Wellness Just For Puppy Dog Food
Wellness Just for Puppy Dog Food is a food specially formulated to provide a complete, holistic solution to giving a growing puppy the nutrients it needs for a developing body. Wellness makes both can dog food and dry formula versions, so whichever you and your puppy prefer, there's a Wellness Just for Puppy Dog Food for you. Or you can mix and match the two. This is actually recommended by Wellness, since the nutritional mix is slightly different in each, though either version will provide complete nutritional balance on its own.
What's in Wellness Just for Puppy Dog Food?
Both the dry and canned versions of Wellness Just for Puppy Dog Food contain deboned chicken, which is an excellent source of protein and fatty acids. The canned version also contains salmon to help boost brain and retinal functions in your growing puppy.
Both foods also contain whole grains. The dry dog food contains brown rice, an excellent source of complex carbohydrates and Vitamin B. The canned food uses ground barley, which contains slowly digested starch and soluble fiber for healthy digestion.
Fruits and vegetables used in Wellness Just for Puppy Dog Food include apples and pears for pectin, bananas to provide potassium, and carrots and sweet potatoes to provide the essential antioxidant beta carotene, which helps your puppy to fight free radicals.
Vitamins and Minerals in Wellness Just for Puppy Dog Food
The phrase "free radicals" in the previous sentence may conjure up images of bomb-throwing anarchists, but what it actually refers to is chemicals with unpaired electrons, which help cause oxidation leading to cell death. Eliminating these free radicals helps slow down this oxidation process, extending the lifespan of the cells. This is why antioxidants are an important part of any diet, human or canine.
Other essential nutrients are added to Wellness Just for Puppy Dog Food in order to supplement those found in its natural ingredients. Vitamins include the fat-soluble vitamins A, E and D, as well as vitamin B12 for energy and a healthy metabolism.
Mineral supplements added to Wellness Just for Puppy Dog Food are: zinc, which helps maintain healthy tissue; copper, which is used in respiration; iron, which provides oxygen to the blood; manganese (another antioxidant - see above); sodium selenite, which helps regulate the body's water balance and the trace mineral iodine.
With a complete balance of nutrients and a delicious taste, Wellness Just for Puppy Dog Food is holistically designed to give a growing puppy everything it needs to develop in its all-important first year.