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Hill's Science Diet Adult Optimal Care Original Dry Cat Food


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4-Pound
  • Healthy Immune Function
  • Healthy Heart and Vital Organs
  • Easy To Digest
  • Lean Muscle Maintenance
  • Ideal Body Weight

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Hill's Science Diet Adult Optimal Care Original Dry Cat Food, 4-Pound Bag + Hill's Science Diet Adult Optimal Care Original Ocean Fish and Rice Recipe Dry Cat Food, 4-Pound Bag + Friskies Cat Food Classic Pate, 3 Flavor Variety Pack (Salmon, Mixed Grill, Turkey & Giblets), 5.5-Ounce Cans (Pack of 24)
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Product Details

Size: 4-Pound
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 4.5 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000084DWM
  • Item model number: 6797
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,177 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Size: 4-Pound

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Science Diet Vets' First Choice

100% Precisely Balanced Nutrition

Hill's Science Diet cat food provides key nutrients that are in amounts within an optimal range for your cat, and is precisely balanced for their nutritional needs. We develop products with the precise balance of 50 nutrients based on life stage, lifestyle, size or special care needs. We carefully avoid too little or too much of certain nutrients.

America’s Pet Nutrition Experts Since 1939

Balanced pet nutrition has been our passion for more than 70 years. Over 150 veterinarians and pet nutritionists are involved in the development of our products. We make every bag of our dry pet food with the highest quality natural ingredients. These ingredients must meet our strict requirements for purity and nutrient content, which exceed industry standards.

High-Quality Ingredients for a Happy, Healthy Life

The right nutrition can help a cat's health, energy level and quality of life. Hill's Science Diet cat food contains nutrient-rich, high-quality ingredients like chicken, whole grains, and multivitamins to create nutritionally balanced food. Every bag of Science Diet provides key nutrients in amounts within an optimal range for your cat.

    Transition Tips:

  • Begin the transition by mixing the current food with the new pet food. Gradually decrease the amount of the current pet food while increasing the amount of new pet food. Continue to do this over a 7-day period. Transitioning slowly can result in fewer digestive issues and better acceptance of the new pet food.
  • For finicky, older, or pets with health conditions, the transition time could take 10 days or slightly longer.
Hill's Science Diet Adult Cat Food
Optimal Care, Hairball, and Indoor Formulas
Optimal Care
Hill's Science Diet
Optimal Care Original
Optimal Care Fish
Hill's Science Diet
Ocean Fish & Rice
Hairball Control
Hill's Science Diet
Hairball Control
Advanced Fitness Small Bites Lamb
Hill's Science Diet
Indoor
Advanced Fitness Lamb and Rice Small Bites
Hill's Science Diet
Indoor Long Coat
Light, Grain-Free, and More
Light
Hill's Science Diet
Light
Hairball Control Light
Hill's Science Diet
Hairball Control Light
Grain Free
Hill's Science Diet
Grain Free
Sensitive Stomach and Skin
Hill's Science Diet
Sensitive Stomach & Skin
Perfect Weight
Hill's Science Diet
Perfect Weight
Oral Care
Hill's Science Diet
Oral Care
Canned Food
Gourmet Minced Entrees
Gourmet Minced
Hairball Control Minced Entrees
Hairball Control
Homestyle Entrees
Homestyle Entrees
Indoor Entrees
Indoor Entrees
Light Entrees
Light Entrees
Tender Chunks & Gravy
Tender Chunks & Gravy
More Canned, and Treats
Grain Free Can
Grain Free
Perfect Weight
Perfect Weight
Chicken Treats
Crunchy Creations Grain-Free
Chicken Treats
Salmon Snacks
Crunchy Creations Grain-Free
Salmon Treats

Product Description

Hill's Science Diet Adult Optimal Care Original cat food provides precisely balanced nutrition to maintain vital organ health and lean muscles. It contains a precise balance of essential nutrients and clinically proven antioxidants to maintain superior overall health and a strong immune system. It also has added taurine to help maintain heart health and controlled phosphorus to maintain kidney health.


Important Information

Ingredients
Chicken, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Pork Fat, Brewers Rice , Wheat Gluten, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Calcium Sulfate, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Fish Oil, Soybean Oil, Calcium Carbonate, 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), L-Lysine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors, Dried Apples, Dried Broccoli, Dried Carrots, Dried Cranberries, Dried Peas.

Directions
Daily Feeding Guide (1 cup = 8 oz): Feed your cat 1/4 to 3/8 cup per 5 pounds of body weight per day; 3/8 to 5/8 cup per 10 pounds of body weight per day; 5/8 to 3/4 cups per 15 pounds of body weight per day. Helpful Tips: The above ranges are a starting point only. Your pet may need less or more food to maintain proper weight. Adjust as needed. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian. Keep fresh water available at all times. Feeding this food for the first time? Mix increasing amounts of your pet's new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period. If switching from a canned product, make sure your cat drinks an adequate quantity of water to avoid constipation.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

My cats love this food.
Ann L. Stanaway
My cat is happy and I'm happy knowing he is being fed appropriately with high quality food that is helping him stay healthy.
J. Qualitz
Saved money on the purchase (compared to a pet specialty store) and saved a trip to the out of the way location.
Patricia A. Clark

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By George William Godfrey on February 26, 2012
Size Name: 17.5-Pound
I got my cat at a shelter and they feed this to the cats there. My cat Wanda loves it. Never any waste and it makes for a cleaner litter box. Cuts stool odor down 90%. No dyes that can stain either. Keeps Wanda happy and very healthy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Abbyblue on December 26, 2007
Size Name: 17.5-Pound
I have used Science Diet for over 20 years now. My cats coats are soft, and shiny. I recently adopted a rescue that found me, for the first week, her litter box stunk so bad, it made me gag. Finally when the old cat food was out of her system and she was 100% science diet, it was a huge difference in the smell!! The price seems high compared to other brands you find in the store, however, it really isn't. Cats are nutritionally satisfied and the food goes a long way. It averages 10.00 a month for one cat. Not bad. I won't feed anything else.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Rodery on October 10, 2012
Size Name: 17.5-Pound Verified Purchase
My cats have been on Hill's Science Diet since they came home as kittens. This food is great and keeps them very healthy, it's what the vet has always recommended and I've stuck with for my cats. I get the big bag because it's easier to store it in a large air-tight container near their food and not have to worry about buying food every other week or so. So glad to see this on Amazon Prime now, I used to have to go out of my way to speciality pet stores just to get it as places like PetCo out here don't always carry it.

EDIT/UPDATE: My oldest cat is turning 6 this year and my younger one will be 4 later this year. Both are still very healthy, active, and not overweight.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mercury on February 25, 2014
Size Name: 17.5-Pound
According to the many consumer complaints, Hill's reformulated Science Diet is making a lot of cats sick. My two cats have been on Science Diet Original for 9 years with no problems. This week I opened a bag of the reformulated stuff and ended up with two sick, complaining and vomiting cats. The stuff stunk up my house and looks like kibble soaked in oil. Consumers are complaining wildly about the new formulation on the Web, but it seems Hill's could care less. In fact, when I went into my local pet supply, I was told a Hill's rep had just been in and put $5 discount stickers on the bags of Hill's Science Diet. Bad news. Bad business.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
Thanks for your comments! This product was reformulated over a year ago.

What you have described about the kibble soaked in oil is related to the palatability spray on the outside of the kibble. We heard from some pet parents that their cats loved the food and others, like your cats, where the product did not agree with them. Based on consumer feedback like yours, we have adjusted our application process to eliminate this issue going forward.

We hope that your cats are feeling better. Thanks again for your post!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer on August 24, 2013
Size Name: 17.5-Pound Verified Purchase
I have always found Science Diet to be a superior pet food brand. All feline members of my family eat it and are in optimal health. The small kibble is particularly nice in that it takes them longer to eat it, and they are less likely to vomit from eating too quickly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Goanna on December 8, 2013
Size Name: 17.5-Pound Verified Purchase
We buy this from Amazon because it's cheaper than our local big box pet store that rhymes with Let-Go, and also because it shows up at the doorstep with only a click (and a debit to my bank account). I even tried it myself; as cat food goes, I've had worse!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DA Davis on November 20, 2013
Size Name: 17.5-Pound Verified Purchase
The price was better than other places we checked AND with free shipping to our door--what a deal! We've tried the pet chain stores over the years and other retail stores as we've been cat owners since 1975. We stay 'educated' regarding the brands we use. As is with many of us now, every penny counts. The site is user-friendly and our order was arrived in a very timely manner.

We've shopped at Amazon.com over the years for things other than cat food. I don't recall EVER having a problem. We come back as often as we are able. The prices and service are the best!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Garrett on November 9, 2013
Size Name: 17.5-Pound Verified Purchase
Amazon.com had a great sale on this stuff and this is what I feed my pets. So far they haven't gotten sick and it appears to be the true stuff and not a fake replacement. The online sale was good, but I bought each one separately to get the $5 off. When I tried to buy two at one time the sale $5 only showed up for one. So keep this in mind for this and other items on amazon.com
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