SPECIALLY FORMULATED FOR LESS ACTIVE OR OVERWEIGHT DOGS
Did you know that between 25% and 40% of dogs are considered overweight or obese in the U.S and that obesity is the most common nutrition-related health condition in dogs today?
Since overweight dogs are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and hip and joint problems, we created Wellness Super5Mix Weight Management. Specially formulated for less active or overweight dogs, this formula is a satisfying, low-calorie blend of ingredients to help inactive dogs maintain a healthy body weight and to help overweight dogs lose weight. This unique blend provides complete nutrition and satisfies the appetite with increased fiber, reduced fat and fewer calories than our Super5Mix Chicken Formula.Ingredients
Deboned Chicken, Ground Barley, Rice Bran (from brown rice), Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Tomato Pomace (source of Lycopene), Rye Flour, Oatmeal, Oat Fiber, Whitefish, Tomatoes (natural source of Lycopene), Natural Chicken Flavor, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of vitamin E), Ground Millet, Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseed.
*Omega 6 Fatty Acids
*Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate (a chelated source of zinc), Iron Proteinate (a chelated source of iron), Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate (a chelated source of copper), Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate (a chelated source of manganese), Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite.
Beta Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Chicory Root Extract, Garlic, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Green Tea Extract, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus.
Wellness® uses ethoxyquin-free protein sources.
THE WELLNESS WAY:
We use USDA chicken as our most plentiful ingredient because it is a delicious, digestible protein source. Our chicken is free of added growth hormones and steroids.
Along with exercise, our Weight Management formula can help dogs reach their ideal weight with reduced calories, reduced fat and increased fiber - compared to Wellness Super5Mix Chicken. In fact, Wellness Weight Management has 50% less fat than our adult Chicken and Lamb formulas.
Increased fiber comes from wholesome sources, like oats and barley, full of vitamins and minerals. We don't use inexpensive, nutrition-less fillers like cellulose or peanut hulls. In addition to containing fewer calories than fat, protein or carbohydrates, fiber helps overweight dogs feel full.
HIP & JOINT HEALTH
Overweight dogs are at higher risk for arthritis and hip and joint dysplasia. These conditions cause the dogs to suffer increased pain which causes a greatly reduced quality of life. To help aid in the prevention and treatment of these conditions, we add guaranteed amounts of glucosamine and chondroitin to this recipe. Research suggests that both nutrients help replenish cartilage in overburdened joints.
Our unique blend of fruits and vegetables represents a full rainbow of powerful antioxidants. In addition we add extra amounts of the antioxidant vitamins C and E. Antioxidants are important nutrients that help maintain health by slowing the destructive aging process. This is especially important in overweight dogs whose systems are overburdened and stressed.
HEALTHY SKIN & COAT
Omega 3 & 6 play a vital role in helping prevent dull, dry coat and hair loss. Low fat diets run the risk of providing less than optimal amounts of the essential fatty acids (including omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids) unless high quality fat sources are used. For this reason we don't use rendered animal fats but rather canola oil, flaxseed meal and real chicken.
A "Top Approved Dry Dog Food" in the "Whole Dog Journal" 2006 dry dog food report.