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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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Hill's® Ideal Balance™ Natural Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Puppy 4.5 5 19 19
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
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
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
This is a great start to my puppy's healthy diet. I love this product. I chose it because I feed my older dog the grain free chicken and potato brand. When I adopted my puppy, it seemed only right to start him on puppy food with a brand I already use, knowing it is healthy and my dog enjoys the taste. June 29, 2015
Highly recommended! As a vet student I'm looking for the best quality of food for the best price- and I know I can always turn to Hills for whatever my specific needs are. I have a 10 week old puppy and wanted to make sure she's getting the nutrition she needs from a brand that does feed trials to ensure nutrition and safety but I was also looking for a product that had less additives and no wheat. Ideal Balance Puppy Food was exactly what I was looking for and after the initial adjustment period of switching to Ideal Balance, my puppy actually loved it enough for me to use it during training. The kibble is about ½" in diameter, perfect for little puppy mouths and my little one has been growing great on it! December 19, 2013
Helping me raise a healthy pup! My husband and I adopted a hound-lab mix puppy from a rescue two months ago and unfortunately, she had skin issues that caused hair loss and a dull coat. She was treated with medication and special shampoo initially, but I strongly believe this food aided in her recovery as well! Now, her hair is growing back quickly and her coat is soft and shiny. I love how nutritious this formula is and she loves it too. I've since switched my other dog to the Ideal Balance Adult Formula and plan on switching my puppy over once she reaches a year. Nutritious food, fair price, and two healthy dogs. What more could I ask for? December 13, 2013
Wouldn't eat it I tried transitioning my beagle puppy onto this food, but she refused to eat it. We were transitioning from a high end priced and high protein food and she just refused to eat it. I would have to encourage her by adding warm water or bringing the food to her. Had her checked out by a vet and everything is fine. It's strange that she wouldn't eat it, especially since she's a beagle. I was worried about the protein in the previous food being too high and wanted her on a more "balanced" diet. I was really disappointed because Hills is a brand I trust. I thought maybe this had too much grain in it and not enough Chicken Meal, since it's lower on the ingredient list and that is the reason why she wouldn't eat it. She loved the oven baked treats though. November 19, 2014
Highly recommend for those that want a "NATURAL" food There is a lot of info in the media regarding all natural pet food. Pet stores will recommend a brand, television ads recommend another, many breeders recommend RAW diet, and veterinarians recommend something else. This food is great because it provides a well balanced diet, meat is the first ingredient, but it's made from a well - known, FDA approved company at an FDA approved facility. My puppy has been on it from the seven weeks old and he is now seven months old. We have noticed that he has not had the diarrhea issues many pups his age have had and he has grown to a very healthy weight. December 19, 2013
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