New Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ Celebrates National Pet Wellness Month with an Online Dog Nutrition Quiz

Owners Can Test Their Dog Nutrition Knowledge for a Chance to Win One of Four $2,500 Pet Retailer Gift Cards

Oct 03, 2011, 14:39 ET from Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc.

TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent study by petMD, a staggering 80 percent of pet owners think that nutrition for dogs and people are similar. But that's not actually the case. In celebration of National Pet Wellness month, Hill's® Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ has partnered with petMD to launch an interactive quiz on designed to help owners better understand dog nutrition. During the month of Oct. only, all participating owners will receive a rebate for Hill's Science Diet Ideal Balance pet food and a chance to win one of four $2,500 pet retailer gift cards.

"As a practicing veterinarian, I'm always talking to owners about proper dog nutrition," said petMD spokesperson Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM. "One of the most important pieces of information I tell them is that you have to look for a food that not only contains wholesome ingredients, but also has the right balance of high quality carbohydrates, protein, minerals, vitamins, fats and oils."

Made with all natural ingredients, Hill's Science Diet Ideal Balance features fresh chicken as its first ingredient and contains whole grains without corn or artificial colors. Ideal Balance provides dog owners a natural food choice while still delivering the right balance of nutrients owners have come to expect from the Science Diet portfolio of products.  

Take the quiz and visit the dog Nutrition Center on to find detailed dog nutrition information and tools including:

  • MyBowl for Dogs – The First Interactive Nutritional Guide for Dogs
  • Dog Nutrition Articles and Slideshows
  • "The Nutrition Nugget" Dog Nutrition Blog by Dr. Jennifer Coates

About Hill's Pet Nutrition

Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. manufactures Hill's® Prescription Diet® brand pet foods, therapeutic pet foods available only through veterinarians, and Hill's Science Diet brand pet foods sold through veterinarians and finer pet specialty stores. Founded more than 60 years ago with a unique commitment to pet nutrition and well-being, Hill's is committed to its mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill's produces high-quality, great-tasting pet foods owners can trust and give to their canine and feline companions as part of a veterinary health care team recommendation. This ultimately improves patient health and the health of the practice. For more information about Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc., and Hill's Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition™ visit

About petMD

petMD is the largest global source of pet health information, offering 5,000+ articles written or approved by licensed veterinarians. All content on petMD is created to provide pet owners access to valuable information beyond the vet office. For more information, visit

SOURCE Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc.