Our Company


To help enrich and lengthen
the special relationships between people and their pets.


Our vision is to lead the premium segment of the pet food market worldwide through our position as the recognised global leader in nutritional health care for pets.In other words, we, like our founder Dr Mark Morris, Snr. believe that pet nutrition is vital to pets living long, healthy lives. We want the world to know that Hill's pet foods are the best pet foods a pet owner can buy.


We believe all animals - from your pet to the companion animals we care for - should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That's why we're proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life. We make this pledge to you about our commitment to the welfare of animals everywhere.

A veterinarian holds a gray cat.


All pets cared for by Hill’s Pet Nutrition will live in a loving, safe, playful and clean environment. 

We only use compassionate, non-invasive methods necessary to develop nutritional technology so dogs and cats around the world live long, healthy lives.

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Dr. Mark Morris Sr.


Buddy, the inspiration behind Hill's pet food

Hill’s food was started by Dr. Mark Morris, an exceptional vet. He believed that we should take pet healthcare as seriously as our own. Seeing the link between poor nutrition and illness in pets, Dr. Mark Morris developed a pet food that was superior to any other on the market. The turning point for Dr. Morris came when he met a blind man called Morris Frank and his beloved guide dog, Buddy. Buddy was suffering from kidney disease and he asked for Dr. Morris’ help. Dr Morris knew that because many of the commercial pet foods available at the time were high in phosporus and protein to make them taste better, feeding them could harm the kidneys. So, he set about developing a food that was low in salt yet high in flavour and nutritional value.

This food became Hill's Prescription Diet k/d™, which went on to become the first commercially available Hill's pet food. It helped Morris and Buddy enjoy many more happy years together. That's why we think of Buddy as the first ever Hill's Pet.

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Dr. Mark Morris Sr. with dog in the lab


Dr. Mark Morris Sr.

Born in 1901. Dr. Morris was a visionary in the area of clinical nutrition. He believed nutrition could be used to improve the lives of pets with certain health conditions.

Dr. Mark Morris Jr.

The son of Dr. Mark Morris Sr. continued the legacy his father began in pet nutrition and is considered the father of small animal wellness nutrition.




Hill’s is committed to sustainability in many forms. This commitment extends beyond pets and includes People, Performance, and Planet


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