COMPANY: HILL’S PET NUTRITION
HILL’S PET NUTRITION in 1976, the Colgate-Palmolive Company purchased Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Today Hill’s® pet food products are available in 86 countries around the world. The company sales reached $1 billion in 1999, and continue to grow each year.
Brewers Rice, Whole Grain Corn, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Egg Product, Pork Fat, Corn Gluten Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Lactic Acid, Pork Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Calcium Carbonate, Psyllium Seed Husk, Choline Chloride, L-Tryptophan, Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene.
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS :
Crude protein (min) 27.00%; crude fat (min) 14.80%; crude fiber (max) 1.40%;total dietary fiber(max)6.6%; calcium (min) 1.13%; phosphorus (min) 0.88%; sodium (min) 0.41%; potassium (min) 0.89%; magnesium (max) 0.108%;
The primary protein source is a chicken meal which is a low-quality ingredient. The second source is Pea protein which is a good source of protein but deficient in few amino acids. Egg product is a good source of protein but protein percentages in egg products vary the quality of product used is unknown. Corn gluten meal is another cheap ingredient.Crude protein is 27.0% which is within minimum protein range for adult maintenance diet recommended by FEDIAF.
Pork fat is a cheap source of fat. Fat is 14.8% which is within minimum fat requirement for maintenance diet recommended by FEDIAF.
Brewers rice is a good ingredient for digestive problems in dogs. Whole grain corn is cheap filler. Dried beet pulp is an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Vitamins and Minerals are in good form and within recommendations.
Review: Diet for the gastrointestinal problem should have highly digestible good quality ingredients. Low-fat high fiber diet is usually considered good in GIT problems. Protein and fat quality in this product could have been better.