Hill's Prescription Diet z/d Original Skin/Food Sensitivities Canned Dog Food

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Food sensitivities and intolerance are potentially serious problems that can result in sensitive or irritated skin, coat and ear conditions or even gastrointestinal upset. Dogs that have a food sensitivity or intolerance, also called adverse reactions to food, typically experience an abnormal response to the protein in the food. If your dog suffers from adverse reaction to food, it is even more important to feed the right food. Hill's nutritionists and veterinarians developed Prescription Diet z/d clinical nutrition especially formulated to support your dog's skin and food sensitivities. In fact, z/d is clinically proven nutrition to help avoid adverse reactions to food.

Key Benefits

  • Helps improve digestion & stool quality
  • Helps eliminate food related causes of skin irritation
  • Visible improvement in skin & coat
  • Helps maintain a healthy skin barrier
  • Highly hydrolyzed protein
  • Single carbohydrate source: Corn Starch
  • Essential fatty acid enriched
  • Clinically proven antioxidants

Special Note

Hill's is going through a packaging change: Original was formerly Ultra; same great formula, just a new name!

Hill's Prescription Diets require a veterinary prescription. This product will not be shipped until a copy of a valid prescription authorization is faxed to 1-800-619-7973 or e-mailed to rx@chewy.com.

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  • Item Number
  • Food Texture
  • Brand
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Large, Medium, Small
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Prescription Food

Nutritional Info


  1. Water, Hydrolyzed Chicken Liver, Corn Starch, Powdered Cellulose, Soybean Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid), Potassium Citrate, Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Magnesium Oxide, L-Tryptophan, Taurine, Beta-Carotene.

Caloric Content

  1. 352 kcal/13 oz can
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 3.0% min
Crude Fat 2.3% min
Crude Fiber 1.5% max

Feeding Instructions

Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian. For best results & safety practices: Use as directed by your veterinarian. Cover and refrigerate unused portion. Gradually transition to your pets new food over a 7 day period. Exclusively feed the recommended Prescription Diet dry food, canned food & treats. Keep fresh water available at all times. Have your veterinarian monitor your pets condition.

Transition Instructions

A gradual transition to a new pet food is important to avoid digestive upset. To transition, mix your pet’s current food with the new food. Over 7 days, gradually decrease the amount of the current pet food while increasing the amount of new pet food. In some cases, your veterinarian may recommend no transition or a shorter transition time.

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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 117 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by my vet suggested this product and I am sad because you don't offer the 5oz cans I have a small Maltese and he does eat that much per day and the 15oz can are to big and some time I end up discarding the food in the can away.... please can you get the 5oz can in stock...also with my age and health reasons the small can are easier for me to handle. Thank you for Chewy.com it ready helps those of us that can't drive any more September 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is great for GI issues. My German Shepherd suffers from GI problems and the veterinarian recommended z/d diet, which has been great for my dog. She has a much better functioning GI tract due to this special diet. September 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Helped my dog with his intestinal issues The Hills ZD was recommended by a specialist for our Wheaton mix with frequent bouts of bloody diarrhea and vomiting . He has finally stabilized on this diet and is off any other foods. I wish they offered different flavors , since he seems to get tired of the same thing. I mix the dry and wet canned food and he loves it. The side benefit is his skin and coat is fuller and shinier . September 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dog says "Good stuff" I was happy to see they have a choice of bigger cans or the smaller ones. I like to give him his medication with the wet food and he loves it. It is a little sticky of a consistency and food does stick to fingers and sppon but all in all he loves it and is happy!! September 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product, great price, great delivery! I am very happy with chewy.com!! Not sure why it took me so long to order through this site! Excellent price and excellent delivery! August 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Happy Dog Happy Life This food has changed my dogs life. He had allergies, until we changed his food. No more medications, my dog is acting like a dog again. Thank You August 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dog loves this food My dog has irritable bowel disease and this food has been a wonderful for him. I am so grateful for the home delivery because I live in country and its so convenient thank you chewy August 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by gets a 10 I use this to give my dog his medication. He hasn't thrown up, or gag like he use to. August 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works for skin conditions It cleared up my dogs skin condition. When I switched him back to a different food for a couple of days his skin irritation returned so it is definitely helping his skin irritation. I doubt it is the tastiest food but he eats it up. Has a strange smell. August 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hills prescription z/d diet for dogs Well since I started my dog on it there's been great improvement and your website or store is awesome and you have a great selection of stuff very easy to get even with prescription foods and my dog loves the soft version of the z/d food really a life saver for my little one. Also great prices and very fast delivery and always very helpful and friendly costumer service with my experience thanks . August 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a great product my dogs love. Hill's Prescription Diet z/d has been great for my dog's allergy. he hasn't had an episode in 4 years. We have 2 dogs and feed them the same even though only one has the allergy. They love it and they are happy and healthy. Chewy is a terrific service too. I highly recommend it. July 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Recommend for dogs with food sensitivities My dog loves it and it is easy to freeze as a treat. A great alternative to sensitive systems. August 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good for my dog. Whatever is in this product has certainly made my little girl a much happier chihuahua. It was prescribed by a vet who took care of her as though she was her own. She will probably be on this the rest of her life so please continue to provide me with this. July 23, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rubber The food looks like rubber. Its prescription food so maybe it has to look like this July 21, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by z/d dog food my dog has been on the z/d food. I got my first order. i think i will not have any problem. thank you July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product was great value Product was great value for my pooch and prices was match able June 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product My dog easily digests this food and it seems to provide all the nutrients for his health. June 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product does what it is designed to do. Although I admit that my dog doesn't really care for this product, it fulfills its designed purpose. While on this prescription food, my dog no longer chews constantly on her paws so they have healed and she is much happier. June 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Z/D is the only one he will continue to eat! My male Shih Tzu has been quite particular about his food since diagnosed with IBD and severe skin allergies a couple of years ago. We have purchased every appropriate prescriptive food on the market and he would tire of it after only a few days and then refuse to eat any more. Finally when he initially tried Z/D he ate ravenously and still craves it - we even use it for his treats! He has finally gained back his weight and runs around like a puppy - not bad for a 14-year old dog! He is currently on case 4. Thank you Hills Z/D!! April 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by pup likes this Rx diet My dog is on this diet for IBD and he seems to prefer it out of the limited options available to him. It is a sticky homogeneous texture and it's good for hiding pills in it. It seems to be suiting his digestive needs while being exciting enough for him to want to eat it. May 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by z/d canned dog food This dog food was recommended by our vet for a dog (Boxer) with colitis. The dog food together with medication helped our dog to stop her constant diarrhea. She will be eating this food and nothing else for six weeks. So far it's working well, and I can recommend it if your dog is having a similar problem. After six weeks I will introduce other foods one by one hoping to isolate what she can and cannot eat. May 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Our dog loves this food... Because of some allergies and other food sensitivities our vet prescribed Z/D. We had really resisted moving to "wet" food because of the inconvenience and mess compared to dry however the dog absolutely loves it, so we just couldn't bring ourselves to move back to dry. The only two issues I know of with this dog food are that (1) it doesn't smell great and (2) it is expensive as compared to other dog food no matter where you buy it. One thing to think about when setting up auto delivery is the number of cans you need vs. the default ship schedule. After I setup auto delivery, I contacted customer service and they were good enough to modify the auto ship schedule so that I won't run "over" building up a surplus of cans over time, and also wont run short so that we run out of cans before the next shipment arrives. Thanks Chewy! January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is an excellent food source for dogs with environmental and skin allergies. It is also a great product for dogs with digestion problems. I have tried at least 20 different dog foods for my dog. Each one came with side effects. Countless dollars had been spent on various expensive dog foods over the years that claimed to prevent digestion issues, skin issues, etc. My veterinarian gave me samples of the Hill's Prescription Diet zd dog food to try. I was amazed! Prior to trying this brand, my dog was constantly at the vets for skin irritations and staph infections on his skin. Before, he constantly was chewing his paws and anywhere else he could reach to obtain relief from constant itching. He also suffered from digestion issues. He would get hiccups, bloated belly and bowel problems. With in a week of using this product, the rashes went away and the paw chewing had subsided. He has had no more hiccups, bloating and has regular, normal bowel movements. Also, he likes the flavor. One can is enough for three meals, for he is a small breed. So, it is actually cheaper than all the other foods we have tried. He has even lost weight and is more energetic. I only wish that Hill's would manufacture the dry dog food in the zd in tiny bites for small breed dogs as mine. They do have it in a small size however, I purchased it for my dog and he would not eat it because the morsels were still to large for his tiny mouth. January 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for food allergies Our baby suffers from intestinal Lymphangiectasia and this wet good is a great complement to her dry food- plus she loves the taste of it! May 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Solved the GI problems We switched to a combined diet of the wet food and dry kibble using the Hill's prescription Z/D after our Golden came down with pancreatitis and additional undiagnosed illness the vets believed was related to the pancreatitis. Our pet couldn't keep any food down and was rapidly losing weight, was lethargic and we were genuinely concerned that he wasn't going to make it to his 4th birthday. It's been over 2 weeks since we switched to the hydrolyzed food and he hasn't had a vomiting episode since. He's done a complete 180 degree turn and is slowly putting back the weight he's lost. He's energetic, his eyes are clear and he's just like his former self. We believe this dog food saved his life. We're slowly reducing the amount of the wet dog food and introducing more kibble to his diet. May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is the only food that my rescue collie can tolerate. Before Chewy.com, we had to look all over our entire area to purchase enough food for our collie to last a week. Chewy has taken all of the pressure off. What a relief. And when I call customer service, I get a live person right away, who actually cares. We will be with Chewy.com forever! April 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for allergies We broke down and had my dog allergy tested a couple of years ago. It turned out she was allergic to five ingredients in her previous food. We put her on ZD and many of her problems were eliminated. Now we just have to worry about outdoor allergies. This was our first order with Chewy. Very impressed. Less expensive than getting the food from the vet. April 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My dog likes this. He has severe skin problems and they seem to be going away. This product is good quality and my pet appears to enjoy it. April 26, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Doesn't look appetizing but if my dog eats it, it's okay with us. She doesn't scratch like she used to, and is looking a lot better. April 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Prices keep climbing! Food is fantastic for my dog's health but over the past six months the price on here keeps climbing. It's almost no savings compared to my vet anymore. April 16, 2016
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