Wellness Dry Cat Food

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Wellness Dry Cat Food

Wellness brand cat food is produced by the Old Mother Hubbard company. Old Mother Hubbard was founded in 1926, in Gloucester, Massachusetts. In 1961, Old Mother Hubbard was purchased by an animal nutrition specialist and moved to Lowell, Massachusetts. Aside from Wellness pet food, Old Mother Hubbard also produces Neura Meats and Old Mother Hubbard treats. According to the FDA list of recalled pet foods, no Wellness brand products are currently affected by the recall. Some sources claim that there were several Wellness brand products on the recall list at one time, but as of today, no Wellness Brand cat food products are affected by the pet food recall.

Wellness Dry Cat Food Review

Wellness Brand cat food has two separate categories for their cat food formulas. Wellness CORE cat food is a special type of cat food formula that is grain-free. Wellness CORE is availble in a 2lb bag, a 5.8lb bag, and a large 12lb bag. All other Wellness brand cat food products are only marketed in the regular Wellness cat food line. Wellness Kitten Health formula only has two sizes available: a 5.8lb bag and a 47oz bag. Wellness Healthy Weight and Indoor Health formulas are available in a 40oz bag, a 5lb bag, and a 11.5lb bag. The two Complete Health formulas are available in a 47oz bag, a 5.8lb bag, and a 12lb bag.

Wellness Dry Cat Food comes in the following recipes:

  1. Wellness Dry Kitten Health Cat Food
  2. - Wellness Kitten Health formula is designed for kittens and cats up to one year of age. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 36% protein and 18% fat.

  3. Wellness Dry Healthy Weight Cat Food
  4. - Wellness Healthy Weight formula is formulated for inactive cats, or cats that are prone to becoming overweight. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 30% protein and 8% fat.

  5. Wellness Dry Indoor Health Cat Food
  6. - Wellness Indoor Health formula is designed to deal with three problems commonly affecting indoor cats: weight gain, dry skin, and hairballs. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 30% protein and 12% fat.

  7. Wellness Dry Complete Health Salmon Cat Food
  8. - Wellness Complete Health Salmon is suitable for all cats with an indoor/outdoor lifestyle and a moderate level of activity. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 36% protein and 18% fat.

  9. Wellness Dry Complete Health Chicken Cat Food
  10. - Wellness Complete Health Chicken is designed for indoor/outdoor cats with a moderate activity level. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 36% protein and 18% fat.

  11. Wellness Core Cat Food
  12. - Wellness CORE Fish & Fowl is a grain-free, low carbohydrate formula that is designed with a very high protein content. In addition to this, four of the first five ingredients are protein-based. Other ingredients include Potatoes, Flaxseed, Cranberries and Chicory root. The Guaranteed Analysis of this formula contains 50% protein and 18% fat.

Wellness Dry Cat Food Final Thoughts

Nearly all pet owners who have purchased Wellness brand cat food products show a moderately high level of satisfaction. Wellness CORE seems to be the favorite among cat owners, because of its grain-free formula and high protein content. Possible drawbacks to Wellness-brand dry cat food include a high price and limited availability.

Wellness Dry Cat Food Consumer Rating

Have you ever bought and fed your cat Wellness Cat Food? If so, please take the time and let others know what you thought of Wellness Cat Food. Below is a ranking based on the price, ingredients and availability of Wellness Cat Food.

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Wellness Dry Cat Food, 5.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
17 Responses to “Wellness Dry Cat Food”
  1. fernando luviano Says:

    Wellness is the best

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  2. miranda Says:

    I’m not a big fan of this food. I like the ingredients in CORE but unfortunately my cats do not like it at all. They do like the indoor formula, but I wouldn’t use a food with so much rice as a primary food. I think the CORE kind is decently priced but the other formulas seem too expensive considering their ingredients.

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  3. Betty Says:

    I have 16 (yes!) cats, three of whom are highly allergic to corn and other unknown ingredients, and two who have been frail since kittenhood for unknown reasons. I started using Wellness about two years ago, and think it’s the best. All 16 LOVE Wellness, especially Core and Chicken-and-Rice; and best of all, the allergy symptoms (itching, hair loss, and mouth sores) have completely cleared up, and the frail kitties have beefed up. At first, some of the cats did have a little runny stool, but after a month or two, everything stabilized. Now I’m buying the Wellness dog variety for a mixed breed dog with corn allergy. Nothing but the best for my companions, and this seems to be it.

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  4. Beth Ann Says:

    I started feeding my girls Wellness Core mixed in a 2:1 ratio of Indoor formula. Wellness was introduced into their diet over a period of 30 days to wean them off grocery store food(Purina). Most noticeable was the improvement in their coats. They’re exceptionally shiny and silky. Our vet is impressed in how healthy they are. It is expensive, but without all the fillers, they eat a lot less. This is the best cat food ever.

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  5. Jenny Says:

    My cat kept getting fatter and fatter on Iams. When I did research I found out that there was a lot of corn in Iams. My family’s cat used to eat Iams and he ended up dying from diabetes. I did some research and decided to try a grain-free cat food. Now that I’m feeding my cat Wellness (even though it is the same amount) he’s sleek and healthy looking. I’m so glad that he seems healthier. It is worth the price if it helps prevent health problems for my cat.

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  6. Bruce Says:

    I mix Wellness Core with Acana and Halo. Our cats have reacted well to the mix in that they eat it without complaint and they have had no digestive problems. When we first adopted our cats a couple of years ago, we switched to mostly grain-free foods because of persistent digestive problems one of our cats suffered from. Once we switched to higher-end, grain-free foods (with a share of home cooking), the cat has not had a single recurrence of her digestive problems. Wellness Core has been one of the foods that she consistently eats and we have purchased many extra bags to give to our cat-owning friends and relatives.

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  7. Allison Says:

    Our kitty was diagnosed with diabetes due to Purina Dry cat food which he was addicted to. Signs were constant drinking from the tap and an obssesive need to eat the biscuits! After alot of help from our vet and research on the internet, my husband and I now check ALL the contents on ALL of the packages available to date! Wellness was the only product with NO GRAINS which has to be a plus! Although I do wish all manufacturers would state the Carboyhdrate content on there packaging which would help for owners with diabetic pussycats like mine. My hat goes off to Wellness cat food which so far and my kitty loves as do the other cats!

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  8. wendy mcglinnen Says:

    I have used many wellness products in the past: Core healthy weight for my 14 year old malamute, wellness kitten and core chicken for my cats. All of the products are super high in quality and all of my pets love it (my cats even love the dry dog kibble and will steal a few bites when jack’s not looking). The ONLY criticism I can offer is the amount of garlic in the kitten wellness. It gave the boys evil garlic farts. Yuck! I simply them switched to core and they’ve never had another problem!

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  9. sunny Says:

    “We purchased wellness dry cat food (salmon) and we switched over gradually in a 2 week period. Over the next two weeks, our male cat started developing signs of urinary blockage and he had to have a cath and since has been treated for a complete urinary blockage. Our vet (and the emergency vet) concurred that the wellness dry cat food seems to be the #1 possible cause since he has multiple boxes and they are clean, and has clean flowing water to drink every day.”

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  10. Diane Sutton Says:

    My 11 year old female Tortishell has had severe allergies in the past. I have fed her an Iams diet up until now, I recently started feeding her wellness core, and her skin is not flaking, her appetite is better, and the shedding has ceased. I would look at the low ingredients in some of these pet foods. Corn? Have you ever seen a cat sharing a meal with a squirrel?

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  11. Jennifer Says:

    I tried the Wellness canned cat food, which is what the vet suggested for weight control. Being grain-free you would think there would be no problems, but after weaning him off of his dry cat food for a week, and switching to completely canned Wellness food he started vomiting pools of liquid vomit. Now, he may have to be reverted to dry food for good.

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  12. Annemarie Says:

    You need to wean your pet off of the diet they are used to. One week is much too soon, and of course it would cause excessive vomiting. A month of slow change is about right.

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  13. Lindsay Says:

    I have two beautiful cats that I love more than people. One is six years old (Phelix) and the other just turned one (Olyver). They are my life and I was feeding them Royal Canin after being on a few other foods, I assumed this was the best. My older cat keeps liking his fur off. I have taken him to multiple vets and had numerous tests done and everyone agreed that he had food allergies. I decided to take him off of a grain diet (which is what Royal Canin is) and put him on a grain free diet. The kibbles are extremely small so my cats do not even chew it. They just swallow and that cannot be good. My older one seems to still be licking, which is probably normal until he has been on the food for some time, but my but the younger cat keeps throwing up, and yes I slowly transitioned them over to this new food. They have been on it over one and a half months. He is throwing up brown liquid. Watch out for this food. That is not normal at all especially since Olyver hasn’t ever thrown up before. I am researching, once again, for a new food for my cats. Choosing a new cat/dog food should not be this challenging! We all want the same for our cats, a long healthy life without having to worry about contaminated food! I’m not saying that Wellness is, just saying overall there should not be this many issues with pet foods these days.

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  14. songbird Says:

    Nicholas was rescued as a kitten of 5 weeks and immediately I started him on kitten milk and eventually Wellness Kitten Food. He has graduated to Wellness Indoor dry cat food and grown to be larger than his siblings – but he is not fat – just big. He has the softest and shiniest coat of fur; no fur-balls, and he’s still spunky at 2 years old. I treat him with Wellness canned food every now and then, which he loves. Wellness is expensive but worth it. Previously, I lost two cats to unexplained disorders where they were vomiting and couldn’t eat. I am sparing no expense this time around.

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