Hill's® Prescription Diet® s/d Dissolution Adult Cat Food
have to force feed cat to eat this
My vet recommended this for two months. My cat ate c/d but wont eat this. No dry food only wet s/d. I work 12 hour shifts and had to force feed my cat to eat this . After being refrigerated trying to feed him the remainder of the can which is 5 x the price of friskies, . I feel like I'm torturing the cat shoving food down his throat and making a mess.
I don't even know if this is effective.
My cats UA didn't show stones but he is miserable when he has symptoms. So I'm willing to try this. I wish he could like the taste.
November 26, 2014
Solved my female cat's bladder stone
My petite black female cat was peeing blood- her urine was visibly red and she was peeing on the carpet. Got a digital xray done which clearly showed a pea sized stone in her bladder. My vet researched and saw that there are two types of stones and a 50/50 chance of which one it was. For one type of stone, the s/d food will actually *eliminate* the stone. I've been feeding her s/d canned now for a month and the symptoms are all gone, she is going in the litterbox again and I can see that it is not red anymore. She gobbles it up, too. I take her in a couple weeks for a follow up xray. So likely, she had the "right" kind of stone that this worked for. For the other type, I believe the c/d food can help, but they also could require surgery, too. I was very glad that this food seems to have made a significant difference, although the followup xray will tell for sure. Just had to share since this is a major *solvable* issue that many cats probably are punished or gotten rid of for what is a legitimate medical problem.
November 16, 2014
It worked for my cat
My cat has a laundry list of problems and does not empty his bladder well. At age 9 he began to have crystals in his urine. There was blood in his urine and occasional infections. He was quite uncomfortable and I was at a loss about what to do for him. The Vet bills were passing from the usual well into the thousands. His neurologist suggested Hills SD. It seemed to work overnight. Tim was no longer uncomfortable, and in a week the blood was gone from his urine. I have trouble complaining about the price when I think about the Vet bills I would have incurred. Thanks Hills!
April 27, 2014
Cats don't eat pork - won't eat this product
My cat was recently diagnosed with a bladder stone. The vet recommended s/d dissolution to try to dissolve it. It's main ingredients are pork - cats don't eat pork. My cat won't touch it, even when I mix only 1 tsp into a 6-oz can of his favorite regular food. Consequently, my cat has to have surgery. If you want to make a product that a cat will actually eat, PLEASE make it with fish or fowl. In addition, this product stinks to high heaven - my entire house stinks.
April 1, 2014