Author: Benelli

4health Pet Food


From what my mom has told me, long before I arrived, my dad spent weeks (now that I know him, I would guess months!) researching the best foods available for a German Shorthair Pointer. In preparation for this article I interviewed my dad to learn how he settled on the tasty food that he gives me. He mentioned that after countless visits to Dog Food Advisor, PetFoodTalk, Dog Food Guru, Dog Food Insider, Amazon and endless number of DuckDuckGo searches he settled on Tractor Supply’s 4health for a German Shorthair Pointer. He tells me that from his research he learned that 4health provides all the proper ingredients for a German Shorthair Pointer (GSP) like me. After my arrival, my mom and dad discussed their selection with my personal physician Dr. Howton from the prestigious Persimmon Creek medical center. Within days of my arrival they began the transition from Purina Pro Plan to 4health puppy formula. After only two weeks I had almost doubled my weight! I am not sure that is the growth my mom and dad had expected!

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4health Grain Free (this was a big deal for my dad) provides lots of energy and nutrition for active and growing puppies like me and a special formulation that helps maintain a healthy digestive system. The Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in this grain free food will help give me an award winning shiny coat and healthy skin. At just over 5 months old I am getting fed just under 2 cups pre day. This food is so nutritious and filling some days I can’t eat the entire two cups.

Highlights of 4health

  • No corn, no wheat, no soy
  • Probiotics
  • The #1 ingredient is chicken and it tastes great!
  • DHA for vision and brain development, critical for any aspiring bird dog.
  • Omega-6 fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids for skin and coat
  • Antioxidant formulation

As if it needed more check out all the awesome ingredients included in 4health:

Key Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Garbanzo Beans, Peas, Pea Flour, Egg Product, Sweet Potatoes, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Tomato Pomace, Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Fish Meal, Salmon Oil (A Source of DHA), Salt, Choline Chloride, Dried Chicory Root, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Raspberries, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Reuteri Fermentation Product, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin D Supplement, Folic Acid.

Until next time.

Love Ben!

10 Weeks Enjoying the Pound

German Shorthair Pointer Puppy

Don’t mind me I am just exploring our backyard. The “Dog Paparazzi” is at it again – I can’t get a break! I can always count on one of my siblings wanting to carry me or someone chasing me with a gadget taking these silly pictures of me – why do all these gadgets have a picture of an ? on them? At just over 10 weeks I am just a German Shorthaired Pointer puppy trying to figure life out! Until next time!

Love Ben!

Dad is that a ?????Bird!

GSP Bird Dog

My dad keeps telling me I need to be on the lookout for birds, from what he tells me, when I get older it is something that is expected of me. Humans can be so demanding . My first toy was a stuffed bird from Cabelas!  This past week, while playing with my humans, I spotted my first real ?, to my dad’s amazement the world around me stopped and all of my attention was on this flying animal! Although my dad thinks this is progress in my training, I long for the day they will let me loose to bring a real ? home. My dad has high hopes of me being a first class #GunDog. Until next time.

Love Ben!