Is Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Dry Dog Food Good?
Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3-star rating — around 31% of all the pet food we review fall in this tier.
They seem to have nutrition ratio similar to a common pet food, and contain mainly named ingredents. We think they are fine, and it might be great to give your pets some extra meaty food or treats.
What We like
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
What We Concern
- More than 37% Carbs
- Numberous Controversial Ingredients
- Seems No Probiotics to Aid Digestion
- Contain Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- Include Ingredients that might be Related to Poor Digestion
- Contain Ingredients that might be Uncertain
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
TipsRecipes have different ratings. This means they might be designed a bit differently.
Recipe to review
To rate Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Dry Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Hill's Science Diet Puppy No Corn, Wheat, Soy.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we prefer lower for dogs and as low as possible for cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will help us to estimate the carbs level and other nutrition without water — so we can get a better idea about the ratio.
(We think the ideal nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Nutrition||Our Ideal||Dry Value||Like?|
|Protein||30% or more||29%|
|Fat||15% or more||20%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||43%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||1.8%|
44 ingredients are listed on the label. We research their quality to pet and use our best judgement to group them in the proportion of Prefer, Concerned, and Notice ingredients in the bar chart.
Whole Grain OatsCarbs
Cracked Pearled BarleyCarbs
Chicken MealAnimal Protein
Pea ProteinPlant Protein Concentrate
Egg ProductAnimal Protein
Chicken Liver FlavorFood Additive
Dried Beet PulpCarbs
Lactic AcidFood Additive
Green PeasCarbs, Plant Protein
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Vitamin A SupplementSupplement
Vitamin B12 SupplementSupplement
Vitamin D3 SupplementSupplement
Sodium SeleniteFood Additive
Mixed TocopherolsFood Additive
Natural FlavorsFood Additive
TipsWe find 7 Concerned and 4 Notice ingredients from Hill's Science Diet Puppy No Corn, Wheat, Soy. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Whole Grain Oats
- Cracked Pearled Barley
- Egg Product
- Dried Beet Pulp
- Iodized Salt
- Sodium Selenite
- Natural Flavors
- Brown Rice
- Pea Protein
- Dicalcium Phosphate
- Fish Oil
Estimated Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
1 / 7 (14%)in top 7 ingredients
29%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we will try to estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my "godly" guess, the meat content might be Low to medium !
It looks like it contains some amount of meat. Your furbabies would prefer something with more meat!
Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Dry Dog Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition ratio.
Recipes Average Compares to Ideal Level
In the total of 6 recipes, the group has an average of 30% protein, 18% fat and 44% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is 0 (%) less than ideal
- Fat is 3 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is 16 (%) higher than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Dry Dog Food has an carbs level higher than our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- Similar nutrition ratio as a common pet food
- Clear, named animal products as main ingredient
- Low to medium level of meat content
Based on these, we can conclude Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Dry Dog Food is a pet food line with a 3 star rating.
Do we recommend Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Dry Dog Food ?It is a fine pet food, and it might be great to give your pets some extra meaty food or treats.
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.