Hill’s Ideal Balance Daily Food
This month, my terriers are testing Hill’s new line of Ideal Balance foods. As I was reading the nutrition label on the Ideal Balance Chicken & Potato kibble package — the top three ingredients are chicken, potatoes, and peas — my terriers were patiently waiting for me to open a bag of kibble and let the most important part of the testing begin. Well — at least Wheatie’s waiting patiently — Toby wants me to open the bag and get started with the taste testing!
Like me, pet owners will appreciate that Ideal Balance doesn’t contain corn, wheat, and soy, or artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
My terriers, however, have little interest in nutrition labels — they’re all about smell, taste, and satisfied tummies. Wheatie and Toby are both a bit picky when it comes to their food, happy to skip a meal if the kibble’s not to their liking. They have no interest in fancy shapes, colors, or packaging. It’s all about enticing their nose and tongue.
In our house, we use kibble for meals and also for training treats. Especially when lots of treats will be used, it’s great to know the frequent treats have the same daily nutrition you want them to have at meal time. In our house, after breakfast we have a morning walk, with a pouch of kibble in my pocket to use as training treats. We use this kibble to reward excellent heeling, focusing on me when neighborhood dogs bark or a school bus races by, and for sitting politely while the other terrier takes a potty break and mom spends some minutes collecting poo. Reinforcing good walking behavior helps keep our walks stress free and knowing the dogs are sticking with a healthy diet during treat time keeps us all happy to treat, treat, treat.
Wheatie and Toby gobbled down their Ideal Balance breakfast and were then delighted to see a reappearance of this same kibble on our morning walk.
The folks at Hill’s would like FitAsFido fans to also try out Ideal Balance for their pet dog or cat and are offering a free giveaway to TWENTY lucky FitAsFido winners. This giveaway is a basket of Ideal Balance kibble, wet food, and treats, plus other fun pet products. Winners need to be adults in the United States and to tell me if they would like a basket specially made for a dog or a cat. Winners will be randomly selected from those leaving comments after this blog from today through the end of day on September 30th.
Author has been compensated for completion of this article. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.
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