Wellness Dry Healthy Weight Cat Food

Sun, Apr 12, 2009

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The Good

First and Second ingredients are named meat ingredients

Quality Ingredients

The Bad

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Wellness Dry Healthy Weight Cat Food

Wellness Dry Kitten Healthy Weight cat food is apart of the Wellness Product line. Wellness Cat Food is made and manufactured by, Old Mother Hubbard. Wellness Dry Healthy Weight Cat Food comes in 3 different sizes: 11lb 8 0z, 5lb Bag and 40oz Bag.
 

Wellness Dry Healthy Weight Cat Food Review

We are going to take a look at the first five ingredients of Wellness Dry Healthy Weight Cat Food. The first five ingredients are a good indication of the quality of cat food. The ingredients before the first fat source usually make up the vast majority of the cat food.
 

    Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Rice, Ground Barley, Ground Rice, Whitefish Meal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Chicken liver, Oat Fiber, Cranberries, Olive Oil, Chicory Root Extract, Cranberry Extract Powder, Cranberry Fiber, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Chondroitin Sulfate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, l-Carnitine, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Taurine, Rosemary Extract.

    First Five Ingredients Analysis:

    • Deboned Chicken
    • Chicken Meal
    • Rice
    • Ground Barley
    • Ground Rice

    Chicken is the clean combination of skin and flesh without the bone derived from whole chickens. This is the same deboned chicken we eat and is free of added growth hormones and steroids. It is an excellent source of high quality protein and fatty acids and is the first ingredient in any of our chicken based diets for cats and dogs. Wellness uses naturally preserved meat sources.

    As the chicken cooks, all of the fat and water are released, creating a concentrated, highly-digestible protein and fat source. For our cat foods, we source and select special low-ash chicken meal as to control mineral levels that contribute to proper urinary health. Wellness uses naturally preserved meat sources.

    Unless listed as brown rice, rice is the de-hulled rice kernel, without the bran. Rice is the preferred grain for feline diets as it is low in minerals, specifically magnesium. Controlling the mineral content of a diet is especially important for cats prone to urinary tract disease. Wellness uses some whole rice and some ground rice in the dietary solutions recipes.

    Ground/Pearled Barley is produced from whole barley seeds that have been scoured to remove the seed hull and bran. An excellent choice for specialized obesity and diabetic pet diets due to its unique nutritional make-up, modest amounts of slowly digested starch and the soluble fiber B-glucan. It is more digestible than whole or cracked barley.

    Unless listed as brown rice, rice is the de-hulled rice kernel, without the bran. Rice is the preferred grain for feline diets as it is low in minerals, specifically magnesium. Controlling the mineral content of a diet is especially important for cats prone to urinary tract disease. Wellness uses some whole rice and some ground rice in the dietary solutions recipes.

    Crude Protein.....Not Less Than..... 30.0%

    Crude Fat..... Not Less Than..... 8.0%

    Crude Fiber..... Not More Than.....4.0%

    Moisture..... Not More Than..... 11.0%

    Ash..... Not More Than..... 6.5%

    Magnesium..... Not More Than..... 0.098%

    Vitamin E..... Not Less Than..... 300 IU/kg

    Taurine..... Not Less Than..... 0.2%

    L-Carnitine*..... Not Less Than..... 150 mg/kg

    Omega 6 Fatty Acid*..... Not Less Than..... 2.75%

    Omega 3 Fatty Acid*..... Not Less Than..... 0.50%

    Glucosamine Hydrochloride*..... Not Less Than..... 400 mg/kg

    Chondroitin Sulfate*..... Not Less Than..... 300 mg/kg

    Total Micro-Organisms*..... Not Less Than..... 80,000,000 CFU/lb

Wellness Dry Healthy Weight Cat Food Consumer Ratings

Are you a consumer of Wellness Dry Healthy Weight Cat Food? If so please take the time to rate Wellness Dry Healthy Weight Cat Food. This will make it easier for people who are looking to purchase Wellness Dry Healthy Weight Cat Food.

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Rating: 8.4/10 (10 votes cast)

Rating (out of 10)

Overall Ingredients

This score is based on ALL ingredients
7

First Five Ingredients

This score is based on the first five ingredients
6

Protein Content

This score is based on the total meat protein content
7

Grain Content

More Grains = Lower score and No Grains= 10
6

Total

6.5
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