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 would kill for 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!
Cured our cat of excessive scratching. Recommend!
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.
07/22/18 | Sophie
Best food for my cat
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.
06/25/18 | Jennie
It took a while but my Burmese has almost stopped overgrooming. However, I am wondering if this food is causing her constipation?
06/18/18 | Julie Letts
Kind on the tummy
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.
Cat cured IBD eating this food
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.
Quality food, poor delivery
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.
10/30/17 | VeronicaP
Worked... and then didn't????
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 :-/
08/21/17 | Sophie
Amazin Change in my Cat
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.
08/08/17 | Anna Colgan
Helped cat with allergies
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.
02/05/17 | Elizabeth Davies
Cat with IBD
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
11/11/16 | Alison Bartlett
I would also like to say what a great service zooplus gives, value for money and prompt delivery.
08/22/16 | Monica
Changed the formula
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.
Changed the receipe
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
03/12/16 | Iona
This one sorted the diarrhoea!
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.