On the Road to Wellness®
August 25, 2010 -
People are being more health-conscious and more concerned about the types of foods that we eat so it was only a matter of time before we started looking at the foods our pets eat as well. If eating natural and organic food can improve human life, what can it do for our furry friends?
When I adopted my Siberian Husky, China, a few weeks ago, she was barely 47 pounds. The average full size female Siberian Husky weighs in at an average of 50-60 pounds. Obviously I was concerned about malnutrition and wanted to feed China the best food possible to help her gain weight at a steady but safe pace (about 1-2 pounds per week).
I received a sample of Wellness® Super5Mix and thought I would try it out. Wellness® is a forerunner of holistic nutrition in pet food. The Super5Mix® contained ingredients like “Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Rye Flour, Tomatoes, Rice Bran, Deboned Whitefish, Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, and Blueberries” along with vitamins such as: “Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, and Vitamin B-12 Supplement.” The ingredients impressed me because it looked like ingredients that I would want to see in my food. Honestly, the ingredients read like something that I would have found in my grandmother’s pantry (seriously, my grandmother was a huge health nut who never met a vitamin supplement that she didn’t like).
A few weeks later and China is at 52 pounds and starting to act like real Husky. Her coat is glossy, her eyes are bright, and her energy level is noticeably higher. I brought China to the office the other day and received numerous compliments on her coat and her alertness level. I have to give credit to Wellness® for the change because, like humans, food can make a huge difference in digestive and overall health.
I debated a bit about whether or not to continue China on Wellness® because it is more expensive than other brands and like most people today, I am watching my budget. However, the pros of feeding China a premium dog food like Wellness® far outweigh the cons; eating more nutritious food leads to a healthier dog which leads to less vet visits, so I decided to continue China on the Wellness® diet plan. Plus, China seems to really like the food-she eats the bowl immediately while before I was throwing away almost as much as she ate.
Wellness® is now available at PetSmart U.S. stores.
What’s your opinion about Wellness®? Do you feed your pet holistically or are you considering making the change? Tell me about it-I’d love to hear from you.