Wellness Large Breed Adult Health Super5Mix Dog Food

January 9, 2009  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Wellness

Wellness Large Breed Adult Health Super5Mix Dog Food

Wellness dog food is made and manufactured by Old Mother Hubbard. Wellness dog food comes in a wide selection of formulas.

Wellness Large Breed Adult Health Super5Mix Dog Food Review

As with all dog food recipes the first thing we are going to look at are the first five ingredients. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of the dog food. When looking at the first five ingredients you want to make sure there is plenty of meat and grains are minimal.

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Wellness Large Breed Adult Health Super5Mix Dog Food First Five Ingredients:

  1. Deboned Chicken
  2. Deboned White Fish
  3. Chicken meal
  4. Oat meal
  5. Ground Peas

Deboned Chicken is the first ingredient in this recipe. This ingredient is inclusive of its water content. Meaning that once the water is removed and this ingredients becomes a dried ingredient it will weigh significantly less, thus making it fall further in the ingredients list.

Deboned Whitefish is the second ingredient in this recipe. This ingredient is inclusive of its water content. Meaning that once the water is removed and this ingredients becomes a dried ingredient it will weigh significantly less, thus making it fall further in the ingredients list.

Chicken Meal is the third ingredient and is a named meat ingredient. A dog’s diet needs to based on the fact that dogs need meat and protein that derives from meat.

Oatmeal is the fourth ingredient and is a decent quality ingredient. If your dog has allergies to Oatmeal Gluten one should avoid this ingredient.

Ground Peas are the fifth ingredient and is considered to be a decent quality ingredient.


Wellness Large Breed Adult Health Super5Mix Dog Food First Full Ingredients:

Deboned Chicken, Deboned Whitefish, Chicken Meal, Oatmeal, Ground Peas, Ground Barley, Ground Brown Rice, Tomato Pomace, Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), Tomatoes, Natural Chicken Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Carrots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite], Vitamins [Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement], Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Chicory Root Extract, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Mixed Tocopherols (a natural preservative), Dried Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation products.

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Wellness Large Breed Adult Health Super5Mix Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein Not Less Than ………………..25.0%
Crude Fat Not Less Than ………………..11.0%
Crude Fiber Not More Than ……………….. 4.50%
Moisture Not More Than ………………..11.0%
Calcium Not Less Than ………………..1.20%
Phosphorus Not Less Than ……………….. 0.90%
Vitamin E Not Less Than ………………..150 IU/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acids* Not Less Than ……………….. 2.00%
Omega 3 Fatty Acids* Not Less Than ………………..0.50%
Glucosamine Hydrochloride* Not Less Than ……………….. 750 mg/kg
Chondroitin Sulfate* Not Less Than ………………..250 mg/kg
Beta-Carotene* Not Less Than ………………..5 mg/kg
Lycopene* Not Less Than ………………..0.25 mg/kg
Taurine* Not Less Than ………………..0.09%
Total Microorganisms Not Less Than ………………..20,000,000 CFU/lb
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7 Responses to “Wellness Large Breed Adult Health Super5Mix Dog Food”
  1. Alex says:

    I am concerned with the green tea extract in this product, how much is in each serving, and how much caffeine does that equate too? I myself, dont drink caffeine and after purchasing a 30lb bag as recommended by my local pet food supplier, i realized this protect contains green tea extract.. which mean there is some caffeine. Despite green tea being arguably beneficial, caffeine, is not.

  2. Jess says:

    Where do you see that? I only see Chicory Root Extract and Yucca Schidigera Extract and both are so far down the list that it really isn’t present.

  3. Mr. Bill says:

    I tried wellness adult large breed super mix 5 for my 6 year old German Shepherd on the advice from another GSD owner. Long story short my dog can not eat it. Regular vomiting, trots and gas that can peel paint off walls. I’m not saying it’s bad but she was on it for a few months and the problems progressivly got worse. I am currently feeding her Hills I/D and am looking for and alternative to that as it’s pricey and I’m not too sure on the quality of it.

  4. Jess says:

    WELL Mr. Bill DID YOU GET THROWN OFF THE CLIFF AS SHOWN ON TV..I wouldn’t feed S.D. to a crow, that is one of the worst dog foods made today….Here are some good ones…

    The A list
    1. Orijen
    2. Acana, Harvest, Pacifica & Grassland only.
    3. Blue Wilderness
    4. Wellness Core
    5. Go, Grain free only.
    6. Acana, the rest of Acana products.
    7. Taste of the Wild, wetlands & prairie only, Grain free
    8. Artemis
    9. Fromm
    10. Evo
    11. Merrick, before grain.
    12. Horizon Legacy

    The B list
    1. California Natural
    2. Now, Grain free.
    3. GO, free indurance,chicken,salmon only
    4. Merrick
    5. Evangers
    6. Timberwolf
    7. Wellness
    8. Instinct
    8. Solid Gold
    9. Canidae
    10. Natures Logic
    11. First Mate
    12. Kirkland, Costco


    1. Ol Roy
    2. Pedigree
    3. Beneful
    4. Purnia
    5. Alpo
    6. Friskies
    7. Liams
    8. Science Diet
    9. Nutro
    10. Royal Canin
    11. Kibbles and Bits
    12. Abady
    13. Eukanuba
    14. Bil Jac
    15. Pro Plan
    16. Authority
    17. Nutra
    18. Cesar Millan
    19. Pro Pac
    20. Ultra

  5. Keri says:

    Jess, I would like to know why you think Royal Canin is one of the worst dog foods and Ultra. I am so confused on what to feed my dog it is driving me insane. I am getting neurotic. I had my dog on Eukanuba/Boxer because that is what the previous owner was feeding her. She seemed to like it and her coat was very shiny but I could tell not good for her stomach because it was rumbling all the time. The poop looked good though. I did not know what to get so I did nothing. Then I found Ultra and that was exactly what I was looking (real food as ingredients) for but after reading reviews I was in fear every time I feed her and when I would come home I would run around the house looking for yellow bile and checking her poop- this is really when I neurosis set in. So finally I thought I can’t do this any longer and put her on Wellness. One thing I have noticed is that she is pooping less

  6. Jess says:

    OK, Keri lets look at it(RC). It is very grain heavy and grains are not what you should be feeding. Soy protein isolate IS ONE OF THE WORST INGREDIENTS YOU CAN GIVE YOUR DOG. It causes a ton of different problems in dogs. Dried beet pulp is a filler and is only in the food to take up space in your dogs digestive system. Anchovy oil is a pretty low grade of fish oil. Soya oil is low grade.Sodium silico aluminate should not be in a dogs diet and is salt.
    Tea (green tea extract) this alone would make me not use this food and some of the other minerals are not good for dogs. Wellness is 300 times better….

    Chicken meal, brown rice, rice, oatmeal, soy protein isolate, chicken fat, natural chicken flavor, chicken, dried egg product, dried beet pulp (sugar removed), anchovy oil (source of DHA), pea fiber, potassium chloride, soya oil, sodium silico aluminate, fructo-oligosaccharides, DL-methionine, choline chloride, calcium carbonate, sodium tripolyphosphate, taurine, Vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), inositol, niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), d-calcium pantothenate, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A acetate, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], borage oil, L-carnitine, Trace Minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], glucosamine hydrochloride, tea (green tea extract), chondroitin sulfate, preserved with natural mixed tocopherols (source of Vitamin E) and citric acid, rosemary extract.

  7. Denise McDonald says:

    I had two GSD, on Feb 20, 2012 I switched to Wellness Super5Mix Large Breed. On Feb 28, 2012, my IPO3 working dog fell ill to mesenteric torsion. Due to the severity of the illness, he was euthanized 4 hours after he began to vomit. 12 hours later my 3 1/2 year old female, who is a 2x IPO3 region champion, also fell ill to the same thing. Immediate and heroic measures were put into place as well as vet bills that neared 30k, and 2 weeks later, she is alive, and still fighting for her life. Was it the food? I don’t know. We have a third dog in the house, that was eating a different food, and he is doing fine, so the question still remains, was it the food? There is an investigation pending, so hope all of you give your dogs probiotics.

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