Wellness CORE (Fish & Fowl)
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* At the time of writing this review (circa 2008/2009) it was what I fed my cats. Personally I had a great result from feeding it. Over the years I’ve read of a few cases where cats have developed urinary crystals. I also hear a lot of positive feedback for the food, so it’s a mixed bag. I recommend reading the comments.
This is what I currently feed my cats, and I can give first-hand knowledge of what it has done for them.
First, they eat less per meal because it is so much more nutritious than other foods that are mostly filler. Secondly, the cat that used to vomit a lot has nearly ceased vomiting, which makes me feel all the worse about feeding him bad food before. Lastly, they seem to have more energy than before. The night after we switched foods, I’ll never forget seeing them as energetic and playful as I ever had before.
The food itself is A-grade. It comes in at 50 percent protein, which is the most you’ll find in any cat dry food (tied with a couple others). The first 4 ingredients are meats, as is the 6th. Potatoes are used for carbs, and both salmon oil and flaxseed are used for fatty acids. It’s hard to go wrong with a food that utilizes the best ingredients for every nutritional need they are attempting to meet.
The vegetables and fruits are a bit low, but that’s forgivable in the grand scheme of things. Like Merrick Before Grain and Innova Evo, this is a completely grain-free food, which is really how nature intended cats to eat.
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What’s good about this food….
Very high protein content, many meat meals, potatoes, salmon oil, flaxseed, no grains.
….and what’s not so good.
Nothing at all.
Deboned Turkey, Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Whitefish Meal, Potatoes, Salmon Meal, Natural Chicken Flavor. Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), Tomato Pomace, Cranberries, Chicory Root Extract, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, 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), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Kelp, Taurine, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Casei, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Rosemary Extract.