A Guide to Cat Prescription Diet Formulas

Cat prescription diet foods help a number of conditions. Hills, IAMS, Purina and Royal Canin all offer prescription diet formulas. The foods provide the nutrition necessary to help keep your cat from requiring some expensive feline medications.

Hills Prescription Formulas

Hills cat prescription diet choices are among the first choice by many vets for a cat, sick or overweight.

  • A/D - Maximum calorie
  • C/D and S/D - Urinary tract health
  • D/D - Allergy, skin health
  • G/D - Heart health
  • I/D - Intestinal health
  • K/D - Renal health
  • L/D - Liver health
  • M/D - Diabetes control
  • R/D - Weight loss
  • T/D - Dental care
  • W/D - Weight management
  • Z/D - Food allergies

IAMS Prescription Diet Formulas

IAMS offers a number of cat prescription foods that help alleviate the need for certain cat drugs. Their formulas offer relief for the following needs:

  • High calorie
  • Intestinal health
  • Renal health
  • Skin and coat
  • Urinary tract health
  • Weight control
  • Weight loss

Purina Prescription Foods

Purina veterinary diet foods help prevent the need for some cat medication. Their diet choices include:

  • CV-Heart health
  • DH-Dental health
  • DM-Weight control
  • EN-Gastroenteritis
  • NF-Kidney health
  • OM-Weight loss
  • UR-Urinary tract health

Royal Canin and IVD Prescription Diet Options

Royal Canin makes both IVD and Royal Canin Veterinary Diet products.

  • Calorie control
  • Dental diet
  • Diabetes
  • Elderly cats
  • Food allergies
  • Health recovery (post-surgery)
  • High fiber
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Intestinal health
  • Kitten formula
  • Neutered or spayed cat health
  • Renal health