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Hill’s is a quality dog food for addressing the needs of sensitive dogs and those being treated for various health conditions. A prescription from your veterinarian is required for purchase.
Your vet will also help you establish how much to feed and how often. Scout likes that this formula does not have as many fillers as some digestive support formulas. What is not so great is that it contains caramel color and corn.
- The highly digestible formula helps dogs get the maximum amount of nutrients out of what they eat.
- Helps dogs that are recovering from surgery or illness.
- Great for dogs that have very sensitive stomachs and allergies.
- Limited calories help maintain a healthy weight.
Scout recommends this prescription diet dog food with some caution. It is pricey and a few ingredients like pork liver and corn are questionable when it comes to the health of your dog. At the same time, a lot of pet parents say this really helped their dog be healthier and happier.
Water, Turkey, Pork Liver, Rice, Modified Rice Starch, Whole Grain Corn,
Egg Product, Chicken, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Powdered
Cellulose, Potassium Chloride, Caramel color, Dicalcium Phosphate,
Flaxseed, L-Lysine, Iodized Salt, Psyllium Seed Husk, L-Threonine,
Choline Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement,
L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Ascorbic Acid (source
of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium
Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin,
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3
Supplement), L-Tryptophan, Taurine, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous
Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate),
Pet food ingredients, nutritional values, and the way they are labeled for consumers are monitored by several organizations in the United States including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NGO, Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
Each year the AAFCO publishes two sets of nutritional minimum standards for dog food intended to help specify if a food is suitable for:
1. Dogs in the growth & reproduction phases of life
2. Adult dogs maintaining a healthy weight and activity level
369 kcal/13 oz can
|Nutritional Component||Value||Meets AAFCO Growth & Reproduction Standards||Meets AAFCO Adult Maintenance Standards|
|CRUDE PROTEIN||5.6% min||–||–|
|CRUDE FAT||2.0% min||–||–|
|CRUDE FIBER||1.2% max||–||–|
* – indicates not yet analyzed
Depending on your dog’s size and activity level, they may need more or less food in their daily feeding amounts. As this is a dog food designed to be used to help out a variety of dogs, Hills Science Diet has a very specific feeding guideline chart based on the age, size, and health of your dog. The chart can be viewed here.
Hill’s is for dogs that really need a customized feeding program to address health care needs. If your dog is suffering from allergies or major sensitive stomach issues then you should ask your vet if this food might help. If you have a larger dog or want to feed a mix of wet and dry you can use this in combination with the dry food version.