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Hill's® Science Diet®
Adult Light Small Bites

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Light Small Bites dog food provides precisely balanced nutrition in a smaller kibble for a light, healthy lifestyle.

  • 19% lower in calories vs. Adult Advanced Fitness
  • Natural vegetable fibers help satisfy hunger between meals
  • L-carnitine helps convert fat into energy
  • High quality chicken protein with natural ingredients and no chicken by-product meal

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Key Benefits

Recommended For:

Adult dogs 1-6 years of age that require fewer calories (i.e. dogs that are less active, neutered or otherwise prone to weight gain).

Not Recommended For:

  • Puppies, adult dogs not prone to gaining excess weight.
  • Pregnant or nursing dogs. During pregnancy or nursing, dogs should be switched to:Science Diet® Puppy Healthy Development Original, Science Diet® Puppy Healthy Development Small Bites, or Science Diet® Puppy Small and Toy Breed

BenefitNutrientHow it Works
Satisfied hungerNatural vegetable fibersNatural vegetable fibers help satisfy hunger between meals.
Conversion of fat into energyL-carnitineL-carnitine helps convert fat into energy.
Lean muscleHigh-quality proteinHigh quality protein helps maintain lean muscle & 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 dog food in our own US facilities with highest quality natural ingredients from North America. 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 dog's unique needs. Canned dog food is available from Science Diet® in delicious Adult Light with Liver that your dog 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.
  • 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 Control

Weight of Dog
Weight LossObese Prone
5 lb (2,3 kg) 3/8 cup (35 g) 5/8 cup (60 g)
10 lb (4,5 kg) 3/4 cup (75 g)1 cup (100 g)
20 lb (9,1 kg)1 1/4 cups (125 g)1 3/4 cups (175 g)
40 lb (18 kg)2 cups (200 g)3 cups (295 g)
60 lb (27 kg)2 3/4 cups (270 g)4 cups (395 g)
80 lb (36 kg)3 1/2 cups (345 g)5 cups (495 g)
100 lb (45 kg)4 cups (395 g)5 3/4 cups (570 g)
Science Diet® Adult Light Small Bites Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance of adult dogs.

Average Nutrient and Caloric Content

Dry 2989 kcal/kg (297 kcal per cup)

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)47.1
Crude Fiber13.3
Carnitine351 ppm
Vitamin C248 mg/kg
Vitamin E710 IU/kg


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 Adult Light Small Bites contains 3.5 oz. by weight.


Chicken Meal, Pea Bran Meal, Whole Grain Sorghum, Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Corn, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Liver Flavor, Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Iodized Salt, 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, L-Carnitine, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Beta-Carotene, Phosphoric Acid, Natural Flavors, Dried Apples, Dried Broccoli, Dried Carrots, Dried Cranberries, Dried Peas.

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Keeping my dog healthy and shiny. I have a miniature doberman pinscher. This breed is one that not too many people see with their weight under control. When we went to the vet for her one year visit she was over weight, so I switched to the Adult small bite light dry kibble. The results were amazing. She has lost weight and is now down to the 15lbs. the vet said she should be. Not only is she lean and trim, her coat is like patent leather. Everyone who sees her says she is the cleanest dog they have ever seen. They compliment her lean muscle but love that her coat is so shiny and her teeth are so white. I always give credit to Science Diet, because I truly believe the food I give her is the reason for all of it. Thank you very much for making a product my dog and I both love. She gives me so much love, and feeding her a food I am proud of, is one of the ways I give back. :) May 16, 2012
A great product for the smaller dog! My girls (mother and daughter), Rebel and Cleo, being Miniature Australian Shepherds, should weigh between 18 to 25 pounds. I started them on the Science Diet Small Bites Lite because I do like to give them a few treats each day. This way they keep trim and fit, and they absolutely just love the taste. I only give them 1/2 cup twice a day, so I feel I am getting very good value for my money. I also have always relied on Science Diet because I know it contains the right balance of vitamins and minerals to keep my girls healthy and happy. In the photo, Rebel (mom) is the blue merle, and Cleo is mahogany and white. May 19, 2012
My boy, Tuk, loves this product. When I first brought my Cairn Terrier, Tuk, home, I started him on Science Diet. He never left a morsel behind. When he consistently had very loose stools my vet suggested something with a higher fiber content. I read lots of labels and found the highest fiber content in Adult Light Small Bites. Tuk is now over 8 years old and as physically fit as can be. His weight has always been around 14.5 lbs. He is always ready to play ball or any other form of play. The Adult Light Small Bites must taste good, he always cleans his bowl and checks to see if his 'brother' has left any behind. May 21, 2012
Healthy dog Science diet dog food Keeps our dog healthy. She eats well and stays lean. June 27, 2014
Great for my two dogs My dogs used to be picky and not want to eat and were a little over weight before I switched to the light small bites. Now, they both LOVE their food and get excited at meal times. They both are in great health, with lots of energy for their ages. My vet said Buddy is the best looking/healthiest beagle she's ever seen. So that must say something about the food. May 16, 2012
My fur babies LOVE their Science Diet! Science Diet keeps all three of my dogs, including two Dachshunds and a fifteen-year-old Lhasa Apso in top form. Their coats are healthy and shiny and feeding them the appropriate amounts has kept them sleek and trim, which is especially important for senior dogs and Dachshunds with their "delicate backs." Science Diet is also great at keeping their "love offerings" manageable. Drier, well-formed stools are much easier to to collect when taking our three dogs out for daily their walks. I recommend Science Diet because I've seen the results and trust it. June 30, 2014
My mini dachshunds love this food. I switched the doxies from Adult small bites to the toy version and they love it just the same. It's nice to know there is a good product for small breed dogs that is affordable and created just for them. Not all small pet stores carry it so I do have to make a special trip to Homestead, FL to purchase it. May 16, 2012
Excellent My dog's are VERY finicky eaters and they absolutely love this food, granted we have to keep them on light food due to the would constantly eat if you let them. ;-) May 16, 2012
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