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

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  • Nutrition to improve skin & coat in 30 days*
  • Natural ingredients plus vitamins, minerals and amino acids
  • Clinically proven antioxidant benefits
  • No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
  • Science Diet also has canned cat food in several textures and proteins.

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Product Description

Size: 4-Pound

Product Description

Hills Science Diet Adult Optimal Care cat food provides Precisely balanced, easy-to-digest nutrition for a visible difference guaranteed or your money back.

Lifestage:Adult

Ingredients:

Ingredients:
Chicken, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Pork Fat, Chicken Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Brown Rice, Chicken Liver Flavor, Calcium Sulfate, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Fish Oil, Soybean Oil, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, 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), Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene, Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Cranberries, Green Peas.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein: Min. 31%
Crude Fat: Min. 19%
Crude Fiber: Max. 3.5%
Moisture: Max. 8%

Directions:
For Adult cats 1 -- 6 years of age. Not recommended for kittens, pregnant or nursing cats. During pregnancy or nursing, cats should be switched to Science Diet Kitten Original or Science Diet Indoor Kitten.

From the Manufacturer

Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s Mission: To help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

More than 220 veterinarians, food scientists, technicians and Ph.D. nutritionists at Hill's develop all of Hill's pet foods to meet the needs of your pets. Hill’s only accepts ingredients from suppliers whose facilities meet stringent quality standards and who are approved by Hill's. Not only is each ingredient examined to ensure its safety, we also analyze each product's ingredient profile for essential nutrients to ensure your pet gets the stringent, precise formulation they need.

Hill’s uses only high-quality ingredients including real chicken, lamb or salmon protein. Hill’s dry pet foods have quality protein as the first ingredient and provide clinically proven antioxidant benefits. Plus, they’re made with natural ingredients (plus vitamins, minerals & amino acids) and never contain artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or chicken by-product meal.

Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program donates food to shelters across the country, providing the proper nutrition that helps pets find their way to loving homes. With every purchase of Science Diet you help feed over 100,000 homeless pets every day, 365 days a year.

Product Details

Size: 4-Pound
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 4.5 x 7.2 inches ; 4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000084DWM
  • Item model number: 6797
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (517 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,980 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)

From the Manufacturer

The Science Behind Happy

Discover what our carefully selected ingredients, precise nutrition and high quality standards can do for your cat. After all, when she’s healthier, she’s happier.

Natural healthy nutrition for every stage of life Natural nutrition tailored for an indoor lifestyle Natural healthy solutions customized for cats with specific needs
Bag Top Color Band White Silver Gold
Kitten 0-1
Adult 1-7
Adult 7+
Natural ingredients, plus vitamins, minerals and amino acid. No artificial colors or flavors.
Quality protein as #1 ingredient. No Chicken-By Product Meal.
Made in the USA
Available in mouth watering wet varieties
Added Benefits Promotes healthy digestion for easy litter box clean-up. Provides extra care to cats with weight, urinary, sensitivities, hairball & dental issues.

Important Information

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.

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This cat food contains a lower level of magnesium than the "supermarket" cat foods. Low magnesium levels help to prevent urethra problems, especially in male cats due to their more narrow urethra. I would rather pay the higher price for this brand of cat food than bring my cats to an emergency vet in the middle of the night because their urinary tract gets blocked, not to mention the aggravation caused to the cat. Other brands of low magnesium cat food include Iam's and Nutro-Max. Hill's Science Diet food is round-shaped, rather than "hooked", which makes it easier for one of my older tooth-challenged cats to swallow.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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