Ingredients in Science Diet Puppy Food

By Melissa Amon
Hill's Pet Nutrition designed and tested the Science Diet puppy food to give your puppy a wholesome and complete balanced diet. It contains high-quality meats, fruits, vegetables and grains, plus other essential vitamins and minerals. It does not include added preservatives, fillers or coloring. The Science Diet puppy food comes in either chicken or pork, both of which most puppies find delicious. When your puppy reaches a year old, switch him to the Science Diet for adult dogs.

Meat and Soybean Meal

Meat (either chicken or pork) and soybean meal build muscles in your puppy as he grows. They are also a good source of protein and amino acids to help with his digestion.


Also high in protein and amino acids, eggs aid in your puppy's digestion and help build lean muscles. Eggs also contribute to a shiny and healthy coat for your puppy.

Wholesome Grains

To provide your puppy with the carbohydrates and fiber he needs, the Science Diet puppy food includes whole wheat, brown rice, oats and barley.

Fruits and Vegetables

Cranberries, apples, broccoli, carrots and peas provide essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help your puppy's immune system.


Flaxseed lends to a shiny and healthy coat by providing natural Omega-3 fatty acids, essential fatty acids and Vitamin E.

Fish and Soybean Oil

Fish oil is a good source for Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as EPA and DHA, which promote healthy bones. Soybean oil is high in essential fatty acids and helps your dog have soft skin and a healthy coat.

Other Ingredients

Additional vitamins and spices in Science Diet puppy food make it more nutritious and tasteful.
Comments (2)
You forgot to mention that the first ingredient is corn. Completely useless for a pet. It’s just a cheap way to fill the bag. As far as your dog goes he or she will have a hard time digesting it, poop it straight out and be ready to eat again. Your dog will be eating and pooping way more than needs be. Your second ingredient is by product. Everything but a good cut of meat. Meaning heads feet intestines. (This I bet you might eat everyday right?) I think not. Why would you feed a food that has hardly any nutritional value to your dog’s health? Vets will tell you to feed Science Diet but on the other hand how much do you think they are paying the vet schools to teach your trusting vet that Science Diet is the best? How much do you think your vet gets in profit for selling a poor quality food? As a Pet Nutrition Specialist I can tell you right now Science Diet is just about the same as any other pet food from the grocery store JUNK. Try all natural. Nutro’s Ultra Holistic Super food is amazing. So far it is as good as it gets. It is the only dog food on the market that is a super food packed with lots of Fruits and vegetables. (Many anti oxidants for the immune system. It also has the highest levels of omega 3 and 6 for skin and coat then any dog food on the market. This helps with shedding, skin allergies and healthy skin and coat. Also you will not find any corn filler dye by-products or wheat in the Ultra. It does have brown rice but Brown rice is the easiest digestible grain for a dog and it helps with heart health.
Feb 10, 2011 ShannonS
@Pet Nutrition Specialist I agree with most everything you've said, except that we tend to forget that dogs are in fact carnivores, with omnivoric tendancies. Therefore, it is only logical that that someone opt to look for a food for there pet that contains no grains whatsoever, since carnivores digest animal meat protien easiest. There are alot countless people that swear by Mother Natures' own best recipe : the B.A.R.F. diet. (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food diet). Fresh, raw meat, including organs, fresh raw meaty bones, fresh eggs, crushed eggshell, fresh cooked/pureed veggies and fruit. A wise consumer would do loads and loads of research before picking out the food that was perfect for thier pet. The perfect food for their pet would reflect in the pet's condition; lush, soft coat, minimal shedding, clear, bright eyes, clean looking and smelling ears, good (well, as good as it can be) smelling breath, lots of energy, no re-occuring health issues, no hot spots, no incessant itching, etc. If the food is the right one for your pet, it would meet the all of the above critera. Remembe r, you are the one that gets to choose what your pet eats. He or she gets no say. It is your responsibility to choose the healthiest, safest and best food for your pet. And, as always, and with everything, CONSUMER BEWARE.
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