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, 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

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    Great dog food. After a week my dogs stomach settled down and she has more energy. Happy dog, Happy mom!

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  • Ideal food for smaller cats

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    We started Savanna on Hill's Ideal Balance when she was 12 weeks because the shelter recommended it. Still a small feline at just under 10lbs she transitioned well to this adult food (at 11 months old) and enjoys the flavor as well and has had zero tummy issues with it.

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  • BEST food ever

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    I wouldn't buy anything else for my cats they love this food.. Gives them super Shiney coats and less litter waste and what litter waste their is doesn't stink as bad.

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  • Hill's Ideal Balance- wonderful ingredients and happy pets!

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    My cats have been on this food for almost two years now and love it. They always come running to their bowls when it's feeding time. Chewy's customer service is FANTASTIC! Always pleasant and eager to resolve any issues. I definitely recommend this product and Chewy overall!

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  • This is awesome food

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    I tried blue buffalo. I rescue cats and keeping them healthy is a big deal. Spend the money and avoid issues that cheap food van create. Trust me it will save money on vet bills in the long term.

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  • Vet Recommended

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    My Vet had recommended this as a complete food for my cat. She said that most of the foods sold at the grocery store are like feeding your kids sugar coated cereal! I trust my Vet and want to keep my cat as healthy as possible so I will continue to feed her the Hill's.

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  • Feedback from Pat

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    I thought I was ordering a smaller size, as the one I received is likely to get stale before it is totally used up. Is there a smaller size available?

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