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last updated 07/12/2016
When you share a home with a feline friend, you hear many different cat sounds throughout the day. And although the meaning of some noises is easily discernible (circling her food dish while looking up at you, for example), it's not always that obvious.
last updated 02/12/2016
Dedicated cat lovers are proud of the relationship they have with their cats, so much so they embrace the term "crazy cat owner" with open arms. For Tara Wilkins of Sycamore, Illinois– self-proclaimed "crazy cat lady"–it's a way of life.
last updated 24/11/2016
Is your pet bothered by kidney and joint conditions? Now there’s nutrition that takes care of both! Introducing the ONLY kidney solution that also improves mobility with the full strength efficacy of k/d™ plus j/d™ - meet Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ k/d™+Mobility!
last updated 30/9/2016
Most parents of cats agree that they adore their feline friends because of the weird things cats do.
last updated 16/08/2016
Dog skin conditions are unfortunately all too common. Some allergic reactions can cause incessant scratching, licking, chewing, and fidgeting; making life so uncomfortable for him.
last updated 12/08/2016
Once you welcome a cat into your life, you'll never get over how much joy these cuddly creatures bring to your home. You'll be endlessly entertained by the funny things they do, but keep in mind they are very intelligent—they know exactly what they want and how to get it.
last updated 18/07/2016
Ready to move on from bowls on the floor to a one-of-a-kind pet feeding area? These DIY dog feeding station ideas will help you find materials that match your home's decor and teach you how to create an area that's as unique as your dog.
last updated 15/06/2016
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last updated 01/06/2016
Learn how to treat your dog without compromising its health. Get tips on how to spoil your pup without too much snacking on dog treats.
last updated 12/05/2016
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is conducting a voluntary recall of limited production lots of certain Hill’s cat food pouches. The earliest these products were available for sale in the UK and the Republic of Ireland is December 2015. Due to an error by an ingredient supplier, the products contain high levels of iron. Iron is an essential nutrient in a cat’s diet but too much iron may cause digestive upset, including diarrhea and vomiting, and have more serious health effects. If you have any of these products at home, please do not feed them to your cat and consult your veterinarian in case of concern. For more information and a full list of products with the specific “Best Before Dates” affected please click here.
last updated 26/04/2016
Socializing a cat into a new family takes just as much patience as it does the love you have for her. Even an adult cat adopted from an animal shelter may be frightened, shy or unsure of her new housemates, no matter welcoming they are at heart. Here's how to give your new companion plenty of time and space to become acquainted with her new home and the people who live there.
last updated 21/04/2016
Puppy potty training is one of the first things you'll do to help you dog get acquainted with his new home, and there are many ways to go about it. Try these seven suggestions to set you and your canine up for success.
last updated 18/02/2016
Small dogs, it’s time to relax! Stress can cause or contribute to digestive upsets, but the great news is that the right food can really help. Find out what NEW Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ i/d™ Stress can do for your stressed dog today!
last updated 21/12/2015
Did you know that your cat’s nutritional needs change after neutering? Cats need fewer calories and more controlled mineral levels to avoid excess weight gain, bladder issues, and more. Find out more about the right nutritional step after neutering: with Hill’s™ Science Plan™ VetEssentials NeuteredCat!
last updated 16/12/2015
The holidays are a perfect opportunity to give more love to your beloved Canine companion - here are our tips for making the holidays merrier for your dog!
last updated 16/12/2015
The holidays are the perfect time to show your favourite feline friend some extra special love - here are our tips for making the holidays brighter for your cat!
last updated 09/12/2015
Bladder issues are never fun – especially for pets, who can’t just speak up about how they’re feeling. Luckily, dogs are usually pretty good at signalling an issue; learn to spot the signs! Plus, there’s a new formula from Prescription Diet™ that can help! Find out more
last updated 29/10/2015
Take our quiz to work out your pet’s profile and reveal how they really feel about fireworks. We have some tailor-made top tips and coping strategies to help make fireworks night a time to remember for all the right reasons.
last updated 22/10/2015
Hill’s™ Pet Nutrition and CityVets in Limerick in Ireland have got together to produce this essential guide to caring for your pet with arthritis. With some extra care and the support of your local veterinary practice, your arthritic pet can live a happy life. Find out how here.
last updated 13/10/2015
Kidney and bladder health is a vital aspect of a cat’s overall health, and now it’s easier than ever to keep your cat’s urinary system in top form. At the same time, you can focus on keeping your cat healthy, plus help with hairball or weight control! Find out more
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last updated 29/09/2015
The last of our urinary theme posts. We remind you that stress can be a huge factor to cats developing urinary tract problems. So what better way is there, to help you keep a stressed cat cool, calm and collected than by sharing our top 10 tips.
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last updated 23/09/2015
The third post to our cat urinary theme. We always say prevention is important to having a healthy cat. So we have put together this nifty guide; 12 ways you can keep your cat’s kidneys and bladder healthy to prevent urinary health problems arising.
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last updated 16/09/2015
The second post to our cat urinary theme. We give you the golden rules of the litter tray. From litter training kittens to tray location and even getting rid of that cat pee smell out of your carpet. We walk you through 10 cat litter tray hygiene rules you won’t want to live without.
13 things you never knew about cat owners and cat pee
last updated 11/09/2015
If you didn’t know this month is urology awareness month for humans. However, we’ve taken the liberty to use this month to focus on a key issue in cats, urine health problems and Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD). Read the first of our posts this month that highlights 13 things about cat owners and cat pee you didn’t know.
last updated 07/10/2015
Look out for our easy-to-read new package design, starting in May 2015! Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ packaging will be unveiling a stunning new look that incorporates some great new features. Read more…
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last updated 05/08/2015
We are well into summer, a time when we normally stop the healthy regimes and fall back into old habits while enjoying the warm weather. But we’re telling you that there is still some fitness fun to be had, involving your dog of course. Sink your teeth into our ‘how to guide’ on running your own doggy boot camp session. Whether you do it by yourself in the back garden, or with a few friends at your local park, you and your four legged friend will stay fit and healthy while having fun in the sun together.
last updated 26/06/2015
Did you know that excess weight in cats can increase urinary tract issues? Now there’s no need to choose which to support first! Ask your vet about NEW Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ Metabolic+Urinary today! Learn more…
last updated 26/06/2015
Addressing these conditions together is a great way to help get dogs active again - getting the weight off helps ease joints, and easing joints helps dogs be more active and burn more calories. Ask your vet about NEW Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ Metabolic+Mobility! Learn more…
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last updated 19/06/2015
Have a new kitten addition to the family? We’re giving away 25 Hill’s™ Science Plan™ Kitten Starter kits each week this July. Find out how to enter our Kitten Addition competition
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last updated 05/06/2015
Summer is creeping up fast on us, but humans shouldn’t be the only one’s trying to get healthy for the season. Our Hill’s vets Tim Dobbins and Su O’Neil share their 10 tips on healthy pet weight management. Everything from feeding the right pet food to fitness routines.
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last updated 04/06/2015
Official sponsors of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Come and join us on various fun days out for their Go Walkies for Guide Dogs events in Ireland.
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last updated 04/06/2015
Calling all dog lovers! We’re giving away 30 pairs of FREE tickets to the DOGFEST show, on Sunday 14th June in Arley Hall, Cheshire, or Sunday 21st June in Loseley Park, Surrey. Find out how to enter our DOGFEST competition
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last updated 11/05/2015
It’s rabbit awareness week. So what we hear you cry? What has that got to do with our cats and dogs? Well, for those of us looking at adding a rabbit as a new addition to the family, we want to make sure we help you introduce your pets in the safest way possible.
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last updated 22/04/2015
We’re giving some of our pet parents the chance to win 25 pairs of FREE tickets to the London Pet Show, on Saturday 9th May and Sunday 10th May 2015. Enter now.
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last updated 15/04/2015
Did you know that how you feed your dog, or cat is just as important as what you feed them? Find out why in our guide to pet feeding infographic and get pet-wise on feeding your furry friends to their ideal weight. Feeding your dog and cat infographic guide.
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last updated 10/04/2015
At Hill’s™ Pet Nutrition, we work with many online retailers selling our pet food through them, offering great discounts and sharing nutrition best practice with their owners and their pets. So we decided to find out what happens behind the scenes of some of our e-tailers starting with PetShopBowl.
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last updated 31/03/2015
We’re celebrating Easter with our social media photo competition. Take part to win FREE Ideal Balance Food.
last updated 24/03/2015
Take the 10 Week Challenge! Participants get enough FREE Science Plan™ Perfect Weight food to complete the Challenge delivered right to their doorstep (plus some great fitness tips for pets); making it hassle-free to get pets moving towards healthy weight. What are you waiting for? Terms & conditions apply.
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last updated 19/03/2015
Wondering how you can help your pet become more active? We’ve got some cat and dog exercise ideas to help you do just that.
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last updated 16/03/2015
At Hill’s™ Pet Nutrition, we work with many vet practices by supporting them in sharing nutrition best practice with their owners and their pets. They are key in helping us enrich and lengthen the special bond between the two. So we decided to find out what happens behind the scenes of some of these vet practices starting with White Cross Vets.
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last updated 26/02/2015
With National Pet Dental Health month nearly over, we wanted to remind you why keeping your dog’s teeth clean and healthy is important. So we have got our top 4 dog dental care tips to help you on your way.
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last updated 26/02/2015
Learn how to find out your pets body condition score using our simple step-by-step body condition score video guides.
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last updated 17/02/2015
With many pet parents signing up for our 10 Week Challenge, there are a few who just aren’ t sure whether their pet fits the bill.To help answer that question, we have put together 10 tips that can help you decide, whether it’ s that time to start counting those kibble calories. Read our 10 tips to help you figure out if your furry friend is overweight.
last updated 16/02/2015
Introducing NEW c/d™ Urinary Stress Reduced Calorie, with all of the clinically proven benefits of the original c/d™ Urinary Stress formula but with fewer calories to help maintain healthy weight in cats. Learn how it works…
last updated 27/01/2015
The 10 Week Challenge and NEW Science Plan™ Perfect Weight are here to help. Take the Challenge, and you’ll get a chance to have free pet food delivered right to your door along with tips on how to help your pet shed excess weight. Sign up today! Terms & conditions apply.
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last updated 08/01/2015
New Year resolutions are back, the health kick phase is in and we are all trying to work off what we gained over the festive season. Should it be any different for your pets? At Hill’s we definitely don’t think it should. So read our top 5 tips to help you manage your pet’s weight this year.
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last updated 29/12/2014
At Hill’s Pet UK, we know the year doesn’t end without a New Year send off. So, whatever you have planned read our tips, courtesy of Medivet Coventry, on making sure your pet has a good and safe time during your New Year’s Eve celebrations.
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last updated 22/12/2014
With Christmas only a few days away, do you know what your furry friends should avoid, to help make their Christmas a safe one? At Hill’s Pet UK, we thought we’d team up with Medivet Coventry, to help walk you through a pet friendly Christmas. Read more on how you can protect your pets this Christmas.
last updated 11/12/2014
Enter our 12 Tails of Christmas Competition, to win a little surprise prize from us each day from 12th – 24th December 2014.

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last updated 12/12/2014
Is food sensitivity to blame for your dog’s digestive troubles? Learn more about food sensitivities and how to manage them…
last updated 05/12/2014
New Hill’s™ Science Plan™ Perfect Weight is a delicious nutritional solution proven to help your pet achieve healthy weight and avoid regaining, while feeling full and satisfied. There is a direct link between healthy weight and longer life in pets – so a food that helps pets more effectively burn excess calories will also help them enjoy life longer. Read the full article…
last updated 2011
last updated 08/07/2014
Unfortunately, if he has stiff joints or mobility problems, he’s not getting the most out of life. It is not difficult to guess that a dog´s quality of life is affected by his ability to jump, walk and run like a healthy young dog. Joint and mobility-related conditions can keep him from enjoying walks or games, causing him to “slow down” or even seem older than he should. Luckily, we can offer you a food that is proven to interrupt the cycle of osteoarthritis, improve mobility and soothe joints. Find out more…
last updated 30/06/2014
Did you know that giving treats to your dog is an important part of bonding? But beware – giving the wrong treats at the wrong time can contribute to excess weight gain, or even accidentally reward bad behaviour! Find out more about how to appropriately share treats with your dog – when, where and what to give.
last updated 30/06/2014
When your cat needs to shed some weight, you want to be able to reward her success. Be sure you’re giving healthy treats that support the weight loss goals you are both working hard to achieve. You can even incorporate the right treats into a new workout routine to keep her playing longer!
last updated 19/06/2014
Hill’s™ Science Plan™ VetEssentials NeuteredDog formula is a new revolutionary formula with clinically proven benefits; specially formulated to support the top 5 essential health needs of neutered dogs both immediately after surgery and for many years to come.
last updated 09/06/2014
Every dog loves treats, especially your dog!
last updated 26/05/2014
NEW Hill’s™ Science Plan™ VetEssentials NeuteredDog formula is all your neutered dog needs to maintain vitality after neutering. It provides a precise nutritional balance of energy, protein, vitamins and minerals, and avoids nutritional excesses.
last updated 20/05/2014
Stress. Everybody gets it sometimes — even pets. Stress can affect your cat’s health and may even lead to certain types of urinary disorders. But why do cats even get stressed?
last updated 07/05/2014
Has your miniature dog packed on a little extra weight?
last updated 23/04/2014
Puppies and kittens are adorable but they can be a lot of hard work. Let us bring you into the day-to-day fun and challenge of going along with your pet on its Journey from newborn to a happy, well-balanced and socialised adult. Hill´s “Life´s Adventures”, a place full of great advice on feeding, socialising and training.
last updated 27/03/2014
Is your cat peeing outside of the litter box? Does she strain while urinating? If so, she may have Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) — a common but serious and painful disorder, but one that can often be managed just by changing the food.
last updated 19/03/2014
Vets all over the world recommend Hill’s to their clients and feed our food to their own pets. Just ask Christina Fach, a veterinarian from Germany, who feeds her own pets Science Plan and recommends it to her clients.
last updated 13/03/2014
If your cat has urinary disorders, it will be a comfort to know that the right food — recommended by your vet — can help her feel better and keep the problem from coming back. NEW Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ c/d™ Urinary Stress is nutrition clinically proven to reduce the recurrence of FIC signs (Feline Idiopathic Cystitis), a common form of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disorder, with ingredients to control stress.
last updated 06/03/2014
Good nutrition isn’t just about the ingredients, it’s about the right quantity and balance of nutrients. That’s why our experts have created specifically tailored pet food formulas to provide a balanced nutrition for your pet.
last updated 27/02/2014
If your cat is peeing in unexpected places, like your living room floor, then she may be trying to tell you that she has a problem with her urethra or bladder, also known as a urinary tract disorder. Such disorders are common but they are also extremely uncomfortable and potentially life-threatening if left untreated since they can be a sign of a more serious illness, so be sure to consult your vet as soon as possible.
last updated 05/02/2014
At Hill’s we know you only want what’s best for your pet. That’s why we put only the highest quality ingredients in all our pet foods to create a great tasting meal!
last updated 02/10/2013
Máte problém se skladováním granulí? Nyní máte jedinečnou možnost tuto situaci elegantně vyřešit.
last updated 18/09/2013
When your dog has a food allergy, it is almost always a reaction to the protein in his food. To manage this itchy condition, Hill’s has formulated Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ z/d™ ULTRA with highly hydrolysed protein to minimise the allergic reactions that can affect your dog’s skin, coat and stomach.
last updated 28/08/2013
If you have an overweight pet, you’re not alone. As many as 1 in 3 pets in the UK are overweight because many pet owners think ‘more food’ means ‘more love.’
last updated 03/06/2013
Is your cat approaching senior age? When cats grow older, their metabolism and activity evolve and so do their nutritional needs. Find out how your senior cat’s needs are changing.
last updated 30/04/2013
y/dTM turned out to be a real breakthrough innovation recognized by UK vets, when in independent survey in January, 2013 conducted by CM research with 343 vets in UK y/dTM was considered the best new product of 2012 far above the others. 31% of vets voted for y/dTM, which is more than three times more than second suggested product.
last updated 05/02/2013
“Working dogs” are canine heroes and the ones we see in daily life are police dogs and guide dogs. But another group we see less often are the very highly trained Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs.
last updated 05/02/2013
Do you share your sleeping space with your feline friend? A recent online poll showed that over 90% of cat owners allow their cats to sleep in their bedroom, while over 50% allow them in their bed.
last updated 11/05/2011 13:00:00
Welcome to the new look Hill’s website. We’ve refreshed the design to improve your experience, making it even easier for you to find out how Hill’s can help you take even better care of your pet.
last updated 2011
Gurgling guts and tummies in turmoil are never good news for pets. For owners who have to clean up the unfortunate consequences of their pet’s carpet emergencies, digestive upsets are one of the rare downsides to owning a pet.
last updated 29/07/2013
You see your dog itching all over, suffering gastrointestinal problems, chronic diarrhoea or gas. He might be vomiting or even ear scratching or face rubbing.You see your dog itching all over, suffering gastrointestinal problems, chronic diarrhoea or gas. He might be vomiting or even ear scratching or face rubbing.
last updated 15/07/2013
When cats reach 11 years, they are usually classified as senior cats. This time is often characterised by a range of changes, both physical and behavioural. It’s important to be aware of this so you can make the most of the years ahead.
last updated 24/06/2013
Now your pet can lose weight and stay fit with zero deprivation. Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution is a revolutionary new food that changes the way pets can lose and maintain ideal weight (if stay on Metabolic).
last updated 2011
A proper pet diet is completely different from a human diet, although many pet owners do not full appreciate that. The facts are that what is good to eat for humans is not always okay to feed their beloved pets.
last updated 07-06-2013
Have you ever felt the frustration of being unable to lose those excess pounds, despite careful dieting? It can be really tough to lose weight and with almost half of all UK dogs and cats estimated to be overweight or obese, the battle to beat the bulge is being felt by our pets too. This growing problem makes the latest development in pet weight management from Hill's Pet Nutrition - new Prescription Diet™ Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution - all the more exciting.
last updated 14/02/2013
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.
last updated 06/06/2012 12:00:00
We asked Lynda a few questions about her job and how she feels about working with and for cats and dogs.
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