Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 43
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kristina Upset Stomach
I have a 3lb Yorkie and thought this would be a great food to start him on due to content and size. I gave it to him two days in a row, he eats once a day. On the night of the second day, he started having terrible diarrhea. It went on the next two days, so on the fourth day I started him on white rice/boiled chicken. His stomach returned to normal and we returned to his previous food. Would not recommend to other toy breed owners.
October 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by teawah Many negative reviews are from lack of knowledge IMO
Looking at some of the reviews makes me really wonder if those negatives are only because of the lack of knowing how to change foods or MIS-feeding prior to giving dog food.
It still amazes me that people still think that they can just switch foods without an introduction period. A lot of people that don't realize that they can educate themselves about such things just stop one on one day and start another the next. They do not realize that their dogs sensitive stomachs are going to be traumatized. Then they go and bash the foods without realizing that it wasn't the food, it could very well be the way they introduced it.
I am not saying they are stupid by any means but just uninformed that this is a horrible way to change foods and it could be THAT which caused the upset.
For those who don't know, when you change foods the first step is to give 3/4 old food with 1/4 new food for about five days and then do 1/2 old to 1/2 new for 5 days. Next 3/4 new and 1/4 old and then completing the change over. A PROPER change takes an average of two weeks. ESPECIALLY if you are going from a low quality to high quality food.
You can research the foods you are feeding or considering, on the dog food advisor website and checking out how your current food rates in comparison to what you want to switch to. If you are feeding a 1or 2 star food and are switching to a 5 star food you want to do a SLOW switchover. Our best friends have very sensitive systems and too fast a change can be devastating to their bellies which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, gas, and general malaise. The closer they are in quality the more likely you can do a quicker change but you should NEVER just do an immediate switch. Trust me when I say that your dog will appreciate your thoughtfulness for their sakes. If you are just switching to a different flavor of the same brand, you can usually do a day switch with no issues unless your dog reacts to the protein. This particular food is rated at a five star on D.F.A. which means VERY high quality ingredients and that means a rich food so it stands to reason that you would need to make a slow change over. If you do this, unless your particular dog has a sensitivity or allergy to one or more of the ingredients of the new food then you should be able to make a gentle and successful change to your new food. I researched this particular brand/recipe before switching and did a slow switch and my little guy glows and feels like silk. I could not be happier with the quality of ingredients. I sincerely believe that my best friends, which I count on to take care of me deserve for me to give them the best I can so I sacrifice some of my own wants to make sure I feed the best quality diet possible. My large dogs get a TOTW which has a 4.5 star rating on D.F.A. and my toy gets this 5 star food and I could NOT be a happier pet caretaker. They all glow and their coats went from poky, stiff and dull to luxuriously soft and shiny and their energy and waste is wonderful. If we just do the minimal amount of research we can be giving our furry family the best lives they can have and they will in the end save us hundreds if not thousands in vet bills. Quality nutrition = quality lives which means healthy immune systems. Just like humans they heal from the INSIDE OUT so an INSTANT coat and health change will never happen and I believe we need to give them at LEAST a month (even better two unless they start getting stiff and dull hair) to adjust and start SHOWING the results of a better quality food. I hope this helps SOMEBODY and their best friend.
October 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cherielyn My dogs are picky
Next month I have to change again they are super stuck up about this food too. Two toy breeds and really think they should eat what we do even though we don't do that. I'll try another next month
October 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SadiesMom Excellent Product
We began feeding our rescue dog this food from day one of her being in our home. Her overall health has improved dramatically. No UTI's, fussy eating, or digestion issues. She now has a beautiful, long coat and is the happy, active dog she should be. Tiny morsels are also easy to eat.
September 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1goodbelly First time to incorporate these high quality items to my pets.
There has been no resistance to the new food item. It is consumed gladly each new day.
August 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by donna My dog likes it.
I was looking for a dog food my dog would and could . eat. She is an older dachshund with hardly any teeth and she can't eat a dog food if the pieces are too big. This Wellness is for toy breeds and has small pieces that let my dog eat it without having to chew and break up the pieces. In addition, she likes it! I have tried wet food, but she will not eat it, prefers dry food. When she hears the food hit the bowl, she is there wiggly and prancing to get to the food. I highly recommend this food.
August 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ann1235 Love the ingredients
My dogs itchy skin condition went away after feeding her Wellness. The ingredients are healthy and I love it.
August 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sheri2 Wellness
My dog has eaten Wellness dog foods for years and never seems to get tired of it.
June 9, 2016