn't expect much. I am happy to say that within 6 months she was down to 17 lbs, and has remained there for over 2 years! She is doing great, loves the food, and no longer begs for people food in between meals!
December 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by David Great Product, our dog loves it.
Excellent food recommended by out Vet for weight management of our spoiled dog. She loves the taste and eats it up every meal. This food is effective for weight loss. Delivered promptly with no issues. Saved a bundle with Chewy.com versus purchase from Vets office.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pacho A foolproof method for dog weight loss.
My mixed breed rescue, who has the build and appearance of a Corgi, has reduced his weight from 13.8kg (June 2013) to 11.95kg, (end of October2013) a tiny bit less than his target wieght of 12kg. I have been feeding him 70g twice a day during this time.
I am delighted with this result. He has consistently anticipated and enjoyed his Hills Metabolic Dry
meals. He seems to be satisfied with the quantity he receives and he reassuringly passes a number of healthy stools every day. One bonus I was not expecting is the improvement in the texture and shine on his coat. He actually gleams in the sun.
He still needs to lose some more weight and I will continue to feed him a little less, confident that he will remain healthy and reliably go on losing weight.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jgirl A must have if your pet is over weight
I took my dog Meeka to the vet a couple months ago, one of my concerns was her weight. She gained 10lbs in one year which means she's now 20 lbs over weight. Surely I thought it must be her thyroid so I had it checked. No, blood work is fine. That means that I was simply feeding her too much food and too many treats.
20lbs on a dogs is a lot!! My vet suggested the metabolic dog food so I decided to try it. I started her on the food a month ago. I noticed that I could feel ribs again!!! Is this possible? I made a trip to the vets office and put her on the scale. I was so shocked I made her get on the scale twice. She lost 15lbs!!! She has 5 more to go, I can't even believe it. This is a must have food if you have a pet that needs to lose weight!!
September 8, 2013