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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.

  • 18% fewer calories than Adult Advanced Fitness
  • Clinically proven antioxidant benefits
  • No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives

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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, Science Diet® Puppy Healthy Development Small Bites, or Science Diet® Puppy Small and Toy Breed

BenefitSourceHow it Works
Healthy weightFewer calories18% fewer calories (vs. Adult Advanced Fitness) help avoid excess weight gain and contribute to a healthier lifestyle
Healthy immune functionVitamin E + CClinically proven antioxidant blend with vitamins C + E to help support a healthy immune system
DigestibilityNatural High-quality ingredientsNatural, high quality, easy-to-digest ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives for a flavorful, nutritious meal

Additional Info

Great tasting natural nutrition for a long, happy life. With a wagging tail and licks on your face, no one can say hello like your dog. Because every moment you spend together is special, we strive to give you more of them. With natural ingredients and the right nutrients, Hill's Science Diet is precisely prepared to offer your dog the nutrition he needs for lifelong health and happiness.

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.

You can make a difference in the lives of shelter pets. With every purchase of Science Diet you help feed over 100,000 homeless pets every day, 365 days a year.
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Science Diet pet food is available in a variety of dry foods and treats for your dog's unique needs, and canned

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, canned foods and treats for your pet's unique needs.
  • To prevent suffocation, keep the packaging 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)
30 lb (14 kg)1 2/3 cups (165 g)2 1/3 cups (230 g)
40 lb (18 kg)2 cups (200 g)3 cups (295 g)
50 lb (23 kg)2 1/2 cups (250 g)3 1/2 cups (345 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)
120 lb (54 kg)4 3/4 cups (470 g)6 2/3 cups (660 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/cup)

Dry Matter1
Carbohydrate (NFE)47.1
Crude Fiber13.3
Carnitine351 ppm
Vitamin C247 mg/kg
Vitamin E711 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 Fiber, 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, Pork Fat, 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, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, 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, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene, Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Cranberries, Green Peas.

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 151 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shitsu loves this food we have used food all the time we have had our 7 year old dog October 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keeps my dogs healthy We have always fed this food to our two dogs. By not scrimping on the quality of the food, we have maintained the health of our 14 and 8 year old dogs. August 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by garbage in garbage out We started with science diet when our vet told us that our dog's food was the cause for him having frequent bowel movements. We was using a grocery store's store brand of dog food. so when we took dog for check up we said to to the vet that it seemed like this dog was having frequent bowel movements. The vet asked us what we was feeding the dog and we told the vet the brand we was using, then the vet said"garbage in garbage out" He said that science diet was a little bit more expensive, but that we would have to use less because the dog's body used most of the stuff in food that dog would be healthier and have less frequent bowel movements. So now happy dog and happy owners. January 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So Good a Human would love it!!! I knew just from looking at the packaging that this was the right choice for my 20lb Boston terrier and French Bulldog mix puppy Bella. Immediately I saw the Boston terrier on the bag and I thought that this would be perfect for her. I thought right, she loves it and is very healthy and happier since I started her on it. When I give it to her in the morning and in the evening I sometimes do so even before I myself eat and at times I am tempted to try some myself just because it smells so yummy and it is all natural and healthy. But my better sense gets me and I resist. I will definitely continue feeding my Boston Hills Science diet without question. May 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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
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