Science Diet Puppy Small Bites Dog Food

December 5, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Science Diet

Science Diet Puppy Original Dog Food

Science Diet Puppy Original Dog Food is made and manufactured by; Hills Pet Nutrition Inc… Science diet makes both dry and canned versions of dog food. We are going to be reviewing the dry versions.

Science Diet Puppy Original Dog Food Review

As with all dog food recipes the first thing we are going to look at are the first five ingredients. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of the dog food. When looking at the first five ingredients you want to make sure there is plenty of meat and grains are minimal.

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Science Diet Puppy Original Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Whole Grain Corn
  2. Chicken By-Products
  3. Animal Fat
  4. Liver Flavor
  5. Flaxseed

Whole Grain Corn is the first ingredient. Corn provides your dogs with no nutritional value. Dog’s digestive systems have a hard time digesting this ingredient. If you feed your dog a corn kernel, you will get a corn kernel out. Corn in excess has also been linked to many cases of dog allergies.

Chicken By-Products is the second ingredient. This ingredient is impossible to determine the actual quality of. The AAFCO definition of chicken by-product meal is “a meal consisting of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.”

Animal Fat is the third ingredient and also is an unidentifiable ingredient. This ingredient can come from anything/anywhere. Basically manufactures don’t have to disclose the origins of this ingredient and thus should be avoided.

Flaxseed is a decent quality ingredients and is good for your dogs coat and skin.


Science Diet Puppy Original Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Ground Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Liver Flavor, Flaxseed, Soybean Oil, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Beet Pulp, Fish Oil, Corn Gluten Meal, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Egg Product, Iodized Salt, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Natural Flavor, vitamins (L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Vitamin E Supplement, minerals (Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Tryptophan, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, L-Carnitine, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract.

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Science Diet Puppy Original Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Nutrient Dry Matter1
Protein 31.8
Fat 22.9
Carbohydrate (NFE) 33.2
Crude Fiber 3.6
Calcium 1.59
Phosphorus 1.21
Sodium 0.61
Potassium 0.89
Magnesium 0.108

¹The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.

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2 Responses to “Science Diet Puppy Small Bites Dog Food”
  1. Donna K. Baker says:

    Why did you quit making puppy small bites lamb and rice??????? We used to but it at Petsmart. Why did you stop selling it??? Thanks Donna Baker P.S. We Have 7-Dogs that love it.

  2. Loren Mcintosh says:

    When I got my Chihuahua puppy I fed her three different #1 rated dog foods only to find her health diminishing. She was over weight, her coat was dull and she just looked unhealthy. My vet suggested Science diet and instantly her appetite increased and she’s slowly regaining her health. Her coat is shining and she lost the pot belly. I’am no longer convinced that corn is the worst thing for dogs. Dogs were much healthier before all of this non sense about human grade dog food began. If dogs ate the way we ate they would be just as miserable and fat as most of us LOL.

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