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The Importance of Good Nutrition for Dogs

What we put into our body is the fuel that feeds us for the entire day. It is the foundation to a healthy life, and this is true for dogs too.

When you consider all the activities dogs fit into their busy days, whether chasing balls, following us around the house, running through fields to play, or simply cuddling on the couch after a busy day, it is important to consider proper nutrition for dogs to support their health. High quality food that provides essential nutrients in appropriate amounts can provide the 5 Signs of Wellbeing we want a diet to support.

5 Signs of Well-being

Healthy skin & coat
Wellness CORE dog foodAs the largest organ, the skin provides protection from the world while constantly renewing itself, the coat too provides protection and warmth. High-quality protein is crucial, as hair is primarily composed of protein, and the skin and coat combined require 25-30% of the dogs total protein intake. This is why high quality protein sources, like what is found in Wellness CORE natural dog food, are important in a pet’s nutrition, as they provide essential Amino acids from proteins and essential fatty acids like omega-6 and omega-3 that help keep the skin barrier intact and the coat shiny.

Optimal Energy
Just as humans need nutritious foods for sustained energy, dogs require a balanced diet rich in digestible proteins, healthy fats, and carbohydrates. This ensures they have the energy for activities like playing, running, and overall daily functions. Wellness CORE offers these balanced nutrients, supporting a dog’s active lifestyle.

Healthy Digestion
A diet with the right amount of fiber supports healthy digestion and regular bowel movements. Ingredients like chicory root, a natural prebiotic, feed the beneficial bacteria in a dog’s gut, promoting a healthy digestive system. The Wellness CORE Lamb is crafted to deliver highly digestible nutrition, as this recipe contains dietary fibre, prebiotics and probiotics so that every bite your dog eats optimises their digestive health.

feeding dog with Wellness CORE

Immune Health
Overall health is supported by proper dog nutrition . A balanced diet rich in proteins, essential amino and fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals maintains the immune system. Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables contribute to overall health, helping dogs combat infections and stay healthy.

Healthy teeth & bones
Wellness CORE Daily Dental TreatsDogs use their bodies and mouths to express themselves and to experience the world, and a healthy set of teeth and strong bones are essential for that purpose. Proper nutrition ensures strong teeth and bones, essential for a dog’s mobility and overall health. The right balance of calcium and phosphorus is critical, especially for growing puppies and senior dogs.

Additionally, dental care for dogs is very important because healthy teeth allow dogs to chew their food properly, breaking it down into smaller, more manageable pieces that a dog’s digestive enzymes can then more effectively act on. By offering a daily dental dog chew like WHIMZEES® By Wellness or toys that encourage chewing, you are keeping their teeth clean, exercising their jaw muscles, and providing mental stimulation.
Dog with Wellness CORE chew

How To Select The Proper Nutrition For Your Dog

Picking a diet for your dog should mean finding a food that is tasty to your dog and supports these 5 Signs of Wellbeing. Remember to make sure that the food is complete and balanced for your dog’s life stage (i.e. puppy or adult) and breed. Consulting with your veterinarian regarding your dog’s diet is important to ensure everyone is on board to optimise your dog’s health.

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