Rated 5 out of 5 by WiseShopper50 Love That Wellness Brands Are All Natural
I have 4 cats, so I buy the 12 oz cans and split it 4 ways. I buy the grain free chicken, turkey and turkey and salmon.
I was buying the Wellness Core grain free kibbles, but one on my cats got UTI and dermatitis between her legs and on the underneath of her tail - twice - back to back. No sooner she got over one with antibiotics, a few days later, it came back. This is because of the high carbohydrate content in the kibbles and the fact that my cat is on the heavy side and is unable to reach down there to clean herself. My other three cats are of normal weight. You would think that the vet would tell me about all this - but nooooooooooooooooooo. They need to make their money!!! I strongly encourage anyone with animals to do research on the internet to find out what is best for your loved one.
Having lost my first cat to chronic kidney failure and feeding her special food for her condition (just finding out that the special food doesn't have the proper nutrients in it) - I did not want to do a repeat with my current cat. So I did about 6 hrs of research on the internet to find out that feeding dry kibbles, not drinking enough water, being over weight, not enough exercise, are all causes for UTI. I now feed my cats all canned food and add an extra tablespoon of filtered water and nuking their food at each feeding - twice a day.
I use clumping litter and always clean it at least twice a day, sometimes more. Feeding all canned food with some extra filtered water flushes their system out, thus, going to the kittie litter more often.
Overall, I love that Wellness brands are all natural, and make every effort to put no meat-by-products in it. (the 4 Ds - dead, dying, diseased, disabled). I also like that their foods are grain free.
December 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by TWPI Consistency issues and recalls.
My cats have been eating this food for over 10 years. On 4 occasions I have received batches that were very loose and full of liquid. When I called Wellness and provided them samples of the batches, their response was that the consistency was within their range. Meaning the have a specification with a +/- tolerance and though this was like a thick soup consistency, it was still OK by Wellness standards. Having manufacturing experience and completely understanding GMP's, spec's and quality controls, I am concerned about the quality of Wellness. Knowing how difficult it is to change food and for the lack of "premium food" on the market back then I stayed with Wellness. After their last batch of soup I found similar comments on the internet about Wellness Cat Food and decided to switch. I tried over a 3 month period Halo (no good- big chunks of veggies) and Blue Buffalo which I thought the cats really liked, but they began losing weight which is not good with old cats. I had a few cans of Wellness in the closet and gave the cats one and they ate it all. The cats LOVE it. Because my 3 cats are older and I don't want them losing weight - I am back with Wellness. My advice is to Google Wellness Cat Food issues and really think before starting your cats on this brand.
April 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cinjopen Good value for a high quality food
The larger cans are the best value that I have found for my 5 rescue cats. They do prefer the taste/texture of other foods, but will eat this. I wish they would put a minced/sliced texture in the larger cans; my cats prefer that. I am satisfied that my cats are getting a quality food and I can stay within my strained budget.i would give 5 stars if there were more options on the texture in the 15 ounce can.
January 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Kitty1982 My kitty's ...
Love it , I won't shop anywhere else anymore .i love the service and everything chewy has to offer
April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoAnne Excellent Food
I put my 9 year old cat on this food one year ago when the vet told me if she did not stop gaining weight, I would have a diabetic cat. At her last check-up she had lost 2 lbs from last year and for a 12 pound cat, that is quite a lot.
I buy the large 12 ounce cans and give her 1/12 of the can 2 times a day. It comes out in price to almost the same as Fancy Feast, but is a much better quality food. Also, it is grain free, and my cat loves it.
FYI, add a tablespoon of warm water to the food at each feeding to make sure she gets extra water. It helps with kidney issues. Also, I noticed within a couple of days of adding the extra water, her urine does not smell so strong, so the litter box is much fresher.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maureen23 Excellent ingredients included with Turkey & Salmon.
The ingredients target special needs for sensitive stomach and immune system difficulties in 2 of my felines. They eagerly await meal time, then spend the rest of the day in restful bliss. I love all the Wellness products and the varieties it provides for my 4 cats.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCAT3 kitty thinks it's yummy
I love the quality of the Wellness Grain Free foods and my cat loves both the Turkey/Salmon and Chicken/Herring flavors. (just wish they weren't quite so expensive)
October 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hdsqrl My cats love it!
I have four senior cats who, as time has gone on, have developed grain allergies. They're picky about food (must be pate, for example), and it never fails that if two of them like one type of food, the other two will scratch over it with disdain. FINALLY, I stumbled across the Wellness line, and this is something that all four of them happily eat. They love this one (Turkey and Salmon) and also the Chicken and Herring version. Hooray!
May 16, 2013