Rated 5 out of 5 by VJ64 Excellent food
My two year old cat loves the food. His coat is in excellent condition and hairballs are not a problem.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by britishatheart84 Excellent Food for Hairball Prone Cats
I have a (very) longhair rescue Balinese mix who suffers from excessive hairballs. While it doesn't eliminate the problem, this food helps tremendously with hairball reduction. I would definitely recommend this food for cats prone to hairball issues. The product seems well produced, and the ingredients are satisfactory (no corn, or wheat products.) The kibbles are a little on the large side, and take some crunching. My cat's coat is shiny, she has clear eyes, and no health issues. I attribute my cat's health in part to this product. This is by far the best hairball diet I've found so far, and will definitely keep feeding it. I also have a short hair cat who likes to sneak and eat this food too (so it must taste good!)
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4CatsaLady Wheat is a problem now for my oldest little guy
My oldest boy who is 7yrs old developed a problem eating cat food with wheat. This was unfortunate given he has a history cystitis and was on RX cat food for this. His vet is amazing and said this would keep the PH in his bladder higher in acid levels which he needs to keep infection at bay. He has been on this food for 2yrs now and is as happy as a clam. He loves his new food. His bloating has gone completely away and he is cystitis free. I highly recommend this to anyone with similar issues.
November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matti My cat does not throw up anymore!
I have a 13 year old male cat who had started to throw up quite regularly and often times it was his food he was throwing up. At the vet's recommendation, I tried switching to a different food, including grain free and sensitive stomach, both staying within the Ideal Balance family and trying other brands. He had been on the Hills Ideal Balance chicken and brown rice. No matter what I tried, he would throw it up within and hour of eating, until I tired the Ideal Balance Hairball. He rarely throws up now, and if he does, it's because he has eaten grass. I do want to mention that if you switch your cat to this formula, the required feeding amount is about double the regular chicken and brown rice formula so be sure to check the recommended feeding amounts.
August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mandy27 Happy Pets, Happy Mommy!!
I am ashamed to admit that almost the entire life of my cats, I have been using "fake" food products that didn't include real meat, rather just flavoring of meat, and had no real health benefits for my cat kids. Two of my cats have very long hair and were constantly susceptible hairballs and vomiting episodes, especially after eating. My other cats have short hair, but their coast did not look healthy, rather it was kind of mangy with no shine. I was blessed to receive this product to try, and wow, what a difference! My cats took to the food very quickly and liked it very much. Within two weeks of starting them on their new food, I see a world of difference. My two long hair kitties have not had one single episode of hairballs or vomiting and my short hair cats have silk like hair that shines like sun! This product is totally worth the price for your cats health. It makes me feel good that I am feeding them something with real meat as first ingredient and has fruits and vegetables. Just as humans need such products to maintain a healthy body, so do our animals. I love Hill's, they stand behind their product, and with good reason. They know they are improving animals lives and health, just as they did for my cats. Thank you Hills for such an amazing product!!
May 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kittehmom My cats are doing so much better!
I had initially fed my 3 cats Fromm and Orijen, but for whatever reason, it gave the two boy cats diarrhea. After dealing with this for several months, I switched to Ideal Balance.
Now, all 3 cats have normal bowel movements and aren't throwing up as much. I'll continue to feed them Ideal Balance!
November 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catlover65 This product has very healthy well balanced ingredients
My cat, Beau, has beautiful thick shiny fur but he hates to be groomed. He has an issue with hairballs. I have just used the Hairball Natural Chicken and Barley for about a week. For the past few days he has not had a choking hairball incident. I am pretty happy about that and will continue the food.
As a plus, Beau loves the food and runs to his dish to eat.
Beau is a shelter cat and when we got him had very rough fur and had such itchy skin that he made himself bleed. I found that the Ideal Balance products with Omega 3 have really helped him. His fur is fabulous and he seldom scratches. We both thank you. My picture would not go through, too small. I will try again.
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NashCat226 She's like a different cat now
We had been feeding our 8-year-old cat the same food for years. She started acting different and was lethargic and not feeling well a lot of the time. My husband did some research and landed on Hill's Ideal Balance. Our cat LOVES this food and she is like a different cat now. She's frisky, feels well all the time (at least that's what she tells us!) We are very pleased with this food and would highly recommend it.
March 22, 2015