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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Hill's® Science Diet® Urinary And Hairball Control Cat Food #PetSmartLovesCats


Have you heard? Hill's® Science Diet® has a brand new cat food! Not only do they have a brand new cat food, but this formula is a double whammy! What do I mean by that? Science Diet's new cat food formula is the only food which supports both urinary health in cats as well as reducing hairballs. We all know how much our furry friends despise those hairballs! BUT WAIT... there's more! (I always wanted to say that) you can find Hill's Science Diet Urinary Hairball control cat food in your local Petsmart in Canada!

Introducing: Hill's® Science Diet® Urinary And Hairball Control Cat Food
My cat Winter can't wait to get his paws on Hill's!


In case you aren't familiar with Hill's, let me share a little bit about the company: From Hill's - "For more than 70 years, Hill's has pledged to enrich and lengthen the special relationships people have with their pets. Our foods are made with balanced nutrition for happy, healthy lives together." 





Right about now, I know most of you are probably wondering where the Huskies come into play on this post. Well, they have decided to take a day off, and share the blog with the felines today. How sweet right? Don't get ahead of yourself, they just wanted a lazy day off work, that's all. ;)

I would like to take today, to share a personal story with you guys. I have 3 cats now, but I started out with just 2. Brother and sister, Winter and Kiki. About a year or so after I adopted Winter and Kiki, something went wrong... terribly wrong. They were both about 4 years old by this time, and one night, I noticed my male cat, Winter, wasn't looking so good. He had urinated a tiny amount in different areas of the house, and then I started seeing spots of blood in his urine. So ok... now I'm scared. I went to look for him and found him lying in his litter box, difficulty breathing, the works. My heart sank. What was wrong? I had never had a sick cat before, and had no clue what this could possibly be. Since it was about 11:00pm, my vet wasn't open. I immediately rang the emergency vet, and explained the situation. At this time, Winter had stood up, and was trying to pee in his litter box, I watched closely, but nothing came out. Now it was clear... he had a urinary blockage. Again, my heart sank.

Winter the cat snuggling up to his husky sister!
After a long conversation with the vet, he made it sound like I would have to euthanize my cat. I refused to believe that and brought him in. I sat with him, comforted him, and promised him I would do whatever it took to help him. With just $200.00 in my pocket, I really had no clue what I was going to do. The vet told me I had 2 options... euthanize him, as they stated how surprised they were that he was still alive as we spoke, or surgery - which might not even work and costs in the area of about $1,800. Another vet came into the room as we were discussing it, and I was bawling my eyes out. She sat down and stated that the surgery would most likely be too late by the time they got everything set up, BUT she had one more idea up her sleeve. Since he couldn't urinate, his bladder was extremely full so they quickly drained it for him. They said his only chance was to keep his bladder drained, give him Valium to help his bladder relax enough to urinate on his own, and try our best to get some wet food into his system. Well... it worked!! Once we got him home, we kept him in our bedroom (relaxed environment) gave him his meds daily, lots of water and wet food and within a week, he was back to his old self again.

My story had a happy ending, but some don't, and that is exactly why we need to realize, as cat owners, how important it is to have our cats as healthy as we possibly can. Hill's Science Diet Urinary And Hairball cat food is a great place to start. A healthy bladder starts with the right balance of vital nutrients. *note - this food will not "cure" crystals in your cats urinary tract, but can help prevent them.


Key benefits of Hill's Science Diet Urinary And Hairball Control Food:


  • Optimal level of magnesium 
  • Natural fiber comfortably reduces hairballs
  • clinically proven antioxidant benefits
  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives 


This new line of cat food from Hill's Science Diet, is formulated to support feline urinary health - all the way from the kidneys, to the bladder, with an optimal level of magnesium and fiber for hairball control in healthy cats. I would like to throw a reminder out, that if you are concerned your cat may be suffering from a blockage, crystals, or any other health issue, there is no food out there that will fix it. It is always best to consult with your veterinarian. Prevention is key - healthy food equals healthy cats. 

Introducing: Hill's® Science Diet® Urinary And Hairball Control Cat Food
Little Robbi waiting patiently for her dinner

After all this talk about cat food for urinary health, I think little Robbi has had enough of waiting patiently beside her empty bowl. Lets chow down!

Lets chat!
Have you had health issues with your kitties?
What were they, and what did you do to solve the problem? 



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33 comments:

  1. Great review Jenna! I did not realize that your huskies shared their lives with kitties! Sounds like an awesome product for helping with urinary health and hairballs!

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    1. Thank you! Yes we have 3 kitties and 3 huskies. Did you see just a few weeks ago we rescued a young kitten and went through a few weeks of introduction here on the blog? Long story short, she fits in with our pack wonderfully!
      This is a great product, and a healthy cat leads to a long life, so it is well worth it!

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  2. Really serious when male cats get urinary blockages! He was lucky.

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    1. Yes, he was. I didn't know anything about them before this all happened. I was scared, and I knew he was too. I thought I was going to lose him. Had I known about male cats sometimes having this issue with the crystals and blockages etc... I would have most definitely looked into a food like Hill's Science Diet Urinary Heath and Hairball Control. Who knows, I may have been able to avoid it.

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  3. Mom brushes the kitties around here, so we rarely have hairballs. Bert has been on the Hills Prescription Urinary Diet for several years now and has had no more issues. I'm sure this food is ideal for many cats.

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    1. Wow, even without the newly added hairball control? That's fantastic, I am thrilled to hear Bert is doing well!

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  4. Thank you for the review. Good to know what is out there.

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  5. Great review and this sounds like a huge improvement over the food available when I had my three cats. I actually lost one because of F.U.S. No cat should EVER be fed only dry cat food. I am so happy that yours was able to pull through. How scary. ♥

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    1. You are very right, and that's why I was thrilled to see that Hill's Science Diet Urinary Health and Hairball Control cat food has the same in a wet canned food as well!!!! After what happened with Winter, He most definitely eats wet food on a daily basis. Lesson learned.

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  6. I'm happy your story ended good. It is so important to know what we are putting in our animals tummies and buy the good stuff.

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    1. You're absolutely right! And more and more these days dog and cat owners are realizing the importance of a good quality food, such as Hill's.

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  7. Winter is one very lucky kitty; glad you had a vet with a brain and a heart. The photo of Winter with Koda (?) is darling. love it. ANd Savannah had a severe bladder infection which we did not discover when she first came to be with us. When I finally saw her going in and out of the litter box with nothing coming out off to the vet. She had crystals the size of cut glass!! She can never eat any hard food unless prescription and we use Royal Canin SO

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    1. Yes, if it wasn't for the vets quick thinking, and ideas of how to solve this, Winter would no longer be with us. It amazed me, that the vet asked me to call him a couple times after Winter came home with us, because he wanted to make sure he was doing ok, and just wanted updates on him. I was so thankful! Oh And P.S - the photo it of Lexus and Winter lol :P :)

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  8. Oh wow what an amazing story, Winter is one lucky kitty! You are so right, prevention is the best method. Don't wait for a crisis. This new cat food from Hills sounds terrific, thanks for this review! Hills is such a great brand!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. They really are, aren't they? And yes, prevention is key. Feeding this new Hill's cat food to a healthy cat can certainly help our kitties stay nice and healthy, from their bladder to their kidneys!

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  9. That had to have been so scary! One of our cats had urinary issues but thank goodness it never went as far as a blockage. He peed in the bathtub and we saw blood in it so got him to the vet quickly. One of Hill's prescription diets is what got him through it.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. It was most definitely scary!! Oh my, I can't even tell you. And you know what? Winter was always a caring cat, but not so much a snugly, lovey dovey one... well... after all this, he became the most loving, snugly, people cat, I have ever met! He knows we saved him, and he knows we were not giving up on him. That much i'm sure of.

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  10. Well, I have a problem with hairballs, so this food may be good for me! ~Wally

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    1. I bet you would love the taste too! You really can't go wrong with this food, with double action hairball control and urinary health? You're all set!!

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  11. I'll have to tell my sister about this! Glad your kitty is okay. :)

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    1. Thank you. And yes... I had NO idea male cats were prone to this sort of thing, it is very important to keep cats well hydrated, and not food "just" dry food if they do not drink enough water. This food can really make a difference, and help keep cats healthy, and not just male cats either! PLUS, there is a wet food version of this food as well!

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  12. My cats love the Hairball control so I bet they would like this.

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    1. I bet they would too, especially with the added urinary health benefits as well!

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  13. My sister's cat had a blockage. Bad news and costly to fix. I am glad there are foods out to help.

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    1. Yes, by feeding a healthy cat Hill's Science Diet Hairball and urinary, we can potentially prevent those blockages from happening. They are so super scary and I truly hope your sisters cat was ok?

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  14. That first vet should have been fired. I’ve never heard of such a thing. Surgery is NOT a first option. Draining is the first option. Chizzy had this problem and was drained several times before surgery was even suggested. Blockages are life threatening and I’m glad you didn’t wait till morning to take him in.

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    1. Yes, and it was extremely scary for all of us :(

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  15. The best cat food makes cats happy or just better in healthy ways.i feed them whiskas.

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