Hills Pet Foods Company Profile

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The pet foods from PetSmart locations in mid-May, then from PetCo by May 23. Eight pet product retailers and 27 veterinary clinics in the area still sell the Hill’s brands, reported the .
Hills Pet Foods Company Profile
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Welcome to the Hill’s Pet Nutrition website. If you are a pet food retailer or a veterinary practice, please submit your account application below. No, Hill’s® does not currently produce pet foods using peanuts or peanut products.
Photo provided by FlickrWe conduct final safety checks daily on every Hill's pet food product to help ensure the safety of your pet's food.
Photo provided by FlickrHill's® uses grades 1 and 2 corn for our pet foods, which are the grades traditionally used for human food products.
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I am writing this review to let every pet owner know never to use any Hills product pet foods! It all started when I took my two-year-old Shichon Jasper to his yearly veterinarian examination. He received all of his vaccines and the vet told me he was a few pounds overweight and recommended that I put him on the Hills prescription metabolic diet. I purchased two cans of the wet food to start mixing it in with the grain free dry food I had been giving him for a year and a half. Approximately five days later he became deathly ill. He was profusely vomiting until there was blood in it and had diarrhea so bad. His stool was very mucousy and bloody. I took him to the vet immediately to have his stool tested to make sure he didn't have any parasite. Everything came back negative! They started him on a daily medication called ** for the diarrhea and gave him an anti-nausea injection. I thought, "Could it really be a coincidence that a few days after I started him on the Hills metabolic diet he got so deathly ill?" I began researching online and found hundreds and hundreds of complaints From consumers that also purchased Hills products. Some of them ranged from their pets becoming deathly ill and some even reported the unfortunate death of their pets! I couldn't believe what I was reading. How could this be happening to so many people and this product still be on the market and the veterinarian still be prescribing it. Well I will tell You why! It is a huge moneymaking racket for veterinarians. They get Enormous kickbacks from the Hills company! Unfortunately dog food is not regulated by the FDA I so it is difficult to identify and report a problem. I am completely beside myself that such a horrific thing is going on! I couldn't understand what had happened to my perfectly healthy baby boy. He was completely lethargic and not doing very well at all. They sent me home with a different Hill's prescription wet food I/d for sensitive stomachs and told me to start using that instead. After two days he still was not bouncing back at all. The vet called to check on him and suggested that he may have a problem with his liver and wanted me to bring him back for blood work in a week or so. We trust our vets to Take care of our beloved pets so why would we think they would ever do anything to harm our pets? I racked my brain day and night trying to figure out what could have possibly happened and then it hit me like a ton of bricks! I remembered when he was 12 weeks old I had him on Hills Science Diet puppy food. He had almost the exact same symptoms until I finally took him off of it and switched him to another brand. The moral of the review is to be careful of the vet that you use for your babies. This other vet obviously cared more about reputation than to admit they messed up and gave me the wrong food especially knowing that my baby had a very sensitive stomach. This was the second time they gave me the wrong food for my baby, the first one made him gain so much weight that 3 years later I am still trying to get the excess off him. I can forgive one mistake since it wasn't serious and they claimed it was an oversight but the second mistake could have cost my baby his life. Bloody stool is nothing to look lightly at and I believe that vet knew exactly what they were doing, trying to get rich off pet parents like me. Bottom line, I apologize to Hills for my bad review. AND, choose your vet as carefully as you choose your own doctors. Our pets are not property they are family. Shame on that vet for their greed or stupidity or both!