Today’s post is going to be a review of Hill’s pet food. Full disclosure; this post has been very kindly sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition however all opinions are my own.
Hill’s pet food was first made in 1939 by Dr Morris who believed that many dog food products lacked nutrients. The company continued to grow and in 1951 he created 4 different prescription diets. Today Hill’s pet food is available in over 80 countries and is highly recommend by many vets. They offer 4 different diets depending on your pets need:
- Prescription Diet
- Science Diet
- Ideal Balance
- Healthy Advantage
Just in case you were not aware I have a 2 year old West Highland Terrier. In the past he has suffered with stomach problems and some skin problems. In fact he has recently had a flare up and we are currently waiting on allergy test results to see what is causing his skin irritations. When I was asked if I wanted to try Rory with Hill’s Science Plan Canine Adult Sensitive Stomach and Skin food I was really excited to see how Rory would find it. Hill’s described the Science Diet as
” Science Diet® brand pet foods are formulated to meet the needs of healthy pets during various life stages. Science Diet healthy pet food offers clinically proven benefits that promote vitality and well-being at any age or lifestyle with a full range of precisely balanced products. Science Diet has 100% of what pets need, 0% of what they don’t. Science Diet has the finest natural ingredients your pet will love and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives to help ensure that your pet lives a happy, healthy life”
The food comes in a Velcro close bag which is so handy. This means the food stays fresh without having to use clips to keep it shut. We currently use a food clip on Rory’s food but they keep breaking every time we buy one so the Velcro close is really useful. The food itself is small flat circles so they are easy to for your pet to chew. I could smell the slight scent of chicken but it mostly smells like any other dog food.
Rory was very excited when the food arrived. The bag really fascinated him.
Although we always put Rory’s food down in the morning but he is never really interested in eating anything until later in the evening; usually after a walk. However when we put his bowl down with the Hill’s food it really intrigued him. Hill’s recommend you ween your pet onto the new food over the space of a week. The first few days you should mix a bit of each food and gradually increase the amount of Hill’s food until you give them a full bowl of it on the seventh day.
When we started mixing the food we noticed that Rory seemed to be just eating Hill’s food and leaving his old food. I actually conducted a bit of a taste test to see which one he preferred; I tried to feed him a piece of his old food and a piece of Hills. He did not want to take his other food out my hand however he took Hills straight away. I repeated this 3 times and every time he did not want his old food but would happily eat Hill’s.
As I said Rory in the past has been prone to a sensitive stomach however he quickly took to Hill’s food . It can take Rory a few days to get used to new food or even some new treats so this shocked us. It is definitely a good idea to wean your pet onto the food as Hill’s recommend. We are still waiting on his allergy test results but his skin is starting to look a lot less sore and irritated.
If you are interested in purchasing Hill’s Science Plan Adult Sensitive Stomach & Skin Medium with Chicken you can buy it from: https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/dogs/dry_dog_food/hills_science_plan/special_care/13702?rrec=true&pr=last_viewed&slot=6&exprienceid=2228&strategyid=19718
I believe Rory would recommend Hill’s pet food to other pets and so do I.
I hope you enjoyed reading my review of Hill’s Pet Nutrition food. Once again I would like to thank Hill’s for sponsoring this post.
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