In 1939, Dr. Mark L. Morris, Sr. started Hill's Pet Nutrition with the belief that certain diseases in pets could be managed through carefully formulated nutrition. The chance to prove his theory came when a young blind man named Morris Frank asked Dr. Morris if anything could be done to save his guide dog, Buddy, who was suffering from kidney failure. The result of Dr. Morris' efforts was the nutritional formulation that would become the first Hill's Prescription Diet product and the world's first pet food designed to help dogs with kidney disease. As the makers of Science Diet and Prescription Diet, the company s mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill s will do this by providing leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners and veterinary professionals throughout the world.