For the nutritional support of pets recovering from surgery, illness or injury
Cats and dogs can undergo significant metabolic changes when recovering from surgery, illness or injury.
While under these stressful conditions, your pet is challenged to maintain their strong natural defenses which make it even more important to feed the right food to help your pet bounce back from these tough situations.
Hill’s nutritionists and veterinarians developed Prescription Diet® a/d®, clinically tested nutrition specially formulated for dogs and cats recovering from a debilitative state.
Prescription Diet® a/d® is formulated with the following benefits:
High levels of high quality and highly digestible protein and fat to meet increased energy needs
High levels of clinically proven antioxidants to support immune system and offset oxidative stress
Increased levels of B vitamins and zinc to support convalescence, skin recovery and natural body defenses
Increased potassium to combat depletion
How to adjust feeding amounts to maintain optimal weight.
Individual requirements may vary depending on pre-existing nutritional status and medical condition. In patients where normal G.I. function has been compromised by anorexia, a three-day transitional feeding strategy may be necessary.
Day One: 1/3 of daily caloric intake with 2/3 water dilution
Day Two: 2/3 of daily caloric intake with 1/3 water dilution
Day Three: Entire daily caloric intake
Select a feeding schedule based on the following patient criteria:
Schedule 1: Cage Rest
Schedule 2: Surgery, Sepsis, Cancer, Trauma, Fever, Feline Hepatic Lipidosis
Schedule 3: Severe Burn, Injury or Head Trauma
•The following daily intakes are intended as a guide and should be adjusted as needed to achieve or maintain optimum body weight.
•Divide into three to six equal daily feedings to minimize gastrointestinal side effects. (1 can = 150 ml.)
- using 5.5 oz (156 g) can
|Weight of Animal||Schedule 1 in Milliliters||Schedule 2 in Milliliters||Schedule 3 in Milliliters|
|5 lb (2,3 kg)||110 ml||132 ml||176 ml|
|8 lb (3,6 kg)||157 ml||188 ml||251 ml|
|10 lb (4,5 kg)||185 ml||222 ml||296 ml|
|15 lb (6,8 kg)||251 ml||301 ml||402 ml|
|20 lb (9,1 kg)||311 ml||374 ml||498 ml|
|30 lb (14 kg)||422 ml||507 ml||675 ml|
|40 lb (18 kg)||524 ml||628 ml||838 ml|
|50 lb (23 kg)||619 ml||743 ml||991 ml|
|60 lb (27 kg)||710 ml||852 ml||1136 ml|
|70 lb (32 kg)||797 ml||956 ml||1275 ml|
|80 lb (36 kg)||881 ml||1057 ml||1409 ml|
|90 lb (41 kg)||962 ml||1155 ml||1539 ml|
|100 lb (45 kg)||1041 ml||1250 ml||1666 ml|
High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.
Water, Turkey Liver, Pork Liver, Chicken, Turkey Heart, Corn Flour, Pork Protein Isolate, Fish Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Chicken Liver Flavor, Egg Flavor, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Potassium Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Taurine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Potassium Citrate, Choline Chloride, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Magnesium Oxide, Beta-Carotene.
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