The Bottom Line
- Helps optimize urinary tract health
- Contains no corn, wheat, or soy products
- Contains only animal protein sources
- Owners of CRF cats should consult with their veterinarian before feeding this high-protein food
- Some cats are allergic to rice
- Top Ingredients: Salmon, Salmon Meal, Whitefish Meal, Rice, Ground Barley, Ground Rice
- Contains Deboned Turkey
- Formulated to maintain a consistent urine pH of 6.1 to 6.6
- Controlled Ash and Magnesium for kidney health
- Three types of cranberries added for a healthy urinary tract environment
- Chicken fat delivers Arachidonic Acid, an essential fatty acid cats cannot produce on their own
- Only natural preservatives are used
Guide Review - Wellness Complete Health Dry Formula for Cats
Recall Notice 5-4-2012: "WellPet LLC announced a voluntary recall of one recipe of Wellness® dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond's Gaston, South Carolina facility." It is unconfirmed, but according to a post on the Wellness Facebook page on 5/31/2012, Wellness pet food is no longer being produced by Diamond. More information to follow
With rising consumer awareness, maintaining optimum urinary tract health in cats has become a critical factor in choosing cat food. To find a cat food formula that not only meets that requirement, but provides all the nutrients needed in a cat's regular diet is a bonus. This new Wellness product does exactly that and more.
I tested the Salmon, Salmon Meal, and Deboned Turkey Recipe. The protein content is pure named animal protein (salmon, salmon meal, whitefish meal, and deboned turkey) - not delivered through fillers like corn, nor with meat by-products. A note about protein: Wellness has increased the amount of protein in all its dry food products. Although there is now some dispute about the need to limit protein for kidney health, many vets still recommend a lower-protein diet for cats with kidney problems. For this reason I do suggest checking with your vet if you have such a cat.
I generally rotate my cats' dry food diet to prevent boredom and kitty ennui. On the other hand,I am so impressed with the quality of this food that I suspect it will be served more often than not, from now on. The fact that my cats scarfed it up in short order was the final selling point.