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Nutrition and Canned Dog Food

15 Reasons to Consider Adding Canned Food to Your Dog’s Diet

Highly Active Dogs Enjoy the Added Benefits of Canned Food

Highly Active Dogs Enjoy the Added Benefits of Canned Food

Canned dog foods have many benefits for optimal nutrition that every pet parent should consider for their beloved dog.

Canned food formulas for Dogs:

  1. Palatability – Some dogs prefer canned food over better dry formulas. Canned dog foods are extremely palatable making them a great choice for picky eaters.
  2. Decreased Stool Volume – Dogs fed canned food tend to have a lower stool volume when feeding a canned diet.
  3. Convenience - It’s a time saver on rushed morning to just open the can for quick feeding.
  4. For Highly Active Dogs – Many young and active dogs require large amounts of calories in order to grow and maintain a vigorous life style. The little Jack Russell Terrier that runs two inches off the ground at all times, investigating the slightest activity, may need additional calories above the amounts in some dry formulas.
  5. As a Complement to Dry Food – Complete and balance canned formulas can be fed alone or as a complement to the dry diet.
  6. For Senior Dogs – Older dogs some times loose interest in eating and pet parents become concerned about how to stimulate their appetite. Canned foods are very palatable and will generally work well to encourage better eating enthusiasm.
  7. To Disguise Medications – Many pets, especially senior dogs take regular medication. Canned foods offer an easy and convenient way to disguise medications and reduce the stress of giving a pill for both the pet and the pet parent.
  8. For a Rotational Diet – Many dog owners like to provide a variety in their pet’s diet. Rotating the different varieties of canned foods is a convenient and nutritious way to do that every day.
  9. Variety is the Spice of Life – Moist foods come in multiple flavors and in different textures and packages. Use a variety of flavors to keep your dog interested in his food at all times.
  10. As a Nutritious Reward – Many pet parents like to offer a nutritious reward for their dog as a thank you for all they give back to us each and every day. Wellness canned food formulas are a great reward for a well behaved dog.
  11. To Increase Water Intake – Feeding moist food is a good way to increase the daily water intake of a pet. The water content of canned foods is usually about 70 to 78 %; with pouches containing more water at 82%.
  12. For Thin Dogs – Moist foods contain high levels of meat and are often used to enhance the fat and protein content of dry foods without adding excess carbohydrate or fiber.
  13. Longer Shelf Life – Canned foods are preserved with heat sterilization and vacuumed preservation in an oxygen free environment.
  14. For Dry Skin & Coat – Moist foods are often fed to animals with dull dry skin and coat condition to benefit the additional protein and essential fatty acids.
  15. To Address Food Sensitivities – Some canned foods are designed for pets suspected of having food sensitivity issues. There are canned formulas for pet parents who prefer to feed a grain free diet. Wellness® CORE® canned formulas are ideal grain free canned diet that goes great with Wellness® CORE® dry food formulas.

Wellness canned foods are an excellent choice for addressing all of the above benefits. In addition, the diverse Wellness canned food varieties are an ideal complement to dry formulas or as a complete and balanced diet fed alone.Take the time to review the varieties of Wellness® canned diets including our NEW Stews Chunks & Gravy Recipes and choose the right formula to enhance the nutrition for your cherished pet. www.wellnesspetfood.com is a great resource for additional information as are the retail stores in your area that provide the wellness canned foods.

2 Responses to “Nutrition and Canned Dog Food”

  1. Laurie Cook says:

    I have had so much trouble feeding Gracie canned food.She gets the “runs”from 99% of the canned foods I’ve tried.I do not feed Gracie just any dog food.I read the labels on not only dog food but treats too.I only buy no additive,no corn gluten,wheat gluten,by products ect.If I cannot pronouceit or I don’t know what it is,I will not buy it.I have tried your canned food,when I can find it.I printed up the coupons and found a place that sells your brand of pet food.I will try it with Gracie again.Gracie is my baby and there is no amount of money I won’t spend to make sure she is healthy and happy.Thank you for making a healthy safe dog food.

  2. Teshika Holms says:

    When I first adopted my shih tzu Nemo, he would get sick frequently due to digestive problems. I spoke to a friend of mine and described his condition and she asked me what dog food brand was I feeding him. I told her that I was feeding her another food brand sold in the local pet store. She then recommended me to Wellness and I actually got a sample from another local store that sells it. I gradually switched Nemo from his old food brand to the Wellness puppy brand and Nemo’s digestive health improved tremendously. I kept Nemo on his Wellness brand and would not switch. He will not eat any of the other brands anymore, either. I have a second shih tzu whom I switched to Wellness after adopting him and he is energetic just like Nemo was. Thank you for making a great food with good quality nutricional needs that cater naturally to dogs and cats. Nemo thanks Wellness products as well. He has gone from the puppy to the Wellness small breed formula.