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Anybody Here Feed Hill's J/D Dry Food - Canine?

in Pets & pet care
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Just wondering if any of you have fed your dogs Hill's dry J/D and what was your experience of it?

The reviews are glowing on Hill's own site and also on some of the online pet food suppliers. However, I found another site where the reviews were quite alarming. Some said that they'd fed Hill's j/d for years but now it's suddenly making their dogs ill.

I was recommended to try this by a vet (who didn't sell the food, btw) for arthritis.

I'd be very interested to hear of any experiences with this food, regarding the effect on arthritis, but also the effect on tummy/poos.

Thank you.
Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harrass them, don't deprive them of their happiness.


  • I don't use that dog food however if I'm looking for advice/reviews about food I always check

    There are lots of foods to choose from and a lot of information there to help you make an informed choice.

    I have just looked on the site and if I have chosen the food correctly, I don't think I would use it for my dog. There are better foods out there though of course not every food will suit every dog.

    I did a lot of research when deciding for my dog and ended up going with Millies Wolfheart which rates very well, again though what suits her may not suit another.

    Just because your vet recommends something though you don't have to use it :)

    Good luck
  • thistledomethistledome Forumite
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    Thanks for your reply takethatfan, I'm aware there are arguments for and against feeding this kind of diet, that's why I wanted to hear from people who have actually used the food and seen the results in their dog.

    Maybe nobody here feeds it?
    Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harrass them, don't deprive them of their happiness.
  • edited 23 July 2015 at 4:51PM
    takethatfan1978takethatfan1978 Forumite
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    edited 23 July 2015 at 4:51PM
    Hopefully someone can help soon. What kind of dog do you have? It may be worth trying a forum dedicated to breed?
    I have to say though that after reading the reviews that I personally would not consider using it. There are other better foods out there with added glucosamine etc.

    There is nothing wrong with feeding that a more specialised diet however 'that' food isn't the best,especially for the money! The ingredients are very poor and as the site suggests there isn't really anything unique about it. it's more or less standard food with a glorified price tag.

    I use a breed forum and folks there can offer great advice,might be worth looking :)
  • krlyrkrlyr Forumite
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    My vet told me that the Hills food is basically full of the right amount of Omega 3s to do as it claims for joint problems. Personally, I'd just favour a good quality dog food with enough Omega 3s, or supplement with good quality fish oil supplements. is a fab resource. I'm also seeing really good results with golden paste - a supplement made with turmeric (a natural anti-inflammatory) -
    I also supplement with Yumove, a green lipped mussel supplement. Dog Gone Pain is another supplement I've seen well recommended lately too -
  • i was told by my vet, that pets should be treated the same way as humans. as in, i eat healthily and take a joint supplement. commercial dog foods rarely contain enough joint stuff to make a difference, and often its just glucosamine, whereas i use joint aid,(not personally !!) which contains various ingredients for joints, tissues, anti inflamatories etc
  • happysaz133happysaz133 Forumite
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    My vet really pushes Hills, but personally, I don't like the ingredients. I feel he only pushes it because its the only food they sell in the vets. For example I feed grain free Wainwrights but my vet said Hills was better.

    When my last boy was having joint issues I kept my usual food but switched to senior which has more glucosamine in for joints and also gave him Yumove tablets. It worked really well.
    I just enter and forget...hoping to win something! :)
  • vets will push hills....they make loads out of it...but then pets at home will push wainwrights because its their own brand, and they also make loads out of that. i use a grain free made by gelert. its an excellent food which i found in a pet shop in swindon. sadly though they gave great advice they are too far for me to visit often so i use an online company mostly
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