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on February 5, 2016
My dog has pretty severe allergies: general itching all over, very itchy paws (especially back ones) that she would lick and bite at until they were red, frequent yeast growth and severe ear infections (got so bad once that it emitted a horrible odor that smelled like sour milk) in one or both ears, rubbing her face on the ground, and just general discomfort. Because the allergies were so severe, and they could literally be caused by one or any number of things, I was NOT looking forward to potentially embarking on a extremely time consuming and expensive wild goose chase to figure out what was causing her allergies. Additionally, I was concerned about how long she would have to continue to suffer until I could figure it out.
I really didn't know where to start with narrowing things down, and then someone suggested to try switching her food out - that's the easiest and least expensive thing to do. I know Science Diet is heralded a very good brand on the less expensive side of the "good dog foods" out there, so it was worth a shot. Before ordering, I called Amazon to see what their return/refund policy on foodstuffs was, in the event that my dog either didn't like the food or that it did not help with her allergies. Amazon customer service informed me that if I didn't like the product for any reason and I notified them within 30 days, they would refund the money and I would NOT have to return the food. Perfect!
I ordered it and immediately started transiting my dog to this food. When she finally got transitioned to the point where she was eating mostly the Science Diet (about a week and half after I received the food), the majority of the allergy symptoms that she was experiencing basically disappeared. To date (approximately 1 month later), she has completely stopped obsessively scratching as well as licking and biting her paws. Even her ears cleared up a lot, although they still require weekly/bi-weekly cleaning. I AM SO GLAD THIS FOOD WORKED FOR HER.
Additionally, I have found that this food is a lot more filling and she gets full at lot faster. She's not eating nearly as much (and thus not pooping as much), so I'm sure the food itself will last a lot longer!
On the downside, I don't think she really cares for the taste. In fact, she started going on a partial food strike earlier this week (she could never just completely stop eating). But I explained to her that this isn't Burger King and you cannot have it your way. I also told her that she wasn't getting anymore treats until she eats her food like she is supposed to. She is now back to eating her food regularly.
All in all, this food worked perfect for her! I can't say it will work for all dogs, but at least ordering from Amazon, you can get a refund if you find that it doesn't work.
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on December 20, 2016
I have a rescue small 10 lb dog. She was found on the streets of California, flown to Washington where we adopted her at 6 months old. She is frightened of absolutely everything, and eats just enough to stay alive. When I switched to Hill’s science diet, Tinna started to eat with excitement. I was shocked. A friend of mine told me about adding Vitapet Omega Fish Oil Chewables with EPA and DHT for Dogs with CoQ10 and these chews have done wonders for Tinna. I have given her these the past 2 months & her coat is filling up nicely.
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on December 24, 2016
My dog loves this food. When I feed him this, he licks the his bowl clean. He has never liked a food this much and he feels so much better since he started on the diet. He does have joint aches and pains so I got him these Vitapet Advanced Strength Joint and Hip Chewables and he seems to be improving. He is jumping more and wants to play frisbee. These are well flavored and he enjoys them as treats. We even add them to his food and he is eating more now. I am happy with this product and would recommend this to others.
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on September 5, 2014
This product really hit the spot for a couple of reasons.
First, I live in Florida and my Lab gets "hot spots"off and on all summer long. Each trip to the vet is a couple hundred dollars because they give me only enough medicine for one round of treatment so the next month or so I am back again.
Secondly, my Lab was shedding like crazy. His coat was dry and dull. When I petted him my hand would be full of hair and the floor would be covered. The other dog has much less hair but her coat was flaking.
Third, both of the dogs were eating grass - they look more like cows grazing - and they were throwing up many times a day.

I tried several other dog foods without positive results. The vet wanted to do an exploratory operation on the Lab (but not the other dog??). The pet store kept recommending dog foods predicated on price.

Finally, after several months, I bought Hill's Science Diet Adult Sensitive Stomach and Skin Dry Dog food and within 3 days the vomiting and grazing subsided. It took a bit longer for their coats to shine and the excessive shedding and flaking to stop.

Hope this helps.
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on December 19, 2017
I have a 5 year old Doberman that has been eating Blue Buffalo for years since it's "the best" ... Or so they claim. Dobermans tend to have sensitive stomachs and mine is no exception. After browsing around Amazon and asking some people I decided to give Hill's a try and so far so good. My dog finally has hard/solid poop!!! And she is excited to eat this food and actually chews it for once. I can't say much about the coat since it's still looks the same to me but definitely an improvement on the stomach issue. We are on our 3rd large bag right now. Will update in a few months and let you guys know if anything changes.
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on February 25, 2017
This dog food is the best. I have read that some people didn't like the consistency of taking it out of the can but I find that my very picky small Senior dog thinks it is hamburger chunks and gobbles it up. I like that it can be sliced and is more like a meat cake on his plate. He hates canned food but he loves this and eats it all. I add Salmon oil and anti-inflammatory meds as he is 13 years old but people always comment that his coat is beautiful and he has so much energy.
My doggie likes this enough that I went ahead and have it on a monthly order system from Amazon. Great stuff! Here is a very recent photo of my dog and he looks great for 13!
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on July 19, 2018
Let me start by saying I was one of the worst offenders for being 100% against my dogs eating Hill's Science Diet. I was told that it contained lots of toxic chemicals and was only pushed on consumers by vets because they were paid by Hill's to push the product. My opinion has since changed since using this product. I have three boxers. One is in perfect health, the other suffers from terrible skin allergies, and the last has a very sensitive stomach due a stomach flip he had surgery for when his previous owners fed him a sock with food on it to try and kill him -- because of this, he has terrible farts.

Since I've been using this product (close to a month now), my allergy dog no longer scratches herself all day and my little tooter dog no longer farts. I am literally amazed. We tried everything from Taste of the Wild, Blue Buffalo, Royal Canin, Nutrish, etc. and nothing has worked for out dogs but this product. I cannot even begin to say how thankful I am we tried this food.

While I understand all vets have different opinions, but vet advised my husband and I to steer clear of "grain-free" foods. This really surprised me, because I always thought that they would be healthier for my pups and would prolong their life. Apparently, this is not the case. Through extensive research, they are finding that these types of foods are actually limiting the life of pup's due to the higher fat contents, which in turn wears down their heart much quicker (apologies if I didn't explain this correctly; trying to parrot what my vet said).

Moving forward, I'll be using this product and would not hesitate to recommend it to other pet owners who experience the same issues with their pups as I do.
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on July 8, 2017
My Chinese Crested, as any pet Mom of a Chinese Crested will know, is allergic to nearly everything. Even some of the other foods he wouldn't throw up would still irritate his stomach after enough months and he'd have to go to vet to get relief. This was a back and forth struggle for seven years with him until I found this food.

I noticed, after feeding him this food for a few months, that his skin started looking much better! As people with this breed know, they can get little bumps on their skin that don't bother them, but are simply a little unpleasant to look at. Well, I noticed that he had fewer of these bumps on his skin as he stayed on this food, and that's an unexpected benefit I'm very happy about!

I mix this 50/50 with the hard food version of the same flavor so my little guy's stools aren't too soft (which can and has caused anal gland infections in dogs!), and we've been doing this for three months with great results. He can be a picky eater, but I plan to keep him on this diet for as long as possible because it actually works for his incredibly sensitive digestive system. He's a happy pup and I'm a happy pup Mom!
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on April 3, 2018
I struggled for about two years with my eight year old male German Shephard. His eliminations would be fine for two or three weeks, then he'd start having loose stools. So it would be chicken and rice for a few days, then ease him back on to his usual food. The vet blamed it on nerves after parasite tests came back negative. More recently, his episodes got worse and there were times my dog would wake me up multiple times to go outside. I even started seeing vomit about once per week. The backyard was a mess!.... Something had to change. Since this food is recommended so frequently and gets great reviews, I decided to try it. The improvement has been 100%! I have switched the two other dogs over to this food and all are doing outstanding on it. All the feces are firm and well formed, and I have found no more vomit, either. By the way, their prior food was Kirkland Turkey and Pea dry food. The dogs had done great on that food for years, so I don't know what changed. But Science Diet Sensitive Stomach has really worked wonders.
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on April 16, 2017
Got this for our English Bulldog who normally had all kinds of allergies to many meats and grains. While this food did clear her allergies up by a good amount, it did not sit well with her digestive system. She had horrible smelling gas (and much more of it), her bowel movements were very runny and dark, and she would often squat and keep pushing until nothing but water was coming out. We kept her on this food until we were able to get our allergy test results back, and have since switched her to a new food that is working much better. I don't want to give this a really poor rating because it DID clear her allergies up, but just be aware that you'll want to do some monitoring of your dog's bathroom trips (as per usual with new food).
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