Foods We Recommend
Why we recommend Hills®Science Diet®
and Hill's®Prescription Diet® vs. other diets.
HILLS: offers a 100% money back guarantee.
OTHERS: Very few other companies offer any type of guarantee.
HILLS: has over 65 years of research and experience that goes into their product.
OTHERS: Approximately 600 new diets were formulated from a computer in 2007 alone. Be wise, use the internet to research how many new popular pet food brands have become so - due to their great marketing skills!
HILLS: manufactures it’s own pet food.
OTHERS: The majority of the other dog foods are contracted to be made in four manufacturing plants not owned by the company.
HILLS: only buys the best quality of products and test their ingredients before using and after production prior to selling.
OTHERS: Other companies buy the cheapest quality food and don’t test the final product until there is a problem.
HILLS: has been instrumental in developing nutritional standards for the industry.
OTHERS: because there are no legal standards it has become a buyer beware market.
HILLS: products are highly digestible so it produces fewer stools.
OTHERS: Most diets are less digestible so you get more for your dollar. In reality, you get very expensive stools because the ingredients have limited food value.
HILLS: is recommended most frequently by veterinarians (better health).
OTHERS:Other diets are designed for palatability and profit.
HILLS: A large percentage of Hills Prescription Diets have undergone double blind-evidence based studies to prove efficiency.
OTHERS:Most (up to 80%) of the commercial diets were formulated using a computer and have not even done animal testing.
HILLS: does feeding trials to see how animals do on the diet.
OTHERS:Very few others do anything more than palatability (taste) tests.
HILLS: spends millions on research.
OTHERS: Most other diets spend their money on marketing, not on research.
HILLS: diets are formulated for specific age/needs groups.
OTHERS: A large number of diets on the market are labeled “All Life Stages” (see http://www.aafco.org) which means it is for puppies and pregnant bitches regardless of what it says on the label.
HILLS: has on-staff veterinarians.
OTHERS: Most other dog food manufacturers do not have veterinarians on staff.
HILLS: are fixed formula diets.
OTHERS: Most other diets are variable formula diets; this means the companies often change formulas based on price of commodities.
HILLS: is designed to improve health & longevity.
OTHERS: Most diets are designed for palatability (taste) and profit.
HILLS: several diets are actually designed to treat conditions and are backed with research.
OTHERS: Many diets make claims of treatments but only have testimonials to back claims.