New Hill’s products address concurrent conditions in pets
Nutritional solutions help treat obesity and canine osteoarthritis, and obesity and feline lower urinary tract disease
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is introducing Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic + Mobility Canine and Metabolic + Urinary Feline: nutritional solutions to help treat common concurrent health conditions.
Veterinarians have long noted the link between obesity and canine osteoarthritis and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), with numerous studies showing that excess weight can exacerbate these conditions. However, treating weight and canine mobility or weight and FLUTD together has often required complicated regimens that can be difficult for pet parents to follow.
“Concurrent conditions are difficult to manage successfully, often requiring multiple treatment options,” said Ellen Lowery, DVM, PhD, MBA and Hill’s Director of U.S. Professional & Veterinary Affairs. “Sometimes it creates the challenge of deciding which condition to focus on first, when really the only way to effectively treat both is to work together.”
Hill’s two new products are based upon the revolutionary nutrition of Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic. Hill’s scientists have taken this powerful technology and combined it with:
- Prescription Diet j/d’s ability to help dogs walk, run and jump more easily in just 21 days, to create Metabolic + Mobility Canine
- Prescription Diet c/d Multicare’s effect of dissolving struvite stones and reducing the recurrence of feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) signs by 89 percent, to create Metabolic + Urinary Feline
These formulas present a new approach for addressing a growing problem. The latest estimates suggest that more than 50 percent of dogs and cats presented to veterinary clinics are overweight or obese. As that number increases, so do the number of dogs and cats with obesity-related concurrent conditions.