Hill's Science Diet Ideal Balance Cat Food




We have three cats, yes three. When asked if I would review Hill's Science Diet, I thought how can I do that? I can't taste or personally try the product. I have to go by if the cats ate the food or turned their noses up at it. If you have a cat you know you can't make them do (or eat) anything they don't want to.

I was hoping it would go over pretty well since the first ingredient on the label is chicken, not corn or grain and the second is rice. There are even vegetables and fruit listed on there too. I like it when an ingredient list was easy to read.



                           Left to right: Pixie, Jinx and Gizmo (aka Gizzy). 

All three cats have different eating schedules and have their preferences of food. Jinx and Gizzy would be happy with just dry food. Pixie will tolerate dry food but starts crying for her wet food about 3:30pm everyday. She is the reason canned food is served, there would be no peace in the house if we stopped giving it to her. She's a diva.

They knew something was up when I put the food dish down. There's always dry food out for them and they never eat at the same time. All three instantly swarmed the food dish. I don't know if they could smell the difference, but they were onto me. Guess what they did, they instantly starting eating it! Even better, they happily ate the food until the bag was gone. Not in one serving of course. I was surprised they took to it so quickly. I thought at least one wouldn't eat it and I would have to give out some of their original food.

Your suppose to add new brand of food to the old brand and gradually decrease the old with the new over a weeks time. I didn't do that, I should have read the instructions. We didn't have any problems though (the tummy type).




 NEW Hill's Science Diet Ideal Balance Cat Food.

  • Features fresh chicken as the 1st ingredient
  • Contains fruits and veggies, including cranberries
  • Free of corn and artificial flavors and preservatives
  • Just hit store shelves in December
  • Available in Kitten, Adult, and Mature Adult varieties

Getting started with Hill's:

When starting a new food, your pet needs a chance to gradually transition from their current grub (no tummy troubles, please). Don't worry, it's simple:

  • Mix their current food with Hill's Science Diet  Ideal Balance or Ideal Balance Grain Free
  • Gradually decrease the amount of their current food while increasing the amount of Hill's®
  • Continue this process over a 7-day period

Hill's Science Diet Ideal Balance is also available for dogs.



How to get it: Hill's Science Diet Ideal Balance is available at most retailers. A 3LB bags cost about $11.00 - 13.00. Follow Hill's Pet Nutrition on Facebook to keep up with all their latest products and tips for caring for your pets.

Hill's is so sure your pet will love it they want you to try Ideal Balance for FREE! Just purchase a bag of Ideal Balance for dogs or cats and get a rebate up $12.99. Download and print the form, fill in your information and include your store receipt and UPC. Then mail it in, they will send you a check for up to $12.99! Purchase must be made between 1/1/12 - 12/31/12 and rebate must be postmarked by 1/31/13.

 Posted 4/2/12 - FHS received this product free for review purposes, all opinions expressed are solely mine.