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Wellness Dry Cat Food - Formula changes

April 8th, 2007, 12:36 AM
Was looking at the Wellness site and noted that they have revised all of their dry cat food formulas. They also have a grain free cat formula now.

We have applied new thinking and current research to present the best nutrition possible, specifically for cats, who have different needs than dogs.

Increased Protein
Recent studies show that cats thrive on increased protein levels.
We have increased protein by 8-10% across all formulas.
Healthy Weight and Indoor Health have maintained lower protein as higher protein would increase fat and calorie levels.

Additional High Quality Fat Sources
As obligate carnivores, cats need additional Arachidonic Acid (AA), an essential fatty acid for felines that they cannot produce on their own. We now combine chicken fat, which has high levels of AA, and extra virgin olive oil to deliver an optimal fatty acid profile.

New Formulas & Delivery Specific Solutions
Healthy Weight: Improved fiber source
The magnesium level of oat fiber is lower than rice bran, thus helping us to achieve our Magnesium GA of 0.098% Max.
Oat fiber is a nutrient-rich and calorie-free, which helps cats feel full longer and reduces cravings.
Indoor Health: Offers increased fiber to help move hairballs through the system and lower calories to support the more sedentary lifestyle of indoor cats.

Urinary Tract Health:
All formulas focus on the number one reason cats go to the vet and the biggest concern cited by consumers Urinary Tract Health.

Achieve the consistent urine pH of 6.1 to 6.6, with a Standard Error of Mean (SEM) of less than 0.10.

Limit the amount of magnesium in the diet to further minimize risk.

Promote a healthy urinary tract environment with 3 types of cranberries.

A Complete Line of Products, a Lifetime of Wellness

Feline Dietary Solutions
Complete Health Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal and Rice Recipe - 47 oz., 5 lb. 14 oz., and 12 lb. bags

Complete Health Deboned Salmon, Salmon Meal and Deboned Turkey Recipe - 47 oz., 5 lb. 14 oz., and 12 lb. bags

Healthy Weight - 40 oz., 5 lb., and 11 lb. 8 oz. bags

Indoor Health - 40 oz. and 5 lb. bag

Kitten Health 47 oz. and 5 lb. 14 oz. bags

April 8th, 2007, 07:32 AM
Yeah i posted about the grain free formula here

April 8th, 2007, 11:50 AM
Yeah, I remember seeing Scott's post. The only thing I don't like is the tomato pomace unless they can guarantee there would be no traces of pesticide residue left on the skins.

April 8th, 2007, 12:22 PM
They have actually changed all of their formulas according to the website.

April 8th, 2007, 01:22 PM
But, they still use tomato pomace.....

Even "CORE" their grain free formula....

April 9th, 2007, 01:46 AM
lol, I posted the grain free one here (

In the end, it's Wellness, right? Wellness.. :D