Science Diet WD dog food is special food designed for dogs that are hypoglycemic (diabetic), have weight and/or digestion problems. Many dogs, like humans, develop diabetes when they become overweight. This formula includes carnitine to help dogs burn fat easier and build more muscle so when a healthy weight is reached, it will be easier to maintain. To help the dog feel fuller longer, the WD dog food includes high levels of fiber. In addition to the benefits of a healthier weight for diabetic dogs, Hill’s Science Diet WD dog food is formulated to reduce the fluctuation of blood glucose levels. Also, like the ZD dog food, the WD dog food has added antioxidants for a healthy immune system. The first 5 ingredients of the WD formula are: Whole Grain Corn, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken by-product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal and Chicken Liver Flavor.
In summary, the ZD and WD dog foods definitely have their differences. They both have their own special health conditions that they are each specifically designed to treat. It is best to discuss with your veterinarian which is best for your dog and his/her special health conditions.
WD Dog Food and ZD Dog Food are two of the special veterinary dog food formulas made by Hill’s Science Diet. Each formula is designed to treat specific conditions. We’ll explore the differences between the W/D and Z/D formulas.