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Slim & Healthy Natural Chicken & Barley Recipe Adult - Dry

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Hill's® Ideal Balance™
Slim & Healthy Natural Chicken & Barley Recipe Adult

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Hill's® Ideal Balance™ Slim & Healthy Natural Chicken & Barley Recipe adult dog food provides natural ingredients perfectly balanced for a healthier weight and a happier life.

  • Burn calories & lose weight in 10 weeks. Naturally
  • Fresh Chicken #1 Ingredient helps maintain muscle mass for a slimmer pet
  • Natural grains from barley provide energy for active play
  • Natural fiber from brown rice keeps tummies full & satisfied
  • No corn, wheat, or soy & no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

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Key Benefits

Recommended For:

Balanced for adult dogs age 1 -- 6 years that require fewer calories

Not Recommended For:

Puppies, pregnant or nursing dogs, or mature adult dogs age 7+

Coconut oilFatty acidsFatty acids from coconut oil help dogs lose weight.
Fresh chicken #1 IngredientLean proteinLean protein from fresh chicken helps maintain muscle mass for a slimmer pet.
BarleyNatural grainsNatural grains, from barley, provide energy for active play.
Brown riceNatural fiberBrown rice provides natural fiber that keeps tummies full and satisfied.
Carrots & TomatoesPhytonutrientsPhytonutrients from carrots & tomatoes keep vital organs healthy.

Additional Info

At Hill's, our team of pet nutritionists uses the best natural ingredients to create recipes with optimal levels of over 50 nutrients. Ideal Balance™ provides the perfect balance of nutrition for your pet's health -- nothing more, nothing less. We make every bag of our dry dog and cat food in our own U.S. facilities with the 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. 100% balanced nutrition, guaranteed or your money back.

Other Products to Consider

Hill's® Ideal Balance™ is available in a wide variety of foods for your dog's unique needs. Canned dog food is available from Ideal Balance™ in a delicious Slim & Healthy Tender Chicken & Peas that your dog will love. Also try Ideal Balance™ Oven-Baked Naturals and Soft-Baked Naturals treats that are sure to please!

Feeding Guide

Daily Feeding Guide:


  • Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.
  • New to this food? Mix increasing amounts of your pet's new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period.
  • Keep fresh water available at all times!
  • Your pet's nutritional needs may change as they age. Ask your vet at every checkup.
  • To prevent suffocation, keep this bag out of the reach of pets and children.

Weight Control

Weight of Dog
Weight LossWeight Control
5 lb (2,3 kg) 1/2 cup (45 g) 3/4 cup (70 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg) 3/4 cup (70 g)1 1/4 cups (115 g)
20 lb (9,1 kg)1 1/4 cups (115 g)2 cups (180 g)
40 lb (18 kg)2 1/4 cups (205 g)3 1/3 cups (305 g)
60 lb (27 kg)3 cups (275 g)4 2/3 cups (425 g)
80 lb (36 kg)3 1/2 cups (320 g)5 3/4 cups (525 g)
100 lb (45 kg)4 1/4 cups (385 g)6 3/4 cups (615 g)
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Ideal Balance™ Slim & Healthy Natural Chicken & Barley Recipe Adult Dog Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult dogs.

Average Nutrient and Caloric Contents

Dry 3190 kcal/kg (289 kcal/cup)

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)42.7
Crude Fiber11.2


1The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.
†An eight fluid oz. measuring cup of Slim & Healthy Natural Chicken & Barley Recipe Adult contains 3.2 oz. by weight.


Chicken, Cracked Pearled Barley, Brown Rice, Pea Protein Concentrate, Pea Bran Meal, Tomato Pomace, Chicken Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Powdered Cellulose, Coconut Oil, Flaxseed, Lactic Acid, Vegetable & fruit blend (Carrots, Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Broccoli), DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shedding decreased a lot, weight is coming off Our 6 year old Labrador Retriever has, like a lot of Labs a tendency to gain weight, despite 1-2 hours of daily exercise! In addition spring time and fall are the times when he sheds excessively. So I switched him over to Ideal Balance Slim and Healthy to see if this would keep his weight better in check and if his shedding would decrease. To our surprise his shedding decreased very much, and he sheds very little! The second surprise: His weight is slowly dropping (I feed him the weight loss amount recommended for his weight by his Veterinarian). Great results - with excellent ingredients in this food. He loves his food and seems less hungry! We will stick with this for sure.
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product is outstanding for dogs needing to watch their weight Ideal Balance, Slim and Healthy, Chicken and Barley is an excellent product. Our Westie has always been a good eater but has had allergies in the past. We have had excellent results. However due to Pepper's leg issues it is important to keep her weight down but her allergies added another twist. Because of our good experience with other Hill's Ideal Balance products we decided to give Slim and Healthy a try. It has been two weeks now and there has been no signs of her allergies kicking up. It looks like we have found a dog food to help keep her weight in check as well as her allergies. Thanks you for providing excellent products for our four legged family members. Keep up the good work.
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They loved the taste and I loved that it is good for them. My 2 happy pappies (Papillons) love the flavor of the Slim & Healthy Natural Chicken. I have had trouble up until this point finding a reasonable price great quality dry food aimed at helping my 2 maintain there weight which was in small bite size pieces. My littlest Papillon he was missing some teeth when we adopted him and he had trouble sometimes chewing some of the foods we have tried this one is a nice manageable size for him to chew. They both love the food so much that I have been able to use the food as an alternative to treats. I love the fact that the food also contains coconut oil which is great for their coats.
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love Love this product! Wow, just opening the bag was great! The smell was unusually pleasant, almost like a potato! My dog is already eating Ideal Balance Large Bread so it was easy to transition her! She loves it! I have noticed that her digestive track is working beautifully, something that has been difficult sense we found her. I would like to see this food with a bigger kibble. I would like to be able to purchase a bigger bag than 21#. The bag is not user friendly. It would be great if the bag had a Ziploc seal or Velcro seal on it. Keep up the good work Hills I am so happy to feed my dog an all natural diet.
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this dog food Jake is a very healthy dog... we have been giving our dogs Hills science diet dog food for the last 18 yrs... Jake is on Ideal Balance and is a 2 yr old dachshund and Buster is a 15 yr old dachshund... and both dogs are really healthy.... Buster is on the Hills diet small dry food for seniors 11+ sooo love this dog food and will only use this brand it is the best on the market ... Thank you Hills science diet and Ideal balance for taking care of our dogs Jake and Buster which we love with all our hearts...Our vet sells your food ... and also said our dogs especially Buster is in really good shape for being 15 yrs old Thank you Hills Bernadette
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Product Is Wonderful! My adult dog is very picky when it comes to eating dry foods. I decided to try Hill's Ideal Balance Slim and Healthy Natural Chicken & Barley Recipe hoping that she will like it. Not only she liked the food, but ate right away without any hesitations. One of my kids mentioned that the food smelled delicious. I think this product is wonderful, it has a great smell, and I believe it tastes divine to my dog. I love the natural ingredients that are perfectly balanced with the vitamins and minerals my dog needs. The addition of coconut oil makes this food a real super food because it has helped my dog loose a little weight since I started feeding her. I highly recommend this food to any dog parent who wants the best for their pet. Thank You Hill's for such a remarkable product.
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Boston Terrier Lost Weight My Boston Terrier was overweight so I was looking for food that would help her loose weight. I met one of the Hills reps that suggested the Slim and Healthy. In the last three weeks my dog has lost 1.6 lbs, so I'm very please with the Slim and Healthy product.
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST food GREAT quality! My dog has been on Slim & Healthy dry because of the awesome ingredients (coconut oil). She has lost weight and Hill's sent me a HUGE bag of food for FREE to try! This was the BEST surprise ever! Thank you, Hills for the high quality ingredients and weight loss on my dog, Jackie! She's lost 2 pounds right now in 2 months. SHe needs to lose another 2 and she'll be the Ideal weight on Ideal balance slim & healthy!
Date published: 2014-04-28
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