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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+
Senior Age 11+ Senior Age 11+

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

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VetEssentials™ Puppy Large Breed - Dry

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Hill's™ 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:


  • Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.
  • For nursing dogs: keep food available at all times.
  • New to this food? Mix increasing amounts of your pet's new food with decreasing amounts of the old food over a 7-day period.
  • Keep fresh water available at all times!
  • Your pet's nutritional needs may change as they age. Ask your vet at every checkup.
  • Science Diet is available in a wide variety of dry foods, wet foods and treats for your pet's unique needs.
  • To prevent suffocation, keep this bag out of the 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 Content

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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