This is a sponsored post written by me for Wellness Natural Pet Food. All opinions expressed are my own. I only recommend products and services that I believe are truly beneficial to my readers.
For as long as I can remember, I have always had a dog in my family. I can’t imagine life without being cheerfully greeted at the door by a wagging tail or without the gentle nuzzle of a furry friend trying to comfort me when I’m sad. Every one of our dogs has been a cherished member of the family that we love and care for and mourn when they pass away.
Last spring, I lost one of these beloved companions to cancer. After her passing, a well-meaning acquaintance suggested I might want to consider feeding our new dog a different brand of dog food since there might have been some correlation between my last dog’s diet and her illness. I looked into it and found that there were indeed many reports claiming that the brand I was using had been tied to severe ailments in many dogs, though all of the complaints were from dog owners and unsubstantiated by studies or veterinarians. Thus, I won’t name the dog food brand since I don’t have evidence that there is really anything wrong with it, but this investigation did get me to thinking about what I feed my pets.
I don’t know why it had never occurred to me that there might be some correspondence between my dogs’ diet and their health, aside from limiting their consumption of people food and avoiding chocolate and grapes. I suppose I trusted that dog food manufacturers would naturally avoid harmful ingredients. Meanwhile, I’m quite careful about what I feed the rest of my family, choosing foods that are free from hormones and pesticides and other additives that I consider harmful. The reality is that for people and pets alike, a healthy diet is essential to a healthy life.
So, I’ve started paying closer attention to the food that I am feeding my four-legged companions, and I’m not relying solely on the packaging to gather this information. I encourage you to seek out multiple resources too. One that you might find helpful is the “Check Your Bag” website that compares several popular natural dog foods.
The website was created by Wellness Natural Pet Foods, to highlight the fact that not all “natural” dog foods are all-natural. In contrast, all Wellness® Complete Health® Recipes include:
- Real meat as the first ingredient (natural protein and the taste your pets crave)
- Whole fruits and vegetables (provide natural vitamins and minerals)
- Prebiotics and probiotics (essential for a healthy immune system and digestive tract)
- Guaranteed levels of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids (promote heart and kidney health)
- Antioxidants (help to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease)
- No artificial colors
- No artificial flavors and preservatives
- No poultry by-product meals
If you’re interested in learning more about keeping your pets happy and healthy, be sure to connect with the Naturally Well Pet Community. You’ll gain access to great tips and resources and exclusive savings offers. You can also connect with Wellness and other animal lovers on Facebook and Twitter.
If you like what you’ve learned about Wellness Natural Pet Foods, you can order online or pick up a bag at a pet store near you. To find a retailer, visit the Wellness Store Locator. It will help you find the store closest to you or an online merchant if there isn’t a store near you.