• The Aging Differences Between Humans and Pets

    Learn about the signs of aging in dogs and cats and how they compare similarly to those in humans so you can provide the best care for your aging pet.
  • How Pets Help Ease the Transition to an Empty Nest

    Everyone handles kids going to college differently. Some people may be excited for the life change. Others may be anxious. Some may feel a mix of emotions.
  • The Right Diet For Your Pet

    Your pet gives you unconditional love every day. How do you reciprocate that affection? Often it's just the time you spend with them–playing, walking, or cuddling with your furbaby go a long way to developing an unbreakable bond between the two of you. But pet nutrition is vital to his or her wellbeing.
  • Does More Protein Mean a Healthier Pet Food?

    Is pet food high in protein better for your pet? The real scoop on pet food is that it must be balanced. While protein needs to be part of that balance, too much may not be best for your pet.
  • The Elderly and Their Pets: Forming a Special Bond

    Pets for the elderly–whether a dog or a cat–can play a significant, meaningful role in a senior's life. Pets are companions, friends, mood boosters, and great for socialization and exercise. These pets require care and attention, but they are capable of giving just as much love back to their pet parents as well.
  • Dog and Cat Friends: Created by Fate, Fostered by Family

    Learn how one kitten took the old idea that dogs & cats are supposed to be enemies, and formed a friendship with 3 unlikely canine friends.
  • 10 Animal Shelter Myths Debunked

    How much do you know about your local animal shelter? Read these 10 animal rescue shelter myths that have been debunked.
  • Pet Food Storage Tips

    Where you store your cat and dog food can make a big difference in the quality and freshness once it is opened. Here are some common questions and recommendations for optimal storage for all of Hill’s dry and canned cat and dog food.
  • Microchipping Pets: What You Should Know

    The government has announced that as of April 2016, all dogs in the UK must be microchipped by law. Many owners don’t necessarily know how microchipping works though and this can lead to the system breaking down, so Hill’s has laid out the facts in one easy reference guide.
  • Understand Your Pet's Body Condition Score

    Monitoring your pet’s body condition score (BCS) can help you help your pet maintain proper growth and weight for a long, healthy life.
  • Pet Food Labels Provide Limited Nutritional Information

    Pet food labels provide basic and limited information on ingredients and nutrient levels. We believe other considerations must be recognized when deciding on which food to feed your pet.
  • Important Questions to Ask Your Vet to Keep Your Pet Healthy

    In addition to a balanced, nutritous diet and exercise, your vet is an important resource for maintaining good health in your pet.
  • How to Read a Pet Food Label

    You've just welcomed a new addition into your home and you're getting everything in order to make your new cat comfortable. Of course, part of the comfort factor is a tasty, healthy cat food.
  • Protecting Your Pets During a Natural Disaster: 8 Steps to Get Prepared

    These 8 simple, yet important steps will help you in the event of an emergency or if you need to evacuate your home with your cat or dog.
  • Protecting your pets this Christmas – a cautionary tale by Simon Pudsey

    Christmas is a fantastically stimulating time of year and some of that excitement might rub off on our pets. However, pet parent temptations could result in unfortunate illness or even worse; a very much unexpected trip to the vet for our furry friends.
  • How to Properly Mix Wet and Dry Pet Food

    Learn why you might want to mix wet and dry pet food, and how to properly do so to help keep your pet.
  • Pet Food Labels, Simplified

    Pet food labels can be confusing so you must be educated about packaging claims and opt for trusted pet food brands to ensure pets get the right nutrition.
  • What to Do When Your Pet is Sprayed by a Skunk

    Learn about helping a curious cat who gets sprayed by a skunk and the removal of odors from your good friends at Hills Pet Nutrition.
  • Minerals

    More than 18 mineral elements are believed to be essential for mammals. By definition, macrominerals are required by the animal in the diet in larger amounts and microminerals or trace elements in much smaller amounts. All the macrominerals, except sulphur, are described in the text.
  • Proteins

    To make a protein, amino acids are linked together in a long chain. The chain is then bundled into to a three-dimensional structure, like a tangled ball of yarn. Although there are hundreds of different amino acids, only 21 are used in animal proteins.
  • Vitamins

    Vitamins can be divided into two main groups depending on whether they are soluble in fat or water. In addition, there is a group of vitamin-like substances that are similar to vitamins without fitting exactly into the categories.
  • Fats

    Dietary fats are required to supply energy: dietary fat provides the pet with 2.25 times more calories per weight unit than protein or carbohydrates.
  • Is Corn Bad for Pets?

    Corn has a long history as an important source of carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins and protein for both humans and their animals. This article explores the many nutritional benefits of corn in your pet.
  • Benefits of Soy in Your Pet's Food

    Soy products contain high levels of protein, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and more. This article explores the benefits of soy and how this ancient and widely used source of protein is good for both people and pets.
  • Carbohydrates

    The nutrients that supply us with energy are carbohydrates, proteins and fat.
  • Compare Your Pet Food's Calories to Other Brands

    Compare popular pet food brands against Hill´s - Compare Your Pet Food's Calories to Other Brands.
  • Antioxidants in Pet Food: Why They're Important to Your Pet's Diet

    Learn more about free radicals and how antioxidants help provide some protection against free radicals and how Hills pet foods makes a difference.
  • Water

    Water is the most important nutrient of all and essential for life. Animals can lose almost all their fat and half their protein and still survive, but if they lose 15% of their water, it will mean death.
  • Antioxidants

    Cells are continually under attack from compounds called 'free radicals'. Generated as a 'by-product' of the body's own metabolism or as a result of external factors like pollution, free radicals can kill cells by damaging the membrane, the enzymes and the DNA contained within.
  • Importance of DHA in your Pet's Food

    Learn about DHA - Docosahexaenoic Acid- a natural omega-3 fatty acid that is essential in the development of the brain and nervous system in kittens.