Just as eating amounts vary from person to person, eating amounts vary from pet to pet. Most Hill's® pet foods have a feeding guide on the package to help you determine the proper amount to feed your pet. However, the feeding guide is intended only as a starting point. It's critical to your pet's health that his or her physical condition be monitored regularly and the feeding amount adjusted as needed. To access the suggested feeding guide for Hill's®brand pet food that you feed your pet, refer to our product selector.
Pets are creatures of habit and may need some help in switching to a new food. Unless recommended otherwise by a veterinarian, gradually introduce any new food over a seven-day period. Mix the new food with your pet's former food, gradually increasing the amount until only the new food is fed.
Most pets readily accept these foods, but some are more reluctant than others to give up what is familiar to them. If your pet does not easily switch, you may want to try one of the following suggestions:
- Warming the food or adding warm water enhances the food's smell and flavor.
- Do not leave food available at all times. Consider meal feeding every three to four hours, 15-20 minutes each time.
- To help enhance the flavor of both dry and canned food, add a small amount of low-sodium chicken broth or the
liquid drained from tuna canned in water when transitioning your pet from one food to another. (Do not use this
tip for Prescription Diet® z/d® or d/d® pet foods.)