The Company Inspired by a Guide Dog

The Hill’s™ Pet Nutrition food lines began in 1939. Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr. believed certain health conditions in pets could be managed through carefully formulated nutrition. His ideas were visionary in veterinary medicine. A young blind man asked Dr. Morris if anything could be done to help his guide dog, Buddy, who was having kidney health issues. The result of Dr. Morris’ efforts was the nutritional formulation that became the first product in the Hill’s Prescription Diet line of therapeutic pet foods, and the world’s first pet food designed for kidney health. Soon after, Hill’s™ Pet Nutrition was founded and the field of clinical nutrition sprang to life. Today, Hill’s™ Pet Nutrition carries on the tradition of caring that began in 1939 with one remarkable veterinarian. Our Prescription Diet™, Science Diet™, Science Diet™ VetEssentials and Ideal Balance™ pet foods offer the highest-quality pet nutrition available. We’re making a difference for people and their pets all over the world and since 1997 Hill’s Australia has supported local animal welfare groups, including the RSPCA®.