With his 13th birthday on the horizon, Emmett’s facing a handful of age-related problems like arthritis and loss of muscle mass. We’ve been working with him on a series of measures to prevent injuries. For instance, we put a set of pet steps at the foot of the bed to help him climb up and down (he’s still working on learning those), and we got a ramp for the back of the car (he’s still working on learning that). The second we let our guard down, though, he attempts to jump. Yesterday, on our way to visit my parents, he tried to jump in the car… but only made it halfway. He spent the rest of the evening tired and sore.
Emmett makes bad decisions. Repeatedly. After his crash yesterday, he still tried to jump back in the car a couple hours later.
The truth is, I am Emmett’s guardian, a wonderful job that I wouldn’t trade for anything. Emmett is my light. But, man, does he make bad decisions.
Like with what he chooses to put in his mouth.
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Emmett would eat anything. In fact, he’s tried. I can’t list it all here, but his culinary indiscretions include everything from a pile of compost to a Christmas wreath. He would (and tries to…) eat anything. It’s up to me to pick the healthiest food possible for my guy. Now that he’s an elderly pup with a mix of age-related illnesses–and, not to mention, cancer–it’s even more important for me to find the best food for my guy. So, I was excited when we were given the opportunity to do a 3-month food trial of the new, reinvented Wellness® Complete Health™.
As Emmett’s guardian, here’s what I like: This food is all about the right balance of protein, carbs, and fat. It’s super important, in my opinion, that senior dogs hit on that right balance because they’re already facing a number of challenges. For example, Emmett gets his belly shaved quarterly for his ultrasounds at Purdue, and as he’s gotten older, it’s been tougher for that fur to grow back, so his skin is exposed. The Complete Health grain-free food has guaranteed levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids from ingredients such as flaxseed, which helps his dry spots. Plus, foods that are too rich can cause GI issues among aging pups with sensitive stomachs. This one is protein-rich without being too rich.
That’s what I like. What does Emmett like? Well, he’s not exactly one for a palatability test (note the aforementioned pile of compost), but I chose for him the Complete Health Grain Free Adult Whitefish & Menhaden Fish Meal recipe. He loves it. He inhales it, actually, which is why you can see he eats from a slow feeder.
And, though it’s an entirely different conversation for a different day, our other judge of kibble flavor is… well… Newt. If she tries to steal their kibble, it must be a tasty one. With this, she was even trying to get in the cabinet where we keep the bag, silly cat!
Anyway, we’re a couple weeks into the start of the food trial. I’ll report back on how Em’s doing with it in May and June.
OR, if you want to do the food trial along with Emmett, here’s where you can purchase the Wellness Complete Health to eat along with. Well, not us. Emmett. And maybe Newt.
Have you tried any Wellness foods? Do you have questions about the reinvented, grain-free line? What would you like to know for parts two and three of our trial? Any questions we can answer or experiences we can share?
And, I’m wondering: Do YOU consider yourself your dog’s guardian?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wellness. The opinions and text are all mine.