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Hill's Science Plan Mature Adult 7+ Light Medium

Type of food

Dry extruded complete

Dog types

Pet dogs

Targeted conditions

Weight management

Breed sizes

NOT suitable for toy breed dogs
Adult weight 1-4kg. e.g. Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier
NOT suitable for small breed dogs
Adult weight 4-10kg. e.g. Beagle, Dachshund, Jack Russell
Suitable for medium breed dogs
Adult weight 10-25kg. e.g. Border Collie, Staffie, Springer, Vizsla
NOT suitable for large breed dogs
Adult weight 25-45kg. e.g. Boxer, Labrador, Greyhound
NOT suitable for giant breed dogs
Adult weight 45kg+ e.g. Bernese, Great Dane, Mastiff

Dog ages

From 7 years to old age

Pack sizes

2.5kg & 14kg bags


14kg bags = £62.99

Nutritional rating


At a glance

Natural: Free from added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings or other controversial synthetic ingredients
Not high in meat: Contains less than 30% meat ingredients (on a dry matter basis) or meat percentage is unspecified
Not hypoallergenic: Contains one or more common allergy causing ingredients or has an ingredient list that is too unclear to rule out their presence
Not clearly labelled:

It is difficult to tell exactly what is in this food due to a lack of labelling clarity.

Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

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Mixing bowl:

Maize, Wheat, Chicken and Turkey Meal, Cellulose, Pea Bran Meal, Digest, Animal Fat, Dried Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, Minerals, Vegetable Oil, Pork Cartilage, Crustacean Shell Hydrolysate.

As fed (BETA):

Why is this different from the ingredients list?

Nutritional additives (per kg)

3b103 [Iron] (76.5mg), 3b202 [Iodine] (1.2mg), 3b405 [Copper] (7.5mg), 3b502 [Manganese] (7.9mg), 3b603 [Zinc] (158mg), 3b801 [Selenium] (0.2mg).

Typical Analysis

Protein 17.4 %, Fat 10.5 %, Fibre 12.0 %, Ash 5.5 %, Calcium 0.83 %, Phosphorus 0.59 %, Magnesium 0.11 %, Beta-Carotene 1.5 mg, Potassium 0.91 %, L-Carnitine 321.0 mg, Sodium 0.3 %, Omega-6 Fats 2.6 %.


312.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average


14kg bags RRP


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Company info
Name: Hill's Pet Nutrition
HQ: Kansas, USA
Parent company: Colgate-Palmolive
Brands: Hill's Ideal Balance
Hill's Prescription Diet44 Hill's Prescription Diet foods listed
Hill's Science Plan3333 Hill's Science Plan foods listed
Manufacturer's product description

" HILL'S SCIENCE PLAN Light Medium Mature Adult dog food provides precisely balanced nutrition for less active mature adult dogs requiring a low calorie food to help maintain a healthy weight % lifestyle.

Key Benefits

15% lower calories vs. HILL'S SCIENCE PLAN Mature Adult.

Satiety control. Keeps your dog satisfied between meals.

Omega-6s & Vitamin E for beautiful skin & coat.

Recommended for:

Mature Adult dogs 7+ years of age that require fewer calories (i.e. dogs that are less active, neutered or otherwise prone to weight gain).

Not recommended for:

Puppies, or adult dogs (< 7 years of age). Pregnant or nursing dogs. "

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Rochele Collins 7 years ago

The vet recommended we put our old boxer cross staff on this after she had a health test so I find this really surprising. Just proves they don't necessarily know what they're on about.

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