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VetEssentials™ Puppy - Dry

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Hill's™ Science Diet™
VetEssentials™ Puppy

Available exclusively from your veterinarian,
Hill's® Healthy Advantage® Puppy is uniquely formulated to help address five common health concerns for puppies.

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

Key Benefits

Recommended For:

Puppies <1 year of age.

Not Recommended For:

Adult, Mature, Obese or Obese prone dogs.

BenefitNutritional FeatureHealth Benefit
ImmunityOptimal 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 ManagementPrecisely balanced nutrition and high-quality proteinHelps achieve ideal body weight and ensures optimal growth and development
DigestionBrown rice, oats and barley are natural sources of fiberHelps maintain a healthy digestive tract and firm stools
Skin & CoatFlaxseed and vegetable oil contain omega fatty acidsHealthy skin and luxurious coat
MobilityNatural glucosamine and chondroitinProvides the building blocks for healthy joints and cartilage

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 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.

Other Products to Consider

Hill's® has a wide variety of foods for your dog's unique needs that are sure to please!

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.
  • To prevent suffocation, keep this bag out of the reach of pets and children.

Feeding transition


Weight of DogGrowth 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 3/4 cups (535 g)3 3/4 cups (425 g)
80 lb (36 kg)7 cups (790 g) 6 cups (680 g)4 2/3 cups (525 g)
100 lb (45 kg)8 1/3 cups (940 g) 7 cups (790 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)
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Healthy Advantage® Puppy Dog Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for growing puppies and gestating/lactating adult female dogs.

Average Nutrient And Caloric Contents

Dry 3883 kcal/kg

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)39.6
Crude Fiber2.3
Vitamin C253 mg/kg
Vitamin E717 IU/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total1.53
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Total4.13
Chondroitin Sulfate1330 mg/kg (ppm)
Glucosamine345 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.


Chicken, Brown Rice, Soybean Meal, Whole Grain Wheat, Chicken Meal, Pork Fat, Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed, Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Liver Flavor, Oat Groats, Cracked Pearled Barley, Lactic Acid, Fish Oil, Soybean Oil, Vegetable & fruit blend (Green Peas, Apples, Cranberries, Carrots, Broccoli), Dicalcium Phosphate, Iodized Salt, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Tryptophan, Taurine, DL-Mehtionine, L-Threonine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors.

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