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Puppy Healthy Development Small Bites - Dry

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Hill's® Science Diet®
Puppy Healthy Development Small Bites

Hill's® Science Diet® Puppy Small Bites dog food provides precisely balanced, easy-to-digest nutrition for growing puppies who prefer a smaller kibble.

  • 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 high quality natural ingredients from North America, Europe and New Zealand. 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!
  • 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 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 Small Bites Dog Food provides complete and balanced nutrition for growing puppies and gestating/lactating adult female dogs.

Average Nutrient and Caloric Content

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 Small Bites 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 4.9 out of 5 by 62 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Science Diet has been a staple for our cats and dogs for 20 years As a young adult my roommate had a Doberman. He was fed Science Diet Dry Dog food. I asked, "why Science Diet?" I was told, "When he was a pup he was on another food. He ate and ate. He left big piles in the yard and never seemed to have enough food. I figured it must be because how fast he is growing. When he was an adult things were still the same. I asked my vet if it was normal for him to eat so much and still want more. He said the food I was feeding him was full of fillers and not enough of what the dog needed. He suggested Science diet. It was amazing to see the change. After a few weeks the dog was satisfied with his daily serving. He was more playful, left less piles in the yard, and less gassy." A short time later Bear, American Eskimo puppy was added to our family. I took her to her first vet appointment and he suggested Science Diet for a healthy start. Bear lived a long healthy, playful life. Since then I have been sold on Science Diet for a healthy choice for our animals. We have since then added a dog, Bandit, a cat, Mew and our new puppy Cassie to our family. Science is the Best Choice for our Family Pets : ) March 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Puppy Loves This Food! I recently made an addition to my family; she is a Blue Boston Terrier named Grundy's Blue Ruby, "Ruby." When we got Ruby she was a little under-weight because she was not eating well. After a day or two I noticed that she drank plenty of water, but seemed to be struggling to eat the food provided when we got her. I looked at the food and realized that it was an adult dog food, so I went to PetSmart and picked up Hill's® Science Diet® Puppy Healthy Development Small Bites. When I got home and fed Ruby, she ate all I gave her without any trouble, and then begged for more! It only took about 2 weeks of feeding Ruby the recommended amount of Hill's® Science Diet® Puppy Healthy Development Small Bites for her to gain the weight she needed, and she got an A+ at her healthy puppy check-up. Thank you Science Diet from me, and my Blue Ruby! May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oakley loves it! We have a 7 month old Bo-Jack (Boston/Jack Russel Mix) She is a very spunky puppy full of energy and always on the Go! We started off with a cheap puppy chow and not only did she hate it but it gave her really bad gas. Since switching to Science diet she absolutely loves it and best of all the bad gas is gone! April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by He Loves It! Max is 8 1/2 months old. The only food he has eaten since we got him 6 months ago is Science Diet® Puppy Small Bites. As a puppy, he eats 2 times per day, a total of 1 1/4 cup daily. He obviously loves it since he normally finishes his bowl in 2-3 minutes EVERY time he eats. More importantly, the vet says he is in perfect health! What more could a pet owner want than both the pet and the vet being satisfied! May 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Welsh Terrier enjoys his puppy food My 10 month old Welsh Terrier has been eating the puppy small bites since he became a family member at 9 weeks. I could not ask for a better development of a puppy. He is VERY high energy and this dog food gives him the nourishment he needs for growth and good health. Zak loves the taste, and he is a real "chow hound". September 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small Bites - Yum I recently rescued 2 Jack Russell's and this is the food that I elected to feed them. They love it! Their coat is soft and shiny from eating Science Diet Small Bites for puppies. I just wish that there were more coupons available for this. September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for our 4 month old puppy Thank you so much for providing a trustworthy brand that not only satisfies my dog, but also assures me that he is getting the key nutrition he needs. We started him on you science diet as soon as we brought him home from the rescue shelter. We care about our puppy alot and it eases our mind knowing we're using a good product. August 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by new puppy We finally made the leap and got a new dog. we have always been dog people. Our last dog passed away two years ago and it was a very difficult decision to start all over. We ended up with an adorable border collie blue heeler mix. Having been out of the game a while we went with our Vet's recommendation of Science Diet for puppies, he gave us two bags to try and told us it was what he fed his dogs. He explained what to look for in dog foods, nutritional values, content, etc and the big difference between them. Our puppy loves it. We feed her the recommended amount and she cleans the bowl. It is easy on her young teeth and small enough to get it down in one sitting. She hasn't had any issues digesting it and no stomach issues. I am a customer for life and will continue to use Science Diet products as she gets older. December 30, 2014
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