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Your Frequently Asked Questions answered by our expert vet

We hope that this website has answered most of your questions about stiff joints in cats in general and how Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ j/d™ can help your cat in particular. Here’s a selection of questions that many other concerned cat owners have asked our vets online, and the advice that they’ve been given.

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How common are stiff joints in cats?

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Stiff joints can affect cats of all ages and breeds. Though it is much more common in cats over

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Do I still need to feed my cat her regular food as well as j/d™?

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No, Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ j/d™ is a complete high quality food in its own right. And as well as

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How long will j/d™ stay fresh for?

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Hill’s new Fresh Pack System features a re-sealable zip-close mechanism to preserve freshness and

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How much j/d™ should I be feeding my cat every day?

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You’ll find an easy-to-use chart on the side of all Hill’s Prescription Diet packaging that shows you

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How should I switch my cat from her current food to j/d™?

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Like any change in nutrition, j/d™ should be introduced gradually over a 5 to 7 day period, mixing increasing

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How soon will I be able to tell if j/d™ is making a real difference?

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95% of cats show signs of improvement in as little as 28 days1. Depending on the state of your cat’s

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Is j/d™ available as both canned and dry food?

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Yes, j/d™ is available in 156g cans as well as 2kg bags of

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My cat has been prescribed medication by the vet. Is it safe to feed her j/d™ as well?

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J/d™ is formulated to be completely safe to feed in conjunction with medication. However,

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Where can I buy Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d™?

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You can only buy j/d™ from your vet. That’s because Hill’s believes it is important that

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I see on your packs that you offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee, how does it work?

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We are so sure that you and your pets will love Hill’s products that we offer

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Is it fine to feed milk to my cat?

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A cute cat quietly lapping at a saucer of milk. What could be more natural? The truth is

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How do you house-train a new cat?

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We have all the information you need for your kitten

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My cat is on Feline r/d to try to get her weight down is there any special treats that I can give her that won't affect her weight loss too much?

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It’s understandable that you want to treat your cat, and there are

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I forgot to ask my vet how long it will take to see an improvement in my cat once I start to feed it Feline j/d™?

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A large majority of cats show signs of improvement in as little as 28 days. Some cats

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How much should I feed my pet?

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Just as eating amounts vary from person to person, eating amounts vary from pet to pet. Most Hill’s™ Science Plan™ pet foods have

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How often should I worm my cat?

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Ideally you should be worming your animals every 3 months. Check with your vet next time you are in as to the appropriate treatment. Because

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Is Feline j/d™ available in cans as well as dry food? I think my cat is missing her wet food...

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Feline j/d™ is available in 2kg bags of dry food and

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Is it okay to feed my pet table scraps or "people" food?

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We agree with veterinarians who strongly believe that feeding pets table scraps or "people" food can

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My cat has put on weight - what can I do?

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If you think your cat has put on weight then you should take her to the

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My cat will only eat dried food, is this ok?

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This is absolutely fine you just need to make sure that there is plenty of

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My friend told me that her cat was on Prescription Diet but I could not find that at my pet store. Where can I buy it?

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Hill’s Prescription Diet products are only sold at the vets as they are

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My vet told me that my cat was overweight and has put her on a reduced calorie diet. How can I get her to do some exercise because the vet said exercise will help?

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There are numerous options how to get your cat moving. For example:

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What is the difference between Prescription Diet™ and Science Plan™ brand pet foods?

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Hill’s Prescription Diet™ pet foods are formulated to help manage pets that

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How should Hill's products be stored, especially as it is getting warmer?

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Store food in a cool, dry area. Temperatures should not be below

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