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Puppy Healthy Development Original - Dry

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Hill's® Science Diet®
Puppy Healthy Development Original

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Hill's® Science Diet® Puppy Healthy Development Original dog food provides precisely balanced, easy-to-digest nutrition for growing puppies.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy mobility and skeletal development
  • DHA supports healthy brain development and learning ability
  • Optimal levels of vitamins C+E build immune system protection
  • High quality chicken protein with natural ingredients and no chicken by-product meal

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Key Benefits

Recommended For:

Puppies up to 1 year old and pregnant or nursing dogs.

Not Recommended For:

Adult dogs, mature adult dogs, obese or obese-prone dogs.

BenefitNutrientHow It Works
Healthy mobility and skeletal developmentOmega-3 fatty acidsNutrient-rich fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids that support healthy bone growth and development in puppies.
Healthy development of brain, eyes and learning abilityNatural DHADHA is recognized as an important building block for optimal brain and eye development in puppies.
Strong immune systemVitamin C+EOptimal levels of clinically proven vitamins and antioxidants quickly build healthy immune function to protect between vaccinations.
Ideal body weightHigh-quality proteinEasy-to-digest, high-quality protein is a foundation for lean muscle that helps maintain ideal body condition.

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.

By choosing Science Diet, you help us provide food to shelter pets 365 days a year.
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Other Products to Consider

Science Diet® is available in a wide variety of foods for your puppy's unique needs. Canned puppy food is available from Science Diet® in several flavors such as delicious Gourmet Chicken Entrée that your puppy will love. Also try Science Diet® treats 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!
  • 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 plastic bag out of the reach of pets and children.


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 (50 g) 3/8 cup (35 g) 1/3 cup (35 g)
5 lb (2,3 kg)1 cup (100 g) 7/8 cup (85 g) 2/3 cup (65 g)
8 lb (3,6 kg)1 1/2 cups (150 g) 1 1/4 cups (125 g)1 cup (100 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg)1 3/4 cups (175 g) 1 1/2 cups (150 g)1 1/8 cups (110 g)
20 lb (9,1 kg)3 cups (295 g) 2 1/2 cups (250 g)2 cups (200 g)
40 lb (18 kg)5 cups (495 g) 4 cups (395 g)3 1/4 cups (320 g)
60 lb (27 kg)6 2/3 cups (660 g) 5 1/2 cups (545 g)4 1/3 cups (430 g)
80 lb (36 kg)8 1/4 cups (815 g) 6 3/4 cups (670 g)5 1/2 cups (545 g)
100 lb (45 kg)9 3/4 cups (965 g) 8 cups (790 g)6 1/2 cups (645 g)
120 lb (54 kg)11 1/4 cups (1115 g) 9 1/4 cups (915 g)7 1/2 cups (745 g)
Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that Science Diet® Puppy Healthy Development Original Dog Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for growing puppies and gestating/lactating adult female dogs.

Average Nutrient and Caloric Contents

Dry 3744 kcal/kg (371 kcal/cup)

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)39.8
Crude Fiber1.8
Vitamin C317 mg/kg
Vitamin E663 IU/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Total1.13


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.
†An eight fluid oz. measuring cup of Puppy Healthy Development Original contains 3.5 oz. by weight.


Chicken Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Wheat, Pork Meal, Whole Grain Corn, Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Gluten Meal, Pork Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Flaxseed, Pork Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Iodized Salt, Potassium Chloride, L-lysine, Choline Chloride, 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), minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Taurine, Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors, Dried Apples, Dried Broccoli, Dried Carrots, Dried Cranberries, Dried Peas.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great food made scientifically Never used your products until, as a foster home for a rescue group, I was given a box of 6 week old puppies. They were in terrible shape living off of dandelions. They couldn't lift their heads and walked like praying mantises. Our rescue vet gave me a Science Diet puppy sample. Within twelve hours of eating Science Diet puppy they were running, chasing each other, acting like normal puppies. As each was adopted, I gave their new families a bag of your puppy food and told them the story of how I became a devoted follower of your products. The best scientists make the best nutrition, please don't ever stop.
Date published: 2012-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puppy Love! I just brought home a Welsh Corgi puppy three weeks ago and have been feeding him this product from day one. He loves it! He's a little piggy in general, he'll scarf down just about anything he finds around him, and has a bottomless stomach, but he especially loves his puppy food. Although it was a "cold turkey" change from the dry food his breeder was feeding him to this Science Diet formula, his puppy digestive system didn't seem to skip a beat! He's never been sick off of it, he's very energetic and playful, and his fur is nice and shiny and healthy. We had our first vet appointment last week and the doctor gave him a full clean bill of health!
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product makes for happy and healthy dogs:) I would not think of feeding our new puppy "Sierra" (10 weeks old) anything but Science Diet. We have always fed our pets Science Diet. Buffy, our cocker spaniel, lived to be 19 years old. Daisy, our current dog, is 17 years old. By feeding our pets Science Diet, they seem to have less visits to the vet due to health issues. Thank you Science Diet for your great products that are also highly recommended by our vet. In fact, she told me about "Healthy Advantage" Science Diet that is only sold by the vets which I plan on purchasing once we use up the huge bag of Science Diet original puppy food we had just purchased. I'm sure our growing puppy will appreciate it! Kathy K.
Date published: 2013-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puppy Switched Himself to Science Immediately! Our vet recommended the Science Diet brand after we took our puppy (Pembroke Welsh Corgi) there with issues concerning his elimination. Of course, she said it was best to slowly merge the new food with the old. But when we did that our puppy Silas immediately picked out the new food from the old food in his bowl and ate only the new food! We tried mixing it again, but he did the same thing! So Silas essentially weaned himself immediately away from the old food choosing the taste of Science Diet as much better. He even is acting livelier after just four days on the new food. Thanks to our vet for telling us this switch was the best thing to do! And thanks to Science Diet as well!
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy food they enjoy We rescued three chihuahua mixed at 8 weeks and started with small bites, and now original. Still have two pups who are 9 months old and everyone who sees them asks what we feed them because their coats are so shiny. They love the food either dry or moist and have had no vet visits other than vaccines and spay/neuter. It is a little more expensive than some other brands, but I think it has been worth it having food they will eat that also helps them mature healthier, and they have firm bowel movements.
Date published: 2013-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for your pup, always coupons out there As a college student, I knew getting a dog would be a commitment of not only time, but also money. I can always find coupons from Hill's to save a little extra cash for the puppy fund to get him toys and treats. That's what I really love about getting him this food. Plus, it gives you a helpful chart on the side for what to feed your dog based on his/her weight, so you don't over or under feed your pup! Overall, I know I wouldn't be able to afford getting him Hill's and lot's of toys without all the coupons out there. Thanks for those Hill's!
Date published: 2012-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product My dog is so happy and the coat is shiny!~ This stuff is so great
Date published: 2013-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cured the problem Once Maeve began eating the vet-suggested food, her stomach problems went away. She likes the food--so that is a huge plus. Ran out one day recently and just picked up one at the farmers cooperative--she did not want to eat it--not only did her stomach problem return, but she is smarter than we are. She knew not to eat it! Drove to the vet the next day!
Date published: 2014-06-13
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