HILL'S PRESCRIPTION DIET Metabolic Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food, 27.5-lb bag - Chewy.com

Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic Chicken Flavor Dry Dog Food

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About This Item


  • Developed and specially formulated to support your dog's weight management with a synergistic blend of ingredients.
  • Naturally works with your pet's individual metabolism with a unique fiber blend from fruits and vegetables.
  • Helps avoid weight regain after weight loss and keeps your pet feeling full and satisfied between meals.
  • 88% of pets lost weight at home in 2 months, plus it supports your pal’s vitality and holistic health with powerful antioxidants.
  • Metabolic recipe has not changed—it offers the same great taste and benefits as it did prior to the introduction of the S+OXSHIELD seal of confidence.

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About Hill's Prescription Diet Weight Management for Dogs

Improving Lives Together

Groundbreaking Nutrition for Weight Management

Hill's Prescription Diet Metabolic, Prescription Diet Metabolic + Mobility and Prescription Diet r/d have helped pets control their hunger and shed extra pounds with clinically proven results. Prescription Diet w/d helps dogs maintain a healthy weight. After two months of being fed the nutrition of Metabolic, 88% of dogs lost weight at home. Even a little extra weight can impact a dog's quality of life. Hill's Prescription Diet foods are made specifically to help pets achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

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.

Find the Right Formula

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

w/d Digestive/Weight/Glucose Management

Chicken Flavor

Key Nutrients

  • Therapeutic L-carnitine levels
  • Optimal blend of soluble and insoluble fiber
  • Low in fat and calories
  • Reduced magnesium and sodium
  • Clinically proven antioxidants

Health Benefits

  • Helps metabolize fat and maintain lean muscle
  • Maintains healthy weight and helps normalize blood glucose levels
  • Promotes urinary tract health and supports a healthy immune system


Chicken Flavor, Lamb Meal and Rice

Key Nutrients

  • Unique fiber blend from fruits and vegetables
  • Powerful antioxidants
  • A synergistic blend of ingredients

Health Benefits

  • 88% of pets lost weight at home in two months
  • Helps your pet feel full and satisfied between meals
  • Helps keep pounds off after weight loss
  • Works with your pet's metabolism

Metabolic + Mobility

Chicken Flavor

Key Nutrients

  • High omega-3 levels
  • Unique fiber blend from fruits and vegetables

Health Benefits

  • Clinically proven nutrition to support mobility in as little as 21 days and reduce weight by 13% in 60 days

r/d Weight Reduction

Chicken Flavor

Key Nutrients

  • Optimal blend of soluble and insoluble fiber
  • Therapeutic L-carnitine levels
  • Clinically proven antioxidants

Health Benefits

  • Clinically proven nutrition to support mobility in as little as 21 days and reduce weight by 13% in 60 days
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Helps your pet feel full and satisfied
  • Helps metabolize fat and maintain lean muscle

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

17 Customer Questions

My dogs have been eating r/d but it is out of stock for months now. What is a comparable replacement ?

my vet has recommended the metabolic and mobility science diet. my dog is a chihuahua, is the kibble small?
Answer by ChewySep 28, 2017
This formula is not specifically for small breeds, it can be fed to all breeds so the kibble is a standard size. It's approximately the size of a dime.

How many cups of food are in the largest bag?
Answer by ChewyDec 23, 2017
There will be approximately 4 cups of kibble per pound. The 6 pound bag will contain around 24 cups, the 17.6 pound bag has 70 cups and the 27.5 pound bag will have around 110 cups.

How many treats a day can you give your dog in combination with the recommended amount of dog food
Answer by ChewyDec 19, 2017
Due to your pet's diagnosed condition, we recommend consulting your Veterinarian to see what would be a good fit for your little one's current treatment plan.

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638 Customer Reviews

Always consult a veterinarian about your pet’s health needs. Customer reviews should not be used as medical advice.
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Glenda on Jan 16, 2023


My vet wanted my Chihuahua to eat Hills Science Diet Metabolic food to lose weight. But I did not see this food came in small breed size morsels. I went ahead and bought a small bag. My little dog could not chew it so I have to soak the morsels in hot water to soften them. And, after I drain the water off, she only eats 3 or 4 morsels.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Erica on Dec 5, 2022

Drool-Worthy and Works

My dog drools over this food. He’s never been super excited to eat but he is obsessed with this food. He was about 75 lbs when I put him on it about 6 months ago, and he’s now just under 70 lbs. It’s great for slow, healthy weight loss. If your dog isn’t losing weight on it, make sure you’re feeding what’s recommended on the bag. Cut back a little if they’re getting treats too, and if they’re still not losing weight, cut back a little more. I promise it works. Also great for low activity dogs. I’m a vet student and this is the gold standard diet for weight loss and weight maintenance. I know it’s expensive, but it’s worth it. He also loves the metabolic treats

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Shelby on Feb 27, 2023

Causes vomiting

I have tried to very slowly introduce this to our 92# Lab and with just a bit under a half a cup of her normal food and only 8-9 of the Hill’s kibbles she throws it up.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BetsyW on Feb 2, 2023

Good Food for a Doggie Diet

Our Veterinarian recommended our 10 year old go on a diet. Our dog transferred over to this food extremely easily and lost the recommended pounds within a short period of time!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By BamaFan68 on Jan 4, 2023

Gained Weight

My dog liked the food. Unfortunately, now after three months of actually giving him a bit less than the recommended amount, he is gaining weight. I'd recommend it, but I don't think it's for every dog, just like diets for humans are not all the same.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RollyH on Jan 26, 2023

It really works

So far my Aussie lost two pounds in 15 days. She loves this kibble very much. It's more expensive than regular high end kibbles but the health benefits for my dog outweighs the cost.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Judy on Dec 19, 2022

new dog food

great customer service the dog enjoy the new food and will reorder when needed saw on line where you gave wheels to a dog, great company, I tell everyone to go to chewy and buy stocks I have and am very pleased ,thank you devoted customer

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By DogFood on Oct 6, 2022

Doesn’t Work.

After having my dog on this food for two months with a specific body weight measurement done at the vet to determine the amount of food she needed in order to loose weight, she instead gained 4 lbs. This is a dog who is exercised regularly, eats a strict diet, and who wasn’t gaining any weight (just staying stagnant at the same weight) prior to putting her on this food. The amount of dog excrement that she produced on this diet was hard to comprehend; it was like the food was going straight through her. I decided to go with the Fromm Family Gold Weight Management food instead and am extremely pleased with the results. Fromm uses real ingredients and not fillers and I am actually seeing results after only a few weeks. I would not recommend feeding your dog this diet.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nani on Jan 12, 2023

Rottweiler and weight lose

My Nani girl has been losing weight has more energy than before. She seems to love the taste and doesn't beg after dinner as much. hahaha

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By HarleysDad on Mar 22, 2023

Great food

Hill is the best food that we have found for for Harley.