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Quite a few years ago our Border Collie [now in his 17th year!] had major problems with his joints. Our vet recommended j/d diet and Shep has been on this ever since, fluctuating between reduced calorie and ordinary. I really believe his good health [and longevity] is due to this fantastic product. It may appear to be expensive but it's worth every penny.
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Our 12 year old Border Collie Meg suffers terribly on her back legs spondulitis I think its called we have tried all sorts of food supplements etc till our vet recommended this food she has been on it know for 3 months and she is a different dog we couldn't believe such an improvement. She is still a little stiff after a long rest when she gets up but nowhere near as bad as she used to be we where a little wary at first because of the cost but it is well worth it and when we have finished the bag she is on now which was bought from our vet we will certainly be buying from Vets UK it is a lot cheaper.
Our senior Lab is on the Hills Prescription R/D biscuits and as she suffers with her joints, I decided to try her on this variety whilst the were on offer. She has never been a fussy eater so I was surprised to find that right from the start she wasn't keen on eating these at all. I do think she was less 'clicky' in her joint movements quite quickly, but as she ended up not eating the biscuit part of her meals at all, even though she was hungry, it was obviously a pointless exercise - she is back on the R/D now and happy again! I don't know whether it was the taste; texture; or smell that she didn't like, I just wish I had opted to try a small bag first.
We have had our 10 year old staffie on this food for a couple of months now, and she is definitely benefiting from it. Being a fussy eater she has surprised us by eating all of her dried food at mealtimes instead of leaving half of it, plus we haven't had to give her any other joint supplements as we have been doing for the last few years. She still has stiff joints (especially after long walks), but they are much better than they were before.
I was invited to try this food by VetUK and won a free 12kg bag (nice one!). We have a 6yo cocker spaniel bitch who was not very keen to exercise and gaining pounds as a result. I was very sceptical that a foodstuff could make any difference. BUT - The combination of low calorie kibble and whatever the active ingredients are to support joints appear to be doing the trick. Our little girl has lost about 4lbs in about 7 wks which is a nice steady loss, her coat is gleaming and she is bounding around like a pup! The only other 'treats' she gets are dental chews and Verm-X crunchies to rid her naturally of internal parasites. All are much appreciated by her :-) and we're delighted with the results of all the products we're using. Cannot recommend Hills Reduced Calorie j/d highly enough. Superb product. Does exactly what it says on the bag!
My dog had been on this diet for about 4 weeks and although the improvement was slight, there was an improvement and our vet said she had definitely built up muscle mass in her hind legs. A note on Kerry's post though - our vet said to leave out all other supplements and treats as this diet is so finely tuned - don't know whether that makes a difference!
Our dog has been on this food for a while now along with other joint supplements. Didnt really notice a major difference until recently when he had a tumor removed and couldnt eat his usual diet and was on boiled rice and chicken. Within 2 weeks of stopping the hills jd food he has gone very stiff and started the reluctance of jumping onto the sofa, going upstairs etc. It just goes to show that the food was actually working and that without it his quality of life really is affected. Now he has recovered from his op i have just bought the largest bag so i can get him back on it and help his joints once again. I would also like to say that the food really does help to fill him up and satisfy his hunger. We have just been giving him supermarket bought dry food for a week to wean him back on to dry food and he continuously seems hungry so they are false economy in the long run. Definately recommend Hills j/d reduced calorie, results speak for themselves. Cant wait for our order to arrive!!