Animal Pain Awareness Month

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What is Animal Pain Awareness Month?

September is a month dedicated to educating pet owners about animal discomfort. The primary goal of Animal Pain Awareness Month is improving the quality of life for our furry friends. The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management has many ways you can get educated and involved during Animal Pain Awareness Month.

What can I do to monitor my pet’s pain?

There are several ways you can monitor your pet, and the first way we recommend is to be mindful of their behavior. Your pet will tell you a great deal through their actions. If you notice a behavioral change, something may be wrong. If this is the case, proceed with caution. Just like humans, animals can and may lash out when they are in pain. We recommend taking a visit to your veterinarian, and of course keeping up with routine visits. However, there are many preventative measures you can take before it gets to this point.

How can Pet Wants help?

While some pets may need medication, that is not always the answer, which is why taking preventative measures is extremely important. Unfortunately, it is far too common that pet parents do not know they are feeding their four legged friends mass-produced food with low nutritional value. At Pet Wants, we avoid ingredients that can contribute to pet allergies and health issues such as:

  • Sugar
  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Artificial Colors
  • Animal By-Products
  • Fillers

Leaving out these ingredients leads to less feeding, improved skin and coats, and overall happier and healthier pets.

High-quality protein for proper muscle development and only the most necessary and
natural carbs for energy
 All essential vitamins and minerals needed for strong bones and teeth

You can get more information and view our full ingredient lists here.

At Pet Wants, we include only the highest-quality, consciously-sourced, and most beneficial ingredients your pet needs to be healthy. Pet Wants is a complete and balanced meal in a bowl, designed to give your pet the ultimate gift of a happy, healthy life. We use high-quality protein for proper muscle development and only the most necessary and natural carbs for energy. Plus we include all essential vitamins and minerals needed for strong bones and teeth. The only ingredient missing is your love! We make our food fresh, with locally sourced ingredients, and deliver in small batches to ensure your pet is getting the nutrients they need.

A proper and fresh diet is the first step to ensuring a healthy life for your legged friend. Here are a few of our formulas and their benefits:

Whitefish Meal & Duck Meal Recipe Grain-Free Food

Your dog will be living the high life with our Whitefish & Duck Grain Free recipe. Not only that, since this is our lowest carb dog food, it is great for dogs who need to build or maintain lean muscle mass. So if you are looking for a formula that may help your dog lose weight or stave off obesity – this is it. Moreover, whitefish is low in sodium and duck is low in saturated fats, adding additional benefits for dogs who may have diet related health concerns.

Key Benefits

  • Rich in Omega-3s which promotes healthy digestion, soft itch-free skin, and a shiny healthy coat.
  • Low in sodium and saturated fats
  • Hypoallergenic and great for dogs with food sensitivities
  • Our lowest-carb recipe, and contains no starchy potatoes
  • High-quality protein for proper muscle development and only the most necessary and natural carbs for energy
  • All essential vitamins and minerals needed for strong bones and teeth 

Duck Meal & Herring Meal Recipe Grain Free Food

Cats, like humans, are picky eaters and that’s especially true when it comes to food that is good for them. This is why we focus on flavors they will love, and ingredients that will keep them healthy. Our Duck and Herring Recipe Grain Free Cat & Kitten Food is specifically crafted with only what your cat needs for a complete, healthy, and tasty meal. Protein from duck (our #1 ingredient) promotes healthy muscle development, along with balanced calcium & phosphorus for healthy bone growth; natural sources of glucosamine which helps support joints, and omega rich fish oil helps nourish brain & vision development, while supporting healthy skin and a vibrant, soft coat.

Key Benefits

  • High-quality protein for proper muscle development
  • Omega-rich fish oil to nourish brain & vision development, as well as soft skin and a healthy coat
  • Potato Free, Chicken Protein Free, Low Glycemic 
  • All essential vitamins and minerals needed for strong bones and teeth
  • Great for felines with sensitivities to grains

Our commitment to health doesn’t stop at our food. Our natural, nutrient-packed treats are an excellent compliment to a Pet Wants diet! Here are some of our healthiest standouts:

Chilean Blue Sea Mussels

Natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin. Great source of omega-3s. Protein which helps support the muscular and nervous systems. Fats and Omega fatty acids which aid in normal cell function and healthy joints, bones, and skin. Minerals including calcium, iron, potassium and phosphorous which support the immune system, metabolism, cognitive function, and cardiovascular health.

Freeze-Dried Beef Liver

Great for pets with sensitivities/intolerances. Full of protein and perfect for rewarding your furry family member. Nutrient-rich organ meat and a good source of lean protein. High in iron, zinc, fatty acids, Vitamin A, thiamine, taurine, niacin, riboflavin, and other minerals. 

You can find your local Pet Wants store here.

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