Hill's Science Diet Puppy Healthy Development Small Bites Dry Dog Food

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  • Easy-to-digest food for growing puppies who prefer a smaller kibble size.
  • Natural DHA from fish oil works to support healthy brain and eye development and learning ability.
  • Antioxidant and vitamin E and C 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 puppies up to 1 year of age.
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About Hill's Science Diet Small Bites

Hill's Science Diet Small Bites

If your dog likes a smaller kibble, try feeding her Hill's Science Diet Small Bites Dry Dog Food. It will provide her with precise nutrition for a healthy lifestyle. Made with wholesome ingredients such as savory chicken meal and barley, this nourishing recipe is balanced to meet your dog's needs. Hill's Science Diet Small Bites Dry Dog Food supports healthy brain, eye and skeletal development, as well as promoting a healthy immune system. Manufactured in the United States, every ingredient meets strict requirements for purity and nutrient content which exceed industry standards. It offers your pooch with the nutrition she needs for a lifetime of health and happiness.

Product Benefits

#1 Veterinarian Recommended

Vets are experts in your dog'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

29 Customer Questions

why is the first ingredient Chicken Meal and not deboned chicken? isn't that better?
Answer by ChewyJun 09, 2019
Chicken meal is a high quality concentrated protein source that contains muscle meat. Meal is made by grinding the protein after it has been rendered (cooked in a stew-like way but at high temperatures) and then dried so it'll contain a higher protein content and low moisture which helps provide the pet with the most nutritional value in the food.

How to switch to different food, percentage to old & new?
Answer by ChewyAug 22, 2018
This varies depending on the individual dog. It could take 5-7 days. For example: Day 1-2: 25% New / 75% old Day 3-4: 50% New / 50% old Day 5-6: 75% New / 25% old Day 7: 100% If your dog is experiencing upset through the transition, then you can lessen the ratio as you see fit.

Does science diet puppy contain chicken by products?
Answer by ChewyMay 29, 2020
The Hill's Science Diet Puppy Healthy Development Small Bites Dry Dog Food does not contain chicken-by-products.

We have a puppy who is about 5 pounds and close to 4 months old. We have her now on Small paws, but since she is bigger now want to go with the next bigger size kibble. Are the ingredients the same?
Answer by ChewyDec 03, 2019
At this time, Hill's Science Diet offers (3) three puppy formulas that would be suitable for a small breed puppy. Each of the formulas has chicken as it's main protein, however the rest of the ingredients may differ between them. The Puppy Health Development Small Bites has a kibble size of 7.3 x 4.5 millimeters (mm), the Puppy Small Paws is 7.5 x 4.5 mm, and the regular Puppy recipe is 10 x 4 mm.

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By PetLover on Apr 21, 2022

Chewy is Awesome

I’ve been a customer of Chewy for many years now. They have always treated me and my fur babies very well. Anytime there has been an issue, they have always made sure to fix the issue right away. They are a great company and care about their clients and their clients pets.

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By Ruby on May 5, 2022

Excellent for Mini Dachshund Pup!

Recommended by 2 vets because it's important for the pup to have something that is NOT grain-free. Perfect size bites for my little mini wirehaired dachshund, Fritz. He can enjoy this until he's age 1.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Baymarlin on Apr 18, 2022

love but small bag size

I love this dog food and so do my dogs, I just wish it was sold in a bigger 30lb bag! Now that we got a Goldendoodle he eats more than my dachshund so we’re going thru it a lot quicker! No complaints on the food just wish it was a bigger size bag!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sweater on Feb 26, 2022

SMALL Bites Dog Food

After doing some (okay... a lot) research I decided to give Hill's Science Diet a try. It gets excellent reviews and was recommended by both the breeder and vet. This small bites it the perfect size for our little rat terrier puppy. Also, the food is NOT grain free which is actually causing numerous health problems even though its the fad diet. Excellent food, affordable price and Evie loves her food!! THANK YOU, CHEWY FOR THE FAST DELIVERY!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sabrina on May 4, 2022

Puppy loves it

When I got my whippet puppy I called my vet for a puppy food recommendation. She recommended this and my puppy loves it. He’s has gained weight well and it growing like a weed.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By mapt on May 4, 2022

perfectly sized kibbles

Our little pup is a chow hound and will eat anything but he literally wags his tail and jumps up and down at meal times. The kibbles are small and easy for him to eat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DachsieMom on Feb 18, 2022

Exactly what I wanted

Bringing home my new puppy very soon...I will be feeding her a vegetable stew with a little bit of Hill's Science Diet puppy kibble mixed in, the same mix that I fed my 18 1/2 year old Dachsie who has now left this world. The combination had the approval of my vets and kept my Dachsie at weight or slightly under, just where it needs to be.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SueV on Mar 24, 2022

She Luvs it!

Our Violet is an 11 mo. Old Cockapoo girl. She has been eating this food since 8 weeks, or I guess I should say devouring it! She absolutely loves it and has thrived on it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Roux on Apr 27, 2022

Great puppy food!

This food was recommended by my puppy’s vet. She loves it and I think because it’s dry food, it’s helping her with teething

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By Diamondlil on Feb 15, 2022

Good value

My puppies were started on Hills and I’ve kept them on it. But it’s getting harder and harder to get in our area and so far I’ve been able to order it from Chewy. Comes pretty quickly and the value is equal to other stores.