Puppies grow fast. Their nutritional needs are different from adult dogs.
In those first months and years, a dog’s brain, internal organs, teeth and bones are all growing at a rapid pace. They have increased needs for protein, fats, and also certain vitamins and minerals. Daily, optimal nutrition gives them an advantage, especially as they are often adapting to stressors in their young lives (separation, weaning, new families and homes). There are so many things to consider when you adopt a puppy into your home. We hope to take some of the guesswork out of puppy nutrition, for a solid foundation in life. Good nutrition is the best investment in the physical and mental health of your new family member.
Balanced nutrition helps your puppy grow into a healthier adult, achieve a healthy immune system, minimize obesity, and avoid developmental diseases.
Omega-3’s are considered essential to a puppy’s early stage of life. These fatty acids contribute to your puppy’s brain development, central nervous tissue, vision, healthy skin and joints, and several other functions. Dogs can only get these nutrients through their diet, with the most common essential fatty acids being DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid). The most readily available source of these fatty acids are found in fish and other marine sources.
Is puppy food enough? Any commercial puppy food will have the basic requirements for survival, including some added vitamins and minerals. Giving your puppy added supplementation can supply the building blocks for stronger development. As your puppy ages into an adult dog and, one day far in the future, a senior, a strong immune system will be central to longevity and quality of life. The growth and function of immune cells require Vitamins D and C, selenium, and certain key amino acids to name a few.
Pet Wellbeing’s Puppy Bundle includes SPARK Daily Nutritional Supplement and Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil to help your growing puppy get the best head start on a lifetime of great health.
SPARK Daily Nutritional Supplement
SPARK is a comprehensive supplement added to food, designed to supply more nutrition. Nutrition that canines and felines can't always get from their diet. It comes in a powdered form, sprinkled onto your pup’s meal, or made into a “gravy” by adding a little water. A leading naturopathic veterinarian developed SPARK to be a complete, all-in-one delivery of 43 natural ingredients, all researched and synergistically combined for their ability to maintain excellent health.
The 8 main components of SPARK:
- Non-synthetic sources of vitamins and minerals
- Probiotics & prebiotics
- Vitamin D
- Fruit & vegetable "superfoods"
- Sea Vegetables + Greens
- Enzymes for digestion
- Amino Acids
More about SPARK...
Many of the ingredients are termed "superfoods" because they are rich in vitamins, minerals and micronutrients available from food sources. These ingredients are easy to absorb and assimilate, and they maintain good health right down to the cellular level.
Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil
Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil provides your puppy with ideal daily milligrams of Omega-3’s often missing in significant amounts in commercial pet food. It contains abundant amounts of DHA and EPA, the two components of Omega-3’s that have measurable therapeutic value to support many areas of the body, including . The body converts these Omega-3 fatty acids into powerful anti-inflammatory chemicals.
Our salmon oil, from pink and sockeye salmon, is sustainably caught in the cold, Alaskan waters. It is triple filtered and cold-processed in a human grade, cGMP facility. The finished product is 3rd party tested for mercury and other heavy metals, PCB's, dioxins and bacteria to ensure the purest product for your pet. Every batch is tested for mercury and PCB’s.
How To Administer the Supplements in the Puppy Bundle
BEST way to give drops! Add to food. Add drops to a small portion of a favourite food or treat and ensure the entire amount is consumed.
SPARK Daily Nutritional Supplement
Calculate the dosage :
|Dog or Cat Weights||Amounts (give slightly rounded)|
|Under 12lb||1/4 Teaspoon|
|Over 51lb||2 Teaspoons|
Give once daily, sprinkled on food. Can also be mixed with a small amount of water to make a "gravy" and added to food.
How to Administer Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil
Up to 25 lb: 2 pumps -OR- one teaspoon
26 - 49 lb: 4 pumps -OR- 1 1/2 teaspoons
50 - 99 lb: 6 pumps -OR- 2 1/2 teaspoons
100+ lb: 8 pumps -OR- 3 teaspoons
May be added to pet's food.
Store at room temperature or refrigerate after opening. Protect from heat and freezing.
Use With Caution
In case of accidental overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately. Keep out of reach of children.
Spark Daily Nutritional Supplement
- Algae Meal (Spirulina, Chlorella)
- Free-range, Grass-fed Beef Liver Powder
- Ground Grass (Barley Grass Powder, Wheat Grass Powder, Kamut Grass Juice Powder)
- Fructooligosaccharide (also called FOS)
- Ground Brown Rice Protein
- >Dried Kelp
- Parsley Powder
- Blueberry Powder
- Flaxseed Powder
- Beet Fiber
- Natural Bacon Flavor
- Carrot Powder
- Broccoli Powder
- Spinach Powder
- Beta-Glucan (Torula Dried Yeast)
- L-Lycine HCl
Bifidobacterium bifidum (from Condensed Fermentation Solubles)
Bifidobacterium longum (from Condensed Fermentation Solubles)
Lactobacillus acidophilus (from Condensed Fermentation Solubles)
Lactobacillus rhamnosus (from Condensed Fermentation Solubles)
- Vitamin D3
- Lipase (from Dried Rhizopus oryzae Fermentation Solubles)
- Invertase (from Dried Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Solubles)
- Protease (from Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Solubles)
- Cellulase (from Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum Fermentation Solubles)
- Cayenne Powder
Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil is Formulated With:
- Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil: Provides DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid). Pink and sockeye salmon, sustainably caught, cold-processed and triple filtered. Tested for purity.
Amount per serving:
- Per pump (2 ml):
- DHA..... 186 mg
- EPA..... 169 mg
Per teaspoon (5 ml):
- DHA..... 465 mg
- EPA..... 423 mg
No additives or preservatives. Dispense by teaspoon or pump, as desired. May be added to pet's food.
Meet Dr. Janice Huntingford
Janice Huntingford, DVM, has been in veterinary practice for 28 years and has founded two veterinary clinics since receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has studied extensively in both conventional and holistic modalities.