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Hill's Science Diet Science Diet
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Kitten Kitten
Adult 1+ Adult 1+
Mature Age 7+
Mature Age 7+

Puppy Puppy
Adult 1+ Adult 1+
Mature Age 7+
Mature Age 7+

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VetEssentials™ Puppy - Dry

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Science Diet™
VetEssentials™ Puppy

Available exclusively from your veterinarian, Hill's™ Science Diet™ VetEssentials™ Puppy is uniquely formulated to help address five common health concerns for growing puppies. Along with regular exercise and veterinary checkups, Hill's™ Science Diet™ VetEssentials™ maximizes your pet's potential for a happy, healthy future

Key Benefits

Recommended For:

Puppies up to 1 year old and pregnant or nursing dogs.

Not Recommended For:

Adult dogs, mature adult dogs, obese or obese-prone dogs.

Nutritional FeatureHealth BenefitKey Nutrient
Immunity: Optimal levels of clinically proven antioxidantsSupports the immune system between vaccinations and helps build a healthy immune system in 90 daysVitamins E & C
Weight Management: Precisely balanced nutrition and high quality protein Helps achieve ideal body weight and ensures optimal growth and developmentHigh Quality Protein
Healthy Mobility: Supplies clinically tested levels of omega fatty acids and provides the building blocks for healthy joints and cartilage with natural sources of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfatePromotes healthy joint development and enhanced mobility by 30% in 90 daysOmega Fatty Acids With Natural Glucosamine & Chondroitin Sulfate
Healthy Digestion: Optimal fiber mixtureHelps maintain a healthy digestive tract and firm stoolsNatural Vegetable Fiber
Healthy Skin & Coat: Omega fatty acids nourish skin cells and hair follicles to rejuvenate the skinPromotes healthy skin and a luxurious coatOmega Fatty Acids

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Science Diet™ Puppy Healthy Development & Ideal Balance Puppy

Feeding Guide

Daily Feeding Guide

Helpful Tips

  • For puppies/pregnant dogs: begin by feeding the suggested daily amount. Your pet may need less or more food to maintain proper weight. Adjust as needed. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.
  • For nursing dogs: keep food available at all times.
  • Feeding this food for the first time? Mix increasing amounts of your pet's new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period.
  • For maximum benefit, this product must be fed as the only food. Use of supplements or mixing with any other food is not recommended.
  • Keep fresh water available at all times!
  • We recommend that you take your pet to the veterinarian at least twice a year for regular health check-ups.
  • Your pet's nutritional needs change with each lifestage. Continue to give him the same precise and balanced nutrition by transitioning your puppy to Hill's™ Science Diet™ VetEssentials™ Adult dog food once he reaches 1 year of age.
  • Science Diet is available in a wide variety of dry foods for your puppy's unique needs. Canned puppy food is also available from Science Diet in a delicious savory chicken flavor that your puppy will love.
  • To prevent suffocation, keep this plastic bag out of the reach of pets and children.

Feeding transition


Weight of DogGrowth less than 4 months
(Pregnancy weeks 7 - 9)
Growth 4 to 9 months
(Pregnancy weeks 5 - 6)
Growth 10 to 12 months
(Pregnancy weeks 1 - 4)
2.0 lb (0,9 kg) 1/2 cup (50 g) 3/8 cup (35 g) 1/3 cup (35 g)
5.0 lb (2,3 kg)1 cup (100 g) 7/8 cup (85 g) 2/3 cup (65 g)
8.0 lb (3,6 kg)1 3/8 cups (135 g) 1 1/8 cups (110 g)1 cup (100 g)
10.0 lb (4,5 kg)1 2/3 cups (165 g) 1 3/8 cups (135 g)1 1/8 cups (110 g)
20.0 lb (9,1 kg)2 3/4 cups (270 g) 2 1/3 cups (230 g)2 cups (200 g)
40.0 lb (18,1 kg)4 3/4 cups (470 g) 4 cups (395 g)3 1/4 cups (320 g)
60.0 lb (27,2 kg)6 1/2 cups (645 g) 5 1/3 cups (530 g)4 1/4 cups (420 g)
80.0 lb (36,3 kg)8 cups (790 g) 6 2/3 cups (660 g)5 1/3 cups (530 g)
100.0 lb (45,4 kg)9 1/2 cups (940 g) 7 3/4 cups (765 g)6 1/4 cups (620 g)
120.0 lb (54,4 kg)10 3/4 cups (1065 g) 9 cups (890 g)7 1/4 cups (720 g)

Average Nutrient And Caloric Contents

Dry 3897 kcal/kg

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)33.7
Crude Fiber3.2
Carnitine329 ppm
Vitamin C401 mg/kg
Vitamin E799 IU/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total1.73
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Total4.77
Chondroitin Sulfate2123 mg/kg (ppm)
Glucosamine1203 mg/kg (ppm)


1The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.


Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Liver Flavor, Flaxseed, Soybean Oil, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Beet Pulp, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Corn Gluten Meal, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Egg Product, Iodized Salt, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Natural Flavor, vitamins (L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Vitamin E Supplement, minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Tryptophan, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, L-Carnitine, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

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