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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  • Weight
    15.0 pounds
  • Brand
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Chicken, Yellow Peas, Chicken Fat, Cracked Pearled Barley, Egg Product, Brewers Rice, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Liver Flavor, Lactic Acid, L-Lysine, Iodized Salt, Fish Oil, L-Threonine, Choline Chloride, Flaxseed, Taurine, DL-Methionine, Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Carrots, Broccoli, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Potassium Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene.

Caloric Content

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

Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
4 LBS 1/4
5 LBS 1/3
8 LBS 1/2
10 LBS 1/2
12 LBS 5/8
14 LBS 2/3
16 LBS 3/4

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.

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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  • A Winner !

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    My veterinarian recommended this food when my "kids" were old enough to transition to adult food. They love the food and are happy & healthy; they have beautiful coats. I buy the 15 pound bag for 2 cats. It lasts about 8 weeks. I put the food in jars for freshness and ease. I'm a senior and buying from chewy.com makes life easy, not to mention the competitive price.

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  • Amazing- Cats love it!

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    Started feeding them this as it was provided by the shelter we adopted them from. They love this food and they have the most beautiful shiny coats. No hairballs and no GI issues. Not available in any stores near us- Chewy makes it super easy to purchase with usually next day delivery! Thank you!

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  • My 16 year old loves this

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    My 16 year old Kitty loves this food. It is no longer carried at the local PetSmart and to be able to not have to make yet another change of food for her is great. She has luekemia and her taste for wet food has changed. She needs both wet and dry. Pat

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  • Healthy Cat

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    Have had both my boys on this food for the past 4 years. The older cat had several episodes of UTI that were treated by the vet. This formula has cranberries in it. Since being on this food he has had no issues at all.

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  • Thirteen and counting!

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    I have feed my senior cat this food since I adopted her at 3 months old. She has always been healthy and happy. This is the first cat I have owned that I feed strictly dry food too. I am happy with nutritional content of the food.

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  • Grain allergies

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    My cats have grain allergies, so this food is great! Perfect little kibble, they love the flavor and we love the velcro zipper at the top of the bag.

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  • Cats love, small chewable kibble

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    Asked employee in store for size of kibble for my 3 cats since I noticed them having difficulty with larger pieces from other brands.

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  • Coco loves new catfood

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    Evidently Hill's discontinued the Ideal Balance (Chicken & Turkey) for indoor adult cats, so Coco was forced to try their Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe. Although the smell is stronger, she seems to like it. She is a very picky eater and turned her nose up at Max Cat and several other catfoods. I just hope Hills doesn't discontinue this Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe.

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  • Enjoys any flavor of this food

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    My cats are not picky eaters and that is great! They love Ideal Balance of all the nutritious food I feed them.

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  • Great food for indoor cats

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    My three furbabies eat this formula and we are very happy with it. They love the taste and it is a great deal. It is healthy for them and does not have a lot of empty calories. I'd recommend it to anyone with indoor cats.

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