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Hill's Science Diet Dog Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 30%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 64%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 64%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 79%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 81%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 45%

Company HQ

LocationTopeka, Kansas

Parent company

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Dog Dry Food, Dog Wet Food, Cat Dry Food, Cat Wet Food

Where to Buy

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  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • All animal protein comes from animal sourced ingredients


  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled

Brand Overview

Hill’s Science Diet is a line of pet foods for dogs and cats. The brand offers options for all life stages, and focuses on supporting specific needs such as joint health, digestive sensitivities, and more. Hill’s Science Diet is available in a variety of flavors, with wet and dry options available.

How Much Does Hill's Science Diet Dog food Cost

We’ve compared Hill's Science Diet dog food to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Dry Food $2.24/oz $2.63/oz -$0.39/oz
Dog Wet Food $0.24/oz $0.42/oz -$0.18/oz
Hill's Science Diet dog food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Hill's Science Diet Nutrient Profile comparison

We’ve compared Hill's Science Diet dog food to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

Dog Dry Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 22.24% 30.32% -8.08%
Fat 12.07% 16.03% -3.96%
Fiber 6.11% 5.21% +0.90%

Dog Wet Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 21.66% 44.44% -22.78%
Fat 12.54% 21.94% -9.40%
Fiber 10.25% 7.40% +2.85%
All of Hill's Science Diet dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Hill's Science Diet since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Hill's Science Diet - Dry dog food (06/02/2014) -+
Date: 06/02/2014
Company Name: Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Product Description: Dry dog food
Recall Reason: Salmonella
Hill's Science Diet - Canned Dog Food (01/31/2019) -+
Date: 01/31/2019
Company Name: Hill's Pet Nutrition
Product Description: Canned Dog Food
Recall Reason: Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

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Who owns Hill's Science Diet dog food?

Hill's Science Diet is owned by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc..

Where is Hill's Science Diet dog food made?

Hill's Science Diet is manufactured in the United States .

Is Hill's Science Diet AAFCO approved?

Not, all of Hill's Science Diet recipes are AAFCO approved, the following recipes are not AAFCO approved.

Has Hill's Science Diet dog food been recalled?

Hill's Science Diet has been recalled 2 times in the years 2014, and 2019.

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