Hill's® Ideal Balance™ Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Mature Adult
Best Food EVER
My Senior Springer was having sensitivities to other foods and would either vomit or have diarrhea. I started him on Science when I adopted never had an issue. He did well on it. I foolishly changed his when I was having financial issues and the problem got worse. I put him back on Ideal Balance and the issues stop completely. I made the decision to start my puppy on it when I get him home.
January 2, 2014
Palatable for picky seniors
Ideal Balance Mature is an awesome food for seniors whose tastes have changed. The kibbles are easy to chew and the picky eaters even dive in for a taste! I love the ingredient selection and the evidence shows within the haircoat and the energy of my senior! He thinks he is 6 months old again even though he Is 13! I am so thankful that thid diet is available after trying so many different diets. Thsnk you Hills once again you rock
December 19, 2013
Chicken & Brown Rice Food
My dog is a feisty little devil when it comes to food. He will eat just about anything, but upon giving him this new treat, he went to town on his bowl. Really great product and for it to be new, his tummy handled it well!
July 2, 2013
Good Natural choice
I decided to try this product because I wanted to switch our pet to more natural food. I also liked the idea of the brown rice being a main staple and ingredient. Overall my good really enjoyed this product and had no upset stomach after consumption like is common on other brands. After using for a month I noticed a lot better stool consistency as well.
January 10, 2014
Excellant brand-bag size wrong
My schnauzer loves the taste, but you eliminated the medium size bag. 4# is a waste of money, The huge bag is too big to handle. Bring back the 20 pounder please!
December 28, 2013
A Definite Paws Up!
That's the consensus from all seven of my furkids. And to those of us who are lucky enough to enjoy a multiple dog family you know what a godsend it is when everyone can eat the same thing.They've been enjoying it for a few months now and my only suggestion would to add a mature adult option to the small bites variety.
November 8, 2013
My dogs LOVES Ideal Balance
When Science Diet changed their formula recently my picky eater was not happy with her Active Longevity Small Bites. I was concerned and called Hill's, still not sure what to do. So I tried Ideal Balance, my picky eater loved it! I had to watch not to over feed her, which was never a problem. I feel good giving it to her because I know it is good for her. She is 10 years old, she is a small dog and has always been a picky eater. She has always eaten Hills Science Diet, now she enjoys Ideal Balance, we are both very happy!
November 3, 2013
Willow is a picky eater, but she LOVES this food. She also had some digstive issues in the past which requires her to eat the Hill's I/D canned food, which she also likes but got bored with it after several months.
We had gotten some Ideal Balance samples at a PET FEST
and she absolutely loved it, so we mixed the canned with the dry Ideal Balance (I/2 the daily portion of each) and she's excited about eating her food again.
October 21, 2013
Cleared up dogs skin
All of our labs skin problems went away when we switched from prescription diet to ideal balance
September 30, 2013
I was waiting for Hill's to come out with a food that competed with all the other brands that were already on the market, claiming healthier, natural, etc. The ideal Balance is it. The new packaging is great, and the ingredients seem to be more in line with what I want my dogs to be eating. Change is good.
September 26, 2013
Very fussy dog
My 14 year old foster dog is very fussy but he will eat Ideal Balance. He also has dental problems but has no problem chewing up the pieces.
September 26, 2013
My picky eater loves this food!
I always search for dog foods that are natural and don't contain questionable items, such as by-products. One of my dogs will eat anything, but my sweet girl is super picky. With other foods (even high end foods), she'll pick out the pieces she wants and leave the rest. I've tried everything for her - adding wet food, veggies, broth, oils, you name it. With Ideal Balance Natural, she just chows down. Makes me so happy to finally have found a food that she loves and actually is good for her too! I highly recommend this food!
September 26, 2013
Still fat...but overall a good food.
I have a puggle that is obese and we walk her and limit her intake of food and snacks, but she's still fat. She is old, so that might be it. Or she has a thyroid problem. To the vet we go. But as for the food, she loves it.
September 23, 2013
My female papillon started on this product in August. She likes it but prefers her daughter's food which is the Grain Free Chicken & Potato formula for under 7 yr old dogs ( she is justs 5 right now). Wish you could make a Grain Free Ideal Balance for mature dogs?
September 17, 2013
My dog devours it and he's typically a picky eater!
I just started my dog "Tenn" an 8 year old Great Pyrenees/St. Bernard, on Hill's Ideal Balance Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Mature Adult. We had been using a particular brand out in the hill country and was unable to find it in the city.
I did a little research. I was looking for the most nutritional value my money can buy. I read many labels regarding ingredients and found for the nutritional quality my Tenn needs and value I found in the Hill's Ideal Balance Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Mature Adult brand simply couldn't be beat.
Tenn is typically a very picky eater yet he was loving the taste of Hill's Ideal Balance Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Mature Adult. BONUS!
September 11, 2013
my dogs love this food
The best dog food I found for my dogs. They Love It and I will continue to buy it for them.
September 4, 2013
Dogs love it!
Our two older dogs love this dry dog food. I'm glad it is specifically made for older dogs--makes me feel better knowing it's easier on their bodies to digest. The small size bites are perfect for older dogs too (esp. since one of our dogs has a hard time chewing due to missing teeth).
August 12, 2013
Best American Dog Food
All my dogs past and present are on Hills Science Diet foods. They love them and are very healthy, plus I like the fact they are made in America. Keep up the good work.
July 4, 2013
That's the word I look for when feeding my 12 year old Chihuahua Terrier mix. She is very special to us and we want her to live a long and healthy life. That's why I would never feed her the cheap, nothing but filler, dog food. She loves chicken so I look for that as the first ingredient. Rice is great, it's a grain so Natural Chicken and Rice is my choice. She loves the taste which is a plus.
July 4, 2013
A Perfectly Named Product...
Our Standard Poodle was on Science Diet Nature's Best for years. Ideal Balance replaced this product. Our pet is almost 11 years old now and is still going strong. We attribute this to the food that he eats. Whenever he's out running and frolicking many people are quite surprised when they find out his age, for he certainly acts much younger. We like the fact that this product is a healthy choice and benefits digestion, lean muscle, the immune system as well as aiding in a healthy coat & skin. By keeping active and having healthy enjoyable meals we hope to have him with us for many more years.
July 2, 2013
Pugs In Love!
I picked up a bag of the Ideal Balance Chicken and Rice recipe for my mom's two pugs and they absolutely loved it. She had been feeding them chicken along with a different brand of food thinking she needed to supplement their protein. They loved this so much and she no longer has to supplement their meals with chicken. They are getting all of the nutrients that they need and enjoy the taste of the food.
July 1, 2013
Member of the Clean Bowl Club at Hills!
Tyler is now going on 11years old and people think he is a puppy. Also, the new velcro closure is great; easy to make sure the bag is sealed for freshness
June 29, 2013
My dog is able to digest without problems
I have a boxer with a sensitive stomach. The food she was eating had a formula change that did not agree with her. I tried the Ideal balance because it was similar to what she had been eating. She has done very well on this product and I am sure she is getting the proper nutrition that she need. I am pleased with this food. I have been using it now for about two and a half months with good results. My only complaint is that it is only available in 4 pound bags or 40 pound bags. I have to buy 4 of the 4 pound bags to get the amount I need. I can not lift the 40 pound bag nor do I have a place to store that big a bag. WHY NO 15 POUND BAGS, PLEASE PACKAGE IN 15 POUND BAGS , that would be helpful Thank you, my dog likes this food too!
June 29, 2013
High Quality food for your pet
Several weeks ago I bought a bag of Ideal Balance for Senior dogs. I have noticed that my dog's bad breathd has gone away!! I contribute it to the food.
June 28, 2013