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Old March 21st, 2007, 06:14 AM
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New Wellness Grain Free Cat food

Not sure how long this has been out. Goes along the lines of Evo and Orijen. Doesnt look too bad, other then the Tomato Pomace.

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.

http://oldmotherhubbard.com/wellness..._dry_core.html

Crude Protein Not Less Than 50.0%

Crude Fat Not Less Than 18.0%
Crude Fiber Not More Than 3.0%
Moisture Not More Than 11.0%
Calcium Not More Than 1.8%
Phosphorus Not More Than 1.45%
Magnesium Not More Than 0.10%
Vitamin E Not Less Than 400 IU/kg
Taurine Not Less Than 0.3%
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* Not Less Than 200 mg/kg
Omega 6 Fatty Acid* Not Less Than 3.50 %
Omega 3 Fatty Acid* Not Less Than 0.80 %

Total Micro-Organisms* Not Less Than 90,000,000 CFU/lb
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Please please please give Maggie the steak! Its not too big for her little mouth!

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Old March 21st, 2007, 07:14 AM
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I saw some of that in the global i was in last night, it was a small package i suppose a trial size?

May i ask what is wrong with Tomato Pomace?
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Old March 21st, 2007, 07:57 AM
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Tomato pomace is a slow fiber. Its used to slow things down so the stool comes out more formed., Basically, its a stool hardener. Also, instead of using whole tomatoes, its just the skins. Basically a by product.

Most of the better brands of food, don't have tomato pomace or beet pulp, which does the same thing.

again, if thats the only thing wrong with the food, its not too bad.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 08:32 AM
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Tomato pomace is a slow fiber. Its used to slow things down so the stool comes out more formed., Basically, its a stool hardener. Also, instead of using whole tomatoes, its just the skins. Basically a by product.

Most of the better brands of food, don't have tomato pomace or beet pulp, which does the same thing.

again, if thats the only thing wrong with the food, its not too bad.

I see, thanks for explaining.
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It looks pretty good to me too......except for the tomato pomace.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 02:39 PM
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Ooo no guar gum.

So hmm.. wonder where it's made....
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Old March 21st, 2007, 05:08 PM
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Well, I did email them to ask if they purchase any ingredients from Menu Foods. I got confirmation of receiving my email which said I would get a reply in one business day.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 06:21 PM
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My vet told me his research told him Wellness does not use ingredients from Menu Foods - their market was lowbrow - like generics and Iams which I boycott anyway. My only worry would have been Cat Fancy , no Fancy Feast but I have not given my cats that since maybe 6 months!!

Their market tended to be grocery stores and some pet stores, not many vets or specialized foods. I hope he is correct in that assessment. They may well have some markets of high grade quality food but that was not their main market.

It is still worrisome and I hope to God he's right!! (My vet I mean!
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