HILL'S PRESCRIPTION DIET j/d Joint Care Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food, 8.5-lb bag - Chewy.com

Hill's Prescription Diet j/d Joint Care Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food

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  • Improving your dog's mobility can be as easy as feeding the right nutrition
  • Help improve your dog's ability to run, walk and jump in as little as 21 days with a clinically proven combination of nutrients
  • An excellent source of the Omega 3 fatty acid, EPA, to nourish cartilage
  • Controlled calorie content and added L-carnitine help maintain a healthy weight and avoid extra stress on joints
  • Enriched with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate and controlled calories and added L-carnitine for a healthy and highly palatable formula your dog will love

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About Hill's Prescription Diet Joint Care and Dental Care

Improving Lives Together

Groundbreaking Nutrition for Healthy Teeth and Joints

Hill's Prescription Diet j/d helps keep pets active, while Prescription Diet t/d promotes dental health for your pet. The Prescription Diet t/d food carries the Veterinary Oral Health Council Seal of Acceptance and is clinically proven to reduce bacteria-laden plaque and tartar buildup

Prescription Diet j/d helps preserve joint cartilage, maintain a healthy weight and avoid extra stress on the joints. This therapeutic food is clinically proven to improve your dog's ability to run, walk and jump in as few as 21 days and as few as 28 days for cats.

Clinical Nutrition

With Hill's, it's not just high-quality ingredients that count. Their focus is on the proper balance of nutrients in every recipe. So Hill's has developed foods that are designed to help pets with specific health conditions, providing the right nutrients to support their health. Hill's alliance with veterinarians puts them in a unique position find a nutrition recommendation for your pet no matter what health issue your pet is facing.

Formulated by Veterinarians

Hill's Prescription Diet started with a veterinarian's belief that some health issues could be managed through nutrition. What began as a theory has now been proven through extensive research by a team of over 220 vets, PhD nutritionists and food scientists. The results can be seen in Hill's Prescription Diet therapeutic pet foods.

Meeting the Highest Standards

Providing a food that delivers exactly what it says it does is Hill's number one priority, in fact, they perform over five million safety and quality checks every year. They've established relationships with trusted suppliers and will only accept ingredients that meet stringent standards.

The Taste Factor

You might know that Hill's Prescription Diet is good for your pet, but she's only concerned with the taste. Even though they place a heavy emphasis on nutrition, Hill's hasn't forgotten about palatability. Savory ingredients are combined to produce foods with enticing aromas, textures, and shapes that your pet can't resist.

Comprehensive Support for Joint and Dental Health

Talk to your veterinarian about the right formula for your pet.

t/d Dental Care Dog and Cat Food

Chicken Flavor

Key Nutrients

  • Special fiber matrix technology
  • Unique kibble shape and size
  • Complete and balanced nutrition

Health Benefits

  • Promotes overall health
  • Fights bacteria-laden plaque
  • Cleans the surface of the tooth

j/d Joint Care Dog and Cat Food

Chicken Flavor

Key Nutrients

  • Therapeutic levels of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Source of glucosamine & chondroitin
  • Controlled calories and added L-carnitine

Health Benefits

  • Helps retain joint cartilage
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight and avoid extra stress on joints
  • Supports a healthy immune system

About Hill's Prescription Diet

Hill's mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pet. Their Prescription Diet product line delivers clinically proven nutrition that supports common pet health concerns, from digestive and urinary health to aging and weight management.
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Questions & Answers

13 Customer Questions

My dog has severe allergies and to some foods. Please provide all the ingredients in the prescriptive Hills Science Diet J/D (Joint Care) food.

Is this a good food for a dog with renal issues? What is the sodium level? Is .49% phosphorus ok for a dog who usually eats renal specific food, but hates all renal specific food?

Are hills products made in the USA
Answer by ChewyJun 22, 2021
This food is made in the USA. Hill's sources raw materials only from countries where there are reliable safety procedures in place, primarily in the United States, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and several European countries. Only two of their ingredients come from China; Taurine and L-Carnitine.

Can this product be used on both my 14 pound and my 70 pound dog? What is the kibble siz?
Answer by ChewyOct 20, 2017
This dog food is made for all dog breeds that are adults or seniors. The kibble size is approximately the size of a dime.

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Rated 4.5385 out of 5 stars
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260 Customer Reviews

Always consult a veterinarian about your pet’s health needs. Customer reviews should not be used as medical advice.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Bill on Mar 24, 2023

Great product, bad packaging

This dog food has been very helpful for our border collie's hip issues. We've been using it a couple of years and love it. But they've recently changed the packaging. It used to have a great zip-lock type closer that was airtight and kept the product fresh. Now they switched to a cheap velcro-like thing that doesn't work at all. This can not be good for their public image, and I can't understand why they would make such a bad decision. I'm still giving the review four stars because the product itself seems to still be top notch, but I would definitely have given five had it not been for the terrible packaging change.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Graciesmom on Apr 4, 2023

Pricey food

I tried this food for my soon to be 12 year old standard poodle who is having a harder time standing up. It was quite pricey but I was hopeful that it would help. She doesnt really want to eat it and I cant say if Ive seen a difference or not.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Laurie on Apr 4, 2023

Incredible Customer Service!!!

I have to acknowledge Shenelle for sending me flowers when I lost Lola, our dobie who we were ordering this food for! Incredibly kind of her and the Chewy organization to do this! Many thanks for your thoughtfulness!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lucy on Dec 17, 2022

Worked better than I imagined

I was skeptical when I first read the reviews about the amazing results people's dogs had. I tempered my expectations and had my, at the time, 10 year old border collie try it. The j/d did work miracles. She had been getting stiff, stopped jumping in the car, and was slowing down. After around 3 weeks of using j/d we noticed the stiffness went away and she was more active. After a little more time she could jump in the car and was like her younger self again! She is 13 now and while she's starting to slow down again, she still jumps in the car and is less stiff than she was before we started using j/d. We just took her to her annual vet appointment and as usual, the vet was so impressed with her health and stated that she seems like a much younger dog than she is. This food is worth the money and really can work magic on your dog, no tempering of expectations needed.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By doodleworld on Apr 20, 2023

Science Diet

Don’t recommend. My dog doesn’t like it & now I regret buying it. It’s very pricey for her not to like it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nancy on Apr 8, 2023

Good Joint Food

This seems to be helping our older dog with back leg problems. And she loves it!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RudyandElsa on Nov 11, 2022

Great choice

Hills prescription food is excellent for my doodles I am trying to protect their joints and this food is exactly what they need not to mention the fact it has a wonderful Ziploc bag thank you Hills and thank you chewy for providing this product

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By bbwilliams on Sep 28, 2022

Dog rejecting 2022 "Upgraded Formula"

Not sure what they changed, but Hill's changed something in the 2022 rebrand of this j/d dry dog food and our dog completely rejects it. For context, our dog will eat anything. I've seen him try to eat pieces of brick on the beach. So it's particularly notable that he won't even get up, sniff, interact with, or acknowledge this. He ate the old blend of the j/d food just fine (round/spherical pieces) but the reformulated version (disc-shaped) is just a hard pass. We've tried it dry, tried adding water. Sometimes after hours have passed and he's desperate, he will eat a bit - and these times, hours later, his stool is typically extremely soft. Thus, we started adding Bernie's Perfect Poop on top of it, and it's even harder to get him to eat. What has been an afterthought for 2.5 years - feeding the dog - has now turned into hours each day trying just to get him to eat. I called Hill's and gave them a full report - they have no idea, but, can't recommend this. I've asked our vet for anything else, because the dog will literally eat anything else.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sammy on Sep 10, 2022

BEST Service EVER!!!

Wow. Simply WOW. I was having a hard time finding Science Diet J/D food for my 13 year old dog, Sammy. My veterinarian suggested I try Chewy and see if they have it. When I ordered online, to my surprise, it was available. So I place the order and signed up for the subscription food program. This is a great way to keep my food supply from running low again. But the best part is that it arrived in 2 days! My panicked state was over, my dog is happy and I am extremely happy. Thanks Chewy for saving the day.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Maverick1 on Aug 23, 2022

Senior lab/boxer mutt

This stuff worked great for a couple of years until they recently changed the formula. Shortly after the change, my senior pup got horners syndrome and now frequently loses his balance. In all honesty I can't say for certain that it's due to the food change but it's odd how he now absolutely refuses to eat it. We tried different techniques and he will eat around the treats we bury in it or just not eat it at all. He's still motivated by food, just not the jd anymore.