Hill's® Ideal Balance™ Grain Free Natural Chicken & Potato Recipe Adult
Grain Free Works!
My allergy prone cats really improved while eating Hills Grain Free. Wish I had a truck load of this stuff. My 3 rescue cats really really enjoy all the flavors of Grain Free Adult food.
November 10, 2013
I Love the Grain Free Ideal Balance, I Hope the wet version is on the market soon
My 15 year old cat was always sensitive to foods. She was born with milk allergies and was abandoned by her owner near my home. when she became around 15 years old she could no longer tolerate regular , or sensitive, formulas . I am so thankful for the thoughtfullness of Science Diet in creating this Healthy Grain Free alternative..She is Thriving now , and I am sure would not be the case if I hadn't been referred to this product by a passing customer who uses it!My Cat, Babies, could not hold food down, because of all the additives, and would not have survived if not for this grain free formula! Thank you for Loving our pets!! <3
October 1, 2013
My cats and I are fans!
My four cats all eagerly consume Ideal Balance Grain Free and seem to be in great health. The somewhat rough coats they came in with from the rescue quickly became silky on this food. I am pleased to be able to feed my cats a grain-free food from a company I really trust to produce a balanced food that goes through AAFCO trials and is manufactured with the highest quality-control procedures.
September 27, 2013
My cats love this food!!!!
My 2 cats love this food!!! No more throwing up and their coats look great. As soon as I open the bag they are ready to dive into it. Completely satisfied with this product and would definitely recommend it!!!
February 17, 2014
An Ideally Balanced Dry Cat Food
There is a lot of controversy and competition about the best food for a cat. Should it be dry or wet? Does grain free matter or is it a fad comparable to various kinds of fads in human food?
For whatever odd reason, I have become interested in cat food since getting my kitty over a year ago. There is no shortage or expert opinion or reviews. They can be contradictory and confusing.
Much of the decision is a matter of trust.I tend to go with large, experienced manufacturers. Of these, I have become most comfortable with Science Diet, the manufacturer of Ideal Balance.
Several months ago, I gave Ideal Balance a try, courtesy in part of a manufacturer's rebate. My cat really seemed to enjoy the product and I have been using it as the dry food portion of her diet ever since. It is difficult to assess the impact of these things because I feed her the Ideal Balance as her main meal only about twice per week and give her small portions daily to supplement her wet food for the rest of the week. But I think she has become healthier and livelier, with a shinier coat, since I started her with the product. She enjoys it and the food is healthy. There is little more to ask. I do feel better having kitty off grain fillers for at least part of her diet.
The food has a natural chicken base and includes potatoes and cranberries. The Company's blurb on the package indicates that "Ideal Balance provides the perfect balance of nutrition for your pet's health -- nothing more nothing less." It also includes charts for protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, showing the consequences of both deficiency and excess of each and the result of an "ideal balance".
This product is made by a knowledgeable, experienced company which, I have come to rely upon as having the welfare of the animal in mind. I have had good results with Ideal Balance and will continue to use it. The pricing is on the high side but worth the money.
February 12, 2014
The only food I'll give my cat
My cat was born in a garden and lived outdoors until I took him home at only a few weeks old. When I first brought him home, I started feeding him primarily Ideal Balance kitten food. There have been several times when my budget required buying him a less expensive brand, but I've learned that it's really worth the extra cost to get him Ideal Balance. I'd rather spend a few extra bucks on cat food than on vet bills, and the other brands were definitely making him sick. After six months back on Ideal Balance, my little stray kitten has turned into a fully grown cat with a beautiful shiny coat and bright golden eyes, and I couldn't be happier.
February 6, 2014
You are what you eat. My cats coats are beautiful and feel very silky.
February 4, 2014
Excellent food for my older kitty
Since switching to Ideal Balance my 15 year old cat is the picture of health. His coat is beautiful, he is playful, and loves his food.
December 19, 2013
MY CAT IS VERY HAPPY
THIS IS THE ''ONLY'' DRY CAT FOOD MY CAT WILL EAT..I HAVE TRIED EVERY KIND THINKABLE BUT ENDS UP GIVING IT AWAY TO SOMEONE ELSE WHO HAS A CAT...IT IS EXPENSIVE BUT THE COUPONS HELP OUT SO VERY MUCH THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH ...OH PUNKY SAYS THANK YOU ALSO
December 12, 2013
I have just switched my cats to the grain free and have seen a great difference. There are less hairballs and throw-ups. With 2 long hair cats and a short hair, every little bit helps. If it came in a bigger bag and less expensive, that would even be better!!
December 2, 2013
My cats love it and I love it. I wish my pocketbook could love it. But thank you for the free bag.
November 24, 2013
You can always depend on Science Diet cat or dog food.
You never have to worry about Science Diet dog or cat food being recalled. I can depend on the food being good for our cats and because one of my ragdoll cats is very picky she will only eat the grain free natural chicken and potato dry food. I don't worry about her not getting everything she needs in this food. Great value for the money too !!
November 20, 2013
Sorry, My Cats Wouldn't Eat It
I won a variety pack of Hill's new Ideal Balance products for cats. It included the Chicken and Potato dry food, six cans of wet food, various flavors, and a package of the Crunchy Natural treats. The package arrived yesterday, (11/8/13) and I immediately gave my 5 cats some of the dry food. At their evening meal I gave them some of the canned food. Unfortunately, they didn't eat any of it. Even one of my cats, who will eat anything, turned up her nose.
I'm sure it is healthy food and would be beneficial for them but if they won't eat it that's a moot point.
So sorry to report this. I'm glad it is working out for other people.
November 9, 2013
Cats love this
. My older cat seems more energetic, and neither cat has the
"gastric distress" .that they both suffered from with other dry foods. Our lives have become balanced (lol).
October 12, 2013
Good food, a little pricey for everyday.
My cats liked this food. I like the ingredients used for this food. I wish it was not so expensive. I have 3 cats and it would cost a lot to only use this food everyday with them.
September 27, 2013
Good Cat Food
My vet recommended a "balance" type cat food so I chose Hill's Ideal Balance for my inside cats & they love it.
September 24, 2013
Cats like it.
My 3 month old kitten and 2 year old cat both like this. I let them both free feed so can't make them eat their own food.
September 17, 2013
what an awesome product.
I have 2 cats and 1 of them is very picky about her food that she eats and likes. About 6 months I changed her food to the ideal balance and she took right to it without a problem. Both of my cats coats are a lot softer and shiner now after I started to feed them it. They both seem to love the taste of it and I feel it has mean they a lot happier cats too. I will never change back to the other food that I have them on for this one is better for them I feel.
September 17, 2013
Our cat Skeeter was vomiting twice a day and losing weight. This seemed to be a slow onset. We took him to the vet and they thought it was a food sensitivity after the abdominal ultrasound and blood work were normal. They thought it might be some type of allergy. The staff at our local pet store recommended Ideal Balance because so many pets are allergic to grains. Since he has been on this no vomiting and he has gained weight. His glossy coat is back and his toe nails look great too. At one point I thought we were going to lose him if things didn't turn around. Thank you so much!
September 9, 2013
Picky cat eats it up.
We were having trouble with Kallie having diarhea and, after getting advice from a professional, we tried the Ideal Balance and she eats it up every day with no bad results and, thankfully, does not miss not getting canned food...the cause of the problem. The fact that she still likes it after 2 months says a lot for this product.
September 5, 2013
ideal balance grain free natural
My cats have been eating this for a week now and love it. They can't wait for feeding time. The only problem I have is having to keep refilling the bowl because it always seems to be empty!
August 23, 2013
we like it
we received the bag the other day, and as usual, my male cat figured out there is food inside of it!! my female cat enjoyed it too ...a little hesitant at first, but then she came back around for more
August 18, 2013
Great Product, limited sizes
This is a great product. My 5 yr old cat loves it and seems to have more energy. The only problem I have with it is the limit in sizes and flavors. There is either a very small 2# bag or a larger bag. It would be nice if there were a 6 or 8# bag available. I do wish there were more flavors offered for those cats that may have skin/allergy issues. I think that would be a good step fro Hills to take with their future products considering the variety of many other brands out there.
August 14, 2013
My male chihuahua, Rico, loves Ideal balance! His coat is healthier and he has energy to burn all day long! Before our morning walk he runs over to his food bowl to grab a quick kibble to charge him up for the walk!
July 31, 2013
My Two Cats Love It1
My cats both love this cat food. They are both older cats and they were more active after eating this food. I feel good knowing that they are eating a high quality product that makes them feel better.
July 15, 2013
My cats love this stuff
All three of my cats have digestive problems and I have numerous other products to try and help them to no avail. I couldn't get them to eat the other products because they didn't like it. I heard about Ideal balance from a friend and decided to give it a whirl. My cats loved this stuff!! They would chow down and eat it quicker than I could get it into the bowl, and the best part is I have seen their digestive health get better over the last couple of weeks. They are happy again! Thank you Hill's, you are amazing
July 11, 2013
She loves it!
Got the bag today, thank you!! My cat seemed to really enjoy eating it. I feel good knowing she is eating top quality food, too. I will definitely buy this.
July 10, 2013
I was having trouble getting my kitten to eat her food because all she wanted was the dog's special food. Finally I tried this because it was close to my dog's flavor and she loved it. Not having fish flavor in it helped, as I later found out she doesn't like fish.
July 7, 2013
Picky cat loves it
Our old lady (14) loves to pick food out of her dish and throw it on the floor if she doesn't like it. Of the food she eats, she eats what she likes best first and leaves the rest until later. Because she's developed problems with gluten and other things in grains, we've tried several grain-free formulas from different companies, but Hill's Grain-Free seems to be her favorite dry food. My only complaint is that there isn't a mature formula.
July 3, 2013
Looks good, cats love it.
Product shaped well, not many crumbs, cats eat it a lot and will get it again...
July 1, 2013