Our Aussie, Bear, age 16, was recently diagnosed with the beginnings of kidney failure. Our vet recommended Hill’s prescription diet. I was very concerned that Bear would not eat this food. In fact, he loves it and whether he will eat is no longer a concern! We won’t know for a while if it has slowed the decline in his kidney function.
We recently lost our yellow Lab "Cabo" who was my working K-9 partner. Our little Sushi was not doing too good after that loss and it ends up that she has issues with her kidneys. After some medication and this new food, our 16 year old Havanese has returned to acting like a puppy. She actually loves this food, mixed with the dry version of the same.
Cooper has recently been diagnosed with kidney failure. In the beginning she like this. But then she got diarrhea so I stopped it and will try again soon. Cooper is a Yorkie that weighs just 6lb. I’ve had success with the kibble from Hills.
The veterinarian recommended and prescribed this food for my elderly Jack Russell dog who has kidney disease. He absolutely loves the taste and actually comes running for it. It has improved his appetite, and he even seems to have a bit more energy now.
My pup was recently put on k/d kidney care so I was a bit concerned if he'd like the food. He loves this chicken and vegetable stew. He eats the whole can and leaves nothing behind.
Little Harley was thrilled with the kidney care stew and licked his bowl a few days in a row. However, “the thrill is gone.” He still eats most of it, but as usual he always wants something new. He only eats the stew if I sprinkle a few Carnivore Crunches on it.
My 14 years old Shepsky is extremely piggy eater - has always been. Since her kidneys are not in a great shape, I felt that there was no food for her in the whole world. I ended up getting 3 container of this and she was in love and me too!! There must be a recipe for some appetizing elements in it? What ever is the secret, it works.
This has nothing to do with Hill's, but with my dog. He's a picky eater made picker due to kidney failure. I'm so frustrated trying to find food he'll eat more than a single day or so.
Annie, our border collie, has a high protein count in her urine. Our vet told us to put her on a low protein renal food. We tried this and while she ate the 1st can, she has decided now she doesn't like it. We had this put on auto ship but had to cancel it as she absolutely will not eat it. You might want to try it as your dog may like it but for Annie who only takes her pills with apple butter that has no protein, she does not like this.
After JJ’s blood work returned with early detection of kidney disease, his doctor recommended he start by changing his diet and prescribed him with Hill K/D. She warned me that most dogs find this food unpleasant because of the low protein and to start off with a small bag due to how expensive the brand is. Even my sister in law who was a vet tech says it’s basically “cardboard” to dogs. I went ahead and purchased both wet and dry in hopes he would eat it. And to my surprise? He inhaled it! He’s scheduled for a follow up visit in a couple weeks to see how things are going with his kidneys, but I’m feeling confident the food is helping! I’ve noticed his water intake is looking more normal and he’s needing to go outside less! Looking forward to see his blood work! OH! Also LOVED that chewy reached out to his doc for a doc note!