Hill's Science Diet Adult Large Breed Chicken & Barley Recipe Dry dog Food

    • First Ingredent is chicken for protein.
    • second ingredient Barley which provides highly complex carbohydrates for energy and fiber, help to digest.
    • Natural sources of glucosamine & chondroitin for joint health
    • Omega-6s & Vitamin E for beautiful skin & coat.
  • Not recommended for Puppies, Large breed puppies, pregnant or nursing dogs. 
  • It has Whole Grain Corn in some case it is hard to digest or it does not completely digest

Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc .

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc is an American pet food company that produces dog and cat foods. The company is a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive. United States.


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Chicken, Cracked Pearled Barley, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Corn, Whole Grain Sorghum, Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Chicken Fat, Brewers Rice, Chicken Liver Flavor, Chicken Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Soybean Oil, Pork Flavor, Lactic Acid, Calcium Carbonate, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Taurine, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Oat Fiber, Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Natural Flavors, Beta-Carotene, Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Cranberries, Green Peas.


The main ingredients in Blue Buffalo life protection Beef and Brown rice formula are given below:

Chicken and chicken meal: Is the main source in this formula which is highly rich in protein. Protein helps to grow animals muscles and maintain energy.

Cracked Pearled Barley: is the second most important ingredient which provides highly complex carbohydrates for energy and fiber and help to digest. 

Whole Grain Wheat: is source of carbs which give energy to your Dog.

Whole Grain Corn: also source of carbs but in some case it not digestible or it does not completely digest.

Corn Gluten Meal: After removing starch, bran it is highly concentrated source of protein and amino acids.

Oatmeal: contains vitamin B, which helps maintain a healthy coat, and linoleic acid, which is a type of omega-6 fatty acid that helps to keep a dog’s skin strong and healthy.

Chickens Fats:  Chicken fat provides a balanced, high quality fat source to provide your dog or cat with energy, help their organs function properly, and support a healthy skin and coat and immune system.

Dried Beet Pulp: Sugar is removed from beet, so the remaining ingredient remain is fiber which improve stool quality of Dogs.

1.Flaxseed: Flaxseed is filled with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. These fatty acids help keep your dog’s coat shiny and skin healthy. Flaxseed also contains alpha-linolenic acid, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties – which can give your dog’s immune system a boost. If the dog consumes too many, it may experience diarrhea.

Calcium Carbonate: is an essential mineral in your dog’s diet. It aids bone growth, teeth resilience, eyesight, and prevents clotting. If you do not feed your dog enough calcium, serious health repercussions can follow.
Potassium Chloride: help to support nerve and muscle functions.

Zinc Amino Acid Chelate 2.Zinc Sulfate: is a supplement to zinc, which helps maintain healthy skin, hair, eyesight, taste and overall growth and development.Packed with the protein, vitamins, fiber and potassium that pets need, peas support a pet’s GI health.

1.Vitamin E Supplement: it is an essential ingredient in dog food. It is a fat-soluble antioxidant that supports dogs’ bodies in their ability to neutralize free radicals.

Garlic: is supporting ingredient in the formula. which contain compounds called disulfides and thiosulphates which can be toxic if ingested

L-Lysine: is an essential amino acid that helps your pet’s body produce antibodies, hormones, and enzymes that boost the immune system. It also helps with calcium absorption (for strong bones) and collagen production (for healthy skin).

L-carnitine: is an essential amino acid that helps turn fat into useable energy in your dog’s body and is necessary for optimal heart, brain, and muscle function

Riboflavin: Supports digestion; Many of the enzymes in your dog’s body require riboflavin to break down protein, carbohydrates and fat, and turn them into energy. Without riboflavin, your dog could not digest these. Riboflavin plays a key role in repairing and growth of DNA.

Vitamin D3 Supplement: enhances the absorption of calcium in the intestines, as well as enhances the retention and bone deposition of calcium and phosphorous.

Folic acid: is an essential vitamin for dogs.

Sodium Selenite: It may be toxic to blood, kidneys, liver, skin, central nervous system of your pet.

Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Adult 1-5, Large Breed


Nutritionist Review/ Analysis

Chart with and without Moisture

Hill’s Science Diet Formula Adult Large Breed Chicken and Barley Recipe Dry Dog Food has 12% of moisture in it. In order to get the exact level of nutrients present in it, we have to dry all the moisture after which we can compare its nutritional value with the other brands’ nutritional levels.

in this case, After drying moisture the current levels of nutrition’s as shown in the table are:

 protein 24%, Fat 15%, Fiber 2%.

The main ingredient is Protein which is present in Chicken, Chicken Meal which is not high in this product but in this product the concentration of carbs are very high and they focus more towards energy.

The fat to protein is 62% which is good but overall protein percentage is low. 

Recommended Daily Feed


 Weight (Kgs)

Feeding Amount

 Feeding Amount (Grams)

3 – 12 lbs

1.4 – 5.4 kgs

1/3 to 3/4 cups

34 – 77 grams

13 – 20 lbs

5.9 – 9.1 kgs

1 to 1-1/4 cups

103 – 128 grams

21 – 35 lbs

9.5 – 15.9 kgs

1-1/3 to 1-3/4 cups

137 – 180 grams

36 – 50 lbs

16.3 – 22.7 kgs

1-3/4 to 2-1/3 cups

180 – 239 grams

51 – 75 lbs

23.1 – 34.0 kgs

2-1/2 to 3-1/4 cups

257 – 334 grams

76 – 100 lbs

34.5 – 45.4 kgs

3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups

334 – 385 grams

Over 100 lbs

Over 45.4 kgs

3-3/4 cups plus 1/4 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs

385 g plus 26 g for each 4.5 kg of body weight over 45.4 kg

Switch To Other Brand

It will take 07 – 10 days to ease the transition from his current food to other food. Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more other brand food ONE until you’re feeding exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.
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Rating 4.8

Overall it good food and it is recommended to buy.  

Hill’s Science Diet is No1 Veternary recommeded food but with our tools to rate the product for growth and strenghing the musels of the pet that product lack behind

The overall protein levels is low (24%) but fat to protein ratio is 62% which is good 

Over it fall on over most Popular brand list. 

Hill's Science Diet Dry Dog Food, Adult 1-5, Large Breed