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Your Detailed Guide To Hill's Prescription Diet l/d Liver Care Dry Dog Food
What Is Hill's Prescription Diet l/d Liver Care Dry Dog Food?
Hill's Prescription Diet range is a veterinary diet range of dry dog food that is formulated to meet veterinary medical requirements. The range is available in different variants and is used as a dietary treatment for a wide variety of illnesses. Hill's Prescription Diet l/d Liver Care Dry Dog Food is used to support the liver in cases of diseases that affect the liver.
Hill's Prescription Diet l/d Liver Care dog food is made to help your dog's liver function and protect vital liver functions. This food is formulated with very high-quality ingredients and has moderate amounts of protein, so the liver isn't overworked. Protein is an essential nutritional requirement in dogs.
However, processing protein puts pressure on the liver. Thus, dog food with moderate amounts of protein is best for dogs who have liver issues. This dietalso has high levels of L-carnitine and L-arginine. L-carnitine is derived from amino acids and is synthesized in your dog's liver and kidneys. It is essential for heart and muscle function.
If your dog's liver is not functioning at 100%, your dog will need to supplement L-carnitine in his diet to maintain healthy body function. L-carnitine also helps with fat metabolism. Dogs with liver disease often suffer from a buildup of ammonia in their body. L-arginine helps to reduce these levels of ammonia and maintain healthy body chemistry.
Does My Dog Have Liver Disease?
Liver disease is a silent illness. It's difficult to spot the symptoms because they can be linked to multiple other problems. You might see your dog vomiting more than usual, losing weight and appetite suddenly, and drink a lot more water. They might appear confused and have an unsteady walk and urinate more often than they do.
They might even urinate inside the house because they cannot hold their bladder. You might notice blood in their urine or in their feces. Weakness is another common symptom, along with jaundiced gums, eyes, and tongue. If you notice any of these symptoms in your dog, you should contact your vet as soon as possible.
Untreated liver disease can lead to hepatic encephalopathy. This is when toxins build up in the brain. This buildup can affect behavior in many ways. One of the most telling signs is that your dog will keep pressing his head against the wall. He might also circle around the room, pace across his territory, or even run into walls.
If you see any of these symptoms in your dog, you should contact your vet. Give them a thorough walkthrough of the symptoms along with your concern that it might be liver disease. No one but a licensed vet should confirm or treat liver disease in your dog.
How Much Hill's Prescription Diet l/d Liver Care Dry Dog Food Should I Give My Dog?
The amount of Hill's Prescription Diet Liver Care dry dog food you should give your dog depends on their age and their weight. If you have a growing puppy, then you should use the following guidelines:
|Your Pup's Weight||If Your Pup Is Less Than 4 Months Old||If Your Pup Is Between 4 - 9 Months Old||If Your Pup Is Between 10 - 12 Months Old|
If you have an adult dog, you can use the following guidelines:
|Your Dog's Weight||Amount You Should Give Your Dog|
The amounts for both puppies and adults are given in grams. It is preferable to cups because cups can often be an inaccurate measurement. You should divide these daily amounts by the number of times you give your dogs food to find out how much you should provide them at every meal.
Frequently Asked Questions
I Need to Feed My Dog Long-Term. Does This Come in a Big Bag?
If you need to feed this food to your dog long term, you can buy the Hill's Prescription Diet l/d Liver Care Pork Flavor dry dog food 17.6-lb bag. This is an economical and convenient option for dogs who need liver support for the foreseeable future.
How Should I Store Hill's Prescription Diet l/d Liver Care Dry Dog Food?
When you buy Hill's Prescription Diet l/d Liver Care Pork Flavor dry dog food 17.6-lb bag, you should tip out the kibble into an airtight container. Hill's Prescription Diet l/d Liver Care dog food should be stored away from heat and sunlight to reduce the chances of spoilage. Store in a place your dogs cannot get in to.
Can My Other Dogs Eat Hill's Prescription Diet l/d Liver Care Dog Food?
Hill's Prescription Diet Liver Care dry dog food is a prescription diet with ingredients that alleviate signs of liver disease. This food alters your dog's body chemistry. You should not give this diet to a dog who does not need toxins flushed out from their system as that can cause adverse effects.
Does This Need a Prescription?
If you want to purchase Hill's Prescription Diet Liver Care dry dog food, you need a prescription from your veterinarian. If your prescription to buy this dog food has expired, you should take your dog in for another check-up while you renew the prescription. Do not feed this food beyond your vet's recommendations.
My Vet Gave Me Different Feeding Instructions. What Should I Do?
The recommended guidelines are general guidelines for all dogs. Your vet will be more familiar with your dog's unique needs. He or she will be in a better position to assess what course of action will be best for your dog. Always follow your vet's advice with any prescription diets.
What Is S+OXSHIELD?
Hill's Prescription Diet Liver Care dog food is formulated with S+OXSHIELD is a patented formula that reduces the chances of crystal formation in the urinary system. This formula protects against Struvite and Calcium Oxalate crystals.
Dogs with liver disease have a tendency to build up the toxins that lead to crystal formation. This is an integral part of Hill's Prescription Diet Liver Care diet.
Brewers Rice, Pork Fat, Egg Product, Soybean Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Flaxseed, Pork Protein Isolate, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, Lactic Acid, Soybean Oil, Potassium Chloride, Dried Beet Pulp, Glyceryl Monostearate, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K)), L-Arginine, DL-Methionine, Taurine, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, L-Tryptophan, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene
Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian. For best results safety practices: Gradually transition to your pets new food over a 7 day period. Exclusively feed the recommended Prescription Diet dry food, wet food treats. Keep fresh water available at all times. Have your veterinarian monitor your pets condition. A gradual transition to a new pet food is important to avoid digestive upset. To transition, mix your pet's current food with the new food. Over 7 days, gradually decrease the amount of the current pet food while increasing the amount of new pet food. In some cases, your veterinarian may recommend no transition or a shorter transition time.
Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian. For best results safety practices: Gradually transition to your pets new food over a 7 day period. Exclusively feed the recommended Prescription Diet dry food, wet food treats. Keep fresh water available at all times. Have your veterinarian monitor your pets condition.
A gradual transition to a new pet food is important to avoid digestive upset. To transition, mix your pet's current food with the new food. Over 7 days, gradually decrease the amount of the current pet food while increasing the amount of new pet food. In some cases, your veterinarian may recommend no transition or a shorter transition time.
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