Hill’s™ VetEssentials is a multibenefit dog food that addresses the top 5 essential health needs of dogs in every lifestage.
Hill’s has been helping pets achieve lifelong health for over 70 years. Quality, taste and innovative nutritional advances for better pet health are our highest priorities. With your pet’s best interests in mind, Hill’s has developed the following unique technologies to include in our pet foods:
Dental kibble technology Hill’s™ VetEssentials Adult and Mature Adult base range dog foods utilise a special dental technology that provides a cleaning action clinically proven to help reduce plaque and tartar, help freshen breath and reduce the long-term risks of gum disease. Special fibres help the kibbles stay in contact with the tooth surface right to the gumline. The kibble then gently scrubs away bacteria-laden plaque and tartar to help support good dental health and fresh breath.
Weight Management Technology Hill’s™ VetEssentials NeuteredDog formula has a breakthrough weight management technology to help keep your neutered dog at an optimal healthy weight. The unique blend of ingredients and low fat content that make up the weight management technology helps your neutered dog avoid the typical weight gain after spay or castration surgery, while still maintaining lean body mass. Clinically proven to support calorie burning, this weight management technology promotes ideal weight for a better quality of life.
Puppies go through huge changes during their growth and development phases – growing up is hard work! With a whole world to discover, puppies have a great need for energy and protein to grow new cells, along with balanced mineral levels to encourage healthy growth. Healthy doses of Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are proven to benefit brain and eye development, while plenty of antioxidants support growing immune systems. Tender young tummies need easily digestible food that’s tasty enough to encourage weaning.
Immunity: Clinically proven antioxidants with high levels of vitamin E to support a healthy immune system
Vitality: precise balance of minerals and omega-3 fatty acids for healthy bone and joint development in small breed puppies
Digestion: Help support a healthy digestive tract and firm stools
Oral Health: Precise balance of vitamins and minerals for healthy development of teeth in small breed puppies
Skin & Coat: High levels of omega-6 fatty acids help promote healthy skin and shiny coat
These ranges are a starting point only because animals' needs vary. Adjust the feeding amount to maintain optimal body weight.
Science PlanTMVetEssentialsPuppy Mini formula should be fed from weaning until maturity at 1 year old. For weaning puppies, add warm water to the kibbles, let soak and mix into a paste. Keep reducing the amount of water added to the kibbles, until the puppy eats dry kibbles.
The daily amount required by individual puppies may vary substantially. Therefore the amount should be adjusted to maintain optimal body weight, and fed as 2-4 meals per day (the number may decrease with age).
Puppy Body Weight kg
MONTHS 1-3 Dry grams per day
MONTHS 4-9 Dry grams per day
MONTHS 10-12 Dry grams per day
The amount of Science PlanTMVetEssentialsPuppy Mini formula to feed pregnant bitches depends upon the stage of pregnancy. Often pregnancy is not recognised until the 4th or 5th week.
PREGNANT BITCH Body Weight kg
WEEKS 1-4 Dry grams per day
WEEKS 5-6 Dry grams per day
WEEKS 7-9 Dry grams per day
Lactating dog should be fed unrestricted amounts of Science PlanTMVetEssentialsPuppy or Science PlanTM VetEssentials Puppy Mini (i.e. fed ad libitum) until weaning is completed.