Hill's Ideal Balance Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food

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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 Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food provides natural ingredients perfectly balanced.

Key Benefits

  • Recommended for adult cats 1-6 years of age.
  • Fresh chicken #1 ingredient provides lean protein to help keep slim and trim
  • Brown rice with natural fiber for healthy digestion
  • Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids for a shiny, healthy coat in 30 days
  • No corn, no wheat, no soy and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives

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  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


  1. Chicken, Brown Rice, Yellow Peas, Brewers Rice, Pea Protein Concentrate, Chicken Fat, Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed, Chicken Liver Flavor, Lactic Acid, Vegetable & Fruit Blend (Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Carrots, Broccoli), Fish Oil, Calcium Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Iodized Salt, Taurine, 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), L-Lysine, Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors.

Caloric Content

  1. 511 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 28.0% min
Crude Fat 19.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.5% max
Taurine 0.2% min
Vitamin C 85 mg/kg min
Vitamin E 500 IU/kg min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.0% min

Feeding Instructions

Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian. New to this food? Mix increasing amounts of your pets new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period. Keep fresh water available at all times! Your pets nutritional needs may change as they age. Ask your vet at every checkup.

Transition Instructions

A gradual transition to a new pet food is important to avoid digestive upset. To transition, mix your pet’s current food with the new food. Over 7 days, gradually decrease the amount of the current pet food while increasing the amount of new pet food.

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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.

The Right Balance
Natural Ingredients,  Perfectly Balanced

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.

Hill's Nutritional Philosophy
Natural Nutrition for Healthy, Happy Cats

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 Pet Nutrition

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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    I have four cats and finding a cat food they all enjoy has been challenging. I started with the most expensive cat food and they wouldn't touch it! My sister was feeding ideal balance so I thought I'd give it a try. They all like it!

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  • Girls had no issues

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    I was purchasing this on a budget while the boys were eating the expensive Hills Metabolic, because their regular food was $40-45 for 11 lbs. Metabolic was $67 for maybe 15 lbs. They ate it for about a year until I pulled the boys off Metabolic and put them all on the same brand together. They liked the flavor and I didn't notice a change in hairballs. Decent food.

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  • The best cat food ever!

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    My cats absolutely love this food! I have one who purrs & makes bread for it every day I feed it to her! I'm so thankful I found it. I'm also very thankful it's Soy Free! And free of all of the other bad ingredients in cat food that aren't needed! Thank you hills! And thank you chewy for carrying it since the retailers near me don't anymore!

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  • Phenomenal service

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    I ordered this for a friend and she was very satisfied. I have since placed multiple orders and am impressed with the service and timeliness of the orders. I have told everyone I know with pets to check out this website.

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  • No GI issues

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    My cats prefer wet food over dry, but eat this particular brand the most. I've never had GI problems with this food!

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  • Product is vet recommended

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    Healthy product for my cat that has feline aids .vet recommended, This product is not in big box pet stores so I ordered online from Petsmart. A week went by and nothing happened. Meanwhile I ordered from Chewy & the product was promptly delivered. Great customer service.

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  • love this cat food

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    My local pet store quit carrying this hill's ideal balance. I have three cats and did not want to change brands. I'm thankful I found it @ chewy.

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  • So happy there is Chewy.com!

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    My kitties have been on this food for years and they love it. One day the pet stores stopped selling it without notice and I was unhappy about that. Then I found it on Chewy.com and was thrilled. Now it's delivered to my door, costs less and reliable service! Thanks Chewy!

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  • Ideal Balance Natural Chicken for cats

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    I have never personally eaten it but my cats have been eating it for at least 3 years and they still love it. So that's all I need to know. :)

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  • This cat food is the best.

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    My cats had many stomach problems with different breeds ,they been throwing up and diarrhea it was difficult . I found this and it was the best decision I had ever made for cats. I been buying this at petmart but no longer there anymore but I love shopping at this website plus it's gets to my house within 3 days and I love that.

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