The Hill’s Ideal Balance product line includes 12 dry dog foods.
HA! I was just thinking the same thing as your last sentence! Might I ask what your dog was eating before the Hill’s rx food?
I was ok initially when he was in the kennel because vet was the owner and he recommend it. We made so much sacrifice to bring him with us to get him almost sick and malnutrition with Hills diet. I am going to feed him natural home cooked meals that I know what goes into his food. I am going to trust my own instincts. He was super healthy before, people would say he has the body condition of 2 year young muscle dog. Now I have to get him back to shape with no Hills.
Hills® Adult Advanced Fitness Small Bites dog food provides precisely balanced nutrition for a visible difference in dogs who prefer a smaller kibble.
The Hill’s Science Diet Adult product line lists 17 dry dog foods.
The Hill’s Healthy Advantage product line lists six dry dog foods.
I wish I had read all the reviews on this dog food. My 9 year shih tzu/Bichon was put to sleep on Saturday June 3rd for having pancreatitis and liver issues. He has been on Hills Diet d/d dog food for allergies. In March he got bad to the point of scratching and biting his hair off, becoming raw and smelling of yeast infection. The vet changed him to the z/t brand of Hills Diet and had different shampoo and conditioner. The rash went away and skin healed up. Sometime during the end of the first bag and start of the second 8lb bag he started having problems peeing and diarrhea started. He was scheduled for his shots and yearly check-up. Was told that this could just be bladder infection. I took him back in due the same issues as well as he was losing strength in his hind legs as well as losing weight.I thought, "Could it really be a coincidence that a few days after I started him on the Hills metabolic diet he got so deathly ill?" I began researching online and found hundreds and hundreds of complaints From consumers that also purchased Hills products. Some of them ranged from their pets becoming deathly ill and some even reported the unfortunate death of their pets! I couldn't believe what I was reading. How could this be happening to so many people and this product still be on the market and the veterinarian still be prescribing it. Well I will tell You why! It is a huge moneymaking racket for veterinarians. They get Enormous kickbacks from the Hills company! Unfortunately dog food is not regulated by the FDA I so it is difficult to identify and report a problem. I am completely beside myself that such a horrific thing is going on! Now I had 3 sick cats and had to take them to the vet. I talked with a Hills rep and she made excuses. I asked her if she knew the ingredients and she said yes, I know a lot about this. I then asked if she was a Nutritionist. No she was not. I got nowhere with this person, trying to blame it on anything but the dry and wet Hills C/D. I have always fed my cats excellent wet and dry. Once I got them back on good nutritional food, they all were able poop and my sick cat got well. I wrote 2 truthful bad reviews and of course they never posted them on their website. They only post good reviews. Shame on them for not allowing the bad reviews, because there are plenty! Please beware of this food and don't create a nightmare for your cat or dog.Back in June of 2015 I was very frustrated and worried that Hills Rx Low fat ID had caused my fur baby's bloody stools. Each time I took him to the vet he/she gave me more antibiotics to treat what they thought was inflammation of his bowels and or intestines. This same vet had also previously given my baby Hills Rx metabolic formula to help him lose the weight he gained when they gave him food that was high in calories and was for very active dogs. As many times as I tried to tell them that I believed it to be the metabolic food causing the problem they told me it wasn't. In my heart I knew that it was but I'm not a vet so I believed them.