Help Your Pet Live Their Best Life With Hill’s Prescription Diet
When it comes to food, our pets are not that different from us. Eating healthy can help not only prevent a myriad of chronic and acute conditions, but it can also help manage existing medical concerns and reduce symptoms of a range of different issues, from glucose management to bladder stones. Naturally, not every type of pet food is formulated to have a therapeutic effect, and you’ll have to get a veterinarian-recommended option for a specific health concern. Hill’s Prescription Diet wet and dry food is an excellent option for cats and dogs that struggle with their health, as it is formulated by leading veterinarians and nutritionists with a single goal of optimal support your pet’s well-being.
Innovative Nutritional Science in Service of Pet Health
The reason why Hill’s Prescription Diet is the #1 Veterinarian Recommended brand in the U.S. is its proven results. Hill’s employs more than 220 veterinarians, qualified nutritionists, and food scientists to make sure that its food is tailored to the needs of your pet. As leaders in the field, Hill’s Ph.D. nutritionists and veterinarians use a scientific approach to create formulas that are customized to help manage a variety of conditions that can be influenced through food. Furthermore, the company’s interest in predictive biology means that they are doing extensive research on how nutrition can affect a pet’s gene expression – or, in other words, how your cat’s or dog’s diet could be utilized to optimize their health and well-being.
Using Food as Therapy
It’s no secret that many health problems are linked to poor dietary choices, so it is only logical that various medical issues can be helped through proper nutrition. Hill’s therapeutic and scientific approach to pet food makes it a uniquely suited choice for a wide range of health problems. Hill’s Prescription Diet comes in various specific formulas designed to target specific health concerns, including urinary care, digestive care, weight management, skin and food sensitivities, kidney, or liver care, and many more. Each of these clinically tested formulas has been extensively studied and researched. Only after the test results have met the standards of foremost experts in the field is a formula put into production.
However, it’s not just veterinarians and nutritionists who have a say in what the food should be to meet the company’s high standards. At Hill’s, even our four-legged friends get a vote as all food made by the company is also taste-tested by a team of cats and dogs at Hill’s Global Pet Nutrition Center (PNC). This is done to ensure that while being healthy and therapeutic, the food is also tasty enough to entice your pet into eating it. In addition to paying attention to flavors that are appetizing to pets, Hill’s team keeps track of which textures, shapes, and sizes suit cats and dogs the most, so every little detail is perfect before the food hits your pet’s bowl.
How to Help Your Pet Be Their Best Self
Whether your dog’s coat has lost its luster or your cat struggles with frequent repeated UTIs, making a change for the better in their diet can help improve their quality of life. The first step is consulting with your veterinarian about which type of Hill’s therapeutic food will work best for your cat or dog’s needs. While it may be straightforward for some issues (e.g. k/d Kidney Care foods for supporting kidney function), at other times you’ll need advice from an expert on which formula to choose. For instance, Hill’s produces several therapeutic foods that help maintain optimal glucose levels (Metabolic or Multi-Benefit), and has several different types of food that could be given to pets with digestive issues (Skin and Food Sensitivities, Gastrointestinal Biome, Digestive Care, etc.) Some of the formulas are created to support multiple health aspects at the same time so they will be a good choice for elderly pets with various chronic conditions that need to be managed. The best course of action is to talk to your vet about how your pet can best reap the benefits of Hill’s clinically proven vet-authorized foods – they’ll know which formula to recommend based on your pet’s medical history.
A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.
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