Hill's® Prescription Diet® r/d® Canine

Prescription Diet® r/d® Canine pet food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help with weight loss and is clinically tested nutrition for healthy weight loss in just 8 weeks.

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  • Prescription Diet® r/d® Canine pet food is specially formulated by nutritionists & veterinarians to help with weight loss and is clinically tested nutrition for healthy weight loss in just 8 weeks.

    These characteristics make Prescription Diet® r/d® Canine veterinary exclusive pet food useful as a nutritional aid for obese dogs or dogs with fiber-responsive disease:

    Decrease caloric intake, which helps reduce body fat while maintaining satiety, and lower blood lipid levels in patients with hyperlipidemia.
    Carnitine High Helps dogs burn fat while maintaining lean muscle mass, resulting in more effective weight loss.
    Antioxidants Added Defend cells from free radical oxidation, promoting a healthy immune system.

    Made in our own USA facilities with U.S. and imported ingredients.

    * 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - if you are unsatisfied for any reason, return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement.


    Obesity, diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia.


    Not Recommended For:

    • Growing puppies, pregnant or nursing dogs.
    • Patients with moderate to advanced heart failure, kidney disease, hepatic disease, debilitation, hypermetabolism, dehydration or underweight.

    Additional Info:

    • Suggested feeding amounts may sometimes need to be decreased to produce optimum weight loss. Note: Encourage increased water intake. Veterinary supervised exercise may be beneficial in combination with weight loss.
    • For optimum results, full client cooperation must be obtained, and all food intake must be strictly controlled. After reaching the target body weight, a dog should be fed Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine or Science Diet® Adult Light Canine to avoid weight gain and maintain optimum body weight.

    Other Products to Consider

    • For dogs with fiber-responsive disease: Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine.
    • Prescription Diet Treats are an excellent nutritional complement to r/d Canine.

  • How to adjust feeding amounts to maintain optimal weight.

    Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. Monitoring your patient's condition will assure the nutritional recommendation provides the best results.

    • Recommend feeding the recommended Prescription Diet® dry food, canned food, & treats exclusively.
    • Gradually transition to the new food over a 7 day period.
    • FOR WEIGHT LOSS: Determine the amount to feed based on the TARGET WEIGHT rather than the current weight.
    • FOR NON-OBESE PATIENTS WITH HYPERLIPIDEMIA OR OTHER FIBER RESPONSIVE DISEASES: Non-obese dogs fed r/d® Canine should be monitored to ensure proper body weight is maintained. Increase food amounts accordingly.

    Weight Control - using 12.3 oz (350 g) can

    Target Weight of Dog Weight Loss Weight Control
    5 lb (2,3 kg) 1/2 can 7/8 can
    10 lb (4,5 kg) 3/4 can 1 1/3 can
    15 lb (6,8 kg) 1 1/4 can 1 3/4 can
    20 lb (9,1 kg) 1 1/2 can 2 1/3 can
    30 lb (14 kg) 2 can 3 can
    40 lb (18 kg) 2 1/2 can 4 can
    50 lb (23 kg) 2 3/4 can 4 1/2 can
    60 lb (27 kg) 3 1/4 can 5 1/4 can
    70 lb (32 kg) 3 2/3 can 6 can
    80 lb (36 kg) 4 can 6 1/2 can
    100 lb (45 kg) 4 3/4 can 7 2/3 can

    Use only as directed by your veterinarian. This product is intended for intermittent feeding only.
  • High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    Water, Pork By-Products, Soybean Mill Run, Rice, Pork Liver, Powdered Cellulose, Soybean Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Iron Oxide, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, L-Carnitine, Beta-Carotene.

  • Balanced nutrition that exceeds AAFCO nutrition standards.

    257 kcal / 12.3 oz (350 g) can

    Nutrient As Fed1
    Dry Matter2
    As Fed, Caloric Basis3
    g/100 kcal
    Protein 6.2 25.3 8.5 g / 100 kcal
    Fat 2.1 8.6 2.9 g / 100 kcal
    Crude Fiber 5.2 21.2 7.1 g / 100 kcal
    Carbohydrate / NFE 9.6 39.2 13.1 g / 100 kcal
    Calcium 0.16 0.65 218 mg / 100 kcal
    Phosphorous 0.13 0.53 177 mg / 100 kcal
    Sodium 0.06 0.24 82 mg / 100 kcal
    Potassium 0.18 0.73 246 mg / 100 kcal
    Magnesium 0.029 0.118 40 mg / 100 kcal
    Carnitine 90.9 ppm 371.0 ppm 12.40 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin C 32 ppm 131 ppm 4.37 mg / 100 kcal
    Vitamin E 179 IU/kg 731 IU/kg 24.42 IU / 100 kcal


    1Differs from label guarantees which are either maximums or minimums.
    2The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles with differing moisture contents.
    3Nutrient intake for every 100 kilocalories consumed.

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