Hills Diet t/d Feline Dental Health Cat Food

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Price
$37.55
Manufacturer
Hills

General Information

Hill's Prescription Diet[emoji]174[/emoji] t/d[emoji]174[/emoji] Feline is a complete and balanced food that provides all the nutrition cats need. Please consult your veterinarian for further information on how our Prescription Diet[emoji]174[/emoji] foods can help your cat to continue to enjoy a happy and active life.

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Binding
Misc.
Brand
Hill's Diet
EAN
0052742405209
Feature
Reduce the amount of bacteria laden plaque in the mouth to promote systemic health
Clinically proven to reduce plaque, stain and tartar buildup
Reduces bad breath
Added antioxidants to control cell oxidation and promote a healthy immune system
Awarded the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) Seal of Acceptance for helping reduce both plaque and tartar accumulation
Label
Hills
Manufacturer
Hills
Model
4052
MPN
4052
Publisher
Hills
Studio
Hills
Title
Hills Diet t/d Feline Dental Health Cat Food 4lb Bag
UPC
052742405209
Department
cat-veterinary-diets
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
4052
ProductGroup
Pet Products
ProductTypeName
PET_SUPPLIES
UPCList - UPCListElement
052742405209
Item Height
4.5 inches
Item Length
9 inches
Item Weight
5 pounds
Item Width
8.5 inches
Package Height
0 inches
Package Length
0 inches
Package Weight
4 pounds
Package Width
0 inches

Latest reviews

Pros: good for teeth
Cons: by-products, grains, low quality, large pieces
I bought this once for my kitty with teeth problems- as a treat upon vet recommendation. I would usually never buy a big brand prescription food for any reason AS food, but she thought these might help his poor sore little gums as the pieces are larger and sand-paper like in texture. I have other cats with genetic dental issues as well. However... the pieces are a little too large for some, and he refused to eat it. He is not a treat cat, and will only eat certain types and his food. The other cats ended up eating these as treats. Because of all of the fillers, by-products, and grains, I wouldn't recommend subjecting your cat to this as a food. As a treat, it would be okay, as human kids and adults eat occasional french fries and twinkles and are fine, but you don't want to be doing that everyday. We went through the whole bag, and will not buy again. This food should not be used as replacement for a dental cleaning, because if your cat's teeth are covered in plaque, nothing else will remove it. Not even brushing. Treats and brushing are prevention, not a remedy.
Value
4.00 star(s)
Purchase Date
2014-01-06
Purchase Price
$38.00
Pros: My cat goes crazy for it and it cleans his teeth
Cons: A little pricey
My veterinarian gave us a small baggie of this food when we first brought our cat in when he was about 6 months old and we gave him a few bites and he loved it. We've been buying it ever since (adding a little to his hard food which we give him in the morning and evening). I find he eats all of these before he touches his normal hard food, so I know it's his favorite! He's still only a year old but the vet said at our most recent appointment that his teeth look great. It's extremely pricey, though. We buy the biggest bag and it's about $40 but it lasts AGES. I highly recommend this food!
Pros: Mouse loves it, his teeth look healthy and so does he.
Cons: Contains cereal and vegetable protein extracts. Meat and meat derivatives second ingredients in composition. Leaves crumbs.
The kibble is large, and is like rounded off cubes about 1cm across.  With a hard texture, when your cat bites in to it the rough crumbly texture is exposed.  The idea is that your cat crunches the kibble and the hard, rough texture (7.5 crude fibre) scrapes the teeth and removes plaque. You will hear your cat crunching away so no secret snacking. 
 


It feels less oily than many varieties of kibble to touch, but it does have that commercial cat food odour.  Mouse doesn't have a great sense of smell so the  noticeable odour is important for him. Because of the texture and how the cat eats it it makes a lot of crumbs: I estimate Mouse wastes at least 5%  in crumbs.  

Despite the carbohydrate content and dry form Mouse looks fit, and both he and his coat are in 1st prize winning condition.  If your cat wasn't good at drinking I would be concerned but Mouse enjoys his water.  Mouse's litter isn't smelly but you will find yourself emptying solid matter on a regular basis and it will probably be hard pellets due to the fibre content even if your cat is well hydrated. 


I have a twice daily enzyme tooth cleaning routine in addition to the t/d/ food but if I run out of food for even a day it is noticeable that Mouse will develop plaque on his teeth, and after 2 days I am suitably convinced that altering his diet would not be good for his oral or overall health.  In terms of dental health management for gingivitis and stomatitis I think t /d is only going to be effective if you are strict with the feeding routine, and best if supplemented with tooth brushing.

The best thing about this food is that Mouse loves it.  Because of its size and shape t / d is ideal for throwing and playing with as a game, and since introducing it Mouse does not normally consume his food from a bowl but as an active hunt and chase game a few times a day - adding further to his physical and emotional health.  
   The down side is that I have to sweep up the crumbs.  


This is prescription  only food and has to be purchased through a vet, or an on line supplier who will normally require you to confirm a vet has prescribed it for your cat.  I have found an on line source which is about 3/4 of the price from my veterinarian.  In comparison to buying other commercial cat food I spend less on t / d (veterinarian price) than I did previously on reasonable quality commercial cat food  (Senior Iams - sachets and dry).

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