Updated 24 Oct 2014
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Ideal Balance Adult

Type of food

Dry extruded complete

Dog types

Pet dogs

Breed sizes

NOT suitable for toy breed dogs
Adult weight 1-4kg. e.g. Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier
Suitable for small breed dogs
Adult weight 4-10kg. e.g. Beagle, Dachshund, Jack Russell
Suitable for medium breed dogs
Adult weight 10-25kg. e.g. Border Collie, Staffie, Springer, Vizsla
NOT suitable for large breed dogs
Adult weight 25-45kg. e.g. Boxer, Labrador, Greyhound
NOT suitable for giant breed dogs
Adult weight 45kg+ e.g. Bernese, Great Dane, Mastiff

Dog ages

From 12 months to 7 years

Pack sizes

700g, 2kg & 12kg bags


12kg bags = £52.99

Nutritional rating


At a glance

Natural: Free from added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings or other controversial synthetic ingredients
Not high in meat: Contains less than 30% meat (on a dry matter basis) or meat percentage is unspecified
Hypoallergenic: Free from all ingredients that are regularly linked by veterinarians to food allergies and/or intolerance in dogs like wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and artificial additives
Not clearly labelled: It is difficult to tell exactly what is in this food due to a lack of labelling clarity
Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

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Ingredients List

Fresh Chicken (12%), Brown Rice (12%), Barley, Oats, Brewers' Rice, Animal Fat, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein Concentrate, Dried Chicken, Digest, Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Minerals, Pea Powder, Apple Powder, Cranberry Powder, Carrot Powder, Broccoli Powder, Vitamins, Trace Elements and Taurine. with A Natural Antioxidant (Mixed Tocopherols).


380.0 kcal/100g

Typical Analysis

Protein 20.7%, Fat 16.4%, Carbohydrate (Nfe) 48.1%, Fibre (Crude) 1.6%, Moisture 8%, Calcium 0.78%, Phosphorus 0.69%, Sodium 0.28%, Potassium 0.79%, Magnesium 0.11%, Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.95%, Omega-6 Fatty Acids 3.24%, Vitamin A 5,226iu/kg, Vitamin D 594iu/kg, Vitamin E 540mg/kg, Vitamin C 180mg/kg, Beta-Carotene 1.5mg/kg.

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

* NFE carbohydrate level (i.e. not including fibre).


12kg bags RRP


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Company info
Made by: Hill's Pet Nutrition 4646 Hill's foods listed22 Hill's treats listed
Company HQ: Kansas, USA
Parent company: Colgate-Palmolive
Manufacturer's product description

" Hill’s Ideal Balance Canine Adult is specially formulated to meet the needs of adult dogs. Small and medium adult dogs who are moderately active, from 1 year old until 7 years old.

Perfectly balanced nutrition.

Made with finest natural ingredients.

With fresh chicken No. 1 ingredient.

No maize, wheat or soy.

No added artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

100% balanced nutrition, 100% taste. Guaranteed. "

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