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    DefaultHills Science Presription Diet Z/D Ultra

    Does anyone know about this Diet?

    Basicly my Darla is Atopic and I have been prescribed The Hills Prescription Diet to treat her skin irritations.

    I want to know if this diet actually works or not? It is very expensive and I want to know if it is a balanced diet (Like it says it is).

    Is there anything else i can be doing to help her allergies??

    Any thoughts?? Experience??

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    Hill's Prescription Diets are used for a variety of specific medical conditions. I've had dogs on them -- expensive, yes, but they've always been effective.

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    One of my Pugs had to live on Hills CD science diet for his last 5 years because he was diagnosed with bladder stones. He was on canned food & kibble 50/50. Co$t me a small fortune but he was worth it.

    Two different ailments I know but he was proof that a dog can live on Hills prescription alone with no sign of weight loss, condition or life expectancy. He lived until he was 13.
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    It didn't do anything for Ernies allergies. I live in N.Z. and agree it is very expensive. I am not sure if there are many alternatives in Australia either.
    I didn't like the ingredients and while waiting for a specialist allergy vet tried home cooked/raw food and Erns did a lot better.

    Like any food some dogs do well on foods and others don't so it is a matter of trial, and what suits your dog. While trialling a new food for allergies don't give any other food at all. Even a little bread or treat could set off something. I made this mistake thinking its just a wee bit.

    Also to see if it works you need at least 6 weeks unless the condition flares up within the first few days or weeks.

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    If this site is up to date here are the ingred of the food you question:

    http://www.petfooddirect.com/Product/8843/201103541

    Starch, Hydrolyzed Chicken Liver, Soybean Oil (preserved with BHA, propyl gallate and citric acid), Hydrolyzed Chicken, Powdered Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Glyceryl Monostearate, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), DL-Methionine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Ethoxyquin (a preservative), Beta-Carotene.

    Bolded words are preservatives but they are pesticides. I personally would not feed this to any of my dogs especially long term. Prot/fat is only 14/10%.

    When my Abbey had kidney failure my vet wanted me on the SD kidney food. It also had ethoxyquin. I refused to feed it and did my own research to find a low phos. food for her along with added prot. and supps. She did great for 1 1/2 yrs. to age 16.

    You get poor quality ingredients in a lot of the prescription foods and pay a fortune for it.

    Have you figured out what your dog is allergic to? That would be the best bet - try elimination diet. What kibble have you been feeding and what are the ingredients?

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    My post was removed??? I responded to this thread yesterday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodguy View Post
    My post was removed??? I responded to this thread yesterday...
    No posts have been removed. We don't delete posts unless they're spam. It's one of those things that sets this site apart from most other highly moderated AKA censored forums.

    Are you sure you clicked on "submit reply" & not "preview post"? It's easy enough to do. I've done it a couple of times, lost my post & had to start over. It's a PITA.

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    I agree 100% with Garth -- we don't remove posts except for spam.

    AND, it's easy to lose a post by not hitting submit.

    PLUS, IF YOUR POST HAD BEEN DELETED, there would have been a notice of that in the thread.

    Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]

    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
    http://forum.justlabradors.com/showt...?p=748#post748

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodguy View Post
    My post was removed??? I responded to this thread yesterday...
    I think I found it. This one?:

    https://justlabradors.com/forum/threa...83#post1392883

    The same OP is also in Natural/Raw Diets and Holistic Care.

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    Patty. That is very interesting you wouldn't feed long term. It is something I am concerned about. My vet tells me the hydrolyzed is the difference between these prescription foods and others and this is why is it expensive. I am confused and I guess Karen and many others are too with all the fancy words.
    I would rather not feed kibble to Ernie, but we have found it has suited his IBD and allergies better.
    I agree it is better to try and find what they are sensitive or allergic to and it does take time eliminating foods. Or as we had to do. Start with rice and add things and not letting the dog have anything else at all. Not even a morsel.

    Kassa 25/11/01 - 09/02/05 O.S Jaw cancer forever in my heart.
    Ernie 25/11/01 adopted May 05
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