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Adult Dogs 1-6 years


Nutrition and Feeding

How much and how often to feed your large or giant breed

One size does not fit all. We can help you find a healthy approach that is just right for your pet.

What to do with a finicky eater

Something strange going on at the doggie dish? If your small or toy breed seems a little reluctant, consider this food for thought to get mealtime back on track.

The right nutrition for your small dog at every lifestage

Different dogs have different nutrition needs and age is a big factor. Discover nutrition optimized for your special little pet's current needs.

The Perfect Way to Treat Your Dog

Treating your dog is a great way to bond with him and show how much you care and love him. Dog treats can be used as rewards for good behavior and as part of training.

Storage Tips for Your Cat & Dog Food

Where you store your cat and dog food can make a big difference in the quality and freshness once it is opened. Here are some common questions and recommendations for optimal storage for all of Hill’s dry and canned cat and dog food.

It's time to put soy in perspective

Moms everywhere, at one time or another, advised, "Eat your veggies, they're good for you." As usual, mom was right. Vegetables contain high levels of many vitamins, minerals, amino acids and more. The same holds true for soy products.

Corn - An amazing grain

For centuries, people and their animals have relied on corn as a superb source of nutrients.

Carnivore or omnivore?

Dogs are classified as members of the family Canidae and the order Carnivora, but this does not necessarily translate to behavior, anatomy or feeding preferences.

What's more important - ingredients or nutrients?

Nutrients and high-quality ingredients are both important in a pet food. This article teaches pet owners about the necessity for an optimum blend of ingredients selected for nutrients, quality and taste.

Satiety - An important component of successful weight loss

Inducing satiety, the feeling of fullness or satisfaction, is a primary goal in Hill's pet foods for weight management. This article teaches pet owners about how these pet foods induce satiety and help pets lose weight.

How to Make Healthy Treats At Home

Homemade Treat Recipe

Pet food labels only tell part of the nutritional story

Pet food labels provide basic and limited information on ingredients and nutrient levels. We believe other considerations must be recognized when deciding on which food to feed your dog.

Making sense of a pet food label

Interpreting pet food labels doesn't have to be confusing. This article is designed to help you understand pet food labels and provides information on ingredients, nutritional standards, and more.

How Much and How Often to Feed Your Puppy/Dog

Once you've found the best dog food for your dog, you're on the right track to providing the healthiest life possible.

The Dangers of Excessive Protein in Dog Foods

The protein-heavy dog food trend is on the rise. But did you know that you could be feeding your dog too much protein? Let's explore what a balanced diet means to your dog.

The Dangers of Overfeeding Your Dog

How much food is too much food? Excess feeding can lead to health problems for your dog.

How to Strike the Right Balance for Your Dog: Ingredients in Dog Food

Much like humans, dogs benefit from a balanced meal that is full of nutrients. Learn more about how to meet your dog's natural nutritional needs.

Five Tips on Choosing a Quality Natural Dog Food

Learn what the term “natural” really means and how it equates with quality nutrition for your dog.

What "Made in the USA" Means for Dog Food

Learn how to inform yourself about where your dog food is made and what’s in it before picking up your next bag or can of dog food.

Two Human Snacks that will Prompt a Plump Pooch

Learn what different snacks mean in human terms when you feed them to your dog.

What is Grain Free Dog Food?

Grain free dog foods are currently very popular. But are they really healthier for your dog than other types of dog foods? Let’s take a closer look at that question.

Dogs are What They Eat: Dog Food Ingredients & Nutrients

Feeding a high quality dog food is one of the most important things you, as a dog owner, can do to keep your dog healthy and active. Learn what constitutes a high quality dog food.

How do I switch or transition foods for my dog?

It is important that your dog switch dog food gradually from his current dog food to avoid digestive upset or tummy trouble.

How to Choose a Balanced Dog Food

Balance is important in every area of our lives, but for our dogs, balance is most critical when it comes to their nutrition.

How to Treat Your Dog in a Healthy Way

Learn how to best treat your dog without spoiling his health.

The Truth About 'Clinically-Proven' Dog Food

Pet nutritionist Martin J. Glinksy sorts fact from fiction on nutritional labels and marketing claims.

Tips on Finding Accurate Dog Food Reviews

Learn how to make sure the dog food reviews you are reading are fact-based, unbiased and up-to-date.

Most Common Mistakes Dog Owners Make

Dogs can present challenges to even the best prepared of owners. Here are our picks for the Top 5 Pet Owner Mistakes that may be making your life challenging. Anything sound familiar?

Common Misconceptions about Dog Nutrition

Understanding how to feed your dog properly is critical to his well-being. Get more information about the top misconceptions around your dog's food.

Choosing the Best Dog Food

Feeding your dog a high-quality, well-balanced food is one of the best things that you, as a pet owner, can do to keep your dog healthy.

Pet Food Labels, Simplified

Before you shop for your pet's next meal, keep these label-deciphering ideas in mind.

Reading a Dog Food Label

Learn how to decipher 10 important statements in your dog's food label.

Feeding Priorities for Pregnant or Nursing Dog

Feeding your dog properly is critical during nursing and pregnancy. Malnutrition can result in low birth weight of the puppies and put them at health risk.

Is the Sweetner Xylitol Harmful to my Dog?

Dogs will quickly gobble up sweet food if given the chance but as a responsible pet owner you need to avoid the temptation to allow this behavior as it could be toxic, even fatal, to your dog.

The Right Food for Your Adult Dog

As in humans, a dog's body and daily activity levels change with age.

Precise Nutrition for Every Lifestage: Your Adult Dog

Whether you have a new puppy or the dog you've loved for years, caring for your dog properly ensures many happy years together.

Do healthy dogs need extra fatty acids?

Fatty acids help keep your pet's skin and coat healthy and promote a healthy immune system. This article teaches pet owners how to ensure their pets are getting enough omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in their diets.

Is chocolate bad for dogs?

The hazard of chocolate to your dog depends on the chocolate type, the amount consumed and the dog's size. This article details the toxic component of chocolate, the symptoms of chocolate poisoning, and the types of chocolate that are harmful for dogs.

What to do about a finicky eater

Feeding your dog table scraps or too many treats can encourage finicky behavior. This article is designed to assist pet owners in understanding dog's eating habits and ways to correct finicky eating behavior.

Belly Upset: Soothing Your Dog's Sensitive Stomach

Just like people, dogs can experience occasional stomach upset.

Your Overweight Dog: When Bigger Isn't Better

Did you know being just 20% overweight puts a dog at risk for developing many serious health issues?

Why is My Dog Throwing Up Food After Eating?

Dog owners sometimes blame a new dog food when their dog immediately throws it back up after eating. The connection seems logical, but other factors could point to a different cause rooted in behavior.