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VetEssentials™ Puppy Large Breed - Dry

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Science Diet™
VetEssentials™ Puppy Large Breed

Available exclusively from your veterinarian, Hill's™ Science Diet™ VetEssentials™ Puppy Large Breed is uniquely formulated to help address five common health concerns for growing large breed 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:

Large breed puppies (over 55 lbs when adult) up to 1 year old.

Not Recommended For:

Adult or mature adult dogs. Pregnant or nursing dogs because of a lower energy density and lower calcium content. During pregnancy or nursing, dogs should be switched to Science Diet™ VetEssentials™ Puppy food

Nutritional FeatureHealthy BenefitKey Nutrient
Immunity: Optimal levels of clinically proven antioxidantsSupports the immune system between vaccinations and helps build a healthy immune system in 90 daysVitamin E & C
Weight Management: Clinically proven levels of L-Carnitine Builds lean muscle which helps achieve a healthy body compositionAdded L-Carnitine
Mobility: Supplies clinically tested levels of omega fatty acids, with the building blocks for joints 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
Digestion: Optimal fibre mixtureHelps maintain a healthy digestive tract and firm stoolsNatural Vegetable Fibre
Skin & Coat: Omega fatty acids nourish skin cells and hair follicles to rejuvenate the skin Promotes healthy skin & luxurious coatOmega Fatty Acids

Feeding Guide

Daily Feeding Guide

Helpful Tips

  • These amounts are a starting point only. Your pet may need less or more food to maintain proper weight. Adjust as needed. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.
  • For pregnant or nursing large breed dogs: Science Diet™ Puppy Healthy Development Original, VetEssentials™ Puppy or Puppy Lamb Meal & Rice Recipe is the recommended product.
  • 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 one of the Hill's™ Science Diet™ adult dog foods once he reaches 1 year of age.
  • Science Diet is available in a wide variety of dry foods and treats 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 reach of pets and children.

Feeding transition


Weight of DogGrowth less than 4 monthsGrowth 4 to 9 monthsGrowth 10 to 12 months
2.0 lb (0,9 kg) 1/2 cup (50 g)
5.0 lb (2,3 kg)1 cup (100 g)
8.0 lb (3,6 kg)1 1/2 cups (150 g)
10.0 lb (4,5 kg)1 3/4 cups (175 g)
20.0 lb (9,1 kg)3 cups (295 g) 2 1/2 cups (250 g)
40.0 lb (18,1 kg)5 cups (495 g) 4 1/4 cups (420 g)3 1/3 cups (330 g)
60.0 lb (27,2 kg)6 3/4 cups (670 g) 5 2/3 cups (560 g)4 1/2 cups (445 g)
80.0 lb (36,3 kg) 7 cups (695 g)5 2/3 cups (560 g)
100.0 lb (45,4 kg) 8 1/3 cups (825 g)6 2/3 cups (660 g)
120.0 lb (54,4 kg) 7 2/3 cups (760 g)
140.0 lb (63,5 kg) 8 1/2 cups (840 g)

Average Nutrient And Caloric Contents

Dry 3626 kcal/kg

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)42.5
Crude Fiber2.3
Carnitine399 ppm
Vitamin C347 mg/kg
Vitamin E853 IU/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total1.76
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Total3.96
Chondroitin Sulfate1510 mg/kg (ppm)
Glucosamine855 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, Corn Gluten Meal, Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Dried Egg Product, Soybean Oil, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Potassium Citrate, Iodized Salt, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Natural Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, 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, L-Lysine, minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Tryptophan, Taurine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, L-Carnitine, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

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