Hill’s® Science Diet® grain-free adult cat dry food is an option many pet parents choose to feed their cats who may be allergic or sensitive to grains.
It also is an choice that many choose in light of the gluten-free diets that many humans pursue – some because of choice; others because of necessity. My niece and her son fall into the latter category, and it’s been enlightening to find how damaging the altered wheat of today can be to certain people.
As a responsible cat person, I take what I feed my five cats very seriously. At Paws for Reflection, I don’t review many products because I would not want to endorse a product unless it was something that I would use for my five cats, including Paws, who has heart disease and asthma.
When the chance arose to get paid to write some reviews about Hill’s® new grain-free cat food for adult cats from 1-6, I jumped at the chance because I have been using Hill’s® Science Diet® for years. It’s one food that my Pink Collar, who is now 12, can eat and not develop a urinary track infection. Every time, I’ve made a chance, it’s back to the vet. Therefore, it’s been worth every bit that additional expense. She’s been UTI free for years, which is good, because it’s a war to give her any kind of medicine.
Now let’s get back to the product at hand. A grain-free food is only a healthy option for your cat when it is precisely balanced. Natural ingredients do not guarantee optimum nutrition. However, precisely balanced nutrients do, and that’s what Hill’s® has done with their newly developed adult grain-free cat food. They also have ones for kittens and senior kitties, as well
As the quality of the ingredients increases, so does the pet’s ability to absorb the nutrients for optimum health. And for us cat lovers, that’s really important because we want our feline friends to remain healthy, and remain with us for many, many years.
According to Hill’s® Science Diet® website, the adult grain-free cat foods has the following benefits:
- Prebiotic fibers from beet pulp contribute to good digestive health
- Nourishes a radiant and lustrous coat
- Supports healthy kidneys, immune system and good vision
- Grain-free natural ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
What does all this mean? Prebiotic fibers from beet pulp help kitty’s digestion. Flaxseed contains Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids promoting healthy skin and a shiny coat, important to any cat. Apples and cranberries provide a natural source of Vitamins C and E, providing support the cat’s immune system on a cellular level. Controlled levels of phosphorus help maintain healthy kidneys. And Optimal levels of taurine, something absolutely essential to cats, promotes healthy vision. It’s made with REAL CHICKEN as the FIRST ingredient and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
What this all boils down to is that Hill’s® Science Diet® has invested in a product for cats from one to six that promotes:
- Better digestion
- Healthy skin and a radiant coat
- A healthy immune system
- Good kidney function
- And good vision
This all sounds good to me, and all of these are very important to Paws and his four fellow feline housemates.
This new development shouldn’t be any surprise. Hill’s® has been advancing keeping pets at their healthiest for more than 70 years. That translates into creating great-tasting, nutritious food with natural ingredients that helps your cat live a long, happy life.
In addition, Hill’s® Science Diet® website, says, “We make every bag of our dry cat food in our own US facilities with highest quality natural ingredients from North America and Europe. These ingredients must meet our strict requirements for purity and nutrient content, which exceed industry standards.” That’s pretty important when we consider some of the stories and recalls of cat foods made elsewhere.
While it is true that many cats do well on grain free foods, these foods were developed more in response to human preference than to the actual nutritional needs of our cats. Nutritionally, the most important aspect of a cat food is whether the food provides complete and balanced nutrition. If the food contains excesses or deficiencies of specific nutrients, the cat will suffer. This is true regardless of whether the food contains grains or not.
One more point: my kitties loved it, finding it very yummy and delightful, which when it comes right down to it, is the most important point of all.
In order for you to have a chance to find out first-hand if this product is for you, Paws for Reflection is giving-away of four ten-pound bags of Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Grain-Free cat food. To enter, fill out your name, snail mail address, email and phone number on the comment form here. Winners are invited to share their photos of their kitties with Paws, who will post photos of their cats enjoying their prizes. Drawing will be held on Sept. 30.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Science Diet for Cats, but bjbangs.net (Paws for Reflection) only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.
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