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Coming Soon: NEW & Improved Healthy Indulgence Wet Cat Recipes

Our goal is always to make the best quality foods for the pets that rely on us. With this being said, we’re excited to announce an update to our Wellness Healthy Indulgence line for cats. Starting this month, when you shop for Healthy Indulgence, look for new packages, recipes and textures. We’re introducing two new tasty textures, Gravies and Shreds, as well as maintaining our existing Healthy Indulgence texture, now known as Healthy Indulgence Morsels.

New Recipes:
Gravies
Chicken & Turkey
Tuna & Mackerel
Shreds
Tuna & Shrimp
Chicken & Turkey
Morsels: reformulation is existing 6 HI recipes. However, the following 2 HI SKUs are being discontinued: Chicken, Duck & Shrimp, and Chicken, Crab & Herring

Scroll to review the complete nutritional information on the updated Morsels recipes:

Morsels with Chicken & Chicken Liver in Savory Sauce

INGREDIENTS: Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Potato Starch, Eggs, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Salt, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement], Cranberries, Blueberries, White Sweet Potatoes, Xanthan Gum, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (Min.) 7%, Crude Fat (Min.) 4%, Crude Fiber (Max.) 1 %, Moisture (Max.) 82%, Ash (Max.) 2.0%, Magnesium (Max.) 0.025%, Taurine (Min.) 0.1%.

Wellness® Healthy Indulgence® Morsels With Chicken & Chicken Liver in Savory Sauce is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

FEEDING INFORMATION: For adult cats. Fed alone: for cats weighing 4–10 lbs feed 2.5 – 4 pouches per day. For cats weighing 11–18 lbs feed 4 – 5.5 pouches per day. Adjust as needed. Fed with Wellness dry: reduce dry by 1/8 cup for every 1 pouch wet. Best at room temperature. Refrigerate unused.

CALORIE CONTENT (CALCULATED): 725 kcal/kg or 62 kcal/container (ME, as fed).

Morsels with Salmon & Tuna in Savory Sauce

INGREDIENTS: Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Salmon, Tuna, Potato Starch, Eggs, Carrots, Chicken Liver, Natural Flavor, Salt, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement], Cranberries, Blueberries, White Sweet Potatoes, Xanthan Gum, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (Min.) 7%, Crude Fat (Min.) 4%, Crude Fiber (Max.) 1%, Moisture (Max.) 82%, Ash (Max.) 2%, Magnesium (Max.) 0.025%, Taurine (Min.) 0.1%.

Wellness® Healthy Indulgence® Morsels With Salmon & Tuna in Savory Sauce is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

FEEDING INFORMATION: For adult cats. Fed alone: for cats weighing 4–10 lbs feed 2.5 – 4 pouches per day. For cats weighing 11–18 lbs feed 4 – 5.5 pouches per day. Adjust as needed. Fed with Wellness dry: reduce dry by 1/8 cup for every 1 pouch wet. Best at room temperature. Refrigerate unused.

CALORIE CONTENT (CALCULATED): 725 kcal/kg or 62 kcal/container (ME, as fed).

Morsels with Tuna in Savory Sauce

INGREDIENTS: Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Tuna, Potato Starch, Eggs, Carrots, Chicken Liver, Natural Flavor, Salt, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement], Cranberries, Blueberries, White Sweet Potatoes, Xanthan Gum, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (Min.) 7%, Crude Fat (Min.) 4%, Crude Fiber (Max.) 1%, Moisture (Max.) 82%, Ash (Max.) 2%, Magnesium (Max.) 0.025%, Taurine (Min.) 0.1%.

Wellness® Healthy Indulgence® Morsels With Tuna in Savory Sauce is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

FEEDING INFORMATION: For adult cats. Fed alone: for cats weighing 4–10 lbs feed 2.5 – 4 pouches per day. For cats weighing 11–18 lbs feed 4 – 5.5 pouches per day. Adjust as needed. Fed with Wellness dry: reduce dry by 1/8 cup for every 1 pouch wet. Best at room temperature. Refrigerate unused.

CALORIE CONTENT (CALCULATED): 725 kcal/kg or 62 kcal/container (ME, as fed).

Morsels with Chicken & Turkey in Savory Sauce

INGREDIENTS: Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Turkey, Potato Starch, Eggs, Carrots, Chicken Liver, Natural Flavor, Salt, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement], Cranberries, Blueberries, White Sweet Potatoes, Xanthan Gum, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (Min.) 7%, Crude Fat (Min.) 4%, Crude Fiber (Max.) 1%, Moisture (Max.) 82%, Ash (Max.) 2%, Magnesium (Max.) 0.025%, Taurine (Min.) 0.1%.

Wellness® Healthy Indulgence® Morsels With Chicken & Turkey in Savory Sauce is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

FEEDING INFORMATION: For adult cats. Fed alone: for cats weighing 4–10 lbs feed 2.5 – 4 pouches per day. For cats weighing 11–18 lbs feed 4 – 5.5 pouches per day. Adjust as needed. Fed with Wellness dry: reduce dry by 1/8 cup for every 1 pouch wet. Best at room temperature. Refrigerate unused.

CALORIE CONTENT (CALCULATED): 725 kcal/kg or 62 kcal/container (ME, as fed).

Morsels with Chicken & Salmon in Savory Sauce

INGREDIENTS: Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Salmon, Potato Starch, Eggs, Carrots, Chicken Liver, Natural Flavor, Salt, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement], Cranberries, Blueberries, White Sweet Potatoes, Xanthan Gum, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (Min.) 7%, Crude Fat (Min.) 4%, Crude Fiber (Max.) 1%, Moisture (Max.) 82%, Ash (Max.) 2.0%, Magnesium (Max.) 0.025%, Taurine (Min.) 0.1%.

Wellness® Healthy Indulgence® Morsels With Chicken & Salmon in Savory Sauce is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

FEEDING INFORMATION: For adult cats. Fed alone: for cats weighing 4–10 lbs feed 2.5 – 4 pouches per day. For cats weighing 11–18 lbs feed 4 – 5.5 pouches per day. Adjust as needed. Fed with Wellness dry: reduce dry by 1/8 cup for every 1 pouch wet. Best at room temperature refrigerate unused.

CALORIE CONTENT (CALCULATED): 725 kcal/kg or 62 kcal/container (ME, as fed).

Morsels with Turkey & Duck in Savory Sauce

INGREDIENTS: Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Potato Starch, Eggs, Carrots, Chicken Liver, Natural Flavor, Salt, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement], Cranberries, Blueberries, White Sweet Potatoes, Xanthan Gum, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (Min.) 7%, Crude Fat (Min.) 4%, Crude Fiber (Max.) 1 %, Moisture (Max.) 82%, Ash (Max.) 2%, Magnesium (Max.) 0.025%, Taurine (Min.) 0.1%.

Wellness® Healthy Indulgence® Morsels With Turkey & Duck in Savory Sauce is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

FEEDING INFORMATION: For adult cats. Fed alone: for cats weighing 4–10 lbs feed 2.5 – 4 pouches per day. For cats weighing 11–18 lbs feed 4 – 5.5 pouches per day. Adjust as needed. Fed with Wellness dry: reduce dry by 1/8 cup for every 1 pouch wet. Best at room temperature. Refrigerate unused.

CALORIE CONTENT (CALCULATED): 725 KCAL/KG or 62 kcal/container (ME, as fed).

Scroll for complete nutritional information on our NEW Healthy Indulgences Gravies recipes:

Gravies with Bits of Tuna & Mackerel Smothered in Gravy

INGREDIENTS: Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Potato Starch, Tuna, Mackerel, Eggs, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Salt, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement], Cranberries, Blueberries, White Sweet Potatoes, Xanthan Gum, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (Min.) 4%, Crude Fat (Min.) 2%, Crude Fiber (Max.) 1%, Moisture (Max.) 85%, Ash (Max.) 2.5%, Magnesium (Max.) 0.025%, Taurine (Min.) 0.1%.

Wellness® Healthy Indulgence® Gravies with Bits of Tuna & Mackerel Smothered in Gravy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

FEEDING INFORMATION: For adult cats. Fed alone: for cats weighing 4–10 lbs feed 2.5 – 4.5 pouches per day. For cats weighing 11–18 lbs feed 4.5 – 6 pouches per day. Adjust as needed. Fed with Wellness dry: reduce dry by 1/8 cup for every 1 pouch wet. Best at room temperature. Refrigerate unused.

CALORIE CONTENT (CALCULATED): 670 kcal/kg or 57 kcal/container (ME, as fed).

Gravies With Bits of Chicken & Turkey Smothered in Gravy

INGREDIENTS: Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Potato Starch, Turkey, Eggs, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Salt, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement], Cranberries, Blueberries, White Sweet Potatoes, Xanthan Gum, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (Min.) 4%, Crude Fat (Min.) 2%, Crude Fiber (Max.) 1%, Moisture (Max.) 85%, Ash (Max.) 2.5%, Magnesium (Max.) 0.025%, Taurine (Min.) 0.1%.

Wellness® Healthy Indulgence® Gravies With Bits of Chicken & Turkey Smothered in Gravy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

FEEDING INFORMATION: For adult cats. Fed alone: for cats weighing 4–10 lbs feed 2.5 – 4.5 pouches per day. For cats weighing 11–18 lbs feed 4.5  – 6 pouches per day. Adjust as needed. Fed with Wellness dry: reduce dry by 1/8 cup for every 1 pouch wet. Best at room temperature. Refrigerate unused.

CALORIE CONTENT (CALCULATED): 670 kcal/kg or 57 kcal/container (ME, as fed).

Scroll for complete nutritional information on our NEW Healthy Indulgences Shreds recipes:

Shreds with Chicken & Turkey in Light Sauce

INGREDIENTS: Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Potato Starch, Turkey, Eggs, Chicken Liver, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Salt, Guar Gum, Tricalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement], Cranberries, Blueberries, White Sweet Potatoes, Xanthan Gum, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (Min.) 4%, Crude Fat (Min.) 2%, Crude Fiber (Max.) 1%, Moisture (Max.) 85%, Ash (Max.) 2.5%, Magnesium (Max.) 0.025%, Taurine (Min.) 0.1%.

Wellness® Healthy Indulgence® Shreds With Chicken & Turkey in Light Sauce is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

FEEDING INFORMATION: For adult cats. Fed alone: for cats weighing 4–10 lbs feed 2.5 – 4.5 pouches per day. For cats weighing 11–18 lbs feed 4.5 – 6 pouches per day. Adjust as needed. Fed with Wellness dry: reduce dry by 1/8 cup for every 1 pouch wet. Best at room temperature. Refrigerate unused.

CALORIE CONTENT (CALCULATED): 670 kcal/kg or 57 kcal/container (ME, as fed).

Shreds with Skipjack Tuna & Shrimp in Light Sauce

INGREDIENTS: Chicken Broth, Water Sufficient For Processing, Chicken, Potato Starch, Tuna, Shrimp, Chicken Liver, Eggs, Carrots, Natural Flavor, Salt, Tricalcium Phosphate, Guar Gum, Taurine, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement], Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Cranberries, Blueberries, White Sweet Potatoes, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein (Min.) 4%, Crude Fat (Min.) 2%, Crude Fiber (Max.) 1%, Moisture (Max.) 85%, Ash (Max.) 2.5%, Magnesium (Max.) 0.025%, Taurine (Min.) 0.1%.

Wellness® Healthy Indulgence® Shreds With Skipjack Tuna & Shrimp in Light Sauce is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

FEEDING INFORMATION: For adult cats. Fed alone: for cats weighing 4–10 lbs feed 2.5 – 4.5  pouches per day. For cats weighing 11–18 lbs feed 4.5 – 6 pouches per day. Adjust as needed. Fed with Wellness dry: reduce dry by 1/8 cup for every 1 pouch wet. Best at room temperature. Refrigerate unused.

CALORIE CONTENT (CALCULATED): 670 kcal/kg or 57 kcal/container (ME, as fed).

*Please note that as part of this update, we’ve discontinued the Healthy Indulgence Chicken, Crab & Herring Recipe and Chicken, Duck & Shrimp Recipe to make room for the exciting new offerings:

If you have any questions you can reach us directly at 800.225.0904, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm ET.

Wellness Donates Over 8,000 Meals to Pets of the Homeless

Everyone needs some help once in a while. This holiday season, we teamed up with PawPack and Feeding Pets of the Homeless to donate over 8,000 cans of pet food to 13 different homeless shelters across America. PawPack captured the donation in this moving video:

Pets of the Homeless is the only national animal organization focused completely on feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of the homeless. Learn more here.

Wellness Amazon Deals

Happy New Year, Pet Parents!

We would love to wish you all a happy and healthy new year!

Start your new year off right with special savings on Amazon!

Save $10 when you spend $75 on select Wellness and Old Mother Hubbard products!

Click here for savings : http://weln.es/newsave

The Benefits of Probiotics for Your Pet

Do you know how important your pet’s digestive health is to their overall well-being? A healthy gut prevents disease, improves digestion, aids in better nutrient absorption and boosts the immune system. So, in other words, digestive health is extremely important and that’s where probiotics come into play. What are probiotics? Probiotics are the good bacteria that live in our pets’ intestines and without the right balance of that good bacteria, your pet can experience major health issues. Let’s talk about the benefits of probiotics for your pet and how you can help to maintain that balance.

Benefits of Probiotics
So, what are the actual benefits of giving your pet food with a healthy amount of probiotics, or even adding probiotic supplements to their food?

Promote a Healthy Digestive System
Overall, a diet that is rich in probiotics will help your pet to achieve digestive balance and promote a healthy gut.

Slow and/or Eliminate Diarrhea
If your pet doesn’t already have a diet with added probiotics and they start to suffer from diarrhea, a probiotic supplement can help to treat the diarrhea. Once you start feeding your pet a probiotic-rich diet, such as Wellness TruFood, they will be less likely to suffer from digestive problems such as diarrhea.

Ease Gastrointestinal Ailments
Does your pet suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome or any condition similar to it? Probiotics can help to soothe most gastrointestinal ailments that your pet may be suffering from.

Do All Pets Need a Probiotic?
Because the digestive system is so closely connected to a pet’s immune system and overall health, all pets should have some form of a probiotic as part of their diet.

Probiotic Diet vs. Probiotic Supplement
While both forms of probiotics can be beneficial to your pet, feeding your pet a probiotic diet is the most proactive way to improve their health. Generally speaking, most pet foods that include a proper amount of probiotics are also among the healthier choices of pet foods. These foods will generally have more natural ingredients and are overall better choices for your pet.

Are you ready to start feeding your pet a diet that is rich in probiotics? Any chance to improve your pet’s overall health and potentially add years to their life is a chance that’s worth taking.

National Mutt Day

In 2005, pet advocate Colleen Paige wanted to raise awareness of shelter animals in the hopes that shining a light on their plight would encourage dog lovers to adopt. Thus was born National Mutt Day celebrated on July 31st and Dec. 2 each year.

Ah mutts. It’s become an endearing term for all those pups of “mixed heritage.” The lab mix, the German shepherd mix, the “Heinz 57” and so on, there are millions of dogs who get picked up or left at shelters all over the country every year. These dogs have a lot of love to give.

If you have a mutt of your own, you can share your mutt’s photo on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter feed with #NationalMuttDay on Dec. 2. If you don’t have a mutt to call your own, you may be thinking of getting one. After all, mutts are cute and they’re grateful. Imagine your pup looking up at you with those soulful eyes full of gratitude. Are you melting yet? In this season of thanks, don’t forget the mutts.

Considering Adoption?

Good for you! There are great pets to be had at the shelters. However, if you’re considering making one a permanent resident at your address, you’ll want to keep your head about you when you visit.

  • First, be proactive in your pup selection. It’s exciting to go to the shelter and visit with all the wagging tails but don’t take home the first cutie you see. Talk with the staff and find out what they know about the dog’s temperament. You want to make sure you’re going to get a good fit.
  • Be honest with yourself about your lifestyle. If you work long hours, a puppy or very active dog isn’t your best choice. An older, more calm dog will be a better fit. There’s nothing like puppy messes all over your living room floor just moments before your in-laws descend for the holidays to make things real.
  • Other pets? If you have other dogs or cats, you’ll want to know if the dog in question will get along with your current furry companions.  Some dogs are better as only pets while others will be thrilled to have company. The shelter staff can probably give you a good idea.

Not adopting?

You can still celebrate National Mutt Day. Just share pics of your favorite mutt with #NationalMuttDay on social media.

Better yet, you can help your local shelter get their mutts adopted. Just finding their pages and share their prospective adoptees with your friends and family. The more people who share these pages, the more likely it is that someone will find their perfect canine companion online.

Happy National Mutt Day!

Wellness #TreatItForward Tuesday

We recently held our first-ever #TreatItForward Tuesday! If you didn’t happen to catch the post on our Facebook page, we introduced Treat it Forward Tuesday to benefit both our loyal Wellness fans as well as their local animal rescue organizations.

The premise? Each week, we’ll post about #TreatItFoward, highlighting a Wellness Natural Pet Food dog or cat treat. Facebook fans can “enter” the giveaway by liking, sharing or commenting on the post. Then, we choose a winning Wellness fan. We ship the winner a full case of the featured Wellness treat, and they get to choose their favorite local shelter who will also receive a full case of treats for pets in need!

We had an overwhelming response for our first Treat it Forward Tuesday with an estimated 1,500 Wellness fans entering and nominating fabulous animal shelters all over the country to receive a case of goodies for pets in need.

Here’s our first winning entry, submitted by Jo Irvine:

“Lindsay Campbell is transforming the lives of so many needy seniors in rural Tennessee – she welcomes them no matter how old or sick – to her rescue sanctuary, Pleasant Hill Pet Rescue and Senior Sanctuary in Blountville, TN. Lindsay knows the importance good nutrition makes and Wellness treats are a favorite with her gang. The spectacular gift of an entire case of Pure Rewards treats would be such a blessing. I personally rescue seniors also and just love Wellness products. Pure Rewards treats are wonderful because they are grain free and soft for my seniors, like Big Boo pictured here.”

It’s inspiring to see the wonderful participation from the Wellness community. Together, we can work to bring awareness and attention to pets in need everywhere, and help these pets live happy, healthy lives as they wait for their forever homes.

Be sure to check the Wellness Facebook page each Tuesday to enter and nominate your favorite shelter to receive some tasty Wellness goodies!

-Wellness Natural Pet Food team

Tame Your Cat’s Hairballs

Hairballs aren’t welcome in any home – or in your cat’s stomach. Keep them under control with Wellness’ new Natural Hairball Control dry cat recipe.

Hacku To A Hairball
Wellness Cat presents
A farewell to gross hairballs
Sendoff performance

It’s hard to put any kind of positive spin on hairballs. It can be a common occurrence or a special occasion. But as parents to our beloved kitties, we all freeze in terror when hearing the approach of an impending hairball attack. This unmistakable hack roughly translates in human speak to: “Warning! Be prepared for a wet, hairy mess that will land in your general vicinity or that of a recently cleaned carpet. Evacuate the area in 5 seconds… 4 seconds… 3 seconds… oh, too late.”

Hairballs can be a result of your cat’s regular grooming routine, but they can cause problems with her digestive health (not to mention they go with nothing in your home’s décor!). Typically, the hair your cat swallows forms into what we call a hairball and is eventually vomited up. But, on top of the grossness that hairballs come standard with, she may not be able to get rid of it through the usual methods of expulsion. If it gets too large, it can cause problems within her digestive tract, resulting in bowel obstructions or constipation. In severe cases, she may even need to go into surgery in order to have a hairball obstruction removed.

Read more on PetGuide.com. Click the link here.

Wellness Love Pet Photo Contest Winners


Last month, we asked Wellness fans to share with us how their pets love Wellness by entering up to 3 photos in our Wellness Love Pet Photo Contest. Thank you to everyone who participated! We received so many wonderful photos of your pets and their favorite Wellness recipes. After much deliberation, we’re very happy to announce the Grand Prize winner of the contest, along with the Runners Up and Honorable Mentions. The Grand Prize winner will receive a year’s supply of Wellness! The Runners Up will each receive a deluxe Wellness prize pack, and each Honorable Mention will receive a bundle of Wellness goodies!

Can we get a drum roll please?

Wellness Love Pet Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner: Lucky, submitted by Cynthia D. “Lucky loves her Wellness Signature Selects. When it’s mealtime she hops onto the stool next to the counter to watch me get her food ready. If she could talk she’d probably say, “Come on mom! Put down the camera and get this can open!”

Lucky loves her Wellness Signature Selects. When it’s mealtime she hops onto the stool next to the counter to watch me get her food ready. If she could talk she’d probably say, “Come on mom! Put down the camera and get this can open!”

Photo---cdorminey@nctv

Wellness Love Pet Photo Contest 1st Runner Up: Kono, submitted by @kono_in_orlando via Instagram.
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Wellness Love Pet Photo Contest 2nd Runner Up: Gacy, submitted by Karin J.

“Who wants Wellness for dinner? Gacy does!”

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Lucky loves her Wellness Signature Selects. When it’s mealtime she hops onto the stool next to the counter to watch me get her food ready. If she could talk she’d probably say, “Come on mom! Put down the camera and get this can open!”

Wellness Love Pet Photo Contest 3rd Runner Up: Zoey & Henry, submitted by KellyAnn Z.
“Zoey + Henry love Wellness Pet Food! They are lifelong fans of Wellness because it helps keep them healthy and happy!”

Third Runner Up

Honorable Mentions

Wellness Love Pet Photo Contest Honorable Mention: Sluggo, submitted by Lindsay B.
“Sluggo Will Work For Wellness”

Honorable Mention 1

Wellness Love Pet Photo Contest Honorable Mention: Wellness kitty, submitted by Lauren A.
“Thank you for keeping me happy and healthy!”

Honorable Mention 2

Wellness Love Pet Photo Contest Honorable Mention: Tatiana, submitted by Christina S.
“It’s 5 o’clock… What are you waiting for?” My service dog Tatiana is always ready for her Wellness Core. Thank you for Wellness for keeping her healthy and looking like a puppy.”

Honorable Mention

Wellness Love Pet Photo Contest Honorable Mention: Polar, submitted by Allison S.
“Polar powers through his farm chores fueled on Wellness Core Ocean Formula! #LovesHisWellness”

Honorable Mention

Wellness Love Pet Photo Contest Honorable Mention: Lucy, submitted by Sarah S.
“Wellness was love at first bite with Lucy. You can tell by the look in her eyes! We absolutely love all your products.”

Honorable Mention

Wellness Love Pet Photo Contest Honorable Mention: Wellness students, submitted by Deb N.
“We’re so happy our mom included our bag of Wellness Core Superfood Protein bars in our lunchbox for our first day of school! We eat Wellness dog food for our meals too!”

Honorable Mention

Wellness Love Pet Photo Contest Honorable Mention: Wellness feast, submitted by Johnal L.
“Wellness…it’s what’s for dinner!”

Honorable Mention

Thanks again to all who participated!

-Your Friends at Wellness

National Dog Week

So, let’s be honest here – for all of the fellow dog lovers out there, EVERY week is Dog Week.  There isn’t a week that goes by that we don’t celebrate the love that we have for our four-legged friends. However, some super clever person out there decided that it was time to go NATIONAL with our love for dogs, so the last week in September is now deemed National Dog Week, and that sounds like a perfectly good reason to celebrate our furry friends! Let’s talk about some ways that you can celebrate with your dog.

10 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Week

  1. Take a hike. Chances are, your dog drools over adventure! Plan a hiking adventure for you and your dog to enjoy together – research local state parks and make sure they are pet friendly. Your dog will love the new scenery and you’ll both be glad that you went!
  2. Start a new training activity. Whether obedience, Agility, Flyball, or playing Frisbee, there are a lot of benefits that come along with these kinds of activities – for you and your dog! Teaching your dog something new is a great way to give your dog the mental stimulation and physical exercise that they need.
  3. Start a blog or social media account. Why not share your dog’s life with the world, using stories and pictures? I can guarantee you that people will love it! What’s even better is that you will always have special moments of your dog’s life documented somewhere, and you are sure to enjoy looking back and reliving those memories in the years to come.
  4. Volunteer at a rescue or shelter. This is a great and important way for dog lovers to give back to their community. Animal shelters are always in need of a helping hand and it can be very rewarding knowing that you are helping other dogs in need, even if it’s just taking them on a walk once a week.
  5. Arrange a playdate. Do you have neighbors or friends with dogs? If you know that they play well with other dogs, playdates are always a fun idea. Not only is it great for your dog to socially interact with other dogs, but a good backyard romp with another furry friend is also great exercise for your dog.
  6. Join a dog walking group. Chances are, your community offers local groups of like-minded dog lovers that get together for weekly group dog walks. This is a great way for your dog to get social interaction and also a way for you to meet people in the area that share your love for dogs. Dog lovers unite!
  7. Schedule a health check. OK, so this may not be your dog’s favorite thing to do, but it is one of the most important things that you can do for your dog. Life gets busy sometimes and time slips away from us – this is a good week to schedule a health check up with your veterinarian to make sure that your dog’s health is in check.
  8. Adopt a dog. Adopting a dog is not a decision to be made lightly. It is important to give plenty of thought and consideration to bringing a new dog into your home. If you have been considering getting a dog for some time, this would be the perfect week to save the life of a dog at one of the local shelters in your community.
  9. Share the love. Share the love that you have for your dog this week. Post a tribute on social media with pictures and thoughts expressing how much joy your dog has brought into your life. You never know, you may inspire someone else to adopt a dog of their own!
  10. Hug your dog. Give your dog some extra love and affection this week – or better yet, give them extra love and affection EVERY week!

Are you ready to celebrate National Dog Week now? We all love our dogs every day of the year, but try this week to step out of your routine and show your dog how much you love them in an extraordinary way. Happy National Dog Week, fellow dog lovers!

Take a hike.* Chances are, your dog drools over adventure! Plan a hiking adventure for you and your dog to enjoy together – research local state parks and make sure they are pet friendly. Your dog will love the new scenery and you’ll both be glad that you went!
Start a new training activity. * Whether obedience, Agility, Flyball, or playing Frisbee, there are a lot of benefits that come along with these kinds of activities – for you and your dog! Teaching your dog something new is a great way to give your dog the mental stimulation and physical exercise that they need.
Start a blog.  * Why not share your dog’s life with the world, using stories and pictures? I can guarantee you that people will love it! What’s even better is that you will always have special moments of your dog’s life documented somewhere, and you are sure to enjoy looking back and reliving those memories in the years to come.
Volunteer at a rescue or shelter. * This is a great and important way for dog lovers to give back to their community. Animal shelters are always in need of a helping hand and it can be very rewarding knowing that you are helping other dogs in need, even if it’s just taking them on a walk once a week.
Arrange a playdate.  * Do you have neighbors or friends with dogs? If you know that they play well with other dogs, playdates are always a fun idea. Not only is it great for your dog to socially interact with other dogs, but a good backyard romp with another furry friend is also great exercise for your dog.
Join a dog walking group. * Chances are, your community offers local groups of like-minded dog lovers that get together for weekly group dog walks. This is a great way for your dog to get social interaction and also a way for you to meet people in the area that share your love for dogs. Dog lovers unite!
Schedule a health check.  * OK, so this may not be your dog’s favorite thing to do, but it is one of the most important things that you can do for your dog. Life gets busy sometimes and time slips away from us – this is a good week to schedule a health check up with your veterinarian to make sure that your dog’s health is in check.
Adopt a dog. *Adopting a dog is not a decision to be made lightly. It is important to give plenty of thought and consideration to bringing a new dog into your home. If you have been considering getting a dog for some time, this would be the perfect week to save the life of a dog at one of the local shelters in your community.
Share the love. * Share the love that you have for your dog this week. Post a tribute on social media with pictures and thoughts expressing how much joy your dog has brought into your life. You never know, you may inspire someone else to adopt a dog of their own!
Hug your dog.* Give your dog some extra love and affection this week – or better yet, give them extra love and affection EVERY wee

Back to School Blues – Treating Pets with Separation Anxiety

Is your pet having difficulty adjusting to the new fall schedule? Maybe he’s eyeing you with panic as you get ready to leave the house? Separation anxiety isn’t only relegated to pets who’ve had a difficult background. It can also affect them when there’s a big change in schedule – such as the kids going back to school. If your pet has gotten used to people being home all the time and now they aren’t, it can cause upset and concern. Muffin doesn’t know it’s simply the time of the year, all Muffin knows is people were around and now they’re not and it often means long hours alone. Sometimes, separation anxiety can show up as extreme panic.

Symptoms of Separation Anxiety

  • Excessive barking
  • Whining
  • Urinating or Defecating Inside (Only when you’re not around – otherwise they’re house-trained)
  • Scratching at doors/windows
  • Destroying Things

If your usually calm dog is now destroying furniture or eating his way through a door, you have a severe case of separation anxiety on your hands.

How to Deal with Separation Anxiety

In some cases, you may need a calming drug. Talk to your veterinarian about the possibilities on the market. There are many anti-anxiety drugs available.
In the meantime, try these tactics:
Don’t fuss over your pet when you leave or come home. Instead, calmly step out the door and when you return, ignore your pet for a few minutes (as best as you can) and then give a small pat or scratch behind the ears.
Confine your pet to a laundry room or another space where he or she can inflict minimal damage.
Leave a “scented” shirt or other dirty laundry item with your pet. As you know, dogs are highly focused on scent and your familiar smell can help calm him.
Give your pet toys that will keep him busy, for example, a peanut butter stuffed Kong. However, it extreme instances your pet may not touch it until you return.
Calming scents like lavender can help. You can spritz it in the room and around your pet’s toys/bed.
If you can take your pet to doggie day care or to work with you, that will ease the stress. The whole point is that your pet doesn’t want to be left alone.

According to The Humane Society, crating won’t help and can make it worse. Punishment also won’t work.

In some cases, you may need a calming drug. Talk to your veterinarian about the possibilities on the market. There are many anti-anxiety drugs available.

  • Don’t fuss over your pet when you leave or come home. Instead, calmly step out the door and when you return, ignore your pet for a few minutes (as best as you can) and then give a small pat or scratch behind the ears.
  • Confine your pet to a laundry room or another space where he or she can’t inflict damage.
  • Leave a “scented” shirt or other dirty laundry item with your pet. As you know, dogs are highly focused on scent and your familiar smell can help calm him.
  • Give your pet toys that will keep him busy, for example, a peanut butter stuffed Kong. However, it extreme instances your pet may not touch it until you return.
  • Calming scents like lavender can help. You can spritz it in the room and around your pet’s toys/bed.
  • If you can take your pet to doggie day care or to work with you, that will ease the stress. The whole point is that your pet doesn’t want to be left alone.
  • According to The Humane Society, crating won’t help and can make it worse. Punishment also won’t work.

How Do You Know if Your Dog Is Experiencing Separation Anxiety or Just Bored?

Bored dogs can be destructive and howl the day away. But their symptoms usually disappear if they get enough exercise – depending on the breed, that can mean a 10 mile run every day. Separation anxiety is more like a panic. If your dog gets visibly distressed while you’re getting ready to leave the house…that’s classic separation anxiety.

If you watch closely you’ll see the difference. You can try taking your pet out for a longer walk before and after work and seeing if that helps. A mid-day dog walker can relieve both bored dogs and give an anxious dog a break. You can also offer your pet a favorite treat before you leave. Often, a dog experiencing panic at the thought of being left alone will ignore it. They’re truly terrified about being alone and even a favorite treat won’t sway them.

What about your pet? Is he or she showing signs of separation anxiety?