Max the dog and the A Mama’s Corner of the World family were offered the opportunity to review Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ dog food. Recently, Max the dog gained a few pounds and, although he’s only two, he isn’t nearly as active and energetic as he was in the past. Would a change in diet help return Max to a healthier, happier hound dog? What was our review of Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ dog food?
How did Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ dog food taste? Max thought Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ dog food was a treat. He would actually beg to be fed—and when we were initially mixing it in with his regular dog food to transition to the new food, we would catch him picking out the regular dog food and tossing the pieces out of his bowl to eat the Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™. While, the humans cannot speak to the taste—Max, who matters most in this review, loved it.
Does Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ dog food contain quality ingredients? We were impressed that Max loved the taste as much as he did—but, was it healthy and nutritious for him? We checked out the ingredients and learned a lot of useful information at My Bowl, a cooperative between PetMD and Hills.com, and were more impressed by the quality of the food. Commercial, processed pet foods have drawbacks—but, Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ has a number of quality ingredients and is formulated on a nutritious, balanced meal plan.
Did Max’s behavior improve with Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ dog food? Max was much more active once he began Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ dog food. In fact, he was so puppy-like that we were all wondering what had gotten into him! He was stealing toys to get the girls to play with him again for the first time in months.
Is it easy to find Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ dog food? While Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ is not available in most local grocery stores or convenience stores and often requires a trip to a pet store online pet food supplier—it’s easy to find in most areas.
Is Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ dog food cost effective? Yes, it’s more expensive than most regular, commercial dog foods. It is far less expensive than many prescription veterinary diet foods. We have also learned that better quality pet foods keep pets satisfied longer and we tend to use less food daily in our feedings.
What was our overall review of Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ dog food? We would certainly both recommend Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ dog food and would purchase it again in the future. Max loved it—and, while dealing with a more energetic Max took some getting used to, we were happy with the results.
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Disclosure: I received a free bag of Hill’s Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ dog food for use in this review through an affiliation with BzzAgent. I received no monetary compensation and as always, my opinions and views are my own and are not influenced by brands reviewed.