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Hills Prescription Diet Metabolic Weight Management Review

Type of food

Complete dry extruded

Dog types

Pet dogs

Breed sizes

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
Suitable for large breed dogs
Adult weight 25-45kg. e.g. Boxer, Labrador, Greyhound
Suitable for giant breed dogs
Adult weight 45kg+ e.g. Bernese, Great Dane, Mastiff

Dog ages

From 12 months to old age

Pack sizes

4kg & 12kg bags


12kg bags = £66.89

AADF 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 ingredients (on a dry matter basis) or meat percentage is unspecified
Not hypoallergenic: Contains wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and/or artificial additives or has an ingredient list that is too unclear to rule out their presence
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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Mixing bowl:

Wheat, Chicken Meal (8%), Turkey Meal, Maize Gluten Meal, Pea Bran Meal, Maize, Dried Tomato Pomace, Protein Hydrolysate, Cellulose, Linseeds, Animal Fats, Dried Orange Pulp, Coconut Oil, Minerals, Dried Carrots, Vitamins.

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a (10542 IU), Vitamin D3 (734 IU), Vitamin E (1050mg/kg), Vitamin C (122mg/kg), Beta Carotene (2mg/kg), Iron (77.4mg/kg), Iodine (1.9mg/kg), Copper (7.6mg/kg), Manganese (117mg/kg), Zinc (136mg/kg), Selenium (0.2mg/kg).

Technological additives

Natural Antioxidants (Mixed Tocopherols)..

Typical Analysis

Protein 25.4%, Fat 11.2%, Fibre 13.0%, Ash 5.6%, Sodium 0.27%, Calcium 0.93%, Phosphorus 0.68%, Magnesium 0.13%.


311.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

* NFE carbohydrate level (i.e. not including fibre). Level estimated from available data.


12kg bags RRP


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Company info
Name: Hill's Pet Nutrition
HQ: Kansas, USA
Parent company: Colgate-Palmolive
Brands: Hill's Ideal Balance
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Manufacturer's product description

" The recipe of this high-quality Hill's prescription diet Canine Metabolic Weight Management - Chicken diet dry food is based on a clinically proven nutrient complex. This combines with a tailored fat and protein content to help break down excessive fat reserves and encourage weight loss. A tailored fibre content helps to leave your dog feeling full and satisfied. Valuable antioxidants can help to reduce free radicals and protect cells against oxidative stress.

Lack of exercise and a calorie intake that is too high can lead to your dog becoming overweight. In order to help your dog with weight loss, or with maintaining an optimum bodyweight, a food such as Hill's prescription diet Canine Metabolic Weight Management - Chicken is the ideal choice. "


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