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Old August 21st, 2009, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by marko View Post
Hill's kd therefore has significantly (25% +) less phosphorus.

So why in your opinion is wellness the better choice?
Because it's about more than JUST the phosphorus. For one, cats still need a reasonable amount of phosphorus in their diet - it's an essential nutrient after all. What you're looking for at this stage is for foods roughly under 1% DM, which Wellness is. The quality of the ingredients is also important, and Hill's really drops the ball in that department. Just take a look:

K/D Ingredients
Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Chicken By-Product Meal, Dried Egg Product, Dried Chicken, Powdered Cellulose, Fish Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Beet Pulp, ...
There's hardly even any actual meat in it, just a lot of grain, filler, and crappy by-products. Now here's the Wellness:

Wellness Indoor Health ingredients
Deboned Chicken, Chicken Meal, Rice, Ground Barley, Ground Rice, Whitefish Meal, Natural Chicken Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Oat Fiber, Chicken Liver, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, a natural source of Vitamin E), ....
While I wouldn't normally be a fan of all the rice and barley, at least it has meat as the first and second ingredient, and it doesn't contain corn or by-products or powdered cellulose or unnamed fish meal (often preserved with ethoxyquin).
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