February 5, 2024
Protein Packed and Wholesome: Unveiling the Benefits of Beef Based Dog Food
As devoted pet owners, we all share the same goal: providing the best for our canine companions. When it comes to choosing the perfect diet for your four-legged friend, we want to offer the most nutritious diet possible. However, it’s not just about the nutritional content either—we also want to see them excited about their meals. There are few joys as genuine as when dogs spin in circles and drool in anticipation while you get their dinner ready. We have good news! Wellness has combined innovative nutrition science with the classic great taste of beef in the new Wellness CORE + Beef & Barley and Wellness Complete Health Beef & Barley Kibble with beef as the #1 ingredient. Beef provides the rich, savory goodness that stands the test of time and science. According to a palatability study to see what type of meat dogs like best, beef emerged as the winner against lamb, chicken, and other meats.
Nutritional Benefits of Wellness Beef Kibble Varieties
Beyond its alluring taste, beef boasts a myriad of nutritional benefits. As a rich source of highly digestible essential amino acids (the building block of proteins), beef provides the ingredients needed for the growth and repair of lean muscles, organs, and enzymes in dogs. The benefit of protein isn’t limited to muscles either. Protein plays a major role in healthy skin & coat since hair is composed of mainly protein. Protein also supports immune health by being the building blocks for antibodies that recognize and fight off invaders in the body, and protein helps various functions of immune cells.
Beef provides important minerals like iron, zinc, and selenium. These minerals are vital for various physiological functions, including oxygen transport in the blood, immune health support, wound healing, and healthy teeth and bone development. Iron from beef is “heme” iron, meaning it is more easily absorbed by the body than “non-heme” iron from plant-based sources such as spinach or legumes. Zinc is widely utilized in the body and is involved in many different metabolic processes as enzyme cofactors. This makes it a valuable contributor to healthy skin and coat, sustained energy, healthy teeth and bone development, and the immune health of dogs. Selenium is part of the antioxidant system that the body uses to protect itself from free radicals, making it important for overall health, including skin health and immune health. B vitamins play a major part in energy metabolism that fuels dogs’ zoomies and walks, and beef is a great source of them. Riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, and other B vitamins, are abundant in beef, which helps meet the nutritional and energy needs of pets.
Additionally, Wellness Beef Kibble is formulated with probiotics and chicken meal as a rich source of natural glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms, often referred to as “good” or “friendly” bacteria, that can support a dog’s healthy digestion. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are building blocks of joint cartilage, and can contribute to healthy joints to keep keeps dogs active and enjoying their favorite games.
Proudly Made with American beef.
Where ingredients come from is also important. Wellness CORE + and Wellness Complete Health Beef & Barley Kibble utilizes American beef as the first ingredient. The United States has stringent regulations and standards for food safety and production. The beef industry is subject to rigorous inspections and quality control measures to ensure the safety of the product. American-grown beef comes with consistent quality as American beef producers often prioritize consistent quality, aiming to provide consumers with a reliable and enjoyable product. Innovation and research are also important qualities as the U.S. beef industry invests in research and innovation to enhance production practices, animal welfare, and the nutritional profile of beef. This ongoing commitment to innovation can result in a more sustainable and high-quality products. There is an economic impact as well. The beef industry plays a significant role in the U.S. economy, providing jobs and contributing to rural economies. Supporting the American beef industry can have positive economic implications at various levels.
Wellness Beef Kibble offers the opportunity to have this nutritious protein source added to your pet’s diet. Including beef to the rotation of your dog’s Wellness diets offers variety to keep them excited at mealtime! As always, consulting with a veterinarian before starting a new food is a good idea to make sure you are making the right decision for your dog.