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last updated 01/09/2017
Let your little dog’s dreams run wild this spring, with a trendy leaf-print #HillsDreamMaker pillow, available from participating veterinary outlets from 1 September when you buy two bags of selected Hill’s dog food.
last updated 20/04/2017
More purr-lease! This May, get a whisker-friendly #HillsKittyBowl free when you buy any Hill’s Feline bag, 1.3kgs or larger.
last updated 13/03/2017
Four of Cape Town’s newest supermodels are up for adoption! Digby, Imogen, Honey and TJ (aka Digby and the Gang), all from TEARS Animal Rescue in Sunnydale, are the heroes of a new campaign for Hill’s Pet Nutrition South Africa.
last updated 12/03/2017
Pet tummy troubles, which often present as vomiting and diarrhoea, are as common as they are stressful.
last updated 19/1/2017
It's not just for shots; you'll need a cat veterinarian for a number of reasons. Maybe you're a new cat parent, your family just moved, or your cat is in need of medical care. Whatever the reason, it's important to find a cat vet with whom you—and your feline friend—are comfortable seeing on a regular basis.
last updated 19/1/2017
When you share a home with a feline friend, you hear many different cat sounds throughout the day. And although the meaning of some noises is easily discernible, it's not always that obvious. In some cases you may be the pet parent of a particularly chatty kitty.
last updated 18/1/2017
Dog park trips offer dog parents and their pets a great opportunity to bond, socialize, and run off some pent-up energy, but with all that fun comes responsibility.
last updated 18/1/2017
When your best friend is hurting, you want to help. And although it's easy to either take a Tylenol, chew a Tums, or pop a cough drop when you're not feeling well, it's not as easy to know how to help a dog who needs pain relief.
last updated 18/1/2017
Dedicated cat lovers are proud of the relationship they have with their cats, so much so they embrace the term "crazy cat owner" with open arms. For Tara Wilkins of Sycamore, Illinois– self-proclaimed "crazy cat lady"–it's a way of life.
last updated 18/1/2016
Exercise is an important part of your dog's physical and mental health, just like yours. And although there are many fitting activities you can join him in, running with your dog is an excellent way to burn calories and relieve stress for both of you.
last updated 18/1/2017
It can be easy to miss the signs your cat is sick; they don't all resemble the colds that people contract from time to time. Cats have a tendency to hide their pain, making it difficult to properly care for them when they need it the most.
last updated 18/1/2017
If you've been eating dinner with hot breath and little paws on your lap every day, it is time to end the hungry pleading. A dog begging for food may be common, but it's neither cute nor healthy for him. Luckily, stopping your dog from begging at the table is a fairly simple task when all members of the family follow through.
last updated 18/1/2017
Many pet parents dread giving their dog a bath, especially if they're new to pet parenting. With the right dog-washing supplies, however, bath time can be a rewarding experience for both of you. Here's a handy checklist of things to have when washing your dog at home.
last updated 18/1/2017
Learn what types of dog behavior mean for your best buddy's health and well-being. Once you notice his signals and moods, you'll know how to help him.
last updated 18/1/2017
Most parents of cats agree that they adore their feline friends because of the weird things cats do. The unpredictability of funny cat behavior livens up any household, but what you see as silly and entertaining is just them following their instincts.
last updated 19/1/2017
Choosing a veterinarian for your dog is extremely important to your dog's health. Consider these things when choosing a vet for your canine friend.
last updated 06/02/2017
From 6 February 2017 – while stocks last - you will receive a FREE* Goodie Foodie Bin when purchasing select bags of Hill’s Science Plan, Ideal Balance and Prescription Diet.
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It's not just for shots; you'll need a cat veterinarian for a number of reasons. Maybe you're a new cat parent, your family just moved, or your cat is in need of medical care.
last updated 11/11/2016
Allergies aren't fun for anyone, but especially not for your dog who can't tell you what's making him so sick. Food allergies or food intolerance are caused by a reaction to a particular ingredient.
last updated 11/11/2016
Allergies are all too common and the same pollens and house dust that cause allergic reactions in people often cause allergic dermatitis in dogs.
last updated 17/10/2016
You love spending time with your dogs, and as fun as a dog obstacle course would be, it can seem unattainable. Luckily, you may already have the materials and equipment for a homemade course around the house.
last updated 16/10/2016
It's no secret that cats love to play, but they're also picky about their choice of entertainment. And because cats grow bored very easily, you have to mix up her playtime every once in a while to keep it fresh and exciting.
last updated 13/10/2016
New Prescription Diet Derm Defense manages skin conditions from within.
last updated 16/09/2016
If you have a cat, you've seen the effort she takes to keep her fur clean. Because of this well-groomed exterior, however, it may take some time before you identify skin conditions that can be bothering her.
last updated 15/09/2016
Ready to move on from bowls on the floor to a one-of-a-kind pet feeding area? These DIY dog feeding station ideas will help you find materials that match your home's decor and teach you how to create an area that's as unique as your dog.
last updated 20/07/2016
Adopting a cat into your home is exciting. As you get to know each other, you'll discover so many wonderful ways she can bring you joy—and vice-versa.
last updated 20/07/2016
Adopting a dog can be overwhelming if you don't know where to begin, but bringing home a pup is also fun and exciting! This milestone is the first bonding moment of many between you and your new fuzzy friend.
last updated 27/07/2016
From 1 August, make your little dog’s big dreams come true with a cosy #HillsMiniDreamMaker bed. The trendy, mini bed (valued at R400), available from participating veterinary outlets, will be yours with purchases of any two small bags (1.5kg – 4kg) of Hill’s dog food - Science Plan, Ideal Balance or Prescription Diet.
last updated 14/07/2016
Your pet will love our new tinned Stews. Made with real spinach, carrots and rice, it’s an entirely new taste experience that any cat or dog is bound to enjoy!
last updated 27/06/2016
From 1 July, while stocks last, you can make your dog’s biggest dreams come true with a super cosy dream-maker pillow , FREE with purchases of any two big bags (9.5kgs to 13.6kgs) of Hill’s dog food - Science Plan, Ideal Balance or Prescription Diet.
last updated 27/05/2016
From early June 2016 – while stocks last - you will receive a FREE* whisker-friendly bowl with any purchase of Hill’s dry cat food (1.3kgs or larger, including Hill’s Science Plan, Hill’s Ideal Balance and Hill’s Prescription Diet).
last updated 23/05/2016
One of the best things about being a pet parent of a dog is how much they love to play, and choosing the best dog toys is an important part of your relationship. Whether you're playing a game of fetch or watching him roll around to entertain himself, toys are an important part of your dog's well-being. What should you consider when choosing the best ones?
last updated 23/05/2016
Socializing a cat into a new family takes just as much patience as it does the love you have for her. Even an adult cat adopted from an animal shelter may be frightened, shy or unsure of her new housemates, no matter welcoming they are at heart. Here's how to give your new companion plenty of time and space to become acquainted with her new home and the people who live there.
last updated 06/04/2016
At Hill's we choose every ingredient in our food to achieve a precise balance of nutrients for optimal health.
last updated 06/04/2016
Our dogs live a very different life style to wolves and should be fed accordingly – just like a top performing athlete may eat differently than someone with a desk job.
last updated 23/03/2016
Therapeutic nutrition doesn’t get any better than this! Your pet will love our new tinned Stews.
last updated 08/03/2016
Kidney disease is not only a problem for people. Chronic kidney disease is a serious health problem for dogs and the second leading cause of non-accidental death in cats (after cancer). Until recently, clinical diagnosis in cats and dogs was usually possible only once three-quarters of kidney function was lost. Now, thanks to a revolutionary new kidney function test, it can be detected months, even years, earlier.
last updated 25/01/2016
From February 2016 – while stocks last - you will receive a FREE* pet foodie bin when purchasing select bags of Hill’s Science Plan and Ideal Balance.
last updated 02/10/2015
Obesity is the biggest health problem facing South African pets. Many owners believe a ‘little extra padding’ is not serious - but it is. Overweight pets have shorter lives; are at higher risk of diseases like arthritis, urinary conditions, skin conditions, heart disease and cancer; and research has demonstrated that fat pets are less happy.
last updated 07/09/2015
Reader’s Digest conducted their Most Trusted Brands Survey for 2015 in South Africa. This is a survey – run in many other countries around the world – which aims to find which brands consumers trust the most across a range of categories.
last updated 02/09/2015
Pet owners can look forward to a spring bonus this September, with up to 25% extra free food in selected bags of Hill’s Science Plan - precisely prepared, clinically proven nutrition for a long and healthy life.
last updated 23/06/2015
From 1 July, your best friend can snuggle up on a cosy new Hill’s bed this winter. We have free beds available for dogs big and small with selected purchases of Hill’s Science Plan and Ideal Balance.
last updated 19/05/2015
From 1 June, we’ll be offering a FREE Kitty Cuddler bed with purchases of two bags of Hill’s Science Plan or Ideal Balance Feline sized between 2.72kg and 6.8kg at participating veterinary outlets, while stocks last.
last updated 23/04/2015
We love hearing about our products and this one is truly amazing. Read about how two cats got introduced to their biggest stress - a Great Dane puppy, and how within a week of feeding our Prescription Diet Urinary Stress, the owner could hardly believe the change.
last updated 28/01/2015
From February 2015 – while stocks last - you will receive a FREE* pet foodie bin when you purchase certain bags of Hill’s Science Plan and Ideal Balance.
last updated 13/11/2014
We will donate a meal to shelter pets in need for each new like of our Facebook and Twitter pages, retweets and wall post shares.
last updated 01/10/2014
Looking for weight - loss inspiration this spring ? Check out the ten once - podgy pets on www.petslimmer.co.za website. From 1 to 22 October you can vote for which cat or dog you think is most deserving of the coveted 2014 Hill’s Pet Slimmer of the Year title.
last updated 01/09/2014
Reader’s Digest conducted their Most Trusted Brands Survey for 2014 in South Africa. This is a survey – run in many other countries around the world – which aims to find which brands consumers trust the most across a range of categories.
last updated 25/08/2014
From September, participating vets and vet outlets will be giving away cute, collectable ‘kitty’ tins with selected purchases of Hill’s Science Plan Feline, while stocks last.
last updated 25/07/2014
From 1 August, vets will be giving away gorgeous doggy donut beds and lazy pillows with selected purchases of Hill’s Science Plan Canine.
last updated 20/01/2014
From February 2014 – while stocks last - you will receive a FREE* new design pet foodie bin when you purchase certain bags of Hill’s Science Plan.
last updated 29/10/2013
From birth to 3 weeks, kittens get all the nutrition they need from their mother’s milk. To support them in weaning, we have developed new Science Plan Kitten 1st Nutrition Mousse specially formulated for this sensitive period of feeding.
last updated 11/05/2011 13:00:00
Welcome to the new look Hill’s website. We’ve refreshed the design to improve your experience, making it even easier for you to find out how Hill’s can help you take even better care of your pet.
last updated 01/10/2012 9:00:00
Gurgling guts and tummies in turmoil are never good news for pets. For owners who have to clean up the unfortunate consequences of their pet’s carpet emergencies, digestive upsets are one of the rare downsides to owning a pet.
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A proper pet diet is completely different from a human diet, although many pet owners do not full appreciate that. The facts are that what is good to eat for humans is not always okay to feed their beloved pets.
last updated 19/01/2011 15:42:00
The Pet Professors answer pet owners' question - from pets' point of view. Ask your own question at www.facebook.com/PetProfessors!
last updated 03/09/2013
In 2013, Reader’s Digest conducted their Most Trusted Brands Survey for the first time in South Africa. This is a survey – run in many other countries around the world – which aims to find which brands consumers trust the most across a range of categories.
last updated 20/08/2013
From mid-September 2013, from participating vet outlets, you can give your pet’s sleeping spot a spring make-over.
last updated 02/08/2013
Join our pet loving community and feed a pet in need. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or enter a photo of a special moment with your pet you will always remember. We will donate a meal to shelter pets in need for each photo entered, share and vote.
last updated 21/01/2013 9:00:00
From February 2013 – while stocks last – you will receive a FREE designer pet food storage bin when you purchase certain Hill’s Science Plan packs.
last updated 13/12/2011 06:34:00
Hill’s has been supporting animal welfare organisations around South Africa and Namibia for many years. It is a privilege to be able to make a difference in the lives of pets in need of care, whether it be in the form of a food donation, sponsorship of events or promoting the good work these charities are committed to doing.
last updated 11/10/2012 9:00:00
Life’s better shared, especially with a loving pet. Hill’s Pet Nutrition and SPCA Cape of Good Hope have declared October ‘Pet Adoption Month’ to encourage more people to adopt a pet. Hill’s will donate R100 to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA for every pet adopted from the Cape Town organisation during October and each pet will get a free bag of premium Hill’s, the food recommended by veterinarians worldwide.
last updated 30/10/2012 9:00:00
Let your pets enjoy the holiday season with this early Christmas gift from Hill’s. From November 2012, while stocks last, you can get a FREE Pet Travel Hammock or Snuggle Bag when you buy selected bags of Hill’s Science Plan.
last updated 22/04/2013
From May participating vet outlets will be giving away these cute ‘cuddle buddy’ dog beds when you buy any two small bags of Hill’s Science Plan Canine MINI, valid on 2.5kg and 3kg bags. These snuggly beds are worth over R300 and only available while stocks last.
last updated 20/02/2013
The Hill's Pet Slimmer Programme launched 15 years ago to address the ever-increasing epidemic of pet obesity in South Africa and provide pet owners with the support and tools they need to help their portly pets lose weight and restore their zest for life.
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