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Hill's® Prescription Diet®
Metabolic Canine

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Weight Management

Just like the human epidemic, almost 50% of the pet population is overweight. Even a little extra weight can impact the pet's quality of life and relationship with family because that extra weight can reduce play time, impact mobility and affect the lifelong general health of your dog.

Hill's nutritionists & veterinarians developed Prescription Diet® Metabolic clinical nutrition specially formulated to support your dog's weight management. In fact, 88% of pets lost weight at home in 2 months with the nutrition of Metabolic.

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Key Benefits

How It Helps

  • Naturally works with your pet's unique metabolism
  • Helps avoid weight regain after weight loss
  • Helps your pet feel full & satisfied between meals
  • Supports vitality & holistic health

How It Works

  • A synergistic blend of ingredients
  • Unique fiber blend from fruits and vegetables
  • Powerful antioxidants

Additional Info

Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Canine provides all the nutrition your dog needs during weight loss and maintenance. Please consult your veterinarian for further information on how our Prescription Diet® foods can help your dog to continue to enjoy a happy and active life.

Feeding Guide

Daily Feeding Guide:

Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.
For best results & safety practices:

  • Gradually transition to your pet's new food over a 7 day period.
  • Exclusively feed the recommended Prescription Diet dry food, wet food and treats.
  • Keep fresh water available at all times.
  • Have your veterinarian monitor your pet's condition.
  • To prevent suffocation, keep the packaging out of the reach of pets and children.

Weight Control

Weight of Dog
Weight LossWeight Control
5 lb (2,3 kg) 1/2 cup (40 g) 3/4 cup (60 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg) 7/8 cup (70 g)1 1/3 cups (110 g)
15 lb (6,8 kg)1 1/8 cups (90 g)1 7/8 cups (155 g)
20 lb (9,1 kg)1 1/3 cups (110 g)2 1/4 cups (185 g)
30 lb (14 kg)2 cups (165 g)3 cups (245 g)
40 lb (18 kg)2 1/3 cups (190 g)3 3/4 cups (310 g)
50 lb (23 kg)2 3/4 cups (225 g)4 1/2 cups (370 g)
60 lb (27 kg)3 1/4 cups (265 g)5 1/4 cups (430 g)
70 lb (32 kg)3 2/3 cups (300 g)5 3/4 cups (470 g)
80 lb (36 kg)4 cups (330 g)6 1/3 cups (520 g)
100 lb (45 kg)4 2/3 cups (385 g)7 1/2 cups (615 g)
Use only as directed by your veterinarian.
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Prescription Diet® Metabolic Canine provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs.

Average Nutrient and Caloric Contents

Dry 3157 kcal/kg (260 kcal/cup)

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)40.2
Crude Fiber12.8
Carnitine300 ppm
Vitamin C353 mg/kg
Vitamin E861 IU/kg


1The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.
†An eight fluid oz. measuring cup of Metabolic Canine contains 2.9 oz. by weight.


Chicken Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Corn, Soybean Mill Run , Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Pea Fiber, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Tomato Pomace, Chicken Liver Flavor, Pork Fat, Flaxseed, Coconut Oil, Pork Liver Flavor, Lactic Acid, Powdered Cellulose, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Carrots, Iodized Salt, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Lipoic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, L-Carnitine, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Baron's success My husky mix rescue weighed 83.6 pounds in October of 2013. His ideal weight is 65 pounds. He was started on the metabolic food in October 2013. His last weigh-in was on March 1st and he was down to 74.4 pounds. He still has weight to lose, but in 5 months he has dropped 9.2 pounds!! We stick to his diet and have increased his activity. He is a much happier dog now and as he drops more and more weight he gets more and more active. He is 6 years old. I highly recommend this food if your dog cannot lose weight. Make sure you give the correct amount for your pet to lose weight, and stick to it. I think you will have the same success as we did!
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a weight loss food that my dog loves to eat! We rescued our corgi 2 and a half years ago and when we got him he was a sack of lose skin. We were so glad to see him gain weight and look so healthy! Then we started noticing that his weight gain was going too far. Our boney little dog is now a fat dumpling. He has always eaten food like he may never eat again, so cutting back on his food and stopping his treats seemed so mean. We tried other weight loss foods but he either wouldn't eat them at all or they didn't work. Our vet recommend Metabolic and he loves it! Finally a weight loss food that he likes and it even comes with treats. I don't have to be the bad guy and he can lose weight.
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really works! My 5 year old Pug has allergies and has been on steroid treatments for some time. The steroids caused her to be quite overweight. My veterinarian suggested the Metabolic food and we decided to try it. She started out at 30 pounds and after a very short while went down to 23. Working on getting her to 18 lbs., but we are well on the way. This weight loss has helped her to be more active she has regained her bubbly personality. She seems to enjoy the food more than what she previously ate and even more so if I mix a small amount of the wet food as well. The treats are also a big hit with her! If you're dog fights a weight problem you really should try this food!
Date published: 2013-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Weight loss is amzing Our black lab being a typical lab has a never ending appetite and this resulted in her approaching 98 pounds. With the extra weight she starting developing shoulder problems so we took her to a specialist who recommended putting her on a weight reducing food. We started her on a Hills Metabolic regiment and she has lost about 20 pounds over the last year. No more shoulder problems and now has a real spring to her step! Yes it is expensive but it does work and she actually loves the food. Soon we will move her back to a none-grain base food and watch her more closely for weight gain.
Date published: 2014-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! My family is on a very tight budget, so when the veterinary recommended the Metabolic food I was nervous about spending that kind of money. Once I saw what it could do, I am so happy that I made the decision. My dog was extremely overweight even after being on thyroid medication and measuring out her food. Her joints were getting bad from the weight, disks in her back collapsed causing her not to be able to walk, and she has an enlarged heart. Since being on the food, my dog has a waist, she runs around like a puppy and she's more alive than I have seen her in years. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for making this product!! It has changed my dog's life as well as mine.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My pug is slim and trim! Last January I put my slightly overweight pug (26.5# and really needed to be 24#) on the Hill's Metabolic Diet. There are a few things I love about this food. First, it has only 242 k/cals per cup, which is really low. Next, it has high quality protein and veggie sources. Furthermore, it works on his metabolism at the dna level (I'm not sure I totally get it!). Finally, my puglet lost all the weight in the first month! OK, that was a bit quick, but he has been on maintenance (he gets 2+ cups a day!!) and he has not gained an ounce in a year! My only wish is that there was a human formula!! I recommend this food highly!!!
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product really works My black lab was overweight when we started her on this. She was not very active. She was eating only a normal or small amount of regular dog food, but could not lose weight. We started her on the Hills Prescription Metabolic dog food and she started losing weight right away. She lost 20 pounds in less than 6 months and is now a normal weight. She has maintained that weight for several months (still eating the Hills Prescription Metabolic) but at the maintenance amount. And she loves the taste. And now she runs around and plays with our other dogs more than ever. And she also seems much happier now. This product really does work. I only wish it didn't cost so much.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product!!! Great Results for our dog! My Dog Lilith weighed in at 87 pounds on August 1, 2013. Our Vet Dr. LaRosh suggested we try the Hill's Prescription Diet Food Metabolic. We did this and Lilith has successfully lost weight month over month without us changing anything else. Now on March 17, 2014 she weighs 72 pounds a loss of 15 pounds over seven months. Your food is a miracle worker! My dog is five years old and a small pointing Labrador. Our goal is to under seventy pounds so we will keep feeding her the Metabolic food both dry and canned as well as the Metabolic dog bones. Lilith's coat is so shinny and pretty and she has tons of energy.
Date published: 2014-03-19
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