Immune System Support: Stella


Stella: Immune Support

Beth: My name is Beth. I work here at the distillery. This is my dog Stella, and I’m a lifelong dog rescuer. I’ve rescued probably countless dogs in my life, and she was in one of the worst shapes I’ve ever seen a dog in.

The day I met Stella, she appeared like many dogs do around here with a pack of feral dogs and, unbeknownst to us, was pregnant and proceeded to have seven babies in a woodpile here. We brought them all out individually and set them in a room here for several weeks until her health really started to take a turn for the worse. Stella had mange. The babies had caught mange. She had three types of worms, including heartworm. Her hair had all fallen out. You could see pretty much right through her. She was very nutritionally deficient and probably did not have long to live actually.

I decided to come up and get her and all the puppies and take them to the vet. The vet was able to confirm that her time as a feral dog had taken its toll on her immune system, and she was not able to fight off any of the parasites. The heartworm was progressing pretty quickly, and what fur she had was brittle and falling out.


Essential Nutrients for Immune System Health

Male Voiceover: Like Stella, dogs that are found or rescued often lack complete nutrition. This means that they don’t receive all of the essential nutrients they need to maintain proper health and support their immune systems.


Complete, Balanced Nutrition

Male Voiceover: Complete, balanced nutrition is the cornerstone to building, restoring and maintaining a dog’s health and wellness. By taking Stella to the vet, Beth learned which issues needed professional treatment and which could be addressed through proper feeding.


Real Proteins
Zinc, Linoleic Acid & B Vitamins
Whole Grains & Antioxidants   

Male Voiceover: When looking for a high-quality, natural dog food, consider one with real animal protein as the first ingredient. To promote healthy skin and a soft, shiny coat, find a formula with guaranteed levels of zinc, linoleic acid and B vitamins. It should also have nutrient-dense whole grains for proper nutrient absorption and antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, to support your dog’s immune system.

Beth: Many of us absorb the dogs that we save here, and Stella ended up with me. All her babies did too for a while until we could get everyone healthy and adopted out.

After her initial vet visit and she’d been getting the food that she probably needed her whole life, we started to see her show signs of her immune system coming back. This gorgeous coat started to fill in. She started to act like a young dog finally. You know, she had been so worn down and so sick. It was just like night and day. Like I don’t think we ever could have imagined how she turned out. Her whole personality changed once she got healthy again.


The makers of NATURAL CHOICE® Dog Food know your dog is unique. Feeding a proper diet plays a central role in building optimal health for your pet. However, it’s important to consult your veterinarian if you’re concerned about or see changes in your dog’s health.

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