Today's dog foods have gotten a face lift. You can serve your dog a blend of beef, lamb, chicken, and nutritious vegetables and grains, and all of which play a major role in providing balanced nutrition for your dog through all stages of his life.
When you share a home with a feline friend, you hear many different cat sounds throughout the day. And although the meaning of some noises is easily discernible (circling her food dish while looking up at you, for example), it's not always that obvious.
Dedicated cat lovers are proud of the relationship they have with their cats, so much so they embrace the term "crazy cat owner" with open arms. For Tara Wilkins of Sycamore, Illinois– self-proclaimed "crazy cat lady"–it's a way of life.
Once you welcome a cat into your life, you'll never get over how much joy these cuddly creatures bring to your home. You'll be endlessly entertained by the funny things they do, but keep in mind they are very intelligent—they know exactly what they want and how to get it.
Ready to move on from bowls on the floor to a one-of-a-kind pet feeding area? These DIY dog feeding station ideas will help you find materials that match your home's decor and teach you how to create an area that's as unique as your dog.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is conducting a voluntary recall of limited production lots of certain Hill’s cat food pouches. The earliest these products were available for sale in the UK and the Republic of Ireland is December 2015. Due to an error by an ingredient supplier, the products contain high levels of iron. Iron is an essential nutrient in a cat’s diet but too much iron may cause digestive upset, including diarrhea and vomiting, and have more serious health effects. If you have any of these products at home, please do not feed them to your cat and consult your veterinarian in case of concern. For more information and a full list of products with the specific “Best Before Dates” affected please click here.
Socializing a cat into a new family takes just as much patience as it does the love you have for her. Even an adult cat adopted from an animal shelter may be frightened, shy or unsure of her new housemates, no matter welcoming they are at heart. Here's how to give your new companion plenty of time and space to become acquainted with her new home and the people who live there.
Puppy potty training is one of the first things you'll do to help you dog get acquainted with his new home, and there are many ways to go about it. Try these seven suggestions to set you and your canine up for success.
Hill’s™ Pet Nutrition and CityVets in Limerick in Ireland have got together to produce this essential guide to caring for your pet with arthritis. With some extra care and the support of your local veterinary practice, your arthritic pet can live a happy life. Find out how here.
If you didn’t know this month is urology awareness month for humans. However, we’ve taken the liberty to use this month to focus on a key issue in cats, urine health problems and Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD). Read the first of our posts this month that highlights 13 things about cat owners and cat pee you didn’t know.
We are well into summer, a time when we normally stop the healthy regimes and fall back into old habits while enjoying the warm weather. But we’re telling you that there is still some fitness fun to be had, involving your dog of course. Sink your teeth into our ‘how to guide’ on running your own doggy boot camp session. Whether you do it by yourself in the back garden, or with a few friends at your local park, you and your four legged friend will stay fit and healthy while having fun in the sun together.
It’s rabbit awareness week. So what we hear you cry? What has that got to do with our cats and dogs? Well, for those of us looking at adding a rabbit as a new addition to the family, we want to make sure we help you introduce your pets in the safest way possible.
Did you know that how you feed your dog, or cat is just as important as what you feed them? Find out why in our guide to pet feeding infographic and get pet-wise on feeding your furry friends to their ideal weight. Feeding your dog and cat infographic guide.
With National Pet Dental Health month nearly over, we wanted to remind you why keeping your dog’s teeth clean and healthy is important. So we have got our top 4 dog dental care tips to help you on your way.
Unfortunately, if he has stiff joints or mobility problems, he’s not getting the most out of life. It is not difficult to guess that a dog´s quality of life is affected by his ability to jump, walk and run like a healthy young dog. Joint and mobility-related conditions can keep him from enjoying walks or games, causing him to “slow down” or even seem older than he should. Luckily, we can offer you a food that is proven to interrupt the cycle of osteoarthritis, improve mobility and soothe joints. Find out more…
When your cat needs to shed some weight, you want to be able to reward her success. Be sure you’re giving healthy treats that support the weight loss goals you are both working hard to achieve. You can even incorporate the right treats into a new workout routine to keep her playing longer!
Did you know that giving treats to your dog is an important part of bonding? But beware – giving the wrong treats at the wrong time can contribute to excess weight gain, or even accidentally reward bad behaviour! Find out more about how to appropriately share treats with your dog – when, where and what to give.
Is your cat peeing outside of the litter box? Does she strain while urinating? If so, she may have Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) — a common but serious and painful disorder, but one that can often be managed just by changing the food.
Vets all over the world recommend Hill’s to their clients and feed our food to their own pets. Just ask Christina Fach, a veterinarian from Germany, who feeds her own pets Science Plan and recommends it to her clients.
If your cat has urinary disorders, it will be a comfort to know that the right food — recommended by your vet — can help her feel better and keep the problem from coming back. NEW Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ c/d™ Urinary Stress is nutrition clinically proven to reduce the recurrence of FIC signs (Feline Idiopathic Cystitis), a common form of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disorder, with ingredients to control stress.
Good nutrition isn’t just about the ingredients, it’s about the right quantity and balance of nutrients. That’s why our experts have created specifically tailored pet food formulas to provide a balanced nutrition for your pet.
If your cat is peeing in unexpected places, like your living room floor, then she may be trying to tell you that she has a problem with her urethra or bladder, also known as a urinary tract disorder. Such disorders are common but they are also extremely uncomfortable and potentially life-threatening if left untreated since they can be a sign of a more serious illness, so be sure to consult your vet as soon as possible.
When your dog has a food allergy, it is almost always a reaction to the protein in his food. To manage this itchy condition, Hill’s has formulated Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ z/d™ ULTRA with highly hydrolysed protein to minimise the allergic reactions that can affect your dog’s skin, coat and stomach.
y/dTM turned out to be a real breakthrough innovation recognized by UK vets, when in independent survey in January, 2013 conducted by CM research with 343 vets in UK y/dTM was considered the best new product of 2012 far above the others. 31% of vets voted for y/dTM, which is more than three times more than second suggested product.
Gurgling guts and tummies in turmoil are never good news for pets. For owners who have to clean up the unfortunate consequences of their pet’s carpet emergencies, digestive upsets are one of the rare downsides to owning a pet.
You see your dog itching all over, suffering gastrointestinal problems, chronic diarrhoea or gas. He might be vomiting or even ear scratching or face rubbing. You see your dog itching all over, suffering gastrointestinal problems, chronic diarrhoea or gas. He might be vomiting or even ear scratching or face rubbing.
When cats reach 11 years, they are usually classified as senior cats. This time is often characterised by a range of changes, both physical and behavioural. It’s important to be aware of this so you can make the most of the years ahead.
Now your pet can lose weight and stay fit with zero deprivation. Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is a revolutionary new food that changes the way pets can lose and maintain ideal weight (if stay on Metabolic).
A proper pet diet is completely different from a human diet, although many pet owners do not full appreciate that. The facts are that what is good to eat for humans is not always okay to feed their beloved pets.
Have you ever felt the frustration of being unable to lose those excess pounds, despite careful dieting? It can be really tough to lose weight and with almost half of all UK dogs and cats estimated to be overweight or obese, the battle to beat the bulge is being felt by our pets too. This growing problem makes the latest development in pet weight management from Hill's Pet Nutrition - new Prescription Diet™ Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution - all the more exciting.
The government has announced that as of April 2016, all dogs in the UK must be microchipped by law. Many owners don’t necessarily know how microchipping works though and this can lead to the system breaking down, so Hill’s has laid out the facts in one easy reference guide.