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Review of Holistic Select’s Grain Free Adult and Puppy Health

Wellpet LLC is a pet food company founded in 2008 with its headquarters based in America (Tewksbury, Massachusetts). Wellpet LLC has several brands behind its name including Holistic Select.

As the name of the brand implies, Holistic Select has offered healthy and natural pet food products for over a decade. Their philosophy is that total body health begins digestive health everyone, especially pets.

Holistic SelectWhat does Holistic Select do to their recipe to achieve their goal? Holistic Select pet food recipes contain a Unique Digestive Health Support System (digestive enzymes and digestive botanicals as well as pre and probiotics) in addition to vegetables, fruits, proteins, whole grains and omega fatty acids.

How unique this mix actually is though compared to other natural and holistic is something we will investigate.

Holistic Select make the bold statement that your puppy will love their recipe selection. Their guarantee is if you are unsatisfied with the product all you need to do is bring the unused portion, packaging and receipt back to the retailer for a full refund or exchange.

Holistic Select are committed to the highest standards of pet food safety and implement the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points program.

’HACCP is referred as the prevention of hazards rather than finished product inspection. The HACCP system can be used at all stages of a food chain, from food production and preparation processes including packaging, distribution, etc.’

Holistic Select offer a variety of formulas to help all kinds of dogs. This article will focus on our review of Holistic Select’s Grain Free Adult and Puppy Health (salmon and anchovy & sardine meal recipe), which is available in 5, 13 and 26 pound bags.

Our review of Holistic Select’s Grain Free Adult and Puppy Health

The main ingredients for Holistic Select’s Grain Free Adult & Puppy Health (salmon and anchovy & sardine meal recipe) include:

Holistic Select Grain Free Adult and Puppy Health Salmon and Anchovy/Sardine Meal Recipe

  • salmon,
  • anchovy & sardine meal,
  • potatoes,
  • peas,
  • dried ground potatoes,
  • canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols),
  • menhaden fish meal,
  • tomato pomace,
  • flaxseed,
  • pea fibre
  • pumpkin

True to Holistic Select’s philosophy, the recipe is grain free and offers a strong selection of essential foods. Salmon is the main protein source, which is supported by anchovy and sardine meal.

Instead of grain filler the recipe uses potatoes and peas and instead of using animal fat canola oil is added to the mix to provide the omega 3 fatty acids.

Crude protein weighs in at 28% and crude fibre is a little higher than most brands at 6%.

It has been scientifically proven that this balance of fish and potato is ideal for treating dogs with upset stomachs. The article ‘Food hypersensitivity in 20 dogs with skin and gastrointestinal signs’, published in Journal of Small Animal Practice (2008), discusses the results of a canine allergy experiment that studied the difference between diets and how they affected the health of twenty dogs that presented signs of colitis.

‘… Both cutaneous and gastrointestinal signs resolved when an elimination diet was fed and could be reproduced when the animal was appropriately challenged. Ten dogs were trailed on a home cooked diet of fish and potato …’

Amazon reviews as of writing this are all positive (five-stars!) for Holistic Select’s Grain Free Adult & Puppy Health dry food. Considering the impressive ingredient list the praise is well deserved. Robert Kurek says: ‘This food works wonders on my dog’s digestive system….totally changed things in 2 days (believe it or not) …’

Beth Daye reports: ‘Holistic Select is a wonderful kibble food. I have fed it to my 8.5 year old cairn terrier for 3+ years and she is in terrific condition. I won’t feed anything else’.