You guys, I’m so excited to share that I’ll be teaming up with Hill’s Pet Nutrition for the second year in a row!
A Little History
A brand that’s extremely near and dear to my heart (nope, I never thought I’d be saying that about a pet food brand either but if you read this post then you totally get it) Hill’s was developed in the late 1930s when Morris Frank, a young blind man, was touring the country with his guide dog, Buddy, to promote Seeing Eye® dogs.
Sadly, it wasn’t long before Buddy (a German Shepard) was diagnosed with kidney failure. Desperate to help his beloved companion, Mr. Frank turned to Dr. Mark Morris Sr. Believing Buddy’s illness was the result of poor nutrition, Dr. Morris and his wife Louise worked tirelessly (in their little kitchen) to develop a pet food specifically for Buddy.
Seeing the results, they’d so hoped for, Louise and three other women continued to make Buddy’s food in the Morris family basement where they also stored it in Ball jars. Doing better than ever Buddy and Mr. Frank were soon able to hit the road again but ran into difficulties when those same glass jars (being mailed to the duo while they toured the US) arrived damaged or worse still shattered.
Determined as ever, Mr. Frank quickly arranged for thousands of cans and a hand operated canning machine to be delivered to Dr. Morris. It was then that his staff started canning the food and, inspired by Buddy, the entire team began working to make his food available to other dogs suffering from renal failure and/or insufficiency.
Fast forward 80 years or so and Hill’s has grown to include more than 50 pet foods formulated by veterinarians and board-certified specialists for different life-stages and special needs in healthy pets – including my main girl, Maddie who might just love their Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine more than me!
Carrying on the tradition of caring that started it all, Hill’s remains 100% dedicated to transforming lives of those both four and two legged by providing the highest quality (I’m talking veterinarian, board specialist and fur-baby approved) pet food possible.
Having seen first-hand the incredible quality of life Maddie has been able to enjoy ever since we made the switch to Hill’s (recommended by her vet almost six years ago) I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to explain just how thankful I am for these guys. Of course, there are a few other things to love about the brand.
Since 2002 The Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love® program (supported by purchases of Hill’s pet food) has supported shelter animals throughout the US by providing nutritious, delicious (alright, so I can’t personally back that up but Maddie sure can) and precisely balanced meals 365 days a year. The result? A growing number of healthy and happy pets finding the forever homes they so deserve. Speaking of which . . .
Hill’s continues to give back as a major sponsor of one record-breaking pet adoption event that just so happens to be my favorite charitable initiative ever! I had the pleasure of working with Hill’s to help spread awareness of this nationwide pet adoption drive last year and I’m beyond honored to be doing the same again this summer.
This amazing nationwide pet adoption event will take place Saturday Aug. 17 and more than 1,400 shelters across the U.S. will be participating – including the Potter League in R.I.! Last year more than 100,000 pets found a loving home thanks to Hill’s Pet Nutrition and YOU! This year we’re all hoping we can improve on that incredible number so if you are thinking about adoption then please keep Saturday’s drive in mind. Remember, when you adopt a shelter animal you free up much needed space for the next cat, dog, bird or even bunny in need so you’re actually saving two lives! Go on, be a hero!
The Biggest Pet Adoption Drive Of The Year | Saturday, Aug. 17. | Find A Shelter Near You.