Health and wellness is not only important to the people in my family, it’s just as important for healthy pets. I try to give my dog the very best care so that he can enjoy a long, happy life with us. That’s what we all want, right? More time with our pups and for them to feel as good as possible?
One major factor in a dogs health begins with what goes in their tummies.
For my dog, Max, he is sensitive to certain foods. He gets itchy, dry skin if he eats grains, for instance. So, I have to pay attention to the ingredients in any dog food I might purchase. I look for grain free dog foods with natural ingredients that are high in protein, especially fish to give him extra fish oil for a healthier skin and coat. It’s important to know what is in the food you are feeding your pet and notice any differences in your dog with changes in diet. I also make sure protein is the first ingredient and there are no by-products or fillers. Just wholesome foods that are nutritious.
Max’s new home:
We just moved into the mountains where the summer is hotter and winter will be colder. So, I want to be sure he’s plenty hydrated, has better nutrition, like extra oils and super nutrients, in his diet to keep his skin from getting dry, and to just make sure he’s eating enough to keep up with his energy. Now that we have land for him to run and patrol he’s expending more energy and building muscle.
He’s been so happy with all the room and freedom to run. He never goes far from the house unless we’re out wandering the property and he comes exploring with us. He’s such good watch dog. As a responsible pet owner, I need to make sure his diet is right for his life changes just as I would myself or for my kids.
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There are so many options in dog foods and many of them are really great healthy dog foods, so I was thrilled when Wellness® asked if I would be willing to…
change Max’s diet exclusively to Wellness pet food for three months!
I already know and love the Wellness pet food brand, so I quickly agreed. I went to PetSmart, which was an adventure in itself as I live in a new town and I hadn’t yet had the opportunity to explore this store! I wish I could have brought Max with me, but I had other errands to run and didn’t want him sitting in the car for long.
I had the choice to purchase Wellness® Complete Health™
or Wellness® Core® dog food.
I chose the Wellness® Core® Grain Free dog food dog kibble and canned wet food.
It was a tough decision, both options are great choices.
My reasons for this choice is Wellness Core dog food is:
- Grain free
- Protein packed with no by-products
- No artificial preservatives, colors or flavors
- Packed with antioxidants, omega fatty acids, and probiotics
- Variety, including fish protein
I brought the new food home and Max somehow knew that I had something special for him. He couldn’t wait to try some of his new food!
At his next meal time I gave him a scoop of the dry kibble and a small helping of one of the cans of wet dog food on the side. He gobbled up the wet food like it was the best thing he had ever eaten! I figured he wouldn’t touch the dry food just then, but he chowed it down! I honestly have never seen him love the taste of dog food this much!
I’m thrilled Max loves his Wellness dog food and I can’t wait to see if I notice any differences in him from being exclusively on such a nutritious diet for the remainder of this year. What a lucky dog! I will keep you posted.
5 Signs of Wellness in Your Dog
There are five things to look at when determining if your dog is healthy or could use some attention in some way.
- Skin and Coat
- Digestive Health
- Eyes, Teeth, and Gums
Wellness supports all these areas:
- Skin and Coat – Essential vitamins and minerals as well as guaranteed levels of Omega-‐3 and Omega-‐6 fatty acids
- Energy – A balanced blend of high-quality proteins, grain‐free carbohydrates and select fats
- Digestive Health – A combination of healthy fiber, chicory root extract and probiotics
- Eyes, Teeth, and Gums – Guaranteed levels of Vitamin A help support healthy eyes while calcium and phosphorous help support healthy teeth and gums
- Immunity – Antioxidant‐rich fruits and vegetables and nutritional supplements such as Vitamin E
I know max doesn’t care about anything but taste, but I love all those guarantees! I read over the ingredients list in Wellness Core dog foods and I know the benefits of feeding Wellness is seeing pet health and well-being for ones self. I am excited for Max to be fed like a king and feel like a million!
He most definitely acts like he is king. Check him out on My bed, well, I think it’s mine. He has a different opinion about it.
He might have to move when I am ready to climb in bed, but he can eat like a king! I’ll update you in a month on how he likes his new Wellness Core dog food diet and how I feel about it at that time.
What are the most important things you do to keep your dog healthy?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wellness. The opinions and text are all mine.