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Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Puppy - Dry

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Hill's® Ideal Balance™
Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Puppy

Hill's® Ideal Balance™ Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Puppy provides natural ingredients perfectly balanced for growing puppies.

  • Fresh chicken #1 ingredient provides lean protein to help build and maintain lean muscle
  • Brown rice with natural fiber for healthy digestion
  • Eggs supply amino acids, the building blocks of muscles and organs
  • No corn, no wheat, & no soy plus no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

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Key Benefits

Recommended For:

Balanced for puppies up to 1 year old and pregnant or nursing dogs.

Not Recommended For:

Adult dogs, mature adult dogs, obese or obese-prone dogs.

Fresh Chicken #1 IngredientLean proteinTo help build and maintain lean muscle.
VegetablesVitamins & mineralsTo keep playing longer.
FlaxseedOmega 3 & 6 fatty acidsImproves skin and coat, guaranteed or your money back.
Brown RiceNatural fiberHealthy digestion for happy tummies.
FruitAntioxidantsSupports immunity.
EggsAmino acidsBuilding blocks of muscles and organs.

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. Also try Ideal Balance™ Oven-Baked Naturals and and Soft-Baked Naturals treats that are sure to please!

Feeding Guide

Daily Feeding Guide:


  • Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.
  • For nursing dogs: keep food available at all times.
  • 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 of DogGrowth less than 4 months
(Pregnancy weeks 7 - 9)
Growth 4 to 9 months
(Pregnancy weeks 5 - 6)
Growth 10 to 12 months
(Pregnancy weeks 1 - 4)
2 lb (0,9 kg) 1/2 cup (50 g) 3/8 cup (40 g) 1/3 cup (35 g)
5 lb (2,3 kg) 7/8 cup (90 g) 3/4 cup (75 g) 5/8 cup (65 g)
8 lb (3,6 kg)1 1/4 cups (130 g) 1 cup (100 g) 7/8 cup (90 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg)1 1/2 cups (155 g) 1 1/4 cups (130 g)1 cup (100 g)
20 lb (9,1 kg)2 1/2 cups (255 g) 2 cups (205 g)1 2/3 cups (170 g)
40 lb (18 kg)4 1/4 cups (435 g) 3 1/2 cups (355 g)2 3/4 cups (280 g)
60 lb (27 kg)5 3/4 cups (585 g) 4 3/4 cups (485 g)3 3/4 cups (385 g)
80 lb (36 kg)7 cups (715 g) 6 cups (610 g)4 3/4 cups (485 g)
100 lb (45 kg)8 1/2 cups (865 g) 7 cups (715 g)5 2/3 cups (580 g)
120 lb (54 kg)9 2/3 cups (985 g) 8 cups (815 g)6 1/2 cups (665 g)
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Ideal Balance™ Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Puppy Dog Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for growing puppies and gestating/lactating adult female dogs.

Average Nutrient and Caloric Content

Dry 3847 kcal/kg (436 kcal/cup)

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)41.0
Crude Fiber1.5
Vitamin C173 mg/kg
Vitamin E741 IU/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total1.39
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Total3.72


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 Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Puppy contains 4.0 oz. by weight.


Chicken, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oats, Cracked Pearled Barley, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein Concentrate, Chicken Fat, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Lactic Acid, Fish Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vegetable & fruit blend (Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Carrots, Broccoli), Iodized Salt, Potassium Chloride, 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 (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors.

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shiny Coat I rescued my puppy Roxanne about 3 months ago, she was in really good health, but the food she was eating was adult food. I stayed with the same brand of food but puppy formula (just a small bag to see how it would work). A neighbor mentioned her fur was dull and it was pretty dull and flaky. My 14 year old cat eats the same brand Ideal Balance so I switched Roxanne's food to the puppy formula. She loves her food! I get comments all the time on how shiny and bright her coat is. She is lean and fit and has good solid poos which are very important. I'll never switch foods for my dog or my cat! June 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Puppy and his digestive system likes this product. We introduced our puppy to this food slowly. It has agreed with him and we also use it for training purposes. Duncan (our pup) likes the flavor and transition from his first food went very smoothly. I wish the price was a little lower but I guess you get what you pay for. We want a healthy puppy and the food seems to be helping to achieve that. October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AMAZING!! My puppy would get sick all the time and refuse to eat. My vet and I tried numerous types of food and he was just to picky. She had me try Ideal balance because he was itchy all the time, would get upset stomach which caused him to refuse to eat, and had bad puppy dandruff. we started him on ideal balance and he loved it. no more scratching, no more dandruff and he isn't throwing up anymore. found out he was sensitive to corn and grain. PERFECT PUPPY FOOD ALL AROUND!! October 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by I like the balanced nutrition the product offers. I like the balanced nutrition the product offers. Good value and trusted name in dog food. Seems easy on my puppies stomach. March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by my puppy loves it She was started on this as soon as she was weened by my friend's dog (the mom). I continued the food because I didn't want to change what she was used to. She's very happy and healthy. I just wished the dog food came in the larger bag which would hopefully be more cost effective. It is a little expensive. August 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doggy Love My dog Kevin loves the food. The food smells good and his stools are looking much better. August 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by This product has ingredients I look for While I find this a good product, I find it more expensive than others. I also have a harder time finding it in larger bags. Since getting more than one puppy, the smaller bags are more costly per pound and don't last very long. August 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by All 4 of my dogs eat Ideal Balance. They love it and have beautiful coats!!! My American Eskimo puppy Juneau was being fed Nutro puppy food when I got her. She had brown stains in the corner of her eyes. My other 3 dogs eat Ideal Balance ( 2 eat Ideal Balance Grainfree chicken and potatoe,and 1 eats Ideal balance chicken and brown rice) so I switched my puppy to Ideal balance puppy food. She no longer has the eye staining and she has the most beautiful white silky coat June 30, 2015
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