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I have had a hard time getting my cats off this food, they had pretty much refused to eat anything else. It would have been great if it worked for my cat, 5yr old black d shorthair, with extreme food allergies. I was hoping the whole hydrolyzed protein etc. would work, since the d/d food is missing. Unfortunately it didn't, If your cat has a chicken or rice allergy I wouldn't recommend this food especially since it is very difficult to get them to stop eating it.
My cat thinks every pellet is a treat. It’s weird but he’s broken in to the plastic tub I keep it in numerous times. And it works from an allergy perspective - he doesn’t rip his skin and the litter tray is almost pleasant!
Recommended by Vet to cure our female cat continually scratching her face and neck which was resulting in bleeding and scars. Within 1 week of using she stopped completely. She has an allergy to protein and this product uses a special technique that breaks down normal protein into microscopic particles. It may not be the tastiest food for a cat but she got used to it. We have to be careful that she does not sneak in any other protein (treats like turkey, milk etc) as she starts scratching again.
My kitty has suspected IBD. He was on hypo allergenic food but was still having diarrhoea. As soon as I put him on this he has been stable and he loves it! This is unfortunately the only food he can have but I occasionally get the zd tins for a change.
It took a while but my Burmese has almost stopped overgrooming. However, I am wondering if this food is causing her constipation?
Having used Hill's ID for years, my cat still suffered waves of horrible colitis. New vet suggested ZD and we were so happy to see a huge improvement.
My kitty was rejected by his first owner for his poorly tummy. He came to us with diarrhoea, bleeding, he could not tolerate any other specialised foods, cooked/boiled meats, nothing. After much trial and error, this food has been a blessing. No more tummy issues. It works wonders for him. I don't know what we would do without it.
I would highly recommend this food, our cat was sensitive to normal food and this has completely transformed him, however , we have to order it elsewhere as the delivery service, the company use is poor.
I'm slightly confused as the first bag that I got worked very well, my cat stopped vomiting and seemed to really like this food... About a month later he developed severe diarrhea (which he does with most foods) and started disliking it. It was almost like he developed an allergy to the food... So I'm trying the D/D as it has more fibre and I have found that he responds well to a high fibre diet. Hope this works better for other cats :-/
I have tried every food, flea treatment and also took her to vets where she was given an injection which had done nothing for her, I bathed her in s certain solution recommended to me again nothing. She suffered terribly with scabby skin and was very irritated, becoming worse and worse she was starting to have sores all over her back, I knew it was an allergy but unsure of to what? So far so good on this food, she has been on it for the past 3-4 months. Remarkable difference.
Our cat Mia had a skin allergy, which our vet could not find the cause for. I decided to give her this food, along with Almo Nature specialised diet pouches. A few months on, her skin is back to normal and her coat is soft and glossy. She no longer bites herself near her tail and she is a happy cat. Hope this is helpful to others whose cats have similar problems.
We recently switched our cat's diet from D/D to Z/D just so he could have a different flavour of food and having been on Z/D for 12 months as he has IBD. So far so good. He loves this equally as much as D/D.
Our cat was fed on sachet wet food. He always vomited but it became worse whatever food we fed him. After investigations and scans negative physical problems results. Our vet recommended Hills z/d. At first our cat refused it but after trying it he liked it. Vomiting reduced so now it only occurs once a fortnight sometimes longer. As we started using z/d at the time negative remarks appeared we do not know which formula we are using. Formula is as on Hills website so we assume it's the new one
I would also like to say what a great service zooplus gives, value for money and prompt delivery.
I have been buying this food for my cat for a long time. She has always had stomach problem vomiting every day. The original z/d worked really well but since they have changed something with the formula, my girl has been sick again every day. I wish I could still by the old one.
Has worked for over two years for my two Birmans who prior to switching to this food would suffer with bad skin problems, I've just recorded and noticed the formulation has changed and it doesn't refer to allergy and skin anymore but instead states sensitive I hope it still is effective
My red Burmese male, Tuffy, aged 5, has been prone to bouts of spurting diarrhoea and chronic soft or liquid smelly poos since he was a kitten. He was would miaow loudly in the litter tray and seemed to be in pain. I had tried many foods , including those suggestef by the vet, and was in despair. Steroids only helped in the short term but he would relapse. Then the vet recommended z/d and I was astonished at the result. Tuffy is off steroids now, and is producing proper, hard poos. And without distressed miaows. Its a miracle!! Very very happy cat and owner!
Adopted a cat who was sick daily and really struggled to digest anything properly, tried various foods but on vets advise this one has really done the trick, she digests it all and can even now have the odd meat treat without being sick. Happy cat, happy owner.
One of my cats was licking his belly and the inside of his back legs for 3 years which due to circumstances i put down to him being a stressed cat and then i saw another vet and she said it could be his food. Well what a difference !!!! 3 months on his fur is growing back and you couldn't tell.
I've ways hated Hills. Ropey food, over subsidised for vets. I developed a cat allergy and got a pedigree vs my usual rescue mog and put him on high quality meat/fish food. About 14 months old he gets all allergic and the vet put him on z/d wet as he's always been high protein wet food. Well, it stopped the reaction but the wet food was dreadful - I thought it looked and smelled disgusting and so did the cat. I ordered the dry as an alternative and I swear my cat thought all his Christmases had come at once - no reaction and a clean bowl within minutes every time. So I highly recommend dry z/d, but only if your cat needs specialist food.
hi this is the only food my 2 year old tabby can have. it is very good as he has a very sensitive stomach.
Our cat has been licking himself constantly until he had no fur left on his back end and legs. Our vet recommended this product as it seemed to be a food allergy that our cat has. Its now been five weeks and there's a vast improvement on our cat. He doesn't lick anywhere near as much now and his fur is starting to grow back. Please note that this is the only food he is having and nothing else whatsoever. We seem to have narrowed the allergy down to chicken, which can be common in most wet & dry cat foods but Hills Z/D does the job for us. Expensive, but better than our cat being on steroids for the rest of his life.
Like another reviewer I adopted 2 cats from the same shelter, a few months apart... history unknown. They both had bouts of diarrhea, smelly and bloody stool. Within a week or 2 of switching to this food as recommended by my vet there was amazing improvement. They have been on this food now for a few years with normal stools.
My Kiko (12) suffered for 3 years from a terrible itching disease and had huge clawed bloody spots on her ears, head and chin. It always began with little scabby bits but within days they became large areas with scraped wounds. She started getting an antibiotic injection every three months and cortisone injections to reduce inflammation. The combination is ESSENTIAL, because if only cortisone is used the bacteria multiply and things get worse! After these treatments the wounds heal and the itching goes away for about 2-3 months. Our vet also recommended Hills 'z/d' and what can I say: Kiko is symptom-free for nine months. The food is so tasty her sister eats it with enthusiasm (they've both put on a nice bit of weight since we started this diet). The success and full acceptance with my cats totally justifies the high price of this food for me (zooplus is actually the cheapest supplier I've found). The protein in this food is ground so small that the body no longer recognises it as an allergen. I would definitely recommend this strongly! 100% satisfied!!! Big thanks to Hill's!
I have two persian cats who are both extremely sensitive to food/allergies. I tried almost every product (incl. natural and organic) but they continued to be regularly sick during the night. My vet recommended this product and I can honestly say that the sickness stopped overnight. Cats like the taste (although I know they would prefer their regular previous food - Royal Canin but it's just not good for them). Zooplus offers the cheapest deal and fantastic service!
I have two cats aged about 10 years, and one has suddenly started to lick himself up the abdomen, thighs and legs until he was basically naked. I originally got this from the vet, but it's much cheaper here. The transition from the last food to this one was smooth, and the fur is growing back! Very highly recommended!!
I adopted 3 adult cats from a shelter, all with unknown histories. One, Hannah, always had a runny tummy. At the start it was just loose poop in the litter tray. As it got worse it ended up as poop like water, and blood was appearing. The vet treats with this liquid, that pill, this paste - to a cat that is almost impossible to handle (I adopted her because no one else would and I am happy to home a very scared timid cat). There was talk of a bowel biopsy. I changed vet. Good move! New vet says it is probably a food sensitivity. It took a few foods until we landed on this one. It seems Hannah cannot digest the standard proteins. Less than 3 weeks after starting this food, and Hannah's litter tray visits are normal and blood free already. And she is so much more comfortable. Fantastic food!!!!!!
Our cat Kali has allergies to chicken, duck, carrots, white potatoes, soya and yeast according to blood tests and her gastro symptoms. Most cat food has chicken in it, including Z/D but Z/D's is broken down into small proteins so her body can't recognise it and react to it. Her black coat is shining and no more dandruff. No more upset tummy or nausea and she loves it too. She doesn't get bored of it. Our other two cats love it as well. One has kidney disease so he needs a low phosphorus diet and dried z/d is low in phosphorus. We can't leave k/d dried food around for him as Kali is allergic to its ingredients ( and her tummy allergies were so and she was hospitalised for a week) so z/d is good for our kidney disease cat as well as he seems to be doing really well on it and other low phosphorus wet food.
I had bought this food for my old cat lady and she very happily devoured it. Unfortunately she has such a strong food allergy that she even had symptoms with the Low Allergen ones that we had to switch to the Ultra Allergen Free food from Hills. However our experience with other cats tells us that it's a super food for cats with sensitive stomachs or allergies.
Sadly I also have a cat at home who shows symptoms of allergies when I give him the wrong food, including a lot of itching and licking/scratching, sometimes until he bleeds. This food was a great help. The kibble is very small, so he tends to gobble it down without really chewing it. However, he clearly loves it and my other cat will also meow at me for more once it's all gone.
Our 13 year old suddenly began to lick her belly so much that it went bald, and then started on the inside of her thighs, but she didn't seem to have any signs of illness. My vet recommended switching to this food, and only feeding her Hill's - so no more cat milk, cream etc. She immediately took to this food, and her obsessive cleaning got less and less each week. Eventually the hairs started growing back on her tummy and thighs, and now the baldness has almost gone completely. We'll definitely keep feeding our old lady this food.
I'm so happy you added this product here. I used to go to the vet every month because he never wanted to sell me more than one pack. I have one cat with allergies but other one is perfectly normal- still have to give them same food. So far the best product, must be tasty because he can't stop eating :)
This is an excellent product that I can highly recommned, both of my Siamese Cats are fed on this product. One of my cats suffered a bad skin condition until I switched her to this food, now it has cleared up altogether!
My Seal Point Siamese was suffering from itchy skin and fur loss until I started feeding her this product, after 6 weeks of use she stopped scratching and gradually her fur has grown back! I would highly recommend Hills Feline Z/D
Our Maine Coon Phoebe has scratched from being a kitten. Her poor face was in such a state the vets thought she had cancer. After a biopsy it was found to be allergy to multiple foods. These biscuits have now stopped her scratching for a continuous period of 3 months and it has shown in her personality and how happy she is now.
My sphynx cats have very sensitive stomach, I tried every single food for sensitive tummies (even Prescriptions I/D specially for upset stomachs)not even probiotics helped. After starting with this food, 1 week later they were having solid poos, finally !! Very expensiv but worth it :)