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National Pet Day

Since 2006, April 11th has been celebrated as National Pet Day. This day was brought about to highlight the unconditional love that pets bring to our lives and also to encourage and raise awareness for animal adoption. There are so many animals around the world who are sitting in shelters, waiting to be given a second chance at life and these same animals have the potential to bring so much light and love into the lives of their owners – anyone who has adopted a shelter animal doesn’t need a national day of observance to know that the love of a pet should be celebrated.

Ways to Celebrate National Pet Day
So, how can you celebrate this national holiday? Well, your pet would probably be happy with just an extra belly rub, but we’ve got some other ideas that your pet (or future pet) is sure to love!

  1. Throw in an extra daily walk – Going on daily walks is most likely one of your dog’s (or cat’s) favorite activities, so why not throw in an extra one or maybe even just make today’s longer than usual? Your pet is sure to appreciate it!
  2. Did someone say “treat?” – We don’t know a pet in the world that doesn’t wiggle in excitement when you reach for the treat jar! Surprise your pet with some new tasty treats today.
  3. Plan a play date – This is a great idea for the dog in your life. Dogs love a good romp in the yard with a fellow furry friend and it’s also great exercise! Your dog will be pleasantly surprised when Rosco shows up at the front door. “Mom, you shouldn’t have!”
  4. Volunteer at a local animal shelter – Do you know how happy you can make a shelter animal just by simply showing up and giving them some love and attention? Bonus points if you call ahead and find out what the current needs are for that shelter – a warm bed goes a long way for an animal.
  5. Stock up on new toys – Has your dog or cat been playing with the same toys for as long as you can remember? Today is a great day to pick up some new toys for your pet – complete with some quality play time!
  6. Schedule a professional photo session – As we all know, our pets won’t be by our side forever and having professional photos taken is a great way to capture your pet’s personality. These photos will forever be a special keepsake.
  7. Spread the love on social media – One way to inspire others to consider pet adoption is simply to share your story of adoption on social media. A great example of this comes from Alaqua Animal Refuge, an animal shelter located in Florida. Find out how you can join in on the #everyoneneedsabuddy campaign!
  8. Take a trip to the dog park – Trips to the park are probably what dog dreams are made of, so National Dog Day is the perfect day to make your dog’s dreams come true. And this also is a great way for your dog to get the exercise that he needs.
  9. Try something new with your pet – Maybe you’ve always wanted to train your cat to walk on a leash – that’s actually a thing! Or maybe you’ve always wanted to teach your dog to play Frisbee. Whatever it is, today is a great day to learn something new with your pet and strengthen your bond.
  10. Adopt a pet – Bringing a new pet into your home is a decision not to be taken lightly, but if you are in a place where you feel ready for a new pet, why not do it on National Pet Day? It’s always a good day to save an animal’s life and we can assure you they’ll return the favor – every single day.

Happy National Pet Day, everyone! We hope that you and your pet enjoy this day together. Spread the love for your pet and help us to raise awareness about animal adoption!

Wellness Pet Food Survey Results

As you may remember, we sent out a survey back in November to ask about your preferences as a Wellness consumer. We want to thank everyone for their participation, as well as share some of the interesting findings with you! Check out our graphic, below, which highlights some of the trends we saw with Wellness pet parents.


Thanks again for participating!

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!”

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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