Hill's Ideal Balance Hairball Natural Chicken & Barley Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food

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    7.0 pounds
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  • Food Form
    Dry Food
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    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Healthy choices matter, for both you and your pet. For more than 70 years, Hill's has been advancing knowledge of how to keep pets their healthiest. That means great-tasting, nutritious food with natural ingredients that helps your cat live a long, happy life. Hill's Ideal Balance Hairball Natural Chicken & Barley Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food provides natural ingredients perfectly balanced to help avoid hairballs.

Key Benefits

  • Balanced for adult cats 1-6 years of age
  • Omega-3 fatty acid from fish oil for healthy skin and shiny coat
  • Fresh chicken #1 ingredient builds and maintains lean muscle
  • Natural fiber from oats helps avoid hairballs
  • No corn, wheat, or soy & no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

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Finding the Right Balance

Hill's uses natural ingredients combined with vitamins, minerals and amino acids in Ideal Balance. With optimal levels of more than 50 important nutrients, it provides the perfect balance of nutrition for your cat's health—nothing more, nothing less.

Natural Ingredients,
Perfectly Balanced


Balanced levels of high-quality protein help promote lean muscles and proper growth.


The right proportions of omega fatty acids lead to healthy skin and a glossy coat.


The proper ratio of vitamins and minerals is vital for strong bones and teeth, and immune health.


The right amount of the right type of fiber is important for maintaining digestive health.

Hill's Nutritional Philosophy

Hill's is committed to research and innovation, and believes that the right nutrition is vital to helping pets live long, healthy lives. They also know that the proper balance of essential nutrients supplied by high-quality ingredients is the key to optimal health for pets. Guided by evidence-based research, Hill's formulates their food with a precise balance of these nutrients to meet the specific needs of pets associated with their life stage, size or special needs.

Natural Nutrition for Healthy, Happy Cats

In an effort to make the best cat food around, Hill's uses high-quality protein, including real chicken, lamb or salmon as the first ingredient in their dry cat foods. Each Ideal Balance recipe is made with natural ingredients and provides clinically proven antioxidant benefits, and never contains artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or chicken by-product meal.

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients


Rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber, manganese and vitamin K, and supports immune and urinary health.


Delivers the right amount of healthy fats from Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to provide energy and maintain healthy skin.


The amino acids found in eggs are the foundation for healthy muscles and organs to keep your cat in her natural hunting form.


Provides a healthy level of vitamins and minerals to promote energy, healthy blood and proper bone growth.

About Hill's

For more than 70 years, Hill's Pet Nutrition has helped enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by putting their passion for balanced pet nutrition into everything they do. With a dedicated team of veterinarians and pet nutritionists involved in the development of all their products, Hill's is able to ensure high-quality pet food to help all pets live a happy and healthy life.

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Chicken, Turkey, Cracked Pearled Barley, Pea Protein Concentrate, Brown Rice, Oat Fiber, Dried Egg Product, Chicken Fat, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Liver Flavor, Lactic Acid, Flaxseed, Vegetable & Fruit Blend (Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Carrots, Broccoli), Potassium Chloride, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Dl-Methionine, Ginger, Fish Oil, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 29 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Effective against hairballs and seems healthy Within a month I have already noticed a reduction in hairballs! My cats seem to enjoy it and I feel that I am giving them something healthy. I also think it is improving their fur. Just curious why the hairball formula is only for young cats (under 6 years). October 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Helps prevent hairballs I appreciate that there are no dyes used. My cats seem to be benefiting from this food in only a short time. September 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The cats don't spit up this cat food I have one cat Chloe she has trouble with hair balls this cat food seems to work great. Now if I could only get her not to eat so fast and chew her food better. The other day Peanut has no problem with hair balls. August 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product My cats love this food! Great product, all natural August 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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 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!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] May 29, 2014
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