Hill’s Pet Nutrition will reformulate its Science Diet dogs and cat foods to add more natural ingredients.
The company made the decision to reformulate the Science Diet petfoods because some consumers were making product choices based primarily on a set criteria for ingredients, rather than the overall promise of nutrition and clinical research. Hill's says the new Science Diet dog and cat food formulas will feature:
• Quality protein as the first ingredient• Natural ingredients• No chicken by-product• No artificial colors or flavors• Great taste, guaranteed
Along with the new formulation, Hill’s also will introduce new packaging designs, as well as new color-coded product groupings under Life Stage, Life Style and Life Care, which will soon appear in pet stores to make it easier for pet owners to select the right food for their pet. Hill’s will begin shipping the new petfood formulations to specialty pet stores and veterinarians in December.
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Listing of quality protein as 1st ingredient UNLESS it's a meat meal is irrelevant -once cooked that protein loses 80% of it's weight and should therefore be listed lower. No chicken byproduct? How about no corn gluten meal, brewers rice, or whole grain corn... Looking at the ingredients the ONLY animal protein in most of science diet's food is Chicken by-product meal. less meat more corn...This just tells me they're cutting out animal protein in favor of more corn, a cheap ingredient linked to allergies and cancer, that serves no biological purpose in dog food. Dogs don't digest it, get no nutrition from it.Because PetFoodIndustry.com NEVER lists ingredients while touting Science Diet, Iams, Eukanuba, Friskies, etc.. I'll do it for them: Science Diet Puppy (main ingredients)-"Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Liver Flavor, Brewers Rice,"- http://www.hillspet.com/products/sd-canine-puppy-small-bites-dry.htmlThe ONLY animal protein is 'chicken by-product meal' which as a meal packs more animal protein than "chicken" which loses 80% of it's weight after cooking- leading to less meat weight which will inevitably be substituted with a corn product.NO THANKS SCIENCE DIET!
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