The Science Diet Ideal Balance Grain-Free cat food has been received! Thank you! The size of the bag was much smaller than I anticipated, considering the list price, but it seems that the price point is comparable to other grain-free cat foods. Also, the smell seems to be a little stronger than their typical food, but not unpleasant. I have two cats, Rosalind and Watson, who seem to be enjoying the food thus far. Watson, as you can seen in the photo, wanted to try it immediately! While they are not very picky, and don't have any known grain sensitivities, at least one of them has a history of loose...uh...solid waste. Their vet recommended Purina One Sensitive Systems, which they have been doing well on for several years. I've wondered for a while, however, if switching to a food that more closely mimics their highly carnivorous natural diet would also keep their tummies balanced. Now I have the chance to find out! Will keep you posted...
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I totally agree with you. I have a 4 year old Havanese. For the first 2 years I tried almost every dog food brand purchased at a local pet store. I was told that she was allergic to chicken, potato, peas, etc. Many of the foods were labeled all life stages. My dog was putting on a lot of weight and had terrible breath and her skin was dry. My vet advised me that it is very important to feed your dog food recommended for its age (puppy, adult and senior dog foods). My vet recommended Hills Ideal Balance Small Breed Adult (chicken and rice), which is rated 2.5 stars on this site. I will start feeding her the mature adult when she turns 6 (rated 2 stars on this site). My dog is doing very well since I switched her to Hills Ideal Balance. She is not having a problem with the chicken, no bad breath, weight and skin are perfect, and she has plenty of energy. In addition, it is indicated on Science Diet and Hills’ dog food bags that animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that the food provides complete and balanced nutrition. I would highly recommend the Hills Ideal Balance dog food line and do not understand why it was given such a low rating on this site.
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Personally, I feed Ideal Balance because I don’t like GMO’s (which are mainly corn and soy in the States). The nutrition is the same as Science Diet, just with different ingredients.
The only other food that comes close to the nutritional quality of Hills is Wellness brand dog food. Their cat food is unfortunately lacking in the nutrient department.
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