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Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Puppy - Dry

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Hill's® Ideal Balance™
Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Puppy

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Hill's® Ideal Balance™ Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Puppy provides natural ingredients perfectly balanced for growing puppies.

  • Fresh chicken #1 provides lean protein to help build and maintain lean muscle
  • Brown rice with natural fiber for healthy digestion
  • Eggs supply amino acids, the building blocks of muscles and organs
  • No corn, no wheat, & no soy plus no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

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Key Benefits

Recommended For:

Puppies up to 1 year old and pregnant or nursing dogs.

Not Recommended For:

Adult dogs, mature adult dogs, obese or obese-prone dogs.

BenefitNutrientHow It Helps
Lean muscleHigh-quality proteinHigh-quality chicken protein to help build and maintain lean muscle.
EnergyVitamins & mineralsVegetables provide vitamins and minerals to keep playing longer.
Healthy skin & coatOmega 3 & 6 fatty acidsContains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids to improve skin and coat, guaranteed or your money back.
Healthy digestionNatural fiberBrown rice with natural fiber for healthy digestion and happy tummies.
Natural defensesAntioxidantsAntioxidants from fruit to help boost natural defenses.
Healthy organsAmino acidsAmino acids from eggs are the building blocks of muscles and organs.

Additional Info

Healthy choices matter, for both you and your pet. For more than 70 years, Hill's has been advancing knowledge of how to keep pets their healthiest. That means great-tasting, nutritious food with natural ingredients that helps your dog live a long, happy life.

We make every bag of our dry dog and cat food in our own U.S. facilities with highest quality natural ingredients from North America and Europe.

By choosing a Hill's product, you help us provide food to shelter pets 365 days a year.
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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 Hill's® in a variety of flavors that your dog will love.

Feeding Guide

Daily Feeding Guide:


  • Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.
  • For nursing dogs: keep food available at all times.
  • 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 of DogGrowth less than 4 months
(Pregnancy weeks 7 - 9)
Growth 4 to 9 months
(Pregnancy weeks 5 - 6)
Growth 10 to 12 months
(Pregnancy weeks 1 - 4)
2 lb (0,9 kg) 1/2 cup (50 g) 3/8 cup (35 g) 1/3 cup (35 g)
5 lb (2,3 kg)1 cup (100 g) 7/8 cup (85 g) 2/3 cup (65 g)
8 lb (3,6 kg)1 3/8 cups (135 g) 1 1/8 cups (110 g) 7/8 cup (85 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg)1 2/3 cups (165 g) 1 3/8 cups (135 g)1 1/8 cups (110 g)
20 lb (9,1 kg)2 3/4 cups (270 g) 2 1/3 cups (230 g)1 3/4 cups (175 g)
40 lb (18 kg)4 2/3 cups (460 g) 4 cups (395 g)3 1/4 cups (320 g)
60 lb (27 kg)6 1/3 cups (625 g) 5 1/3 cups (530 g)4 1/4 cups (420 g)
80 lb (36 kg)8 cups (790 g) 6 2/3 cups (660 g)5 1/4 cups (520 g)
100 lb (45 kg)9 1/3 cups (925 g) 7 3/4 cups (765 g)6 1/4 cups (620 g)
120 lb (54 kg)10 2/3 cups (1055 g) 9 cups (890 g)7 1/4 cups (720 g)

Average Nutrient and Caloric Contents

Dry 3815 kcal/kg (390 kcal/per cup²)

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)41.1
Crude Fiber1.6
Vitamin C173 mg/kg
Vitamin E740 IU/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total1.39
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Total3.71


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 Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Puppy contains 4 oz. by weight.


Chicken, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Oats, Whole Grain Barley, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein Concentrate, Chicken Fat, Potato Protein, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Lactic Acid, Fish Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vegetable & fruit blend (Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Carrots, Broccoli), Iodized Salt, Potassium Chloride, 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 (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended! As a vet student I'm looking for the best quality of food for the best price- and I know I can always turn to Hills for whatever my specific needs are. I have a 10 week old puppy and wanted to make sure she's getting the nutrition she needs from a brand that does feed trials to ensure nutrition and safety but I was also looking for a product that had less additives and no wheat. Ideal Balance Puppy Food was exactly what I was looking for and after the initial adjustment period of switching to Ideal Balance, my puppy actually loved it enough for me to use it during training. The kibble is about ½" in diameter, perfect for little puppy mouths and my little one has been growing great on it!
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helping me raise a healthy pup! My husband and I adopted a hound-lab mix puppy from a rescue two months ago and unfortunately, she had skin issues that caused hair loss and a dull coat. She was treated with medication and special shampoo initially, but I strongly believe this food aided in her recovery as well! Now, her hair is growing back quickly and her coat is soft and shiny. I love how nutritious this formula is and she loves it too. I've since switched my other dog to the Ideal Balance Adult Formula and plan on switching my puppy over once she reaches a year. Nutritious food, fair price, and two healthy dogs. What more could I ask for?
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend for those that want a "NATURAL" food There is a lot of info in the media regarding all natural pet food. Pet stores will recommend a brand, television ads recommend another, many breeders recommend RAW diet, and veterinarians recommend something else. This food is great because it provides a well balanced diet, meat is the first ingredient, but it's made from a well - known, FDA approved company at an FDA approved facility. My puppy has been on it from the seven weeks old and he is now seven months old. We have noticed that he has not had the diarrhea issues many pups his age have had and he has grown to a very healthy weight.
Date published: 2013-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product We have owned 3 Shar-pei's, all of which ate Science Diet. When we got our new puppy she was allergic to almost everything. We tried several different foods at a very costly price and nothing helped. We were about to try another when I saw a commercial for Ideal Balance, and called our vet. It wasn't available in stores so he ordered it for us. It was amazing within 2 days Ivey Bleu had stopped scratching and biting her feet. We are forever loyal customers, and appreciate that you saw the need for this food and answered that need. Thank You!!!
Date published: 2013-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needs a snap type enclosure and adjust feeding portion size down I think that the puppy size kibble should also be in large bag sizes for a better value. I have an Airedale puppy and she eats a lot of food but I have to buy the small bags; therefore, I spend more on small bags than on a large bag. Also, your portion size suggestions on the bag are very inflated. My vet also confirmed that you should change your portion sizes - way too much food is suggested on the bags. It is a good nutritional food; however, due to its cost, you need to offer more than two coupons per quarter. Competitors offer coupons all the time; hence they make more sales. Thank you.
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shiny Coat I rescued my puppy Roxanne about 3 months ago, she was in really good health, but the food she was eating was adult food. I stayed with the same brand of food but puppy formula (just a small bag to see how it would work). A neighbor mentioned her fur was dull and it was pretty dull and flaky. My 14 year old cat eats the same brand Ideal Balance so I switched Roxanne's food to the puppy formula. She loves her food! I get comments all the time on how shiny and bright her coat is. She is lean and fit and has good solid poos which are very important. I'll never switch foods for my dog or my cat!
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wouldn't eat it I tried transitioning my beagle puppy onto this food, but she refused to eat it. We were transitioning from a high end priced and high protein food and she just refused to eat it. I would have to encourage her by adding warm water or bringing the food to her. Had her checked out by a vet and everything is fine. It's strange that she wouldn't eat it, especially since she's a beagle. I was worried about the protein in the previous food being too high and wanted her on a more "balanced" diet. I was really disappointed because Hills is a brand I trust. I thought maybe this had too much grain in it and not enough Chicken Meal, since it's lower on the ingredient list and that is the reason why she wouldn't eat it. She loved the oven baked treats though.
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!! My puppy would get sick all the time and refuse to eat. My vet and I tried numerous types of food and he was just to picky. She had me try Ideal balance because he was itchy all the time, would get upset stomach which caused him to refuse to eat, and had bad puppy dandruff. we started him on ideal balance and he loved it. no more scratching, no more dandruff and he isn't throwing up anymore. found out he was sensitive to corn and grain. PERFECT PUPPY FOOD ALL AROUND!!
Date published: 2013-10-13
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