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Hill's Science Diet VetEssentials™ Puppy Large Breed




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

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

Additional info:

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

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 Fiber 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

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

Recommended for:

Large breed puppies (over 55 lbs when adult) less than one 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 Hills™ Science Diet™ VetEssentials™ Puppy food

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, 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.


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)


  • Adjust feeding amounts as necessary to maintain optimal weight. If you are unsure, ask your veterinarian.
  • For pregnant or nursing large breed dogs feed Science Diet™ VetEssentials™ 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 the packaging out of the reach of pets and children.



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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.

†An eight fluid oz. measuring cup of Hill's Science Diet VetEssentials™ Puppy Large Breed 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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