Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Slow Cooked Cat Food Process and an #InspiredbyCrafted Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Ideal Balance® CRAFTED, but Pawsitively Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

For the past few months, our cat has been enjoying the new Hill's® Ideal Balance® Crafted cat food. The food is prepared in small batches, made the way you would at home. If I had the time and the knowledge to cook for my pets, I probably would. However, I choose to leave that to the experts.


I had the opportunity to learn more about the slow cooked cat food process that Hill's uses in it's new Ideal Balance Crafted dry cat food formulas. Here's a look at how my cat's food is crafted from start to finish:

  • Hill's uses thoughtfully sourced ingredients to create unique and flavorful recipes for your cat. 
  • Next, the ingredients are carefully mixed together and then added to the dough to be cooked. 
  • The dough is cooked gently at 250 - 300 degrees to lock in flavor and nutrition. 
  • The cat food is cut into crispy, custom shaped pieces of kibble. 
One of the coolest things about the new Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted cat food is the shape that it comes in. These new, unique custom shapes were created to please the most finicky of felines. It is an innovation that is the result of many years of Hill's research with pets to understand the important impact of texture and shape in improving palatability for cats. 

All of Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted products are made in the US with only natural ingredients and NO corn, wheat, or soy. They also offer grain-free varieties of pet food if that's what you prefer. 


Callie appreciates the extra effort that Hill's has taken to make her Ideal Balance Crafted cat food as delicious and healthy as can be. She tried her paw at cooking a time or two, but has now decided that this is better left to the professionals. (Although, she is darn good at making biscuits!)

Hill's Ideal Balance is now on shelves at your local pet specialty retail stores as well as online at Amazon. This food is available in dry and wet formulas for cats and dogs, as well as treats for dogs. Just take a look around and you're sure to find it!

You can stay up to date with Hill's Pet Nutrition on Facebook and Twitter

Try Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted - $300 PetSmart Gift Card Giveaway


We are teaming up with Hill's to give away a $300 PetSmart Gift Card so that one lucky person can pick up some Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted to try with their pets! US residents only and ends on June 30 at 11:59 ET. To enter, just fill out the giveaway form below. Good luck! 

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**About the Giveaway:** This Giveaway is hosted by the BlogPaws Professional Blogger Network and sponsored by Hill's Ideal Balance CRAFTED. There is no purchase necessary in order to be eligible to win and is void where prohibited. This Giveaway is open to anyone that resides in the United States and is over the age of 18. Employees of Pet360, Inc., Hill's Pet Nutrition, PetSmart and their immediate families are ineligible. This Giveaway will be open from 6/9 - 6/30/2015 at 11:59pm ET. Winners will be notified on or about Wednesday 7/1/15 and will have 24 hours to respond to the email before forfeiting their prize. 

One winner will receive a $300 gift card to PetSmart to purchase Ideal Balance CRAFTED products for either their dog or cat at their local PetSmart store. The gift card will be mailed to the winner approximately 4 – 6 weeks from acceptance.

24 comments:

  1. Fabulous review, it's really like a homemade food and if I look in Callies eyes I can see the 87 purrs rating :o)
    easy rider

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  2. Sounds like this stuff is irresistible to cats. Nicely done Ann.

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  3. ARG U.S only!!! LOL! This sounds super awesome!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  4. It is always nice when the yummy really is yummy!

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  5. I would love to try this out on my kitty who was weaned too early and has a vitamin deficiency.

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  6. callie...a grate post...N we tried ta cook a pizza pie with perch onze........well, ...we did TRY !!! ♥♥♥

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  7. My cat bro Bert wants to enter, but he is on a special diet, so we will have to pass.

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  8. We've been hearing good things about this food. We'll need to give it a try.

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  9. I love that the food is cut into unique pieces. I enjoy all of our HIll's pet food and treats.

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  10. I'm on the hunt for a new kitty to adopt, so this would be super awesome!!!! I follow your blog anyway, all the time!

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    1. Oh yay! That will be exciting :)

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    2. YES!!! Designer collars and bow ties! Ahhh!! Kitten food is expensive :(

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  11. Sounds like a great food! My cat has reached senior status (14 years) and I'd like to start pampering him a little more.

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  12. Great review. I prefer to feed canned, but KaTwo will eat only dry so I may get some of this for her.

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    1. There are canned food recipes as well!

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  13. It's great that it's cut in little pieces!

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  14. I would have to say that it has herbs that are a part of cat food recipe and other unique ingredients - shaunie

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  15. That is has five times antioxidants to help strengthen immunity! Yay!

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  16. I learned that it has 5x antioxidants compared to leading brands and that they use high quality proteins, like salmon in their cat food.

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  17. I learned that the food is cut into nice pieces and that is great for our small dogs.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  18. I learned that there is no corn, wheat, or soy in these products.

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  19. I learned that it's cut into small, unique pieces!

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  20. Thank you for the giveaway! My Mocha so loves the Hills grain free treats! It's nice to see more variety of products as these coming from Hills.

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