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Slim & Healthy Natural Chicken & Barley Recipe Adult - Dry

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Hill's® Ideal Balance™
Slim & Healthy Natural Chicken & Barley Recipe Adult


Hill's® Ideal Balance™ Slim & Healthy Natural Chicken & Barley Recipe adult dog food provides natural ingredients perfectly balanced for a healthier weight and a happier life.

  • Burn calories & lose weight in 10 weeks. Naturally
  • Fresh Chicken #1 Ingredient helps maintain muscle mass for a slimmer pet
  • Natural grains from barley provide energy for active play
  • Natural fiber from brown rice keeps tummies full & satisfied
  • No corn, wheat, or soy & no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

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Key Benefits

Recommended For:

Balanced for adult dogs age 1 -- 6 years that require fewer calories

Not Recommended For:

Puppies, pregnant or nursing dogs, or mature adult dogs age 7+

IngredientNutrientBenefit
Coconut oilFatty acidsFatty acids from coconut oil help dogs lose weight.
Fresh chicken #1 IngredientLean proteinLean protein from fresh chicken helps maintain muscle mass for a slimmer pet.
BarleyNatural grainsNatural grains, from barley, provide energy for active play.
Brown riceNatural fiberBrown rice provides natural fiber that keeps tummies full and satisfied.
Carrots & TomatoesPhytonutrientsPhytonutrients from carrots & tomatoes keep vital organs healthy.

Additional Info

At Hill's, our team of pet nutritionists uses the best natural ingredients to create recipes with optimal levels of over 50 nutrients. Ideal Balance™ provides the perfect balance of nutrition for your pet's health -- nothing more, nothing less. We make every bag of our dry dog and cat food in our own U.S. facilities with the highest quality natural ingredients from North America and Europe. These ingredients must meet our strict requirements for purity and nutrient content, which exceed industry standards. 100% balanced nutrition, guaranteed or your money back.

Other Products to Consider

Hill's® Ideal Balance™ is available in a wide variety of foods for your dog's unique needs. Canned dog food is available from Ideal Balance™ in a delicious Slim & Healthy Tender Chicken & Peas that your dog will love. Also try Ideal Balance™ Oven-Baked Naturals and Soft-Baked Naturals treats that are sure to please!

Feeding Guide

Daily Feeding Guide:

HELPFUL TIPS

  • Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.
  • New to this food? Mix increasing amounts of your pet's new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period.
  • Keep fresh water available at all times!
  • Your pet's nutritional needs may change as they age. Ask your vet at every checkup.
  • To prevent suffocation, keep this bag out of the reach of pets and children.

Feeding transition

Weight Control

Ideal
Weight of Dog
Weight LossWeight Control
5 lb (2,3 kg) 1/2 cup (45 g) 3/4 cup (70 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg) 3/4 cup (70 g)1 1/4 cups (115 g)
20 lb (9,1 kg)1 1/4 cups (115 g)2 cups (180 g)
40 lb (18 kg)2 1/4 cups (205 g)3 1/3 cups (305 g)
60 lb (27 kg)3 cups (275 g)4 2/3 cups (425 g)
80 lb (36 kg)3 1/2 cups (320 g)5 3/4 cups (525 g)
100 lb (45 kg)4 1/4 cups (385 g)6 3/4 cups (615 g)
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Ideal Balance™ Slim & Healthy Natural Chicken & Barley Recipe Adult Dog Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs.

Average Nutrient and Caloric Content

Dry 3190 kcal/kg (289 kcal/cup)

Nutrient
 
Dry Matter1
%
Protein28.5
Fat11.5
Carbohydrate (NFE)42.7
Crude Fiber11.2
Calcium0.97
Phosphorus0.8
Sodium0.35
Potassium0.80
Magnesium0.151

References

1The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.
An eight fluid oz. measuring cup of Slim & Healthy Natural Chicken & Barley Recipe Adult contains 3.2 oz. by weight.

Ingredients

Chicken, Cracked Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Pea Protein Concentrate, Pea Bran Meal, Tomato Pomace, Chicken Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Powdered Cellulose, Coconut Oil, Flaxseed, Lactic Acid, Vegetable & fruit blend (Carrots, Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Broccoli), DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors.


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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Product has been a miracle with my dog's coat! I have a total of 3 dogs, a Cocker Spaniel, Siberian Husky, and Golden Retriever. The Husky is a rescue, most likely a sled dog that was dumped, and has always been a picky eater and would not eat dog food, and when he did it was every 3 days. Since switching to Ideal Balance Slim and Healthy, our Husky now eats twice a day! What an improvement! Ideal balance has made! My Golden Retriever who is 4 years old, developed horrible dandruff, which I believe was from a dog shampoo I tried and never used again. He also developed a skin infection, along with it, and his coat on his back became dry, brittle, and started to fall out in clumps. The vet put him on an antibiotic, and a special shampoo, which both helped with the infection and only somewhat with the dandruff. I decided to switch from a high end expensive grain free dog food, to Ideal Balance Slim and Healthy. This was 2 months ago when I made the switch. I can say that my Golden's coat has grown back, No more dandruff, and his coat is soft, and not dry and brittle anymore! He would also pull his tail fluff out, why probably from separation anxiety, or allergies, but since switching to Ideal Balance, I looked this morning, and his tail fluff is growing back, and looking more fluffier! My Cocker Spaniel, he eats anything, and I currently have him on Ideal Balance Mature Adult 7+ years as he is almost 9 years old! All I can say is what an amazing difference this food has made in my dog's! November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing quality that will do wonders for your pet's health! My pooch not only loves the flavor of this dry dog food, but her coat is looking very shiny and healthy!! Hill's products never fails me, or my pooch for that matter! no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives! formulated with coconut oil which I use in my own diet! Thank you Hill's!! August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for my 1yr old cocker and my 13 yr old papillon started using ideal balance and my papillon lost 4lbs and now is very healthy and her coat is excellent, not oily like other dog food that is was feeding them. My cocker is still a pup but will live a long healthy life by feeding it a great ideal balance dog food July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ideal Balance Fit & Trim Chicken and Barley Oreo my Shi Tzu at 6 yrs of age. I had a hard time getting him to loose weight. Oreo does not like dry food, I fed him can food, high fat low protein. He got sick many times eating it to. In order for him to get healthy I had to change his diet. After researching dog food I came across Ideal Balance. He eats about 1 to 2 ounces a day the most. He is in great shape, and better than he was when he ate the wet food. I cant believe he loves it. I'm so greatful. Thanks, Barb August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product really helps with weight control plus coat condition. My border collie really likes this food and it lives up to what it was developed to do in taking her weight down and maintaining her weight. We had some trouble with her coat on other products but on Ideal Balance Slim & Healthy her coat is thick and shinny. I would like to have low calorie "Biscuits" also in any Hills dog food product. I bought Ideal Balance Slim & Healthy Sensitive last time and I think I like it even better, however, I haven't been able to find it again. I began feeding Hills Science Diet products in 1972 when I was breeding and exhibiting Keeshonds. I have competed in Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking, and K9 Nose Work with Keeshonden, Bouvier des Flandres, Australian Shepherds, and now my Border Collie. July 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by great ingredants my dogs love this dog food. im glad idea balance slim and healthy dog food has the perfect I balance of they healthy ingredents that my dogs need, I would recommend this dog food highly to all.... July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product My pets like ideal balance. Seems to work very well for them and no issues. July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by love this dog food Jake is a very healthy dog... we have been giving our dogs Hills science diet dog food for the last 18 yrs... Jake is on Ideal Balance and is a 2 yr old dachshund and Buster is a 15 yr old dachshund... and both dogs are really healthy.... Buster is on the Hills diet small dry food for seniors 11+ sooo love this dog food and will only use this brand it is the best on the market ... Thank you Hills science diet and Ideal balance for taking care of our dogs Jake and Buster which we love with all our hearts...Our vet sells your food ... and also said our dogs especially Buster is in really good shape for being 15 yrs old Thank you Hills Bernadette June 4, 2015
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