Hill's Science Diet Adult Light Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food

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About This Item

  • Contains 21% less calories than the Adult Optimal Care recipe for cats who require fewer calories.
  • Made with lean protein and natural fibers to satisfy hunger between meals.
  • Antioxidant and vitamin blend work together to help support a healthy immune system.
  • Made from natural, high-quality ingredients without any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • Made in the USA, this is a complete and balanced diet recommended for adult cats.
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About Hill’s Science Diet Weight Management

Hill’s Science Diet Weight Management

If your cat is carrying a few extra pounds, Hill's Science Diet Light cat food can provide her with great tasting nutrition that helps maintain a healthy weight and control hunger between meals. Formulated for adult cats from 1 to 6 years old, this food provides your cat the nutrition she needs for a lifetime of health and happiness. Hill's Science Diet Light is made with wholesome ingredients such as savory liver and chicken to meet your pet's needs. Made in the USA with global ingredients you can trust, every ingredient meets strict requirements for purity and nutrient content which exceed industry standards. Every Hill's recipe is taste-tested by the pets at the Pet Nutrition Center to make sure mealtime is irresistible because the healthiest pet food won't do much if your cat refuses to eat it.

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#1 Veterinarian Recommended

Vets are experts in your cat's health — and more of them recommend the biology-based nutrition of Hill's Science Diet than any other brand.



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Ingredient Benefits


The healthiest pet food won't do much if pets refuse to eat it. From a rich aroma to various textures, every Hill's recipe is taste-tested by the pets at the Pet Nutrition Center to make sure mealtime is irresistible. Using natural ingredients and cutting-edge science, Hill's understands what it takes to feed your pet's best life. *Dry foods only


*Dry foods only



Quality Ingredients and the Highest Standards

Hill's conducts annual quality systems audits for all manufacturing facilities to ensure they meet the high standards your pet deserves. Hill's also conducts daily safety checks on every pet food product to help ensure the safety of your pet's food.

About Hill's Pet Nutrition

For more than 70 years, Hill's Pet Nutrition has helped enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by putting their passion for the health and happiness of animals into everything they do. They even partner with shelters to provide Hill's food to more than 9 million shelter pets.
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Questions & Answers

21 Customer Questions

What is the difference between Science Diet Light Chicken dry food and the Science Diet Weight Reduction dry food?

What are the main differences between Perfect Weight and Light? Are there specific reasons for choosing one over the other? Why are there two different formulas?
Answer by ChewyJun 07, 2018
The Light formula has less protein and fat content than the Perfect Weight formula.

Regarding Science Diet Light dry food for cats (NOT the hairball formula one)- I have 10 cats ages 2-15. They free feed dry food. This food is labeled ages 1-6. Will it hurt my post age 6 cats if they eat it. Will it not provide the proper nourishment for older cats?
Answer by ChewyNov 05, 2017
We would recommend finding an All Life Stages diet for your cats, as your senior pets would not be receiving the proper nourishment they need.

I have 2 cats, one 15 and a good weight and the other 11 and overweight. I have been feeding Perfect Weight and thinking of switching to Diet Light. What is the caloric difference?
Answer by ChewyFeb 23, 2018
Hill's Science Diet Adult Light Dry Cat Food has 297 Calories per cup and the Hill's Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight Dry Cat Food has 300 Calories per cup.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Deanna on May 10, 2022

Buy small bag first!

I decided that this looked like their current Hill’s food, same size and shape. My chunky babies could use a light food. I made the mistake of assuming I could switch them slowly. I purchased the large bag. Bad decision. They’re currently in day 10 of protesting. They pick out their Adult 1-6 year food and refuse to touch this. I am almost out of the regular food and still have essentially an entire bag of the Light. I guess I’ll order more of their ‘normal’ food and chalk it up to lesson learned. I definitely don’t recommend assuming your little divas will eat it and buying the largest bag. Start small! I’m sure there are some cats that will love it and devour it. I have 8 cats and not one enjoys it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Vanessa on May 11, 2022

Good food for Callie

My vet recommended Hill Science light cat food, for my fat, fluffy calico friend..she likes it...hopefully a few pounds will come off. The shipment was very fast. I had a question for customer service, which was answered promptly.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Cherry on Apr 19, 2022

Cats won’t eat

This was my first attempt at a weight management food, but my two non picky cats won’t eat it. Read lots of great reviews about it, but didn’t work out for us.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By dancelady on Feb 22, 2022

My cats love this!

I have 6 cats and they all love this formula. Some are a little pudgy and need to cut down on their calories. No problem, just put this out and they will scoop it up. Have had other foods that didn't appeal to them, so if you want to use a "lighter" kibble, this is the one.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MadamdeFarge on Mar 5, 2022

Excellent cat food

All three of my cats love this dry food, from age 4 months to 14 years old. I would recommend it for fussy cats.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lisali on Jan 6, 2022

They love it!

Kitties like it, round, flat pieces that they seem to eat just fine (one of my kitties had teeth troubles, but she can manage this ok). Their coats are already so much softer. Very good product.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By catmom5 on Jan 8, 2022
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Good product!

I've used this food for years! It is about the only food that keeps one of my cats from throwing up each time she eats. Hill's is a good brand with good products!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Weezie2 on Oct 23, 2021

There’s Always a Solution!

I have 4 rescues and my son’s college cat! All five of them love Hills Science Diet Dry Cat food. Since I started feeding it to them, they have all improved in one way or another. Their coats are definitely shinier and softer. Each has improved in his weight! I’m no longer cleaning up undigested food or hair balls! However, this Adult Light Chicken is the first product two of my kitties have had a problem with. It just isn’t agreeing with them. However the Perfect Weight chicken has been a better solution!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Natty on Dec 4, 2021

our boys just didn’t touch it.

We have been feeding them Hill Science Perfect Weight and our babies love it! We switched to the Light one and they would not touch it at all. The kibble color is so pale/yellow. Sadly, we need to give it away to our friend’s cat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Missy on Oct 22, 2021

Hill's Science Diet Adult Light Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food

While my order was shipped very quickly, I have to tell the truth and say that my fat cats did not like their new diet food at all! So I have mixed it with other Hill's Science Diet dry food. They love the Hairball Control! They also have sensitive skin and stomach, And since they are males, urinary control was advised. So there you go!