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Hill’s Launches Five New Science Diet® Foods, Eight New Treats for Cats and Dogs Featuring Natural Ingredients

Hill’s Pet Nutrition announced today the launch of five new food varieties and eight new treat varieties for cats and dogs as part of the reformulated Hill’s Science Diet® line, now featuring natural ingredients.


Hill's® Ideal Balance™ Launches Treats Featuring Natural Ingredients

Hill's Pet Nutrition is unveiling Hill's Ideal Balance treats for dogs and cats crafted from natural ingredients. Seven new varieties of grain-free Ideal Balance treats will feature quality natural ingredients like chicken, tuna, lamb, duck, beef, apricots, carrots and other fruits and vegetables.


Hill's Disaster Relief Network Sends Needed Pet Food and Supplies to Moore Oklahoma

In response to the tornado devastation in Moore, OK, Hill's Pet Nutrition has activated its recently announced Disaster Relief Network to feed displaced pets and assist pet parents within the disaster zone.


Introducing New Hill's® Ideal Balance™

Hill's Pet Nutrition is unveiling the Hill's Ideal Balance brand and line of food for dogs and cats that combines natural ingredients with the Hill's perfectly balanced nutrition that consumers trust.


'Vets Know Best' Tour Gets Tails Wagging at the Scottsdale Arts Festival

The Hill's Science Diet Vets Know Best tour will visit the Scottsdale Arts Festival, named one of the top arts festivals in the nation featuring 200 artists from across the country.


'Vets Know Best' Tour Gets Tails Wagging at the Miami Dade County Fair

The Hill's Science Diet Vets Know Best tour will visit the Miami Dade County Fair, the largest fair in Florida attracting more than half a million visitors a year.


‘Vets Know Best’ Tour Gets Tails Wagging at the Calle Ocho Festival

The Hill’s Science Diet Vets Know Best tour will visit the Calle Ocho Festival, the largest Latino street party in the U.S. attracting thousands of visitors each year.


'Vets Know Best' Tour Gets Tails Wagging at the Florida Strawberry Festival

The Hill's Science Diet Vets Know Best tour will visit the Florida Strawberry Festival, one of the top 40 fairs in America that originated in 1930.


Expect Something Different in Pet Weight Loss

Hill's Pet Nutrition launches Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution and Healthy Weight Protocol.


Protect Your Pet From Contaminated Food

While millions of pets eat their food every day without a problem, news of pet food recalls and contamination can worry pet owners. Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize the risk of your pet consuming contaminated food.


Science Diet® - New Recipe, New Packaging, More Natural Ingredients

Coming in December 2012, Hill’s® Science Diet® New Recipe for a Better Life™ Formula's.  Hill’s promises that every bag of reformulated Science Diet® pet food will help provide a better life for pets everywhere.


Hill's Makes Science Diet® Even Better with Natural Ingredients

Hill's Pet Nutrition will reformulate Science Diet food for dogs and cats to add more natural ingredients. This is yet another major improvement to Hill’s Science Diet pet foods since the brand was launched in 1968. Hill’s will begin shipping the new formulations to specialty pet stores and veterinarians in December.


Join the Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ Pet Café Truck Tour at a Location Near You

Food trucks may be reminiscent of ice cream or tasty food on the go.  This summer, the Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ Pet Café Truck tours the country to bring this experience to your dog or cat.


Hill’s Science Diet Launches Basics for Balance Sweepstakes

Enter to win a private cooking lesson with chef Sarah Copeland as part of Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s campaign to educate pet owner’s on the importance of balanced nutrition for their dogs and cats.



Hill’s® Science Diet® and petMD Offer Cat Owners Food, Nutrition Resources and a Chance to Win $2,500 in Pet Retailer Gift Cards.



“The high cost of medical care is a part of everyday life in human medicine, and insurance coverage can help offset that burden,” said Howard Rubin, COO of Trupanion. “We’re offering a similar plan to assist owners in giving their dogs and cats what they need to have a better quality of life.”


Alison Sweeney and Hill’s Science Diet Launch The Million Pound Pledge

Today, NBC’s "The Biggest Loser" host Alison Sweeney and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, makers of  Science Diet and Prescription Diet pet foods, kick-off the Million Pound Pledge.


New Hill's® Science Diet® Senior 11+ Age Defying™ Cat Food Receives Top Rating from

GoodGuide began rating a wide variety of pet food products earlier this year on nutritional performance, caloric content, life-stage specificity and desirability of ingredients. Hill's® Science Diet® Senior 11+ Age Defying was given the highest rating (7.4 score). This is the same score given to other Science Diet® products that hold the top rank in all four GoodGuide pet food classifications: dry and wet pet food for dogs and dry and wet pet food for cats.


Science Diet Ideal Balance Pet Food Tops Ratings | Hill's Press Release

GoodGuide began rating a wide variety of pet foods products earlier this year on nutritional performance, caloric content, life-stage specificity and desirability of ingredients. All three life-stage variations of Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ brand pet food (Puppy, Adult and Senior) were given the highest rating (7.4 score)



Hill’s Pet Nutrition Partners with RealAge® to Help Owners Discover How Old Their Cat Really is and Offer a Chance to Win a Trip to Canyon Ranch® Spa in the Younger, Longer Sweepstakes



Hill's and petMD have partnered to create a new tool to help dog owners better understand dog nutrition.


Hill’s Pet Nutrition Launches a New Product Line - Simple Essentials™ Treats

Today, Hill’s Pet Nutrition announced the addition of Science Diet® Simple Essentials™ Treats Small & Toy to their Small & Toy breed line of pet food.


Hill's Pet Nutrition Aids People Affected by Disaster in Japan

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is providing aid and support to people impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In coordination with our parent company Colgate-Palmolive, Hill’s Japan already donated several tons of pet food to provide nutrition to pets through organizations already on the ground.


National Hairball Awareness Day is the last Friday in April

Hairballs are the number one health condition reported by 35% of cat-owning households. Is your household one of them?


Hill’s® Science Diet® Pet Food Tops Recent Rating

Hill's® Science Diet® pet food was recently ranked number one by, an independent website that provides consumers with expert ratings and information about the health, environmental and social performance of products and companies.


Slobbery kisses from 'man's best friend' aid cancer research

Fido's wet licks might hold more than love. They could provide the DNA keys to findings new treatments for rare cancers and other diseases in both dogs and human patients.


AVMF helps Gulf Coast veterinarians support struggling pet owners

In response to the record number of pets filing into shelters and increasing need along the Gulf coast, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation has partnered with Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Merial to support veterinary clinics and shelters affected by struggling pet owners who are unable to provide food and medical care for their pets.


NAVTA announces Veterinary Technician of the Year

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America has announced the recipient of their inaugural Veterinary Technician of the Year Award.


Hill’s Pet Nutrition Celebrates Official Opening of New Manufacturing Facility

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., the global leader in pet nutrition, today celebrated the official opening of its new state-of-the-art, pet food manufacturing facility in Hustopeče, Czech Republic.


Suzan Harrison Named President of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. North America

Suzan Harrison has been named President of Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. North America, which includes the market leading Hill’s® Prescription Diet® and Hill’s® Science Diet® brand pet foods. She succeeds Neil Thompson, who was promoted to President and CEO of Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. in April.


Hill's Pet Nutrition CEO, Robert C. Wheeler, retires

Colgate-Palmolive Company recently announced the retirement of Robert C. Wheeler as chief executive officer of Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. effective April 1, 2009. He is succeeded by Neil Thompson, formerly president, Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. Americas.


Kostas Kontopanos named president of Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. U.S.

Kostas Kontopanos was named President of Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. U.S. He succeeds Suzan Harrison, who was appointed President, Commercial Business Analytics at Colgate-Palmolive in January.


Hill’s Pet Nutrition partners with Butler Schein and Webster Veterinary to expand reach

Today, Hill’s Pet Nutrition announced a new partnership with Butler Schein™ Animal Health and Webster Veterinary in an effort to help spread awareness among veterinarians and their health care teams about nutritional assessments.


Hill’s Pet Nutrition announces official opening of new manufacturing facility in Emporia, Kansas

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., the global leader in pet nutrition, today announced the official opening of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Emporia, Kansas. The new plant is producing market-leading Hill's® Prescription Diet® and Hill's® Science Diet® dry pet food for the U.S. and 90 markets globally.


Hill's Makes Another Innovative Leap Forward with Nutrigenomics

Hill's is at the forefront of nutrigenomics. The promising new field focuses on promoting lifelong health through targeted nutrition. Find out how our expertise can transform your dog or cat.


Hill's provides Morris Animal Foundation with Feline Research Gift

Hill's has committed $1 million dollars and access to their feline SNPs data, to the Morris Animal Foundation. With these resources, cats can have a better opportunity for a long and healthy life.


Labrador Retriever Achieves "incredible changes" in the 2008 Hill's PetFit™ Challenge

Diane had big problems when her dog Zeb swelled to 104 pounds. But her veterinarian knew just what to do. By working together, they changed Zeb's life in a big way.


Morris Animal Foundation Search For America's Best Vet With "Thank Your Vet For A Healthy Pet" Contest

Nationwide Essay Contest Honors Veterinarians for Dedication to Improving Animal Health and Well-Being


Hill's Pet Nutrition Pledges to Save One Million Cats and Dogs in 2008

Help Make a Difference in a Shelter Pet’s Life By Giving Them a Second Chance for Love.


National Nutrition Month Goes to the Dogs… and Cats

People Encouraged to Think About the Importance of Proper Nutrition to Help Pets Live Healthier Lifestyles.


The Power of Precise Nutrition

Providing the right nutrition is the single most important thing an owner can do for their pet's health on a daily basis.


Owners Reminded that Pets Need Dental Care, Too

National Pet Dental Health Month Campaign Urges Pet Owners to Fight Plaque at Home


The Alliance for Healthier Pets

Hill's partners with the AVMA to fight pet obesity.


Hill's sponsored Animal Attractions Television is back for a second season on PBS

The network's number one rated pet show includes 19 new episodes featuring inspiring, true stories about people and their pets.