Hill's Prescription Diet a/d Urgent Care Canned Dog and Cat Food, 5.5 oz, 24-pack
I have a six year old French bulldog with Patellar Luxation, a knee disorder that can cause the knee cap to float and pop out of the groove. Since we got him we knew that he had knee problems as he would sometimes tuck up his back leg and only walk on three, but it was rare and it didn't seem to bother him that much. One day that all changed because he hopped off a chair and from that moment on he refused to put weight on that leg. After visiting with the vet and through their recommendation we began feeding our dog prescription diet J/D dog food and it changed his life. He no longer limps and because it is very high in fish oil he loves the taste. The only downfall of this food is that they do not have a grain free version because my dog is allergic to grain and I have to mix it with a Grain free food so he doesn't get really bad gas.
It’s sad to note that the only way we’ve been trained to judge the quality of dog food is stool consistency. While it could be a fair reflection of the digestibility of the nutrients in the food, in reality, pet food manufacturers know how to artificially thicken those stools by using ingredients like cellulose. Methylcellulose is a semi-synthetic complex carbohydrate that can absorb large quantities of water. It can work as a laxative with increased water consumption but without it, methylcellulose firms the stools. One of the most noticeable changes when switching from a prescription diet to raw food is the decrease in stool volume, due to a dramatic decrease in this waste ingredient. This would be a true indication of food digestibility!
After surgery, the vet recommended putting her on Hill's Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Canine Urinary Care Dry Food so silly me, thinking the vet recommended it, I did not bother on reading up on its ingredients! (My fault for not researching, I know.) She was hesitant on eating it at first but eventually gobbled it up like she did with the previous brand. In the couple months after surgery and being on Hill's, she has vomited bile, acted somewhat lethargic, and had loose, bright yellow stools. I associated the change in maybe her just having an upset stomach and not feeling well for the day but it wasn't going away, and I became shocked at how much it was slowly making my dog exhausted, and how yellow/pale her stools were coming out.Hill's Prescription Diet a/d Urgent Care with Chicken Canned Dog & Cat Food, 5.5-oz, case of 24; Cats and dogs can undergo significant metabolic changes when recovering from a serious illness, injury or surgery. During these stressful conditions the body is challenged to maintain strong natural defenses and spare lean body mass, which makes it is even mo