New Dog and Cat Foods Developed to Help Pets Achieve Head to Tail Health
Tewksbury, Mass. (July 10, 2012) – Holistic Select®, the makers of the only natural pet food with a complete digestive health support system, announces today the addition of new canine Grain-Free Adult & Puppy Health Salmon and Anchovy & Sardine Meal Recipe and feline Grain-Free Indoor Health/Weight Control Turkey, Chicken and Herring Meals Recipe for pet parents who prefer feeding a grain-free diet while still achieving the digestive health benefits of a food with prebiotics and probiotics, natural fiber, digestive enzymes and botanicals.
“Research shows 70 percent of a pet’s immune system lies in the digestive tract,” said Dr. Al Townshend, staff veterinarian for WellPet. “Proper digestion and a healthy digestive tract are essential to maintaining whole body health. When a food sensitivity or allergy, like that to grain, is affecting a pet’s system, it can prevent the nutrients in food from digesting properly and lead to a number of different illnesses.”
The main function of the digestive system is to break down food, but it also absorbs and transports nutrients throughout the body, and prevents toxins from entering the bloodstream. The new grain-free recipes offer complete and balanced nutrition and are designed to facilitate proper digestion. The grain-free dog recipe is also suitable for pets with allergies, or grain and gluten sensitivities.
In addition to the benefit of the complete digestive health support system, the new Adult & Puppy Health Salmon and Anchovy & Sardine Meal Recipe is both grain free and gluten free and offers a single protein source, fish, and is appropriate for dogs with poultry and grain based allergies. This new recipe also contains healthy fruits and vegetables including pumpkin and papaya, and antioxidant-rich superfoods such as blueberries and pomegranate. Like all Holistic Select® foods and treats, this new recipe has no meat or poultry by-products, artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, fillers, wheat or wheat gluten.
The new feline Grain Free Indoor Health/Weight Control Turkey, Chicken and Herring Meals Recipe has 30 percent less fat and higher fiber than the traditional adult health chicken meal recipe to support indoor cats’ less active lifestyles. In addition to being grain and gluten free, the new recipe also contain L-Carnitine to help the body utilize and burn fat, and has omega-rich ingredients like flaxseed and Menhaden fish oil to help support skin and coat health, helping to manage hair loss. Like all Holistic Select recipes, it has no meat or poultry by-products, artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, fillers, wheat or wheat gluten.
New Holistic Select Natural Pet Food recipes will be available beginning in July 2012 at pet specialty retailers nationwide and in Canada.