Hill's Science Diet and Ideal Balance

The only brands of dog and cat food that we sell because of its high quality ingredients!

A few years ago, the Brewer Veterinary Clinic & Bear Brook Kennel researched the available pet foods. We found that Hill’s Science Diet and Prescription Diets and Ideal Balance offered the best quality for the price. Hill’s constantly monitors and upgrades their products. We feed Science Diet to both cats and dogs at the kennel. We carry Hill’s Science Diet and Ideal Balance dry and canned food here (though the Prescription Diets can only be found at vet clinics). We are so committed to this product, it is the only brand we carry.

“About Hill’s” quote from their website:

“Balanced pet nutrition has been our passion for more than 70 years. Over 150 veterinarians and pet nutritionists are involved in the development of our products. We manufacture every bag of our dry dog food in our own U.S. facilities with high quality natural ingredients from North America and Europe. These ingredients must meet our strict requirements for purity and nutrient content, which exceed industry standards.”

Hill’s Science Diet


 Science Diet uses the same percentage of each ingredient in each bag (which will change depending on the formula you get, i.e., large breed, mature adult, small bites, sensitive stomach, etc). This allows for a more consistently healthy food with the most high quality ingredients. Other brands use a different percentage within a certain range (i.e. 10-20%) of each ingredient in every bag so every bag is actually a slightly different from the one you had bought before.

 We carry many different Science Diet formulas on a regular basis, such as Large Breed Puppy, Small Bites Puppy, Sensitive Stomach, Sensitive Skin, Adult Advanced Fitness, Adult Light, Mature Adult, Lamb and Rice, Oral Care and more. We also have some Science Diet cat foods in stock such as Adult Light, Kitten Healthy Development, Adult Indoor, and Hairball Control.

To learn more about Science Diet food, check out the website here.

Hill’s Ideal Balance


Hill’s also has a new line of dog and cat dry and canned food called Ideal Balance. This line of food still has the excellent nutrition of regular Science Diet but has no corn, soy or wheat and has no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. It’s also full of natural ingredients such as chicken for lean protein, brown rice for natural fiber, flax seed for OMEGA-3 &-6, apples for vitamin C, vegetables for vitamins and minerals and cranberries for antioxidants. This line also has grain free options if your dog (or cat) has related allergies.

 To learn more about Ideal Balance, you can go here!

If we don’t have what you’re looking for in stock, we can order any of the Science Diet or Ideal Balance formulas for you, and it will be at our kennel within a week!