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

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About This Item

  • Helps improve your dog’s digestion and stool quality with highly hydrolyzed protein.
  • Helps eliminate food-related causes of skin irritation and results in a visible improvement of the skin and coat.
  • Helps maintain a healthy skin barrier and enriched with essential fatty acid.
  • Clinically proven antioxidants are added for optimal health benefits, plus it’s developed with a single carbohydrate source—cornstarch.
  • Skin/Food Sensitivities 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 Foods for Skin / Food Sensitivities

Improving Lives Together

Groundbreaking Nutrition for Sensitive Dogs

Dogs with skin and coat conditions or food sensitivities can benefit from Hill's Prescription Diet z/d and d/d foods. Prescription Diet d/d has limited ingredient nutrition and a single intact animal protein. The Prescription Diet z/d food features a highly hydrolyzed protein and a single carbohydrate source to minimize the risk of allergic reactions. Many pet parents discover that simply eating the right food helps eliminate food-related causes of skin irritation and helps avoid reactions to food.

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.

z/d Skin/Food Sensitivities


Key Nutrients

  • Highly hydrolyzed animal protein
  • Single purified carbohydrate source
  • High levels of vitamin E
  • Natural fiber
  • Essential fatty acid enriched
  • Clinically proven antioxidants

Health Benefits

  • Visible skin and coat improvement in 30 days
  • Promotes healthy skin barrier
  • Helps support a healthy immune system
  • Clinically proven to help normalize stool

d/d Skin/Food Sensitivities

Potato & Venison

Potato & Duck

Potato & Salmon

Key Nutrients

  • Limited ingredient nutrition with single intact animal protein
  • No soy protein or gluten
  • High levels of omega-3 and 6
  • Clinically proven antioxidants

Health Benefits

  • Results you can see in the skin and coat
  • Helps maintain a healthy skin barrier
  • Helps improve digestion and stool quality
  • Supports a healthy immune system

Derm Defense


Key Nutrients

  • With proprietary complex of bioactives and phytonutrients
  • High levels of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids
  • Clinically proven antioxidants, including vitamin E
  • No corn, chicken or by-product meal, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

Health Benefits

  • Helps strengthen skin barrier
  • Drives healthy skin from within
  • Formulated to help soothe and nourish skin and coat
  • Helps skin to recover naturally
  • Holistic long-term solution supporting 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

36 Customer Questions

How many cups is in a 25lb bag?
Answer by ChewyJun 09, 2018
There are approximately 32 cups of kibble in the 8 pound bag, 70 cups of kibble in the 17.6 pound bag, and 100 cups in the 25 pound bag.

Does it help ear yeast infection with growths within the ears in English Springer Spaniels?
Answer by ChewyJun 23, 2018
We would recommend consulting with your veterenarian due to the medical condition, it may require further medical treatment or medicine.

How many calories are in a cup of hill prescription zd dry and wet food?
Answer by ChewyMay 06, 2020
This formula contains approximately 354 calories per cup.

Are any of the ingredients sourced or produced out side of the USA?
Answer by ChewyMar 27, 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.

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879 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kota on Sep 30, 2022

It Worked!

Our Husky rescue struggled with intermittent bloody mucousy diarrhea, we think triggered by spoiled food, for almost two months. We were feeding him a bland diet of fresh cooked meat, rice, and pumpkin but it had no lasting effect. Finally our vet suggested we try the hydrolyzed protein kibble instead of going down the rabbit hole of testing for odd diseases etc. but she warned it may take 4 to 6 weeks to see results. We saw improvements within days as we slowly weaned him off of the fresh food. By two weeks time, we were ready to declare him cured! We worried he would not like the flavor or be able to chew it with his worn down teeth, but unlike the fresh food, he is now a member of the clean plate club and loves it! Hills Z/D to the rescue.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By JMDG on Nov 11, 2022

Was hoping for the best

Was hoping this would finally resolve the itching issues. My lab had an adverse reaction to the food, creating a hotspot and incessive itching. Had to send back. Chewy customer service was excellent in helping with the return.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Vicki on Nov 18, 2022

Z/D Food Sensitivities Dog Food

Food does the trick - but too large of can for my 5-1/2 lb Papillon. I end up throwing away 1/3 of can. Gets expensive. Need smaller cans.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Roni on Nov 21, 2022

Hill's diet

The diet seems to help with Ryder's allergies and the price at Chewy is much less than at my vet's or any local pet food stores. Thanks, Chewy!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Myshadow on Aug 8, 2022

Excellent food!

The z/d formula was updated and I was afraid it would be changed. Whatever they did, it did not change the wonderful aroma and beautiful nuggets that we were used to. It seems like my dog cannot tolerate any protein, so I am back to feeding her the prescription diet. It was the only food that did not make her scratch constantly. At first I thought it was only chicken but in the last 6 months, it seems to be that any protein causes the allergy to start up. So we are back to this food. We had good results last time, hopefully it will work again. She loves this food.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Susan on Aug 2, 2022

Inmate K-9 on Hunger Strike

Our Gus, the German Shepherd, has a suspected food allergy (sores on his feet from licking them, and very itchy. Our vet recommended we try this food. He liked it for a week, and it's a week later, and Inmate K-9 is now on hunger strike. He used to eat 1 cup of kibble 3 times a day, and now he's down to only eating once a day, and we have to beg and coax him to do that. I don't know what food we'll try next to address his allergies, but at almost twice the price of his former kibble, this one is seriously detested by poor Gus.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By zoeae2000 on Jun 28, 2022

Best for my shih tzu

We've literally tried all kinds and brands of high end dog food, low end dog food and food for sensitive dogs. This food was recommended by my vet, and prescription was given after I finally gave up trying to fix his issues myself. This food is the one that has helped him. He's never looked it felt better. Granted when he's dirty he still stinks like a wet dog, but he no longer chews his hair off, and he's getting a nice thick coat of hair. He can focus on being a shih tzu without constant chewing and scratching himself. We use the prescription treats also. The food is readily eaten by both my dogs, and they love the treats as well.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Izzie on Aug 28, 2022

So worth it!

This food has made a world of difference for my pit bull mix! She was a mess. Not only did she have skin issues that caused her to scratch constantly but she also had a constant upset stomach. We’ve been on z/d for almost a month and are already seeing a huge improvement.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Hunter on Oct 18, 2022

Did not work for my dog

Unfortunately, this food did not work for my dog. In fact, she had a negative reaction. Thought I should let you folks know.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cavaliermama on Jul 29, 2022

Great service

We have tried other online pet stores, but have always had problems, either shipping wrong size or not being available over the weekend if you have issues. We have never had any issues with Chewy. Orders are always prompt and I know that I can call at any time and get a human on the phone. Thank you Chewy!