The Hill’s Pet Nutrition company is constantly innovating. Their latest addition to the world of superior dog and cat nutrition is the Healthy Advantage line. The goal of the new food is to address pets’ most essential preventive health needs to keep them healthy.
Hill’s began the task of developing the new line by identifying risks facing healthy pets. They categorized those risks according to certain parameters, which delineated the categories of foods:
- puppy large breed
- canine adult
- feline adult
Clearly, Hill’s understood that the risk factors were different for each of these categories of pets. The next step was to identify the individual category risks so that each food would address those risks. Each day this week we will outline the advantages and goals of each part of the food line.
- Immunity is a major consideration. After all, without a healthy immune system, a puppy will not survive the dangers of infectious disease, parasitism and other attacks on its health.
Ingredients have been carefully chosen to support strong immunity.
- Weight management is crucial. Long gone are the days when veterinarians said, “Just put the food down and let him eat all he wants. You can’t overfeed a puppy while they’re still growing.” Now we know that feeding puppies optimally is the first step in weight control for the adult dog. Healthy Advantage contains nutrition that addresses the needs of growing puppies: energy they need to be active while maturing, without adding weight to their detriment.
- Mobility health starts young, too, like weight management. Even though many of the orthopedic problems puppies experience later in life are influenced by genetics, environmental factors, including nutrition, also play a part. Hill’s Healthy Advantage includes clinically tested levels of omega fatty acids to act as antioxidants, along with natural sources of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. Doing so promotes healthy joint development and enhances mobility.
- Healthy digestion comes from an optimal fiber mixture, superior ingredients which produce less waste and firm stools.
Healthy skin and coat show immediately upon your little one’s arrival. A sleek, shiny puppy gets ooohs and aaahs because its good health speaks through the outer appearance.
Tomorrow, Healthy Advantage for large-breed puppies.