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Hill's Science Diet VetEssentials™ Puppy




If you are unsatisfied for any reason, return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement

Available exclusively from your veterinarian,
Hills™ Science Diet™ VetEssentials™ Puppy is uniquely formulated to help address five common health concerns for puppies.

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

Additional info:

Healthy choices matter, for both you and your pet. For more than 70 years, Hills 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 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.

Benefit Nutritional Feature Health Benefit
Immunity Optimal levels of clinically proven antioxidants (Vitamin C+E) Supports the immune system between vaccinations and helps build a healthy immune system in 90 days
Weight Management Precisely balanced nutrition and high-quality protein Helps achieve ideal body weight and ensures optimal growth and development
Digestion Brown rice, oats and barley are natural sources of fibre Helps maintain a healthy digestive tract and firm stools
Skin & Coat Flaxseed and vegetable oil contain omega fatty acids Healthy skin and luxurious coat
Mobility Natural glucosamine and chondroitin Provides the building blocks for healthy joints and cartilage

Hills™ has a wide variety of foods for your dogs unique needs that are sure to please!

Recommended for:

Puppies <1 year of age.

Not recommended for:

Adult, Mature, Obese or Obese prone dogs.

Formulated to help

reduce the risk of struvite & calcium oxalate crystals

Made in the USA
with global ingredients you can trust

Proud to have helped
11 million shelter pets
find a forever home & counting


INGREDIENTS: Chicken, Brown Rice, Soybean Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Chicken Meal, Pork Fat, Egg Product, Flaxseed, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Liver Flavor, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Oats, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Soybean Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Iodized Salt, Green Peas, 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, Choline Chloride, Carrots, Potassium Chloride, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Broccoli, DL-Methionine, L-Tryptophan, Taurine, L-Threonine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene.


Weight of Dog Growth 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 lb (0.9 kg) 1/2 cup (55 g) 3/8 cup (40 g) 1/3 cup (40 g)
5 lb (2.3 kg) 7/8 cup (100 g) 3/4 cup (85 g) 5/8 cup (70 g)
8 lb (3.6 kg) 1 1/4 cups (140 g) 1 cup (115 g) 7/8 cup (100 g)
10 lb (4.5 kg) 1 1/2 cups (170 g) 1 1/4 cups (140 g) 1 cup (115 g)
20 lb (9.1 kg) 2 1/2 cups (285 g) 2 cups (225 g) 1 2/3 cups (190 g)
40 lb (18 kg) 4 1/4 cups (480 g) 3 1/2 cups (395 g) 2 3/4 cups (310 g)
60 lb (27 kg) 5 2/3 cups (640 g) 4 2/3 cups (525 g) 3 3/4 cups (425 g)
80 lb (36 kg) 7 cups (790 g) 5 3/4 cups (650 g) 4 2/3 cups (525 g)
100 lb (45 kg) 8 1/4 cups (930 g) 6 3/4 cups (765 g) 5 1/2 cups (620 g)
120 lb (54 kg) 9 1/2 cups (1075 g) 8 cups (905 g) 6 1/3 cups (715 g)


  • 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 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.



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3928 kcal/kg (445 kcal/cup†)

Nutrient Dry Matter1
Protein 28.8
Fat 22.1
Crude Fiber 2.4
Carbohydrate / NFE 39.5
Calcium 1.33
Phosphorous 1.09
Potassium 0.81
Magnesium 0.162
Carnitine 16.3 ppm
Vitamin C 258 ppm
Vitamin E 730 IU/kg
DHA 0.193
Total Omega-3 FA 1.51
Total Omega-6 FA 4.26
Chondroitin Sulphate 1355 ppm
Glucosamine 351 ppm


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

†An eight fluid oz. measuring cup of Hill's Science Diet VetEssentials™ Puppy contains 4.0 oz. by weight.

Hill's Science Diet VetEssentials

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

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