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

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About This Item

  • Clinical nutrition especially formulated to help manage your cat's dietary sensitivity and help reduce the possibility of adverse reactions to food
  • Designed to improve digestion and stool quality with ingredients to help reduce gastrointestinal workload
  • Helps eliminate food related causes of skin irritation and a healthy skin barrier
  • Formulated with highly digestible proteins that minimize the chances of adverse reactions to food
  • Clinically proven antioxidants help maintain a healthy immune system and skin barrier function
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About Hill's Prescription Diet Foods for Skin / Food Sensitivities

Improving Lives Together

Groundbreaking Nutrition for Sensitive Cats

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

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Prescription Diet z/d Skin/Food Sensitivities

Original Flavor

Key Nutrients

  • Highly hydrolyzed single animal protein
  • Single carbohydrate source
  • High levels of vitamin E
  • Natural fiber
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Controlled minerals
  • Clinically proven antioxidants

Health Benefits

  • Promotes healthy skin barrier
  • Helps support immune system
  • Formulated to help improve stool quality
  • Helps eliminate food-related causes of skin irritation
  • Formulated to help reduce the risk of struvite and oxalate stones

d/d Skin/Food Sensitivities

Duck & Green Pea, Venison & Green Pea

Key Nutrients

  • Single intact animal protein
  • No soy protein or gluten
  • High levels of omega-3 and 6
  • Clinically proven antioxidants

Health Benefits

  • Helps improve digestion and stool quality
  • Leads to visible improvement in skin and coat
  • Helps maintain a healthy skin barrier
  • Supports 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

26 Customer Questions


Can z/d be fed to a cat with chicken allergies?
Answer by ChewyMay 01, 2018
This food does contain hydrolyzed chicken liver. Due to your pet's allergies, we encourage consulting your Veterinarian to see if this food would be safe for them.

What is the carb content?
Answer by ChewyMay 29, 2018
This formula has a Carbohydrate content of 41.7% on a dry matter basis.

How by cups are in the 8.5 lb bag?
Answer by ChewyFeb 10, 2019
There are approximately 20 cups in the 4-pound bag and 42.5 cups in the 8.5-pound bag.

where is ZD for cats dry food for skin & allergy made? What country?
Answer by ChewyDec 26, 2018
The food is made in United States.


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509 Customer Reviews



Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By LeenLA on Aug 26, 2022

Can't get enough

1 or both of our 10-yr old cats has been having digestive issues and the vet prescribed Hills z/d. They wouldn't touch the canned version, which is kind of gummy, pasty. But they both absolutely love the dry food. It's too soon to tell if the Rx diet alone resolves the issue, but definitely seeing some signs of improvement. I'm hoping their pet insurance helps defray the high cost so we can make a permanent change. (The price is what keeps me from giving it 5 stars.) Fingers crossed.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By AriesCat on Sep 7, 2022

Unfortunately, Not for my Cat

My cat has skin allergies. Vet recommended Royal Canin Ultamino but Chewy is out of stock for this food. Vet then recommended Hills Z/D which I got and my cat ate it once and won't eat it anymore. Vet also mentioned I could try Hydrolyzed food. I have tried so many dry foods at a huge cost. I don't recommend this one.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on Aug 13, 2022

expensive but worth it

My cat has a history of “scarf and barf” even with small portions of food and a puzzle feeder. Vet recommended this. I didn’t even have to follow the instructions on how to switch over food across a week — my cat instantly took to this food, and has started pawing at the automatic feeder in the hopes that more will appear. He’s no longer coughing after eating, and is happily back to his usual antics (watching birds, chasing toys, and purring on top of me). 10/10 highly recommend even if it hurts my wallet


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Mugs on Aug 16, 2022

Not good for senior/elderly cats

My vet switched my cat to this food at 14yrs old - and after 6 months his kidney levels (phosphorus) were terrible and he lost a great deal of weight. Main ingredient is liver which is not good for cats with kidney issues. There should be a warning on this food. Organ meat is a NO for kidneys. He had always had stomatitis and other issues but better to switch to renal diet.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nickname on Aug 27, 2022

Delivery to my door was very fast!

Vet prescription, on price fixed item, delivery was very fast. Cat seems to be doing better! I am not a vet so I cannot recommend this item. I put it on auto ship to get a discount on this overpriced item!


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By catServant on Jun 16, 2022

Didn't help my cat

My cat has chronic diarrhea so we put him on this to see if it helped and if it signaled he may have IBD. He transitioned to it well as he didn't vomit. His diarrhea was unchanged. He's been on this diet for 1.5 months with no change. We don't know if he needs more time, if he has a sensitivity to an ingredient, or if there's something else. It smells like molasses which makes me question the quality of ingredients (idk why rice is so high up in the list and a lot of the other ingredients seem like fillers). One of my cats doesn't recognize this as food. Also, the treat version of this line is inedible. None of my cats recognize it as food. This isn't a great long term food. My vet said if he stays on this, he has to take vitamins. So, it sounds like it isn't a whole, balanced food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By GreenM on Jun 16, 2022

Kitty likes this food. Customer service is TOP NOTCH.

Hill's z/d food was prescribed by my vet several months ago. I believe it's helping my cat's digestive issues, and I'm hopeful his next lab results show improvement. Luckily, he likes the food, so I will stick with it. Mostly, I'm incredibly impressed with all the customer service staffers that have helped me whenever I've had to call to ask a question about product or adjust my subscription deliveries. A real person to help me! Amazingly friendly, patient, and so very knowledgeable, no matter weekend, weekday, or even a holiday! I order all my pets' food from Chewy. Delivery is always spot on. All of this is so very much appreciated!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nicole on Sep 2, 2022

He likes it!

I cannot believe my finicky kitty took right to this food, but he did. We are doing a food allergy trial so I was so happy he liked at least one of the foods we got for him.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Donut on Jun 2, 2022

Cat likes it, it doesn't like him

My cat eats this same food in the canned version and we were giving him a different dry prescription food for his sensitive stomach but decided to try this one because he didn't seem to really like the other dry. Well, he chowed this one right down immediately and I was happy to see he liked it. The following day he threw up just like he was doing before we had him at the vet to figure out what was going on with him. We figured it was a fluke and maybe he ate it too fast so we've been watching how much he eats since that episode and a day later (today) he threw up again. Either my cat suddenly has more issues or this food isn't quite what it says it is and I'm leaning towards the second given the circumstances.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Betsy on Aug 14, 2022

Hydrolyzed protein diet

The dry Hill's formulation was accepted by both cats readily. Chewy shipped the food promptly after getting our vet's script. The diet has cut down a bit on our problem kitty's GI issues.