For your canine and feline patients with arthritis, the right nutrition can make all the difference when it comes to disease management, improving mobility, and easing the pain. Hill’s Prescription Diet™ j/d™ interrupts the cycle of damage by helping to reduce cartilage degradation, joint inflammation and discomfort2. It also helps to preserve healthy joint cartilage3. Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d canine is clinically tested to help your canine walk and run better, play better and climb stairs more easily in as little as 21 days1-4. In addition to this, for those dogs that are having their arthritis managed medically, j/d canine is a great compliment to current medical treatments with some cases being able to reduce the dosage of NSAID by 25 per cent 4. Hill’s Prescription diet j/d feline is clinically proven to help cats with arthritis be more active in as little as 28 days 5-7.
Hill’s j/d tastes great and is available as both a dry and canned food. For more information, contact your Hill’s Territory Manager or the Hill’s Helpline on 1800 679 932.
1. Roush JK, Cross AR, Renberg WC, et al. Evaluation of the effects of dietary supplementation with fish oil omega-3 fatty acids on weight bearing in dogs with osteoarthritis. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010; 236: 67-73. 2. Roush JK, Dodd CE, Fritsch DA, et al. Multicenter veterinary practice assessment of the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on osteoarthritis in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010; 236: 59-66. 3. Caterson B, Little CB, Cramp J, et al, The modulation of canine articular cartilage degradation by omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids, Proceedings, North American Veterinary Conference, 2005. 4. Fritsch DA , Allen TA, Dodd CE et al. A multicenter study of the effect of a therapeutic food supplemented with fish oil omega 3-fatty acids on the Carprofen dosage in dogs with osteoarthritis. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2010;236: 535-539. 5. Frantz NZ, Hahn K ,MacLeay Jet al. Effect of a test food on whole blood gene expression in cats with appendicular degenerative joint disease. J Vet Intern Med 2010; 24: 771. 6. Fritsch D, AllenT, Sparkes A et al. Improvement of clinical signs of osteoarthritis in cats by dietary intervention. J Vet Intern Med 2010; 24: 771–772. 7. Sparkes A, Debraekeleer J, Fritsch D et al.An open-label, prospective study evaluating the response to feeding a veterinary therapeutic diet in cats with degenerative joint disease. J Vet Intern Med 2010; 24: 771. Hill’s, Prescription Diet and j/d are registered trademarks of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Editorial prepared by H Burton, Hill’s Australia (2014).