SPARK – Daily Nutritional Supplement Review
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review from Pet Wellbeing. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Nutter
As a Pet Mom focused on the health of her pets, I always try to find products that will benefit their lives. I also try to be proactive and for my pets, this means looking for natural and healthy supplements that will improve their health and hopefully prevent, postpone, or at least minimize the effects of common diseases or ailments.
The nice folks at Pet Wellbeing provided me with their product, SPARK, to try. I decided Nutter The Cat would be a perfect candidate for SPARK. SPARK is pet supplement designed to add additional nutrition to a pet’s diet. If you have been following Raising Your Pets Naturally, you already know that dry pet food is extremely processed, and this high-heat process removes good nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that pets need to thrive. Most pet foods on the market meet minimum daily requirements by using synthetic vitamins and minerals. SPARK is designed to provide these nutrients back into your pet’s diet with the use of real foods.
But, what if you are already feeding a fresh, whole diet? Will SPARK still benefit your pet? Absolutely! SPARK contains superfoods and super herbs such as spirulina, parsley, blueberries, flaxseeds, spinach, and ginger root. These are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and are easily absorbed to help maintain good health.
Pet Wellbeing’s SPARK is a daily dog and cat nutritional supplement to help maintain healthy bones, teeth, and coat. It also aids in good digestion and nutrient absorption, and joint and muscle health. With the superfoods, it also helps boost a pet’s immune system and helps fight free radical damage.
Since Nutter The Cat is approximately 17 years young, had patella surgery 10 years ago, and I hope he lives another 10 years, I felt he would be the perfect pet to test SPARK. I mean, what senior pet with patella and joint issues wouldn’t benefit from a product that provides joint support and has immune boosting properties?
But first, true to form, I have to read the ingredient panel. Remember, it’s about ALL the ingredients in a product, not just what the front of the package is promoting. So, it’s time to flip over the jar of SPARK and look at each ingredient.
SPARK Ingredients: Spirulina, Chlorella, Organic Blue-Green Algae, Freeze Dried Beef Liver, Barley Grass, Wheat Grass & Organic Wheat Grass Juice Powder, Lecithin, Alfalfa Juice Concentrate, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Brown Rice Protein, Dulse Leaf, Bladderwrack, Air-dried Parsley, Blueberry, Flaxseed, Beet Root, Natural Bacon Flavor, Carrot, Air-dried Broccoli, Air-dried Spinach, Turmeric root (Curcuma longa) (as Curcumin), Beta 1 3-D Glucan 60%, Amino Acids (L-Arginine, L-Histadine, L-Isoleucine, L-Leucine, L-Lysine, L-Methionine, L-Tryptophan and L-Valine), Probiotics (Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus helveticus), Vitamin D3, Digestive Ezymes, Ginger root (Zingiber officinale), Cayenne fruit (Capsicum annuum)
All the ingredients are pretty impressive with the exception of the bacon flavor. As you probably know, I’m an advocate of real ingredients and “flavor” isn’t a real ingredient. Now, if it was “bacon” or even “pork,” then it would be real. It isn’t the worst thing in the world, not something I totally freak out about; I just don’t find it necessary and would prefer it be something that a health-conscious pet company would eliminate in the future.
I still feel comfortable continuing the SPARK review. The directions are pretty simple: I simply need to sprinkle the SPARK on Nutter’s food. Or, you can mix with water and make into a gravy. He will get about ¼ teaspoon daily. The company says that most pets love the taste, so I hope it will be easy to incorporate into Nutter The Cat’s daily feeding routine. Stay tuned for the second installment of our review.
And for those of you considering SPARK, it comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee, so there isn’t a risk in giving it a try. Pets who are hyperthyroid or have kidney disease should not take this supplement. I also recommend speaking with your holistic veterinarian prior to any supplement use.
I am happy to report that Nutter The Cat is gobbling up his SPARK Nutritional Supplement from Pet Wellbeing. The way I provide Nutter with his nutritional supplement is pretty easy. Nutter The Cat is currently on a mix of raw food and home cooked food. I have 3 days of fresh cat food waiting in the refrigerator. What I do is take Nutter’s 3 days of food, toss it into a food processor, then scoop 3 days of SPARK into the food processor and blend. This ensures that the supplement is blended thoroughly into the food.
When I feed Nutter, he gobbles up his fresh cat food with the SPARK supplement, no problems. He doesn’t leave a scrap behind. I feel really good that I’m providing my senior cat with additional superfoods and herbs that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. I want Nutter to continue to lead and live a healthy and productive life. Maintaining optimal health is key.
If you are looking to provide your cat or dog with a healthy supplement to enhance his longevity, check out Pet Wellbeing’s SPARK Nutritional Supplement.
Do you provide supplements to your cat? Tell me in the comments.
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