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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 per 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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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
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
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
my puppy seems to enjoy her food. wish cost was less my dog really does enjoy the food we give her. I buy the large bag of small bites and I understand that is healthier than other name brand dog foods but I wish the price was cheaper that what I pay October 19, 2014
Puppy won't eat it My puppy has food allergies so it wouldn't be fair for me to truly rate this product. This is the third one we have tried. I bought a big bag of it after my vet recommended it. He ate it the first three days and won't eat it unless I put something else in it. I do think its a bit pricey. November 8, 2014
This product is great! I have a blue healer femal and she has been on Science diet since 10 weeks old. I tried a couple other brands and she was picky and didnt like them and would defecate more while eating the other brands. I switched her to Science Diet and she has a great appetite, looks great, shiny coat and doesnt go to the bathroom as often and just looks super! November 3, 2014
Best Dog Food On The Market! My husband and I have fostered puppies that are waiting to be sent to their new homes for YEARS. Hill's Science Diet is the absolute best dog/puppy food available for several reasons: 1.) Perhaps it costs a little more, but because it is packed with the proper nutrients, the puppies eat less, so the value turns out to be much MORE than any other brand. 2.) It is gentle on the digestive tract; many breeds have sensitive tummies. I have NEVER had an issue with our puppies digesting Science Diet. And as a result of the gentle formula with excellent nutrition, the puppies' eliminations are fewer, smaller, and always solid, making clean up much simpler. 3.) Picky puppies still love the taste of Science Diet. With other brands, they eat a little, and leave the rest. Then they find sticks and bugs in the yard to eat in order to supplement themselves and reduce their hunger. With Science Diet, the bowl is empty before I know it. I don't have to worry about the puppies eating things that they shouldn't. (Example: My shoes.) Thank you Hill's Pet Nutrition! I will not ever go back to any other brand! And I always encourage new pet owners to go with Science Diet! April 8, 2014
Puppy Loves Hill's My puppy was being fed the Hill's Science Diet food at the Cleveland Animal Protective League and they recommended we continue feeding her the same dry food. She loves it! We use it for training in addition to meals because the little kibble bites are small enough that she can have an extra handful without adding too many calories to her diet but still learn her commands, but it's tasty so she has an incentive to listen. She's getting all of the vitamins and nutrients she needs because she's strong, fast, and her fur looks beautiful. We'll be transitioning to the various stages of the dry dog food as she gets older, but we'll definitely continue to purchase Hill's for her. September 11, 2014