Wellness Complete Health Natural Small Breed Senior Health Recipe Dry Dog Food
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Wellness Complete Health Natural Small Breed Senior Health Recipe Dry Dog Food

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Wellness Complete Health Natural Small Breed Senior Health Recipe Dry Dog Food has a unique make up your small dog needs when they're getting older. This recipe is formulated specifically for your small breed Senior by using nutrient- dense high quality ingredients to support their unique health needs. This recipe will support your dogs heart health by suing controlled sodium levels and is packed with antioxidants from fruits and vegetables such as apples, blueberries, spinach, and sweet potatoes. Small breed Senior dogs need help maintaining lean muscle mass so Wellness uses only high quality animal protein in this recipe, such as deboned Turkey and Chicken Meal. Since it's natural for small breeds to consume less food it's super important they're getting the nutrition they need. This recipe includes a unique mix of complementary ingredients for overall wellbeing for your Senior small breed dog.

Why We Love It:

  • Grain-free, simple-to-digest recipe with added probiotics for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
  • No by-products, fillers, soy, corn, artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.
  • Made in the USA

About Wellness

What our pets eat feeds the soul and protects the body. That's why Wellness takes carefully selected, authentic ingredients from trusted sources to create an ideal nutritional balance with lean, healthy proteins, probiotics, omega fatty acids, fresh fruits and veggie antioxidants, and vitamins and nutrients. With over 200 varieties of foods with high quality proteins like salmon, beef, rabbit, and duck, in grain-free limited ingredient, dry and wet formulas, Wellness can offer every dog and cat something special and perfect just for them. Using only whole foods, with no wheat, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors and flavors, or empty calories, Wellness is the face of a new generation in pet food.

  • Peas Flavor
  • Wellness Manufacturer
  • No Corn, Wheat, or Soy Special Diet / Food Allergies
  • Dry Food Food & Nutrition
  • Wellness Brand
  • Wellness Food Brands
  • Wellpet Manufacturer
  • Dry Food Type
  • Weight Control Special Diet / Food Allergies
  • Turkey Flavor
  • Senior Life Stage
  • X-Small Breed Pet Size
  • Small Breed Pet Size
  • Dog Pet Type

Does Senior Dog Food Make a Difference?

Yes, the answer to this question is a big bold yes. The dietary requirements of senior dogs vary vastly from that of young and adult dogs. When it comes to the nutrition composition, dry dog food labelled as senior will have some formula differences from those marked as young and puppy. Usually, senior dog formulas have higher carbohydrates and less protein and fat than the adult and puppy diets. Now, usually, the rule of thumb for healthy dog food is to have a balanced ratio of protein, fats, and carbs. The high carb and low-fat food is generally an indication of cheap dog food with higher filler content. But that's actually what senior dogs need for an effective weight control program. Since senior dogs tend to be less active than their younger counterparts, they become susceptible to weight gain, which affects the overall holistic health of the dog. This is where specially formulated senior dog foods make a difference.

What Should Older Small Dogs Eat?

Older dogs, especially small breeds, tend to get lazier as they are. The age factor also brings about slower metabolism, which means they burn fewer calories and store more of it as body fat. According to research, senior dogs need 20 percent fewer calories to maintain the weight group of younger dogs. The same research also suggests that senior dogs will benefit from foods that contain less fat, fewer calories, and have essential elements to help burn the body fat for energy. Old dogs will benefit from red meats, fish, chicken, and dairy products that have amino acids and L-carnitine.

When Should Small Dogs Eat Senior Food?

Established dog life-stage classifications help pet parents know when their furry friend is moving into the senior phase of their lives. However, as a general rule and depending upon their breed or size, most dogs are considered on the cusp of seniority when they are between six to eight years of age. And regardless of their breed and size, most dogs are considered senior when they cross the age of eight years. For all categories of dogs - small, medium, large, and giant, puppyhood last from eight months to 24 months. Similarly, the adult phase is between 8 months to 12 years for small dogs and goes up to six months for giant breeds. As for the senior phase, small breeds enter this phase from 10 years to 16 years of age. This is when you know your small breed dog needs to start eating senior food.

Should Senior Dogs Eat Wet or Dry Food?

When dogs enter the senior phase of their lives, several factors come into play when selecting their diet. While wet food might be more accessible for older dogs to lap up, dry food is more convenient and have a long shelf life. It's best to consult a veterinarian to decide which food is best for your pet in the twilight of its life. However, whatever food your dog must have during old age, it's best to train them to accommodate both kinds.

How Much Should a Senior Dog Eat?

There's only one rule to follow for senior dogs: calories in must equate calories out. Don't feed more food than required to your dog as they will end up with unused energy that will, in turn, cause weight gain. As dogs age, it's imperative to monitor their diet, feeding guidelines, and dietary routine since they slow down gradually. Small dogs weighing between 2-10 lbs should eat 1/8 to 1/4 cup of dry dog food daily. This translates to around 19g to 39g of food intake daily.

Should Senior Dogs Eat Grain-Free Food?

Senior dogs are the most susceptible to age-related issues, of which heart disease is the most serious one. In 2018, FDA prompted an investigation to research a potential link between grain-free dog food and canine dilated cardiomyopathy, a severe cardiac condition in dogs. Therefore, before considering a grain-free diet for your canine buddy, consult your vet since grain can be a great source of fibre and minerals when adequately processed.

How Many Times a Day Should You Feed a Senior Dog?

Because senior dogs tend to slow down as they age and have a slower metabolism, Pet parents should feed them less than what an adult dog will ideally eat. Moreover, because of lower energy levels, senior dogs should feed less to maintain a healthy weight. Ideally, an old dog should be fed twice a day in smaller amounts and drink more water than their younger counterparts.

Crude Protein 25.0% min
Crude Fat 12.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 0.8% min
Phosphorus 0.60% min
Vitamin A 25,000 IU/kg min
Vitamin E 300 mg/kg min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 3.0% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.5% min
Glucosamine 250 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 200 mg/kg min
Taurine 0.09% min

New Formulation: Deboned Turkey, Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Peas, Ground Rice, Oatmeal, Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Ground Flaxseed, Natural Chicken Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Tomatoes, Carrots, Spinach, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Taurine, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Beta-Carotene, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Chicory Root Extract, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C),Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.

Old Formulation: Deboned Turkey, Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Peas, Ground White Rice, Oatmeal, Tomato Pomace, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Ground Flaxseed, Natural Chicken Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride,Tomatoes, Carrots, Spinach, Choline Chloride, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Biotin, Folic Acid], Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate], Mixed Tocopherols Added to Preserve Freshness, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Blueberries, Chicory Root Extract, Taurine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Rosemary Extract Green Tea Extract.;This Is A Naturally Preserved Product.

Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
2 - 4 lbs 1/4 - 1/3
5 - 8 lbs 1/2 - 2/3
9 - 12 lbs 2/3 - 3/4
13 - 16 lbs 3/4 - 1
17 - 20 lbs 1 - 1/4
21 - 25 lbs 1 1/4 - 1 1/2

Combination Feeding: If feeding with Wellness wet food, reduce dry amount by 1/8 cup for every 8 oz of wet food.

Transition Instructions

It is important to slowly transition your dog from his/her current diet as it takes a few days for the body to adapt to the new nutrient levels. To transition, gradually mix in the new food over a 5 - 7 day period, increasing the amount of Wellnessร‚ยฎ each day, so that you are feeding 100% Wellnessร‚ยฎ by day 7.

Wellness Complete Health is manufactured by Wellness
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