This post is paw-wered by our pals over at Wellness® Natural Pet Food who are spreading awareness about pet wellness.
Choosing a healthy dog food for your furry BFFs is one of the most important health decisions you will ever make on their behalf. Diet affects every single aspect of canine wellness from snout to tail, but with so many options on the market, making the best choice for your pups can be pretty daunting.
As a veterinary technician with more than 15 years experience, I have personally seen the myriad of health problems a poor diet can cause – diabetes, obesity, joint problems and heart disease to name just a few. On the other hand, I have also witnessed the results of healthy feeding – strong pearly whites, beautiful coat, plenty of pep, and most importantly – longer life.
Wellness has taken a fresh approach to the diet dilemma by creating foods that focus on 5 major physical signs of a healthy, happy dog – healthy energy levels, beautiful skin and coat, strong teeth and gums, healthy digestion, and a strong immune system. All of their Complete Health recipes are packed with vitamins, nutrients and additional protein for vibrant life at a better price!
Healthy Energy Levels
Any nutritionist will tell you that the key to powering through the day is protein. Whether you have working dogs, pups that participate in agility competitions, or backyard diggers, the energy it takes to perform comes from the protein sources in their diet, so it’s imperative to make sure your dog’s getting the right amount for their everyday needs.
Beautiful Skin & Coat
When you think of what a healthy dog looks like, you probably picture a soft, shiny coat. Skin and hair can reveal a lot about the quality of a dog’s nutritional intake. Dull, dry, greasy, or flaky coats can be transformed back to health with the addition of a few key ingredients in the diet, like omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that not help make your pup’s coat glossy, but also aid in controlling allergies/inflammation and supporting healthy joints and organ functions.
Strong Teeth & Gums
Dental health is just as important for our pups as it is for ourselves. Dogs with oral health problems have far more to worry about than just bad breath. As tartar and plaque build up on the teeth, the gums become weakened and inflamed. This can lead to pain, gingivitis and tooth loss. Chronic dental disease can cause heart, kidney and liver failure if left untreated. Balanced levels of calcium and phosphorus help prevent dental disease from taking hold, giving your pup stronger chompers – and sweeter smelling kisses!
Gastrointestinal issues are among the most common complaints that veterinarians treat on a daily basis. A diet full of artificial colorings, flavors, and additives can wreak havoc on the delicate canine digestive tract. Our pups’ poops should be regular, well-formed and consistent – never runny or hard. Your dog’s food should consist of prebiotics, probiotics and additional fiber. Guaranteed levels of probiotics ensure healthy levels of digestive microorganisms in the gut, while fiber bulks up the stool and keeps things running smoothly.
Unfortunately our dogs can’t tell us when they’re feeling under the weather. It’s up to us to pick up on subtle signs of illness before it’s too late. We make choices every day to ensure our pups’ health – from vigorous exercise to regular veterinary check ups. Aside from managing the amount and quality of the food our dogs eat, we also have the power to beef up their immune systems using nutrition. Wellness dog foods are infused with Vitamins A and E, both known to promote immunity. Vitamin A has also been linked to eye and vision health.
Wellness understands that you have plenty of options when you walk down the pet food aisle. That’s why they set themselves apart using high quality ingredients and nutrient combos for the best overall health. No gimmicks, no tricks. Just more healthy years with your best friends.