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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wellness made Smaller

As you already know, Cayman and Zoey are on Wellness brand dog food. Since they were running low, I had to go to Petco to get some more but all they had besides weight control and large breed was the new Small Breed formula. Since Cayman is a mini dachshund and Zoey a toy poodle, they are definitely small breeds so this was perfect! And they definitely seem to prefer it to the other Wellness formula they were on since the the kibbles are smaller. So I think that's what I will start picking up from now one, especially since we have moved my parent's mix breed dog, Roxy, to her own bag of weight control since she is getting way too tubby.

Small Breed - Adult Health

Supporting the Unique Health Needs of Smaller Dogs through Nutrient-Rich Whole Foods

Super5Mix Small Breed - Adult Health

  • Optimal Caloric Intake to Support Healthy Body Weight

  • 4 Animal Protein Sources for Lean, Strong Muscles

  • WellCoat® Omega 3 & 6 Mix Helps Support Healthy Skin & Coat

With mighty souls but little bodies, your small breed dog has a unique physical composition that creates special nutritional needs.

Smaller Digestive Tracts

Small breeds need to get lots of nutrition from the little portions they consume. We include live, naturally-occurring micro-organisms to support digestive health and we ensure optimal nutrient absorption through our Digestool™ confirmation studies - less nutrients in the stool, means more nutrients in the body.

Higher Energy Needs

The extra energy your small dog needs should come from protein and not just fat. To help maintain optimal weight and healthy body mass, we use 4 quality animal protein sources including deboned turkey, chicken, salmon and Menhaden fish meals.

Sophisticated Tastes

When it comes to taste, small breed dogs have discerning palates. With satisfaction guaranteed, we use real meat to provide a natural taste that little dogs love, without loading their diet with fat.

Up to 50% Longer Life Spans

With a life expectancy of up to 20 years, small breed's life-systems need nutritional support to stay strong. Our 5 for Life™ Supplement System is packed with antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies, vitamins and minerals to help support cellular health.

Need for Skin & Coat Support

Life indoors with extra laptime and petting means that little dogs need nourished skin that produces a healthy coat. To support healthy skin, we add salmon oil and flaxseed as part of our WellCoat® Omega 3 & 6 Mix.

Guaranteed Great Taste

With satisfaction guaranteed, we use deboned chicken and whitefish to provide a taste that dogs love.

In addition to our quality protein and wholesome grains, this Super5Mix® recipe includes a unique mix of complementary ingredients for overall wellbeing. We call it our 5 for Life™ Supplement System.

Fruit & Veggie Antioxidant Rainbow

WellCoat® Omega 3 & 6 Mix

Botanical & Herb Blend

Essential Vitamins & Minerals

ActiCoat™ with Live Micro-organisms

Thoughtfully Made with Whole-foods: Deboned Chicken Oatmeal Carrots Spinach Sweet Potatoes Apples Blueberries Ground Flaxseed

Never Any: Meat By-Products Wheat Corn Soy Artificial Colors or Flavors Artificial Preservatives

Product Ingredients

Deboned Turkey, Chicken Meal, Salmon Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground Barley, Rye Flour, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), Menhaden Fish Meal, Tomato Pomace, Natural Chicken Flavor, Pea Fiber, Tomatoes, Salmon Oil, Ground Flaxseed, Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Potassium Chloride, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite], Vitamins [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement], Choline Chloride, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation products.

This is a naturally preserved product.

(L. plantarum, E. faecium, L. casei, L. acidophilus in equal amounts

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

Calories Analysis
This food contains 3,740 kcal/kg or 420 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as fed basis (calculated).

Feeding Information

Transitioning to Wellness: It is important to slowly transition your dog from his/her current diet as it takes a few days for the body to adapt to the new nutrient levels. To transition, gradually mix in the new food over a 5-7 day period, increasing the amount of Wellness each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellness by day 7.

Determining Feeding Portions: : Looking at the chart below, divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your dog per day to determine the portion size for each meal. Keep a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times. Wellness believes in feeding dry and wet food in combination whenever possible to help increase the level of water in your dog's diet.

Combination Feeding
If feeding with wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/8 cup for every 2 tbsp of wet food.

Nutrition is only one part of the equation! Be sure to give your dog plenty of love, plenty of exercise and see your veterinarian regularly to help ensure total wellness.

Nutritional Adequacy Guarantee

100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition for Your Small Breed Dog

Wellness Super5Mix Small Breed Adult Health Recipe Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.

Product Availability and Packaging for this Flavor

4 lb. Bag
12 lb. Bag

1 comment:

Neabear said...

Looks like you have a clear choice there for Cayman's registered name. So far the one I chose is in the lead. Yay! I agree, it does make sense to go with the Small Breed food for your pups.