We put our Labrador on this food as per advice from our vet. She lost 6kg and she’s like a new dog. Prior to putting her on the food she was limping but that improved completely after she lost the 6kg. I would highly recommend this food for overweight dogs.
My 'old boy' has been on Hills Science plan since he was 14 weeks ago and he will be 15 years old later this year. This light diet option which is intended for older dogs suits him now that he is older and prone to put on weight more easily
My 11 year old Collie has been eating Science Plan for years and the mature range suits her well, with no wastage. Great price from ZooPlus and delivery times have got better recently. Love the Rewards scheme to get lots of treats and toys etc.
My springer was losing weight - it was so active ordinary food was just not providing the nourishment and protein it needed. The vet suggested moving to this and the dog has got stronger and gained weight - but is not fat, so I presume the weight must be increased muscle and all over development.
I switched to Hills Science plan Mature Light about 3 years ago and it has been easy to maintain healthy weight during that time. This has had an added advantage because she has been more mobile, and active and at almost 14 years of age that is important. Trixie has arthritis in her hips and is on medication, but we find that this food really suits her and people think that she is much younger than her age. I now purchase the food through Zooplus who are very competitive with their pricing, and the free delivery is excellent. I buy the 12kg bags and find that it costs less than £6 a week to feed her, so one happy pet and one happy owner.
This is just THE best dog food ever! Both our ladies (wire haired dachshund and dachshund crossbreed, 12 and 11 years old) are neutered and in addition of the always-hungry-and-not-picky sort. So we very early switched to this senior light which kept them nice and slim and they can have an additional few bites throughout the day without fattening.
As the pellets are so dry and not greasy on the surface as most other main dog food, we also use them as treats on the walks etc, just pop them into our pocktes without staining the clothes.
It's absolutely worth its money as it also fulfills best requirements in all other nutritional aspects.
As part of my work is giving nutritional counselling I also have put quite some overweight dogs on this food with great results.
we are very happy that our mum gets us the dog food from zooplus, we never go without as when we are getting low she orders us more and it arrives when it says it will so we always have food, and with the reward programme we can have treats and things because she only uses zooplus.
i buy hills science because i have the reassurance i am feeding my beloved king charles nutricous tasy food....... and the small kibble is perfect for her .... she is now 2 and every meal time she bounces around the kitchen and chases her tail in excitment knowing she is getting a yummy dinner...... zooplus offer great prices easy to pay and quick delivery, cant reacommend enough :)
Our Springer needed to lose a little weight due to her Arthritis and this certainly helped. She has always had a sensitive stomach and so we find it hard to get food that doesn't upset her tummy. Hills is perfect for her. She has had no tummy problems and since we put her on the diet food she has lost 3.5 kilos. It's good quality and she loves it
I have fed my six year old German Shepherd Hill's Science dry dog food since he was a pup. His coat is in excellent condition and I find hair loss is virtually none. Tried changing it once to a cheaper brand but not for long. The results way outstrip the price!
I have a miniature wire-haired dachsund who also is very greedy. My vet kept telling me he was overweight (true) and not as active as he should be (also true). I had tried him on various diets but to no avail. A friend recommended Hill's Mature Adult 7+ Light Chicken biscuits which I was told expanded in the stomach and made the dog feel full, so not very hopefully I put Alphie on the recommended programme and it worked. He is not as slim as the vet would wish but instead of being 6lbs overweight, he is now just 2lbs and not trying to eat everything else. And he loves it.
Thank you Hill's.