Friday, May 9, 2014

May is National Pet Month -- Why Not Re-Evaluate What You Are Feeding Your Pets and Make the Necessary Adjustment for a Healthier Diet? (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.



Did you have Tilapia Pâté and Diced Ahi Tuna last night? Or, if you have a pet, did they? If you’re following the latest trend to sweep the pet industry, chances are your pet is eating better than you are. Pet Parents are looking to feed their loved ones quality ingredients from trusted sources around the world (e.g. lamb from New Zealand, venison from Germany).
In honor of National Pet Month this May, WellPet, leader in natural pet food and treats, is launching three new products to their Wellness lines for dogs and cats. With flavor options including Beef & Bison and Blueberries and Chicken Pâté & Diced Salmon, the Wellness new products are for pet parents who understand that better nutrition may impact longevity
Below is more information on the new products launching from Wellness.
Wellness Dog
·         Wellness CORE Superfood® Protein Bars: 


Powerful superfoods like pomegranates, sweet potatoes and kale are paired with hearty proteins in appetizing, moist treats for dogs that lead an active lifestyle. Recipes include Turkey & Duck with Kale, Beef & Bison with Blueberries, Chicken & Turkey with Sweet Potatoes and Salmon & Whitefish with Pomegranates.

·         Wellness Petite Entrées: 

Petite Entrées Mini-Filets With Roasted Chicken, Carrots & Red Peppers in Gravy

Created exclusively for small breed dogs, Wellness Petite Entrées couple mouthwatering, natural meats with wholesome vegetables and delicious sauces in a single-serve wet dog food. Available in Mini-Filet and Casserole varieties, these natural meals are grain-free and contain no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or meat by-products.

·         Wellness Complete Health Toy Breed: 

Toy Breed

The first full line of Wellness Complete Health dry dog food specially formulated for the unique needs of toy breed dogs, including metabolic rate, bite size, or daily caloric intake. Available in Adult Health, Senior Health and Healthy Weight varieties, as well as two pound bag options.

Wellness Cat
·         Wellness Kittles™
Kittles Chicken & Cranberries Recipe

A crunchy, tasty treat for cats that comes in three scrumptious flavors: Salmon & Cranberries Recipe, Chicken & Cranberries Recipe, and Tuna & Cranberries Recipe. Each morsel also has under 2 calories, so pet parents can treat their loved ones multiples times per day with these guilt-free goodies.

·         Wellness Divine Duos™: 
Divine Duos With Chicken Pâté & Diced Salmon

The first natural dual-layered wet cat food, Divine Duos combines two delicious layers in one single-serve meal featuring a savorypâté topped with meaty chunks and gravy. Each of the six grain-free meal varieties contain two protein sources, including Tilapia Pâté & Diced Ahi Tuna and ChickenPâté & Diced Salmon. 

·         Wellness Complete Health Dry Cat Food – Senior Health & Indoor Health: 

Senior Health Deboned Chicken & Chicken Meal Recipe

The popular dry cat food line now includes two new recipes designed for indoor cats and senior cats: Complete Health Indoor Health Salmon & Whitefish Meal Recipe and Complete Health Senior Health Deboned Chicken & Chicken Meal Recipe.

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My Thoughts:

Unless you are a pet lover, then you don't know the strong bond that people have with their animals.  A few years ago, if you asked me about my children, I could have talked your ear off about our three rescue dogs.  


While they weren't actually humans, we treated them as such, spoiling them at the holidays, celebrating their birthdays, and even sleeping with them.  But, due to illness usually seen in rescue dogs, Manny and Abby passed away back in 2011 and 2013.  Their passing is still felt today.  Lily, our 9 yr. old rescue, whom we rescued last in 2009 after I finished chemo treatment and as a playmate for Abby, still feels the void, as her best friend is no longer here.  They used to do everything together.  And, even though Lily was older than Abby, she acted like Abby was the older sibling in the relationship, partly because she was smaller than Abby.


Just like kids, I still find myself calling Lily by Abby or Manny's name when I am rushing around. Or, I will look at old photos and see the three dogs, and get a little teary eyed.  Our pets are our lives, and it is true, they do provide unconditional love, while not expecting anything in return...well, maybe a back rub or treat every once in awhile. :-)

With many rescue animals comes illness and the need to adjust their diets.  This was true for Manny who was allergic to beef.  When we found out and tried adjusting his diet, we were shocked at how non-beef foods still contained beef byproducts.  Then, a year after Abby came home with us, she started getting seizures.  The vet wasn't sure what was causing them, but suggested that we change her diet to help with preventing them.  and, I guess Lily wanted to join in with the diet adjustments as she started to gain extra weight and the vet told us to cut back on certain treats and wet dog food as they added pounds, especially to little dogs like her.

Because of our having to be educated on proper nutrition for dogs in order to provide the best for our three rescue pets, we found ourselves becoming loyal customers to a few dog food companies in particular.  One company, who sells both dog and cat food and treats is WellPet. If you were to look into our food pantry you would find an assortment of dog food and treats for Lily from their popular Wellness product line.  

So, when I heard about the folks at WellPet adding new products, I had to request a couple of samples to share with Lily.  It has been awhile since Lily has lent her paw and helped me review products for my blog.  But, she was more than willing when she saw me taking two packages of CORE Protein bars for dogs out of the box the other day, when the mail arrived.  


    Wellness CORE Superfood® Protein Bars: Powerful superfoods like pomegranates, sweet potatoes and kale are paired with hearty proteins in appetizing, moist treats for dogs that lead an active lifestyle. Recipes include Turkey & Duck with Kale, Beef & Bison with Blueberries, Chicken & Turkey with Sweet Potatoes and Salmon & Whitefish with Pomegranates.

Lily, like our two other rescue dogs, is not a fan of fish, so we tend to purchase turkey, chicken and fruit based snacks for her.  So, just knowing that these new Wellness CORE Superfood® Protein Bars contained these healthy ingredients, I knew she would love them.  And,...she did.  




If she could have had the whole bag in one sitting, she would have. :-) I am so excited to have had the opportunity to try another Wellness dog food product from WellPet with our Lily.  It was nice to see her running around and doing tricks for the girls, so that she could get a couple treats.  I will definitely be picking up more bags of Wellness CORE Superfood® Protein Bars to keep in the pantry to reward Lily with.  And, I can't wait to receive samples of the new Wellness Petite Entrées to try with Lily and share a review with you...so, stay tuned!

Visit WellPet to learn more about the new Wellness line of products for dogs and cats, including retailors in your area who carry this line of pet food.


Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

4 comments:

  1. This is such good dog food and I like their products. It is so important to make sure and feed our dogs a very healthy diet, so they will live a long life. Your dogs are cute. I will be getting some of their dog treats.

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  2. Great brand and much better option for your pets. The Blueberries and Chicken Pâté & Diced Salmon look interesting. Love when they create new flavors for pets.

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  3. I have purchased some of their cat products and my cats really seemed to like them. It is so important to keep pets on a healthy diet and I appreciate this company so much for putting out a quality product.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  4. Wow, I had never heard of this pet food until now. I will have to check it out as I would love my pets to have the best of what I can afford.

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