From the day Luke came home with us as an eight week old rescue puppy (I can’t believe it’s been over two years now!), he’s challenged us in many ways, especially health-wise. From kennel cough and worms right after he joined us, to other digestive issues and then his luxating patella in both knees early on, he’s given us a lot to deal with.
At the time we thought we were feeding our dogs quality food; we’ve come a long way from feeding our first dog cheap grain store food her whole life. However, Luke helped us to realize we still had a ways to go. It wasn’t until we switched everyone over to grain free dog food that his digestive issues finally settled down. We never stop trying to do better, and always like to take opportunities to try new foods that will help contribute to his (and his sisters’) overall health.
When given the opportunity to try the reinvented Wellness® Complete Health™ Grain Free dog food for Luke, I was happy to get on board. Not only are we already fans of the Wellness brand (our cat Samantha reviewed some of their food in the past), but I liked the fact that just like we are always evolving to do better for our pets, they are also improving their own lines of food to give pet families a better option to help their pets live a more natural healthy life.
Even the name describes exactly what I am looking to provide our dogs – complete health and wellness. We strive towards this not just by providing natural dog food, but through plenty of physical and mental stimulation, and most importantly, love. Luke enjoys not just lots of healthy fresh air and outdoor exercise, but many fun toys for indoor play, and trick training to engage his mind.
Quality food fuels good exercise and growth. You can see the signs of your dogs’ health and wellbeing in their playfulness and the love they give back. Luke is such a snuggler and he often tucks his head into my shoulder when sitting with me. I love to stroke his soft fur and feel it against my face.
Wellness Complete Health Grain Free Recipes are one great way to start your own dog on the road to a healthy life. They provide high quality protein along with essential vitamins and nutrients. Those proteins encourage full energy, the prebiotics and probiotics support healthy digestion, and Vitamins A and E contribute to a healthy immune system.
I feel good about helping Luke to thrive by providing him with Complete Health Recipes that contain:
- Balanced blends of high quality proteins (we chose the Lamb & Lamb Meal Recipe for Luke to try).
- Grain-free carbohydrates.
- Select fats.
- Nutrient rich fruits and vegetables.
As we are transitioning Luke to this new food (it is important to always transition your pet slowly to new foods), I look forward to more cuddles with that soft fur as well as seeing other benefits like healthy teeth and plenty of energy for all that playing. Luke of course loves the new food, and we’ll be updating you the next couple of months on how he is doing on it.
Maybe you are ready now to transition your dog to this healthy food? You can find the Wellness Complete Health Line at PetSmart by clicking on this link. You can also learn more about them by following them on Facebook and Twitter.
Have you made the switch to grain free dog food?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wellness. The opinions and text are all mine.
We’re really liking Wellness grain free too, we’ve definitely noticed softer fur. What a handsome pup!
Thank you, Lindsay! I am constantly calling Luke “my handsome boy” – I think he might think Handsome is his name now – LOL.
Truly, where does the time go? Hard to believe how quickly he’s grown! Such a handsome gentleman!
We’re trying the Complete Health, too, but I picked the fish for Emmett. He loves it so far, and it’s been great for his elderly digestion! Looking forward to seeing what everyone things as the trial progresses!
Luke is enjoying the food, and doing well on it. We will probably switch to the fish once the trial is over. These guys love fish, but he had been on a fish food before this one so I thought I’d give it a switch for a while. I actually think we’re going to switch Cricket to this as well. The price is a little better than the other food we’ve been feeding.
I switched to grain-free food because one of my dogs seemed to have a food allergy/sensitivity. She is doing much better with the switch. Now all of my dogs eat grain free food, we haven’t tried this brand, but I will look into it.
I find the price to be quite reasonable as well, compared to the other grain free foods we have tried and like. When you have multiple dogs, saving a little money is always a bonus!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Look at you Luke jump, great job!
Callie, Shadow, and says
With Shadow’s sensitive tummy – to anything with powdered pro- and prebiotics in it – I have to be REALLY careful about what I give her. Much as I dislike the big-name brands, the Hills Sensitive Skin & Stomach kibble (chicken and barley formula) has been a blessing for her. And lately I’ve been adding a couple of tablespoons of the Instinct Lamb Meal & something. It’s grain-free, and free of the other known allergens as well as not having any of the powdered probiotics or prebiotics.
You have to go with what works sometimes, when there are health issues involved. I’m not thrilled with the canned food we feed Samantha right now either, but it’s what she’ll eat!
Callie, Shadow, and says
Well, for what it’s worth, the Instinct kibble gets a 5-Star rating from dog advisor dot com, so I don’t feel too guilty using it.
Oh, that is definitely a good food! I’m just not a fan of Purina or Hill’s (or super big businesses in general). But it’s definitely whatever works!
Karen cantlin says
I think I might try this. How did you decide which one to pick?
I think you’ll be very happy if you try the grain free! I like to choose “novel” proteins, and lamb and fish are good ones. It’s also a good idea to switch proteins from time to time anyway, they’d had fish recently. And since some dogs can have allergies to chicken I usually avoid it except for when I cook them fresh chicken.
Groovy Goldendoodles says
The Boys have been grain free all their lives. Way to go Luke! Enjoy…
I am impressed! I didn’t clue in to the grain free thing until Luke came along (and found out more about it through blogging).
The Island Cats says
We only eat grain free foods. We’re glad Luke likes the Wellness!
We just recently switched Samantha to grain free too. She is also doing great – I can’t believe how much softer her fur is now!
Ellen Pilch says
That is a great brand. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving words of comfort on the loss of Spooky.
You are very welcome, Ellen. I know how tough those losses are and hope you are doing OK.
M. K. Clinton says
Wellness is our go to dog food if they aren’t eating our usual homemade. They make a great food and I trust the company. That matters to me. ☺ Great review!
Thank you! I’m glad to hear you are a fan of the brand as well, Melissa, because I know you only choose what is best for your dogs!
We use grain-free food, too (but a different brand). Our vet always comments on how awesome Bar’s skin and coat are–and she never did that before the switch, so it clearly has it’s benefits! Love that baby picture of Luke–I’ve got a bad case of puppy fever right now and that pictures doesn’t help 😉
Uh oh! I felt a little twinge myself when I dug that photo out! 🙂
2 Brown Dawgs says
We have always fed grain free. That looks like an excellent food. Thanks for the info. 🙂
I always loved this brand of food and used it for Sampson before we switched to raw. Right now I am using some of their soft and chewy Venison treats for training. I feel it’s so important to feed them the best that you can and I don’t think you can wrong with going grain-free.
I agree, and we will definitely be sticking to grain free from now on. I know you only choose what’s best for your dogs too, so I’m glad to hear that you love this brand as well!
easy rider says
Luke you got the best food ever when I look at this beautiful energizer bunny boy :o)
We did switch to grain free kibble about a year ago, but we don’t have any issues with grain, so we still get products with grain in them from time to time. It is just a healthier choice overall we feel. Isn’t it crazy Luke is two and Bailie is almost three. Time really flies by.
Time really does fly!! I’ll always remember that seeing Bailie was one of the reasons we decided to get another dog too!
I try to choose mostly grain free treats, but for treats it’s not a strict rule. Especially if I make homemade treats, it’s much easier to make them with grains (the grain free flours are tough to work with!).
Pam and Sam says
Sounds like this is great food….and Luke is obviously doing just grand. Hard to believe he’s already two – we just love his “baby” photos!
Love, Sammy and Mom Pam