We received a bag of Hill’s Science Plan and payment in return for writing this post. All opinions are our own.
Hill’s™ Science Plan™ Canine Mature Adult 7+ Active Longevity™ Medium with Chicken is a complete dried dog food especially designed for older dogs. When we were offered some for Fudge to try though, well, I wasn’t sure she would be interested.
Beagles are supposed to almost completely led by their stomach. That is to say that it would be foolish to trust even a well trained Beagle alone in a room with any kind of food. Then there is Fudge.
Fudge is our 13 year old Beagle.
She enjoys bullying hedgehogs, chewing socks and leaving dog hair all over the house. She is also surprisingly picky when it comes to her grub. Fudge will not, for example, entertain any kind of dog treat. She loves a little cheese or cooked meat as a snack. Any kind of dog chew or treat though? Forget it!
Fudge is equally as fussy when it comes to her meals. As a rule she likes to eat twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening. Now that she is a bit older she prefers not to eat her morning meal all in one go. Choosing instead to graze on it throughout the early part of the day.
This is all well and good for her but over the summer it becomes problematic for us. Fudge prefers wet food but flies are attracted to it if it is in her bowl for very long. Not great on those long hot days in August. Not to mention the smell. Oh dear lord, the smell!
I have tried her with dry food in the past. Mostly she eyes it with suspicion and then ignores it until I throw it out and give her a tin of chunks in gravy (she isn’t even massively keen on the stuff in jelly to be honest).
The day Hill’s™ Science Plan™ Canine Mature Adult 7+ Active Longevity™ Medium with Chicken arrived
It was promising then that on the day our Hills dog food arrived she showed a fair amount of interest before I had even opened the bag.
I really like the packaging of the Hill’s™ Science Plan™ Canine Mature Adult 7+ Active Longevity™ Medium with Chicken we were sent. The bag can be opened by hand and has a velcro reseal which keeps the biscuits inside nice and fresh for longer.
The biscuits appeared to be larger than other dry dog foods I had seen and I did wonder whether Fudge;s poor old teeth could manage them. She managed absolutely fine!
She tried a couple of biscuits at first and over the course of about a week we introduced the Hill’s™ Science Plan™ Canine Mature Adult 7+ Active Longevity™ Medium with Chicken into her daily diet, mixing it in with her regular brand.
Hill’s™ Science Plan™ Canine Mature Adult 7+ Active Longevity™ Medium with Chicken is formulated to sustain mobility and healthy vital organs. With clinically proven antioxidants, and glucosamine and chondroitin from natural sources.
- Joint and mobility support with glucosamine and chondroitin from natural sources.
- Sustains healthy vital organs with balanced sodium and phosphorus levels.
- Highly digestible ingredients for optimal nutrient absorption.
- Made with high quality ingredients for great taste. 100% guaranteed.
2 weeks in and she is having a big bowl of Hill’s™ Science Plan™ Canine Mature Adult 7+ Active Longevity™ Medium with Chicken in the morning and then a tin of chunks in gravy mixed with a few more biscuits in the evening. This has been great for us because it means that I don’t need to worry about those pesky flies anymore or have to live with the dog food pong on hot days!
Fudge is loving her new meal plan too.
She is full of energy and looking really healthy and most importantly she seems to like the biscuits! Plus, between you and me. Her breath (and her wind) is SO much better having some dry food incorporated into her diet. We will definitely be continuing to use Hill’s Science Plan. You can purchase Hill’s Science Plan here or you can find it at all good Pet shops.