UPDATED ON 01/22/2016: I have taken the time to read many of the reviews for Hills Corporation Science Diet dog food. I feel obligated to continue with an update on the ongoing issue I had with the rat I found in the Science Diet Adult dog food. I contacted the Hills Corporation company and they sent me two ten dollar coupons for my troubles. I sent them an email back letting them know that two ten dollar coupons were an insult. I will never buy their rat infested food again. I want to tell all of you and anyone that has a pet please do not feed your pets this food.
Hill’s Science Diet Nature’s Best Lamb and Brown Rice Adult Small Bites dog food was selected to represent the others in the line for this review.
On top of that the dog was coughing continually, but was only 9 months old. I found out she was abandoned when the previous owner had passed away and was left outside for two weeks without food or water in the only cold month that year in my part of Florida. I took her home because I just couldn't leave her and immediately went to the vet who gave me a bag of hills science diet for large breeds 1-5 years old and she loved it. When that bag was finished I purchased a bag of even more expensive dry food, that I won't mention and changed to that gradually as instructed when changing foods.My vet suggests Hills Science Diet. Our 13 yr old cocker is feeling, looking and doing great with this food. On the other hand, she came close to death when I mistakenly switched to Blue Buffalo. I was swayed by their marketing. Stupid me! If you care about your pets, read the reviews FIRST. There are thousands of HORRIBLE reviews regarding Blue Buffalo. I wish their products would be removed from shelves. I'm hoping stores carrying their food would send a message by discontinuing sales. The Chinese connection to their products leaves me wondering what's really in the food. Again, read all of the awful reviews. Deaths and near death stories abound. Science Diet got our dog healthy again. I'm not alone in saying... Avoid Blue Buffalo at all cost.6 months ago I transitioned my rat terrier onto an adult dog food with Science Diet. Gradually I started seeing a decline in her health. I took her to the vet and over 3 months had numerous tests done including labs. She was on 3 separate antibiotics over 3 months. After having a third urine test done which ruled out infection I was told she has liver and kidney disease and was told to put her on science diet KD. My dog refuses to eat it so I put her on homemade food. She has greatly improved. She's vibrant and full of energy and hasn't had peeing accidents. I've read the bad reviews of Science Diet dog food and believe it led my dog's health downhill plus burdened me with 2000.00 worth of vet cost.I have had Labrador Retrievers for over 20 years. I have always fed them Hill's Science Diet. Not only do they love it, but the quality of this food will show noticeable changes for the better in your dogs coat, eyes, and nose. No other food makes our dogs' coat shine like Science Diet. If you have Labradors, I highly recommend that you disregard most of these reviews and try it. I have never heard of dog food alone causing a dog to die. Once, our puppy ate a third of a 40 pound bag in the middle of the night. He threw it up, and was hungry again 12 hours later. Most dogs love Science Diet.