Hill's Science Diet VetEssentials™ Puppy Large Breed

Available exclusively from your veterinarian, Hill's Science Diet VetEssentialsTM Puppy Large Breed is uniquely formulated to help address five common health concerns for large breed puppies.

  • Mobility
  • Weight Management
  • Immunity
  • Digestion
  • Skin & Coat

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Product Details

  • Key Benefits

    Clinically proven nutrition that can transform your pet’s life.

    Available exclusively from your veterinarian, Hill's Science Diet VetEssentialsTM Puppy Large Breed is uniquely formulated to help address five common health concerns for large breed puppies.

    • Mobility
    • Weight Management
    • Immunity
    • Digestion
    • Skin & Coat

    Benefit Nutritional Feature Health Benefit
    Mobility Supplies clinically tested levels of omega fatty acids, with the building blocks for joints and natural sources of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate Promotes healthy joint development and enhanced mobility by 30% in 90 days
    Weight Management Clinically proven levels of L-carnitine Builds lean muscle which helps achieve a healthy body composition
    Immunity Optimal levels of clinically proven antioxidants Supports the immune system between vaccinations and helps build a healthy immune system in 90 days
    Digestion Fibre mixture to help maintain a healthy digestive tract Helps maintain a healthy digestive tract and firm stools
    Skin & Coat Omega fatty acids nourish skin cells and hair follicles to rejuvenate the skin Healthy skin and luxurious coat


    100% Satisfaction Guarantee We're confident your pet will enjoy Hill'sTM VetEssentialsTM foods. We're so confident that we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.*

    Recommended For:

    Large breed puppies (over 55 lbs when adult) less than one year old.

    Not Recommended For:

    Adult or mature adult dogs. During pregnancy or nursing, dogs should be switched to Hill's Science Diet VetEssentialsTM Puppy.

    Additional Info:

    Healthy choices matter, for both you and your pet. For more than 70 years, Hill's has been advancing knowledge of how to keep pets their healthiest. That means great-tasting, nutritious food with natural ingredients that helps your dog live a long, happy life. 

    We make every bag of our dry dog food in our own US facilities with highest quality natural ingredients from North America and Europe. These ingredients must meet our strict requirements for purity and nutrient content, which exceed industry standards.

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  • Feeding Guide

    How to adjust feeding amounts to maintain optimal weight.


    • Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.
    • For pregnant or nursing large breed dogs feed Hill's Science Diet VetEssentialsTM Puppy.
    • New to this food? Mix increasing amounts of your pets new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period.
    • Keep fresh water available at all times!
    • Your pets nutritional needs may change as they age. Ask your vet at every checkup.
    • To prevent suffocation, keep this bag out of the reach of pets and children.


    Weight of Dog Growth less than 4 months Growth 4 to 9 months Growth 10 to 12 months
    2 lb (0.9 kg) 1/2 cup (55 g)
    5 lb (2.3 kg) 7/8 cup (100 g)
    8 lb (3.6 kg) 1 1/3 cups (150 g)
    10 lb (4.5 kg) 1 5/8 cups (185 g)
    20 lb (9.1 kg) 2 2/3 cups (300 g) 2 1/4 cups (255 g)
    40 lb (18 kg) 4 1/2 cups (510 g) 3 2/3 cups (415 g) 3 cups (340 g)
    60 lb (27 kg) 6 cups (680 g) 5 cups (565 g) 4 cups (450 g)
    80 lb (36 kg) 6 1/4 cups (705 g) 5 cups (565 g)
    100 lb (45 kg) 7 1/3 cups (830 g) 5 3/4 cups (650 g)
    120 lb (54 kg) 6 3/4 cups (765 g)
    140 lb (64 kg) 7 1/2 cups (850 g)

    Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Hill's Science Diet VetEssentials™ Puppy Large Breed provides complete and balanced nutrition for growing puppies.
  • Ingredients

    High quality protein and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

    Chicken, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Brown Rice, Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Yellow Peas, Flaxseed, Egg Product, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Fat, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Iodized Salt, Pork Fat, Potassium Chloride, Green Peas, Choline Chloride, Apples, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Cranberries, Carrots, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Broccoli, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene.

  • Average Nutrient & Caloric Content

    Balanced nutrition that exceeds AAFCO nutrition standards.

    3679 kcal/kg (417 kcal/cup†)

    Nutrient Dry Matter1
    Protein 29.7
    Fat 16.0
    Crude Fiber 1.7
    Carbohydrate / NFE 45.6
    Calcium 1.19
    Phosphorous 0.94
    Sodium 0.50
    Potassium 0.78
    Magnesium 0.137
    Carnitine 370.0 ppm
    Vitamin C 321 ppm
    Vitamin E 732 IU/kg
    DHA 0.231
    Chondroitin Sulphate 1537 ppm
    Glucosamine 445 ppm


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

Hill's Science Diet VetEssentials

Preventative nutrition with 5 essential health benefits for your healthy pet.

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