Hills Science Diet pet foods offer the highest-quality pet nutrition available.
The Hill's pet food lines began in 1939. Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr. believed certain health conditions in pets could be managed through carefully formulated nutrition. His ideas were visionary in veterinary medicine, and he soon had the chance to prove his theory.
A young blind man named Morris Frank asked Dr. Morris if anything could be done to help his guide dog, Buddy, who was having kidney health issues. The result of Dr. Morris' efforts was the nutritional formulation that became the first product in the Hill's Prescription Diet line of therapeutic pet foods, and the world's first pet food designed for kidney health. Soon after, Hill's Pet Nutrition was founded and the field of clinical nutrition sprang to life. That first therapeutic dog food evolved into Hill's™ Prescription Diet™ k/d™, which is still sold today.
Hills Science Diets mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.
They believe all animals should be loved and cared for throughout their lifetimes. That's why Hills Science Diet are proud thier pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.
Your dog is an important part of your household. So take care of him with love, exercise and precisely balanced nutrition - all of which are essential to maintain his health for a long and happy life.
What Should I Feed my Dog:
For dogs that get an average amount of exercise through daily playing and walks, choose a dog food that provides the optimum balance of nutrition and energy for an adult dog. Ingredients should help your dog maintain healthy teeth, skin and coat. Smaller breeds may prefer a food with smaller kibble.
Dogs with low activity levels or who tend to gain weight easily need a dog food to help guard against obesity. If your dog is at risk for obesity, you should assess his activity level, body condition score and predisposition to fat. To control obesity, adult dogs need a food that is low in fat and calories and high in fiber to help them feel full without reducing their food intake. Reduced levels of sodium are important, as well.
Even if your pet does not show any signs of being overweight, it is important to have regular weight checks at the veterinarian's to make sure his or her ideal weight is maintained. Ask your veterinarian to record your dog's current weight, and take your dog back to the clinic for regular monitoring.
Active dogs, such as working, hunting or sporting dogs, need a dog food that meets their higher energy needs, preserves proper nutrient balance and promotes a healthy skin and coat.
Bad breath, caused by plaque and tartar buildup on your dog's teeth, isn't fun for anyone. If your dog has bad breath, choose a food designed to meet his oral health needs. The right food can help remove plaque and tartar, clean stains on teeth and freshen his breath.
For dogs with sensitive stomachs, choose a food that's easy to digest, but still delivers all the nutrients and energy he needs.
Itchy, flaky skin can be a sign that your dog has sensitive skin. Choose a dog food formulated with ingredients to soothe the itch and keep his coat shiny and healthy.
Whether you have a new puppy or the dog you've loved for years, caring for your pet properly ensures many happy years together. As you care for your dog, even the little things - perfectly selected food, exercise and love - can make a big difference. We want to be a part of your dog's happy, healthy life, so we're here to share information on proper nutrition, fitness and special needs.
As you care for your dog, it's important to remember that his needs change as he grows. Caring for your dog according to his life stage means you're giving him the best care.
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