My Dog and Wellness
Lately, I’ve been feeding my dog Wellness canned food, but I mixed it with his kibble, so I don’t know what he thinks of the Wellness dry dog food. I’m about to run out of his old TOTW, which he didn’t seem to enjoy as much anymore, so I’m going to try one of the Wellness or Wellness Core varieties next.
Even though my vet said to find one brand and stick with it, I’m skeptical that my dog can really thrive on eating the same thing every single day. I give him table scraps more than a few times every week because I think it makes sense that he eats different foods. I’m still learning about feeding him raw, but until I’m ready to switch him, I want to make sure any commericial pet food he eats is a high-quality product.
About Wellness Dog Food
Since the early 1990s, Wellness has been offering a holistic alternative to the average mainstream commercial dog food. Using high quality ingredients from regions where they thrive naturally, Wellness is able to source 95% of their ingredients from North America. Products also offer lower fat than many competitors to reduce the risk of obesity, real meat as a first ingredient, no fillers and a high concentration of omega three fatty acids for a gleaming coat.
Studies show that extremely high levels of protein in dog food can often lead to a higher fat content in the form of calories. Wellness brands dog food does offer a high level of protein but it is lower than many competitors. By using the highest quality protein and fat, Wellness foods are usually found to be highly digestible. This often leads to better absorption, less waste and also decreases the chances of obesity. Many new dog owners may have a tendency to over feed their pooch. If this is the case, Wellness might be a good choice given that it often has a lower fat content than competitors but yet still well balanced with plenty of fat, protein and minerals.
Good, Wholesome Ingredients
While many commercial dog foods continue to use corn and other fillers as a primary ingredient, New Zealand Lamb, deboned chicken and ocean whitefish are some of the fresh meaty choices listed first on the Wellness labels. High levels of Omega 3 fatty acids are also added to the food for added coat enhancement and to bring out the shine. Also, with only negligible amounts of chicken and fishmeal Wellness dog foods are 80% human grade. This makes them nearly fit for their owners plates too!
Wellness can also proudly say that they use no corn, no wheat, no soy, no colors and flavors and no excess sweeteners or salts. Soy, a common less desirable protein source commonly found in pet food products is also not used. Many of these ingredients can cause skin conditions, allergies and other health problems. This is why many owners struggling with allergies or skin conditions in their dog report vast improvements after switching to Wellness. Reviews consistently show Wellness at the top of the list, giving them 4 and 5 star ratings.
Here’s what’s in one of the canned foods (Wellness Turkey and Sweet Potato) I give my dog:
Turkey, Turkey Broth, Turkey Liver, Ground Barley, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Tricalcium Phosphate, Ground Flaxseed, Canola Oil, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Carrageenan, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement.
Healthy Dog Food
There are several good quality dog foods on the market today and not all of them may be suitable for your dog. Always do research to find the right fit for your pet. If however you are looking for a good, high quality holistic dog food, I recommend giving Wellness a try. With a solid reputation for the last 20 years, Wellness offers real food for your pet in several tasty, healthy varieties. Wellness is not the most premium or most expensive dog food on the market but it is a great high quality and healthy dog food for mans best friend.