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Hill's Science Diet Large Breed Light Chicken Meal & Barley Dry Dog Food Product Reviews

Hills® Science Diet® Adult Large Breed dog food provides precisely balanced nutrition tailored for a visible difference in large breed dogs. -Natural sources of glucosamine & chondroitin for joints & mobility -Clinically proven antioxidant benefits -No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives... Read More

Rated 5 out of 5 by 80 reviewers.

Always a Science Diet Family
For almost 18 years, we have had so many furbabies, all Science Diet babies! I strayed once, fell for the allergy hype and all 3 black labs gained 20 pounds by their next wellness visit. Back to SD LIGHT (and nothing else foodwise changed) and they were back to their good weight. So many healthy babies in this family, all SD babies! I love the large breed light for the weight control and the joint health. We have also used the puppy large breed and the Perfect Weight (a little harder to find in Western CO) as they become more couch spuds and less bird dogs! by on 01/10/2023
This product has changed
My dog used to love this,but recently they has been a change. It was a dark coloured square kibble. Now it is a small round light coloured kibble that gives him epic diarrhoea. Will be returning the new bag back for a refund. by on 06/13/2021
New Packaging = Less Product
Buyer Beware: Hill's updated packaging results in new packaging 30 lbs. (Old packaging was 33 lbs.); both same price. Also, they have changed formulas so it might affect someone's pet's digestive system. by on 05/13/2019
My Chessie Mix LOVES this!!!
I love hills science diet! I work at a shelter currently, and this product is used for our shelter animals. I buy the same brand, but a different kind and my dog loves it mixed in with the same age range wet food (stew)! by on 08/02/2018
A wonderful filling food for my dog!
we love this product my Great Dane no longer has and has a healthier coat! I will never switch again! She burps and farts far less now! We also switched our cats to it when we saw how well it works for kerra! by on 01/20/2017
My Review
Great quality. Dogs like it. I recommend this brand to anyone with a large breed dog. by on 07/17/2016
Great Quality Product... Always!
Our dogs have been on Science Diet products since we got them as pups and they are as healthy as can be. Thank you Hills for providing such a quality product! by on 04/14/2016
weight loss is for real
this is the second dog i have been using science diet dry food, never a quality problem, my dog has enjoyed it from when he was 12 weeks old to now 12 years, he has a great shiny coat, by on 11/11/2015
I wouldn't feed my dogs and cat anything else!!
I have tried many different types of science diet: advanced fitness, adult light and perfect weight. My dogs were eating perfect weight for a whole year to lose weight and my one dog lost a good amount of weight he went from 125 to now being around 102. Now that I have him at a healthier weight I feed them adult light and I've found when I would switch their food they'd have sensitive stomachs but with science diet I can switch to a different type of food that's science diet and they don't have those issues they were having with other brands. I suggest this brand to everyone I know with dogs/cats. I love it! It's worth the price! by on 09/26/2015
product has great results in dog growth.
Wonderful product, my lab is almost 2 years old and has great bone structure, with a very beautiful coat of hair. Only problem is that the amount of food he eats can be a little pricy with hills brand. But I keep him on this food because of the great results. by on 08/12/2015
Dogs love it
Both of our Beagle/Yellow Labrador mix dogs love the taste and we know from experience they receive the best nutrition possible. Our previous Black Labrador was raised on Science Diet as a puppy and he grew into a healthy, fit, and fun-loving dog. He lived a full 15 1/2 years with minimal problems thanks to Hills brand foods. by on 03/15/2015
Science Diet Adult Large Breed Light
my dog starting gaining some weight from lack of activity during winter, we switch to light he lost 5 lbs in 7 weeks, he is more playful again, and looks great. by on 11/29/2014
Love this Food!
Our lab has been on this food since 1 year of age. She enjoys this food and never misses a meal. It has kept her weight in control and provides lean muscles and shiny coat. I highly recommend this for dogs needing weight control. by on 11/23/2014
works wonderfully
I have 3 dogs and weight control has been an issue. I have tried numerous weight management brands but to no avail. My vet suggested Since diet. I originally put my dogs on the metabolic till the weight came down then changed to the light. My dogs love this and the weight is being maintained. Thank you so much for this product. Keep up the good work by on 09/24/2014
Lots of Fiber
Altho my dogs - two - are 10 years old, I like the high fiber content of this product. I started using it when one of my dogs had loose bowel movements. Vet said to use the Light Science Diet for a while because it had a high fiber content. Since I have 90 pound dogs, I found the Large Breed bags with both high fiber/ light content was good for my dogs. They are both on a regular schedule, and I truly believe look better and feel better. Wouldn't buy anything else, altho sometimes it's hard to find. Then, I just buy the Light bag. by on 09/22/2014
Helps keep my dog's coat healthy
My dog's coat is soft and healthy. She is 6 years and people cannot believe how soft her coat is. I believe it is due to Hill's Science Diet dog food. by on 09/13/2014
Science Diet, affordable and great!
We have used Science Diet for years and love it and its unchanging great quality. Our dog really enjoys it and that counts just as much! by on 09/06/2014
Im satisfied
satisfied a little over prized but its ok my dogs love it by on 09/03/2014
The only food my dog will eat
We tried so many kinds and this is all she will eat. by on 07/29/2014
So far we LOVE it!
We put our 3 dogs on a weight loss plan with this. They all three needed it. It has only been about a month and a half but we can already see some changes. Not only are they losing weight their coats are super shiny! We were hesitant to change to Science Diet because of the cost but now we have found that if you follow the feeding guide, 1 bag last far longer than the lower quality food. We may save money in the long run and have slick, healthy dogs! Thanks for a great product! The Argos by on 07/05/2014
My overweight Labs are losing weight on this formula!
My 3 overweight labs eat the light formula and they are losing weight on it and they love it. I have tried other brands but they haven't had Science Diet since they were puppies and two are 6 years old and one is 3 years old. by on 07/02/2014
Excellent Product
2 years of eating it and both of my dogs still go crazy at feeding time. Neither dog has ever experienced digestive issues from it and it seems they couldn't be happier! by on 06/16/2014
Exceptional Food
I have been in the veterinary field for over 30 yrs. I have fed Science Diet foods for 29 yrs. After I went through the nutritional consulting class and learned all about the foods and Hills quality control I wouldn't feed anything else. My pets all eat Hills and are very healthy, fit and energetic. Their coats are shiny and their weight is perfect. I love this food. by on 06/11/2014
great food
my dog eats no other brand. She really seems to love it. by on 06/05/2014
My dog likes it!
My dog has been eating Science Diet Adult Light - Large Breed for years. She is excited at meal times and gobbles down the food! by on 05/16/2014
The diet is working!
I 've had both of my adult dogs on this product because they are both overweight. One is a addison's dog and because of her meds was severly overweight. The other a rescue just like to eat way too much and didn't get alot of activity. After 8 weeks, they have both lost weight and are much more healthy and active. My vet will be impressed when she weighs them. by on 05/15/2014
satisfied my dog and me
This food worked great for my dog. She put on extra weight as a puppy and this helped her take off the extra 2 lbs she needed to loose. The weight loss was gradual and healthy, just like my vet wanted. She loved the food too, never realizing how good it was for her! by on 05/03/2014
Healthy Weight
The large breed light science diet keeps my dog from being over weight and does not cause dental buildup. She appears to be satisfied with it. I have begun to mix the new healthy weight in with the light and she has not had any issues with that. As long as she is happy I am happy. by on 04/23/2014
My Zoe dog loves it!
I have always been happy with Science diet food. I had to try several foods before my dog found one that she enjoyed and didn't make her sick, and Science diet met all our goals. by on 04/20/2014
This product has a lot of natural ingredients for the price
My Bernese Mountain Dog loves the taste & for the value it is a good combination! by on 04/18/2014
Helping my dog get to her weight goal!
We just put our 6+ year old dog on a diet and this food is doing the trick! She has already lost weight and shortly we will be putting her on Science Diet for mature dogs. She loves the taste and the large breed chunks. by on 04/05/2014
Sunny enjoys this food over what she did eat.
Science Diet is an excellent food. It is a little more expensive than previous food but it is well worth it. Sunny was very over weight but now is slowly dropping those extra pounds. by on 04/01/2014
My dog gobbles this right up.
Lola seems to love this dog food. She gobbles this right up! by on 03/03/2014
Our dogs young and old love this food
15 free feeding dogs, large and small, all enjoy this food! We use 3-4 of the largest bags a week. Keeps our dogs healthy. by on 02/05/2014
Dog loves it, some weight loss and better forming stool
I have a 5 year old chocolate lab that needs to loose about 15 pounds. He has been on this for about 6 months, with some weight loss present and improved stool formation. Plus, he loves it! Need to get him out an exercise to improve results. by on 01/19/2014
Helped my foster dog lose weight
I had a golden retriever foster dog that was very overweight. I put him on metabolic first, but he didn't like it. I made him eat the whole 30# bag, but he would leave food in the bowl. Then we went to Science Diet Mature Adult Light and he has now lost 25 lbs in about 6 months by using this diet. I love it and he loves it too. He will now eat his whole bowl of food and he looks great. Thank you for a great food. by on 12/20/2013
Science Diet dry food and canned stews are ecellent for
I have raised my dogs on Science diet dried food(light for large breeds) and canned stews. My black labs are now 9 and 141/2. They love the food and can't wait to eat every meal. Their health has been good. My vet has also endorsed my choice of food. We love Science Diet! by on 10/23/2013
My dog eats it up
It's a good light food. My dog likes it, and it keeps her trim. by on 10/18/2013
Keep my dogs in good shape
I tried to go to other foods but came back to the Light. They love it and its great on the digestive track. by on 10/16/2013
Great for a dog that needs to lose weight
Two years ago, my lab retriever was overweight by 20lbs. My vet recommended Hill's science diet and it really helped with my dog losing the weight. Matter of fact, between his food and exercise, he lost all the weight and more. I like the fact that his food is lower in fat and it's not made of all those artificial ingredients. I do wish it was less expensive or maybe more coupons could be offered. But I do think that if you want a quality product, you can't go wrong with this. by on 09/26/2013
Been feeding my/our dogs this since 1969.
We have had several labs and some mixed breed rescue dogs. All have been fed Science Diet. Currently, my dog who is allergic to grain (smaller lab rescue) enjoys Hill's Ideal Balance. My last lab (mix) lived to be 16 years, 10 months. I wouldn't feed my dogs anything else. by on 09/17/2013
Good eats
My Great Pyranees is a picky eater, but she loves this food and cleans her dis promptly every time she gets it. by on 07/11/2013
Product kept my lab healthy for 13 years
Science diet was recommended for my yellow lab 10 years ago when she was very overweight. Within a month she slimmed down and as Abby aged we updated what type of Science Diet she ate. Abby has kept her weight down and has had no major problems plus she turned 13 in March and though slowing down does not show signs that a lot of labs her age (and younger) have. I believe the food has helped with this a lot. The only thing I would change is the price - but you do get what you pay for. by on 06/29/2013
great food for an active dog
Our black lab is the center of our family. She is very caring and loving but she also uses up a lot of energy chasing squirrels, her boyfriend, tennis balls or whoever else crosses her path and plays with her. Her food was recommended by our vet and she is fit and very athletic. It was important to us that she does not gain weight excessively which can cause hip and joint problems later on. The food allows us to fill her up and then also spoil her with the occasional, ok daily, treat. When it is feeding time, she couldn't be happier. by on 06/01/2013
Great for Rudy
After having to take steroids, Rudy's apetite increased, along with his weight. By switching to Large Breed Light, I was able to still keep him satisfied while keeping his weight at the right level. He loves his food! by on 08/21/2012
great food
My dog loves this food. He is a large dog and it provides him with the protein and nutrients he loves and needs. He also likes the size of the food. He does not like really large pieces. by on 08/18/2012
Dogs enjoys it....
BUT he went from one poo in the morning and one poo in the evening to 6 or 7 now since being on this food. That is my only complaint about it. He enjoys the flavor though. by on 07/23/2012
Causes many bowel movements
Whenever our Lab, Mack eats this product, he consistently wants to go outside to do his thing. At least 2-3 more bowel movements than when using other hills science diet or other dry dog food products. by on 05/27/2012
Great for maintaining balanced diet
Excellent brand! Will definitely recommend. Pets are always healthy. by on 05/19/2012
Less droppings in the yard is always a good thing!!!!
I've been using Sci. Diet Light for Large Breeds for years now and wished I had switch many years before that. I was using what I thought to be a good product and a fairly expensive dog food (large breed#, but when a Sci. Diet representative was in the store one day, she talked me into trying Sci. Diet. I gave it a try, primarily to see how much less droppings I might find in the yard with owning four labradors. Well.... she was right on. Ever since, I have been hooked. I just wished I had started taking advantage of all the awesome coupons out there when I switched and not just now #5 years later). Thank you Science Diet! by on 05/18/2012
My puppy liked it.
My dog really seemed to like this products. Only problem was that for a big dog, you need bigger chunks. My dog kept coughing because the pieces were too small. by on 05/18/2012
This product helps my standard poodle stay on maintenace.
I'm so glad that I purchased the adult light large breed product. It keeps my standard poodle on track. The suggested feeding amounts keep her satisfied and her weight even and allowable for her breed and size. I use the dog food for snacks also. She loves it and so does our other dog. by on 05/18/2012
Great for weight control!
Our lab was a rescue and she was very over weight. On Science Diet Light she maintains a healthy weight and is a very active dog! by on 05/18/2012
Weight Control
My 80+ lb puppy has problems controlling her weight. Since we switched to Science Diet Light she has been maintaining a healthy weight and is much more active! by on 05/18/2012
This is product is great for dogs that want to stay slim.
My vet recommended that I use the light variety, as he was a little overweight. Since using it, I have noticed that he hasn't gained any more weight and seems to be losing, but at a slow rate. Of course it depends on the exercise he gets, he is energetic and he seems to like the dog food very much. by on 05/18/2012
This product has great features to balance my dogs weight
It is very important to me that my dogs keep a healthy weight and with this dog food I do not have to cut down the portions of food they get, that really concerned me with other brands of dog food. It controls their weight, by being a light food, speedng up their metabolism,supplying nutrients, and contributing to the effect of exercise. I have tried other brands of dog food but by far Science Diet is the best! by on 05/17/2012
My Lab loves his "diet!"
My 5 year old lab is tipping the scales at 126 lbs. and I had a hard time finding a light food that he would eat; I mix the large breed light dry with a small amount of the light canned, and he relishes his meals. I can feed his appetite and still help him lose weight. I couldn't say that about the numerous other premium foods I tried, which he wouldn't either eat or which upset his stomach. by on 05/17/2012
Great product!
We've always fed our pets Science Diet. We think our pets deserve the best and that's how we feel about Science Diet. Our Golden Retreiver was overweight so we switched to the light version of this food and started monitoring the amount she ate. She's lost all the weight we need but Decided to keep her on this food to avoid her gaining too much weight again. Besides the fact that I try to avoid changing food often. Her coat is great ans she loves it. We dogsat for a a friend about 2 weeks. We he returned, he noticed a substantial change in his dog's coat and switched from grocery store food to Science Diet and never went back. by on 05/17/2012
This is our 3rd dog raised on Science Diet Dry Food. She is nearing 7 years and was changed to SD Large Breed Light apprx. 3 years ago to keep her weight at 75 (runs 15-30 miles wkly) -- 4 cups daily! Treats are fresh baby carrots! Our previous Lab sisters, 60-65 lbs, were also raised on SD Dry products and lived to 14.5 and 16 years respectively running until later life, 12-14 years respectively. by on 05/16/2012
My dogs love this food
My Lab Mix is getting older and had been putting on some extra pounds so i started feeding her the adult light food it helps achieve ideal weight and maintain healthy joints. MY younger shepherd loves it as well. by on 05/16/2012
Dog loves it.
The light food for my spayed female works great to keep her from gaining more and more weight. She readily loves the product and does very well in her digestive system. by on 05/16/2012
My dog loves it!
This is the only food that she consistently likes. Others satisfy for a few days, but we always come back to Science Diet Light - for both food and treats. by on 05/16/2012
Great product.
We put our dog on this food to lose weight because of the high fiber content and calorie count. He has a bad thyroid and since being on this food he has lost 13 pounds. He doesn't eat a lot due to the high fiber content which makes it more economical. The fiber makes him feel as if he is full. His coat is also much softer on this food. Our other dog who does not have a weight problem loves this food as well. She would not eat much of any other brands of food but eats all of her food within minutes. by on 05/16/2012
Only food I would give my dog!
My Weimaraner loves this food. It keeps her very lean and not chunky, which is how a lot of Weims get. It is not greasy like a lot of other dog foods either! by on 05/16/2012
this food helped my wiemaraner lose a few pounds
I read about the diet plan on the internet and ordered the food. Within 3 weeks I noticed that our dog had begun to lose the few extra pounds he had put on over the winter. I called several companies and requested samples and it seems he preferred this food. Thanks so much!! by on 05/16/2012
Excellent in controlling weight
Our border collie was a bit overweight, we switched to the light formula, she has dropped down to the ideal weight exactly as suggested on the directions! Excellent product! by on 05/16/2012
This product has kept my dogs weight in check.
Our English Lab has been using Science Diet for the past 3 years. He switched to Light because of weight issues. Since the switch we have been able to keep his weight in check. We will continue to use this product as he ages. Thank you science diet for making such great products for our pet. by on 05/16/2012
Good if mixed with another Science Diet
The light really helped our dog lose excess weight that he put on. However, he always had more frequent bathroom trips and trouble holding it, so we mix it half and half with Rice & Lamb Large Breed. He loves the taste and it has helped to keep him at a healthy weight! by on 05/16/2012
This product is great for our overweight dogs.
Our two large dogs have been eating this dog food for the past two years, and have each lost over 10 lbs. They enjoy the taste of the dog food, and we find it to be a good value. I would highly recommend this food. by on 05/16/2012
Science Diet Products are great
I feed my 3 labrador retrievers Science Diet for Large Breed Dry dog food every morning. They love it. My chocolate lab would rather have the dry dog food than a can of dog food with meat in it. We go though a lot of bags of Science Diet for Large Breed Dry dog food in a month. Thanks for making a great product. by on 05/16/2012
Winter Fat
We have two labs and both tend to bulk up for the winter, I think part of it is natural and part of it is they don't get as much exercise when its cold out, our fault. Both had started to look a little round last year and we changed them over from the Science Diet Large Breed to the Large Breed Light and it made a difference. Both dogs lost weight and looked great. We switched them back over in the summer and they maintained a healthy weight all year! by on 05/16/2012
Very good product
My dogs have been eating this product for 3 yrs now. We've tried numerous products, but this is the best for my dogs. My dogs weights are under control and poops regularly (2 times/day) now. My only complaint??... a little bit on pricy side. by on 05/16/2012
helped my chubby pet
My boxer, Lucy, was very overweight and was never quite 'regula.'. After just a week we noticed a big difference in her regularity and has become leaner and more active. by on 05/16/2012
My dog Duke lost weight
My yellow labrador dog Duke was about 15lbs. over weight. We switched him over to Hills Science Diet Large Breed Light and within 6 months he has lost 12lbs. He is more active and loves the food. Thank you. Tony by on 05/16/2012
My St Bernard mix & Australian Shepherd eat this better than they do some others. by on 05/16/2012
My dog's love this product. Good product at a fair price.
My dog's love this product. Even a better value when you come it with Science Diet coupons. by on 05/16/2012
Kept weight off my Boxers
I always used this for my boxers. They were always within their weight range. by on 05/16/2012
great product
great dog food. a little pricey, but never had a problem with recalls, or tummy issues with my dogs. by on 05/16/2012
Great Food with always a Great Price
2 Golden Retriever's have always loved this food. Never a complaint, always a empty bowl. by on 05/16/2012
Poops too often
My dog enjoyed eating this food, but she pooped 4-6 times per day while on it. We switched to Advanced Fitness, and have been very happy with the results. by on 05/03/2012